Getting Started With WordPress

Getting Started With WordPress

An overview of what WordPress is and how to install it.

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Kristen Symonds

July 21, 2016
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    WHO IS WORDPRESS? ▸ Originally written by Matt Mullenweg &

    Mike Little in 2003, based on B2 ▸ The WordPress Foundation owns the trademark ▸ Community-driven project ▸ Contributors to code, documentation, support forum, themes, plugins
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    WHAT IS WORDPRESS? ▸ Web-based software ▸ Popular ▸ Content

    Management System (CMS), Blogging System, Website creation tool ▸ Free ▸ Open Source (GPL)
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    THE SOFTWARE FILES ▸ PHP ▸ Hypertext PreProcessor ▸ Dynamic

    programming language ▸ Creates HTML ▸ HyperText Markup Language
 DATABASE ▸ mySQL ▸ settings & website content all stored in tables of rows and columns ▸ can be managed via phpMyAdmin ▸ (software provided by host) THE CONTENT
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    WORDPRESS.ORG ▸ Self-managed ▸ Freedom ▸ Themes ▸ Plugins ▸

    Any of your own customisations or content ▸ Managed ▸ Free (as in $) ▸ ~300 themes ▸ No 3rd party plugins ▸ Purchase extras ▸ Remove ads ▸ Domain name ▸ Design tools ▸ Extra storage ▸ Video & audio WORDPRESS.COM
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    WORDPRESS REQUIREMENTS ▸ Host server ▸ PHP ▸ mySQL ▸

    Domain name ▸ Helpful applications ▸ Text/code editor, FTP Client
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    INSTALLING WORDPRESS MANUAL INSTALL ▸ Latest version of WordPress ▸

    Gain familiarity with WP ▸ How to use phpMyAdmin ▸ How to access files ▸ codex.wordpress.org/ Installing_WordPress
 AUTOMATIC INSTALL ▸ Softaculous ▸ Fantastico deLuxe ▸ Installatron ▸ Depends on your host ▸ No need to use FTP
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    THEMES THE FRONT-END ▸ The theme determines almost everything the

    visitor sees ▸ Layout ▸ Fonts ▸ Colours ▸ Border & frames ▸ etc
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    THEMES THE BACK-END ▸ Theme Features need to be enabled

    by the theme for you to be able to see & use those options ▸ Wigdets ▸ Menus ▸ Header ▸ Background ▸ Featured images ▸ Post formats
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    PLUGINS ▸ Add features & capabilities to WP ▸ Contact

    Forms ▸ Sliders ▸ Lightbox ▸ Backups ▸ SEO ▸ Security ▸ Speed
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