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Getting Started With WordPress

Getting Started With WordPress

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

Kristen Symonds

July 21, 2016
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  1. WORDPRESS
    GETTING STARTED WITH

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  2. 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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  3. WHAT IS WORDPRESS?
    ▸ Web-based software
    ▸ Popular
    ▸ Content Management System (CMS), Blogging System, Website creation tool
    ▸ Free
    ▸ Open Source (GPL)

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. WORDPRESS REQUIREMENTS
    ▸ Host server
    ▸ PHP
    ▸ mySQL
    ▸ Domain name
    ▸ Helpful applications
    ▸ Text/code editor, FTP Client

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  12. 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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  13. THEMES
    THE FRONT-END
    ▸ The theme determines almost everything the
    visitor sees
    ▸ Layout
    ▸ Fonts
    ▸ Colours
    ▸ Border & frames
    ▸ etc

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  14. 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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  15. PLUGINS
    ▸ Add features & capabilities to WP
    ▸ Contact Forms
    ▸ Sliders
    ▸ Lightbox
    ▸ Backups
    ▸ SEO
    ▸ Security
    ▸ Speed

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