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  1. WordPress for Beginners Leonard Nelson

  2. Agenda • July 9 and July 16 • 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. • WordPress for Beginners • ‘Get Involved’ Exercise Sections

  3. What is a website?

  4. What is a website?

  5. What is a website?

  6. Creating a website

  7. May 27, 2003

  8. What is WordPress? • WordPress is websoftware you can use to create a beautiful website.

  9. What is Software? • Programs and applications

  10. Get Involved – Exercise 1 What is your Name? Why did you sign up for WordPress for Beginners? What beautiful site would you like to build?

  11. Where can I get software from? • Download from … • Copy from … • Borrow from …

  12. Where can I get WordPress from? • Download from WordPress.org

  13. Where can I install or run software? • Computer • Phone • TV • Xbox 360/ PS3/ Wii…

  14. Where can I run WordPress? • Hosting Provider • WordPress.com

  15. WordPress.com vs. Hosting Provider Installation

  16. WordPress.com • Installed and hosted for you Hosting Provider • Installed and hosted by yourself

  17. The 5 Minute Install Step 1: Download and unzip the WordPress software Step 2: Create a database Step 3: Rename and edit the wp-config-sample.php file Step 4: Transfer files to your hosting provider Step 5: Run the installation wizard

  18. WordPress.com vs. Hosting Provider Features

  19. WordPress.com • Less control over features … Hosting Provider • More control over features …

  20. WordPress.com vs. Hosting Provider Domain Name

  21. Domain Name • cnn.com • apple.com • google.com Sub Domain Name • mexico.cnn.com • iphone.apple.com • mail.google.com

  22. WordPress.com • Free Sub Domain Name • Advertising • $13 per year for Automattic to allow this feature • $15 per year to buy domain name Hosting Provider • $15 per year to buy domain name*

  23. WordPress.com vs. Hosting Provider Storage

  24. Storage • Space for your files

  25. WordPress.com • 3 GB of storage for free • 10 GB of storage for $20 per year Hosting Provider • $60 per year to buy unlimited hosting space*

  26. WordPress.com vs. Hosting Provider Software Updates

  27. WordPress Software Updates • New features and functionality for WordPress • WordPress 3.4 (June 13, 2012) • Theme customization • Twitterintegration • 44,000,000 Total Downloads • WordPress 3.5 (December 11, 2012) • Support of the Retina Display, • Color picker • New Twenty Twelve Theme • Improved image workflow • 10,887,089 Total Downloads • WordPress 3.6 (Summer 2013)

  28. WordPress.com • Free updates installed for you Hosting Provider • Free updates available • You install it yourself • Hosting provider installs it for you*

  29. A Final Comparison

  30. Why WordPress? Apostrophe, Drupal, Habari, Joomla!, ExpressionEngine

  31. WordPress History • Version: 0.7 released in May 27, 2003 • Developed By: Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little • Primary Use: Blog or Weblog • Cost: Free/Open Source

  32. Simplicity not Simplistic

  33. WordPress Community http://wordpress.org/

  34. WordPress TV http://wordpress.tv/

  35. WordPress Today • Version: 3.5 • Developed By: Developers across the world • Primary Use: CMS • Type of Software: Open Source

  36. Developed by You • Individuals • Organizations

  37. The Online Office • Small Business • Small Budget • Small Staff • Small Services (Accounting and Word Processing) • Best Business in Town!

  38. Get Involved – Exercise 2 Create a WordPress Site : Click Get Started

  39. Create a WordPress Site : Select Basic

  40. Create a WordPress Site : Check your Email

  41. Create a WordPress Site : Click the Activate Blog button

  42. Create a WordPress Site : Step 1

  43. Create a WordPress Site : Step 2

  44. Create a WordPress Site : Step 3

  45. Create a WordPress Site : Step 4

  46. Create a WordPress Site : Step 4