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Wordpress in a nutshell
Transcript of Wordpress in a nutshell
Wordpress is easy to use and flexible
What is Wordpress?
Wordpress in a nutshell
Wordpress is an opensource php and html based CMS (content management system) used for building and managing websites
Interesting facts about Wordpress
WordPress is used by over 14.7% of Alexa Internet's "top 1 million" websites and as of August 2011 manages 22% of all new websites. WordPress is currently the most popular blogging system in use on the Web.
The Nuts and Bolts
What does a Wordpress site look like?
Setting up your first Wordpress site
Get a host
What is it used for?
Pretty much any kind of website you can think of
Professional Business site
It was first released on May 27, 2003, by founders Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little as a fork of b2/cafelog. As of December 2011, version 3.0 had been downloaded over 65 million times.
“WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.”
Most web designers, web developers, and users praise WordPress for its ease-of-use, hence why it’s become so popular, and its growth just keeps on accelerating.
In 2010, Wordpress was used by approximately 8.5% of the top million websites in the world, in 2011 it jumped to 14.7%
Who uses Wordpress?
The possibilities are endless
The Big guys
The Little Guys
Pages & Posts
What are pages for?
What are posts for?
or populating pages
Page and Post example
Wordpress is supported by a worldwide community
Adding Content is a piece of cake with Wordpress
Wordpress Themes are amazing
Need a feature? There is a plugin for that!
Pick a theme
Thousands of fee and paid themes for Wordpress
Google Map - Widget
QR code generator
SEO Plugin by SQUIRRLY
Wordpress is mobile
editing apps for
Most are open source so you can edit the code if you need to
Most themes support HTML5 and CSS3 standards
Wordpress and most themes offer theme editor tools to customize look of theme
Themes in all shapes and sizes
Most themes mobile are responsive
Best part about Wordpress themes
Average cost $45
Great place to find themes
What is a shortcode?
Web design made easy with
A shortcode is a WordPress-specific code that lets you do nifty things with very little effort. Shortcodes can embed files or create objects that would normally require lots of complicated, ugly code in just one line. Shortcode = shortcut.
Use your own server or get a free wordpress.com sub domain
Most any hosting solution will work
Use installer provided by hosting company
upload via ftp
install via wordpress
Design pages & posts
Thousands of free and paid plugins
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