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Transcript of WordPress
First appeared in 2003
Powerful, simple tool based on existing product licensed under GPL
Built on MySQL open source database with PHP as the development platform
of New U.S. Registered domains are run on WordPress
of Technorati ‘s top 100 blogs are managed with WordPress
sites depend on WordPress
WordPress accounts for
of all websites
WordPress is most popular with
Free is never Free
WordPress Fundamentals - WWC Tampa
1. Local development environment (sandbox)
2. Staging/Testing environment
3. Deployment to live site
LAMP – Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP
MAMP– Mac, Apache, MySQL, PHP
WAMP– Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP
XAMPP– Apache, MySQL, PHP
Averages $10 a month
Most support WP with 5 minute install
Get familiar with your http docs folder!
Can purchase with hosting or separately
Requires basic understanding of DNS
Many are free
May need to purchase for extended function
Free and Premium
or create your own.
Thousands to choose from - Both Free and Commercial
What to look for
Child theme template?
Reviews and Support!
Simple Layout /Design
Support may be spotty
Great if you just want to push out content (Blog or Personal)
More complex layouts - Static home pages, advanced styling options (without touching the code)
Greater Support - Code is stringently checked
A "drop-in" code library that is used to facilitate development of a Theme
A stand-alone base/starter Theme that is intended either to be forked into another Theme, or else to be used as a Parent Theme template
Retrieved at http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Frameworks
Don't go crazy - too many
plugins bog down your site
Can be unstable
Consider custom post types rather than multiple plugins
Create your own!
Used to add functionality (i.e. calendar, form, gallery, etc.)
Written (mostly) in the PHP-language and stored in wp-content/plugins directory.
Widgets are placeholders or user
interface elements that present
data or an user interface to the user.