Friday, February 28, 2014, at 12 noon Eastern.
Topic: Learn the basics of WordPress. What is thing called WordPress? How to I start my blog or website using WordPress? Basics of core software, themes, plugins. We will answer the immortal question of What Would Justin Bieber Do (#WWJBD)? Answer: He would (and does) have a WordPress website.
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WordPress Basics Presentation Outline
- WordPress.com v. WordPress.org – we’re talking wordpress.org
- Content Management System or CMS – it is a system used to manage the content on your website
- A WordPress website is an ever changing jigsaw puzzle of software pieces
- Core software
- Theme – giving site look and feel
- Plugins – added functionality – e.g., security, performance, backup, social engagement and much more
- Why use WordPress?
- Free – open source software
- Easy, even intuitive to use. Like word processing
- Popular. So lots of added features from a huge community of supporters and users
- Flexible. Lots of functionality.
- Scalable – site can start small and grow over time
- Friendly to search engines
- Easily responsive
- What you need to start
- Domain registered with registrar
- Domain host – must permit WordPress installations. Virtually all do.
- What you need to remember
- Software gets updated. Update your software!
- Backup regularly, and certainly before any major update
- Install security plugins and tweaks to keep the bad guys out
- Design your site so it is easy to navigate.
- Make sure your site is responsive.
Photo credit: Screenshot from WordPress.org. Use does not connote endorsement by WordPress or Justin Bieber.
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