Easy Website Creation Using WordPress

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Easy Website Creation

Using WordPress

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Todd Schafer




Brand Designer/
WordPress

Developer

The Differences Between WordPress.com,
WordPress & the Open Source WordPress.org

The distinctions between these three, can cause some confusion. Lets
clear that up!

WordPress.com is brought to you by some of the same folks who work on
WordPress, the open source blogging

software.


WordPress.com is a hosting platform that utilizes the same WordPress
software that anyone can download from WordPress.org for free.




With WordPress.com, the hosting and managing of the software is taken
care of by the team at Automattic.




With the freestanding WordPress software, you need to install it on your
own server or a 3rd party hosting provider.

WordPress.com

You do not have to download software, pay for hosting or manage a web
server. When you sign up for a WordPress.com blog, you will get a URL
like “andy.wordpress.com” or you can map a domain so your blog is
available at “example.com” without the “.wordpress.com” portion.
WordPress.com offers paid upgrades as a way to provide premium
features. These upgrades are optional.

The Benefits:


It’s free and much easier to set up


• Everything is taken care of:


setup, upgrades, spam, backups & security


• Your content is backed up automatically

• They provide lots of themes for you to choose from

Con’s of WordPress.com


WordPress.com

does not permit uploading of
custom designed themes or
framework


• You
can’t modify the PHP code behind your
blog


• Adding

additional

plugins for
added

functionality

is

not
permitted

• You
do not control the software or the database

• FTP
and shell access are not
included


• Popular
JavaScript embeds such as YouTube are supported, but for
security reasons some of the lesser known embed codes will be stripped out.

• CSS
is also restricted by default for security reasons, but you can purchase
a paid upgrade to gain the ability for full CSS editing.

WordPress.org

WordPress.org

is the website where the free
open source
software can
be downloaded. For no charge,
WordPress.org

provides downloadable blog software, community mailing lists,
community support forums, documentation, and free themes and
plugins
.


WordPress

(self
-
hosted)

Benefits


• Ability
to upload
custom designed themes


• Ability
to upload
plugins for added functionality




Great community support forums to help you troubleshoot


• Complete
control to change code if you’re technically
minded

Con’s of WordPress.org

• You need a good web host, which generally costs $7
-
12 a
month.


• Requires some technical knowledge to set up and run


• You’re responsible for stopping spam


• You have to handle backups on your own or through your web
host


• You must upgrade the software when a new version comes out.


WordPress

WordPress

is
free

blogging software.
Anyone
can download the
open source software from
WordPress.org, but it must be installed
on a web server before it will
work…


With
WordPress

you can:

• install any custom themes

• install Plug ins

• edit
the
database

• modify
the PHP source
code

• have full control of how your website looks and acts


Hosting
your own
WordPress

software can be fun and rewarding,
but it also places full responsibility on the
site owner.

?’s

WordPress demonstration

WordPress admin log in area

• Logging in is simple

• enter username

• enter your password

• click the log in button

The Dashboard

Blog Posts Panel

• All your posts are shown in a list format

• Click “Add New” to add a new post

Post creation content area

• Title your post

• Add and format
your content

• Add images

• Add it to a category

• Set featured image

• Click update

Pages panel

• All your Pages are listed in a list format

• Click “Add New” to add a new page

Creating a page

• Title your Page

• Add and format
your content

• Decide if it will be a

parent or sub page

• deselect the
comments

• Click update

Media Library
-

stores your images/pdf’s etc.

Appearance panel

• Themes

• Widgets

• Menu’s

• Theme Options

• Background

• Header

• Editor (code)

Themes Panel


your look and feel

• Choose a theme

• Search for a theme

• Install a theme

• Activate & Deactivate

themes

Widgets Panel


added functions

• Add functions thru widgets into your sidebar or other areas of your site

• Drag and drop functionality for easy configuration

Menu’s

• Add menu’s for any areas on your site

• Arrange them in any order you like!

Theme Options

• Change your color
scheme

• Change your link
color

• Change your page
layout

Custom Background

• Change your
background color

• Upload a background
image

• select a custom color

Custom Header

• Upload a custom
Header image or
choose one that is
offered.

• Show a different
header on every page

• Choose to display
the site name in the
header or not

• Choose your site title
color

Plug ins for Functionality

• Click “Add New”

• Search for the
plug in

• Click Install

• Click activate

• configure your

Plug in settings

User’s panel

• Manage all your
website users


• Add new users to
your site.

• Delete unwanted
users

• All users in a list
format

In closing….

WordPress is extremely dynamic, secure and empowering for
business owners.

The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers,
and when you’re ready for more, there are thousands of plugins
and themes available to transform your site into almost anything
you can imagine.


Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the
place on the web they call “home”


we’d love you to join the
family!


You can find me here:

SchaferDesign.net


Branding, Print, Web Design & Development


GiveMeAPing.com



Your Local Low Cost WordPress Web Hosts


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WordPress, Search Engine Optimization and Social Media
workshops for Groups or Individuals

Up coming workshops:

• Beginning WordPress Workshop
-

April 19, 2012 6:30
-
8:30pm

• Beginning Search Engine Optimization
-

April 26, 2012 6:30
-
8:30pm

• Social Media Marketing with Twitter, Google + & Pinterest
-

May 3, 2012 6:30
-
8:30pm

Todd Schafer
-

Designer/Web Developer
-

831.464.7848 | c: 345.5563

Find me socially here:

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/tschaferdesign

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