Getting started with wordpress

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  • 1. By: Suraj Katwal Getting Started with wordpress
  • 2. What is wordpress?  Wordpress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. I like to say that wordpress is both free and priceless at the same time.  Software that provides a method of managing your website is commonly called a CMS or “content Management System”. And wordpress is CMS based open source software.
  • 3. Why Wordpress? • More than million people have used it. • Uses include: • Blogging • Website (Content Management Software) • Membership Website
  • 4. Designed for the non-programmer Wordpress was designed primarily for non- programmer in mind. The design makes it easy for people who are familiar with other software, such as Microsoft Word, to get started with their own blog. The options are set up in a format which does not require you to know html or php or other code to begin blogging.
  • 5. • Writing your post is easy to do. It amounts to entering the blog, or short article on your computer, and then posting it to the web. This is a very straightforward process to complete this task. • One powerful feature of Wordpress is that you can use it to develop your own personal website. Then when you need to make changes in the website, you do not have to contact a programmer and wait for a two week response; you can make the change immediately. Designed for the non-programmer(contd..)
  • 6. Wordpress as a Blog • Wordpress was developed to enable you to easily setup a blog. The developer states that it is a five- minute set up process. For more advanced uses and depending on the server configuration, using it is more involved and requires more time. However, it is a very efficient method of getting a quick blog setup on the Internet to start attracting clients or publishing your message.
  • 7. What you need ?  You need xampp or wamp server  Wordpress (download it from or )
  • 8. How to install wordpress in your pc/laptop • First install xampp/wamp to your pc. • Unzip the wp package and copy that package to htdocs(xampp) / www(wamp) folder. • Start xampp or wamp (check in tray whether server has been started or not). • Go to browser and type “localhost/folder_name”. • Open new tab and type “localhost/phpmyadmin”.
  • 9. First create one database via phpmyadmin
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  • 16. Now wordpress has been installed
  • 17. After logging in you are on the main Administration Screen called the Dashboard. This is the brain behind your website, the place where you can let your creativity explode, writing brilliant prose and designing the best and most lovely website possible. This is where the organization of your site begins - and this is just the start. The various menu items are as follows: • Dashboard • Posts • Media • Pages • Comments • Appearance • Plugins • Users • Tools • Settings
  • 18. Expanding Important topic in Administration Screens •  • On most options on the menu bar, you will see an arrow on the right hand side. This expands the options under the specific menu choice.
  • 19. Expanding Important topic in Administration Screens • Post are mini-articles on your website or blog. They allow you to communicate with your clients and potential clients. They also allow you to keep your web content fresh.
  • 20. Expanding Important topic in Administration Screens • Each post in WordPress is filed under a category. Thoughtful categorization allows posts to be grouped with others of similar content and aids in the navigation of a site. • Categories will allow you to organize your post. For example, areas of the law – family law, injury, estate planning or criminal law. Categories
  • 21. Expanding Important topic in Administration Screens Apperance  Theme-You can find different theme according to your wish and demand (download it from where you can find 1000’s of theme freely)  Widgets-provide an easy way to add little programs, such as the current weather, calendar to a sidebar.  Menus-make it easy to define the navigation buttons that are typically present near the top of a site's pages.  Header-where you can customize header section and displayed at the top of a site's various pages.  Background-The Background tool allows the user to change the background image and color of a site.
  • 22. Expanding Important topic in Administration Screens Plugins Plugins are custom functions created to extend the core functionality of Wordpress. The Wordpress developers have maximized flexibility and minimized code bloat by allowing outside developers the opportunity to create their own useful add-on features. As evidenced by the Plugin Directory, there's a Plugin to enhance virtually every aspect of Wordpress. A Plugin management tool makes it extremely easy to find and install Plugins.
  • 23. Special Treats   Wordpress glossary:  Codex – the online manual for Wordpress and a living repository for Wordpress information and documentation.
  • 24. Any Questions??? Thank You! Twitter:@suraj1kc
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    Getting started with wordpress