Getting Started with WordPress
2. Who am I?• I am a WordPress Web developer for Softduit Media. • I also help people find fast themes and hosts at wpthemespeed.com. • I was a finance/accounting geek, but I was spun off to the mob, • became a corporate whistleblower & found something better to do! • I've served in the military & lived all over the US. 3. What Will We do today?• Learn what WordPress is • Learn how WordPress is used • Learn the benefits of WordPress • Play with WordPress 4. Ok, so what is it? WordPress is simply a tool for making websites. Easy(ier) 5. Its a tool that helps you create, manage & update a website. 6. You can easily write blog articles, share pictures, videos, sell things, and more. 7. Websites powered by Wordpress• CNN, The Huffington Post, Blondie • Best Buy, Vogue, The Smithsonian • The New Yorker, Time, NASA • But not healthcare.gov! • More @ wordpress.org/showcase/archives/ 8. If it can be on the Web It can probably be put there with WordPress. 9. WordPress is used by 23.2% of all websites http://bit.ly/w3techs-wp-study 10. What makes it so popular• Easy to learn to use • Easy to customize with themes • Easy to add plugins ('the apps of the WP system') • Gets good results! People & $$$ 11. How do I make a WordPress site?• 2 Options • Go to Wordpress.com for a free account, or • Install free software directly from WordPress.org 12. Let's Play!
- 1. Getting Started with WordPress by brett bumeter @brettbum
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