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