Introduction to WordPress

Course/Class Number: 58231/35114

Class Title: 58231 WordPress: Beginning, Section SFA

0. Pre-flight

Create a folder on your computer for your website.

Set up a site in Dreamweaver, using that folder as your web root.

Definition: Web root or webroot: The folder that contains your website.

1. Get WordPress

Download the latest version:

http://wordpress.org/

2. Install WordPress

Unzip into your web root.

Edit wp-config.php

Username:

Password:

Database name:

Server:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

3. Understanding WordPress

http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page

http://codex.wordpress.org/First_Steps_With_WordPress

4. Posting

Writing and managing posts

http://codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Panels#Posts

http://codex.wordpress.org/Posts_Add_New_Screen

5. Categories

The critical organizational hierarchy of your site

http://codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Panels#Categories

6. Comments

Enabling and moderating comments

http://codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Panels#Comments_-_Reader_Feedback

http://codex.wordpress.org/Comments_Screen

7. Administration

Take a walk through the Administration panels and areas

Administration Screens: http://codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Panels

Administration Tasks: http://codex.wordpress.org/Administering_Your_Blog

8. Presentation (Themes)

The details of how your site looks

http://codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Panels#Appearance_-_Change_the_Look_of_your_Blog

http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes

9. Plugins

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/