This workshop will help with the basics of setting up a brand new WordPress blog on a self-hosted site (not a site). We’ll show you how to begin posting documents, changing the look and feel of your site with themes, and making your site as safe and secure as it can be.
  • Introduction 
    • About us
    • What is WordPress – 
      • WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. WordPress was used by more than 23.3% of the top 10 million websites as of January 2015. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites.
  • WordPress Vs. Other website builders
  • Hosts – GoDaddy (NoDaddy), Bluehost, Host Gator, Reclaim Hosting (our fave!)
  • account 
    • why
    • connect all your presses together
  • Users
  • Posting (Demo)
    • Posts vs. Pages (dynamic vs. static)
    • Scheduling posts
    • Front Page – Latest Posts vs. Static Pages
    • Tags and Categories
  • Look and Feel
    • Themes control look and function
      • recommended themes
      • basic customization
    • Menus and widgets
  • Plugins
  • Security 
    • Automatic updates – will apply maintenance and security updates
    • Make sure you update themes and plugins, AND delete old ones
    • admin username for login – don’t ever use it
    • passwords – longer=better
    • Plugins – WordFence, Limit Logins, Cookie for Comments
    • Disable code editor – (this requires editing wp-config.php)