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An Introduction to


WordPress

Ian Krigsman

Melbourne ADUG August 18, 2014

Agenda


Disclaimer

I am a software developer


Target Audience


We will focus on technical aspects, not visual asthetics. A certain level of IT knowledge is assumed.


Nerd Assessment:
Q. Complete the following:
There is no place like http://localho _ _


http://localhome ?



Q. What is WordPress?


A. A FOSCMS


WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. - Wikipedia

Two flavours...

1. Hosted CMS



wordpress.COM

Hosted CMS


http://adugmembers.wordpress.com

Hosted CMS




2. Roll your own CMS



wordpress.ORG

Roll your own CMS


Design your site

What is your goal? ⇒ Site map


Tools you'll need


Installation


STOP PRESS: Does your hosting service provide a "One Click" WordPress install option?

Installation



Installation Demo


(Finally. I'll look interested now.)

WordPress Dashboard


WordPress Dashboard

Configuration Demo


Security


Your /wp-login.php page will be a hackers magnet. Ignore basic steps at your peril.


Security


.htaccess


<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /wordpress/
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /wordpress/index.php [L]
</IfModule>
<Files wp-login.php>
        order deny,allow
        Deny from all
        # Allow from this IP address
        allow from 1.2.3.4
</Files>

Final Tips 1


Final Tips 2


Final Tips 3


Final Tips 4


Why WordPress?


"The best CMS is the one you'll use"

Q & A


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