Published on March 4, 2009
A broad, shallow overview of Wordpress Dave Mee, TANDOT email@example.com twitter.com/davemee
Identify what Wordpress is • How to get going with it • What you can do with it • A brief look under the hood •
What is Wordpress?
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• Added value! • Updated content says “we‟re still here!” • Immediate • Removal of technical barriers of communication • Standardised • All the back-ends are the same. • Getting more than you expect • You‟ll find neat features for weeks.
A webserver – preferably Apache on a Unix • PHP4 installed and enabled • MySQL • A means to upload files •
• We want a „cooking‟ and an „eating out‟ section. • It better be easy!
Homepage Date Archive Category Post Archive
• Publish a regular or non-regular audio file • Or maybe a video file • Perhaps it‟s about rocket science or brain surgery.
The kids say „pimp my blog‟.
• Customise post types • Metadata customisation • Item-specific layouts
„pimp my discourse‟
• Intra-blog communication • Drives awareness, traffic • Poor vision of Ted Nelson‟s hypertext pathways • But a great way to find out who‟s talking about your content
• 9/11 for online discourse! • Get your warcraft gold cheap! • Maybe you have downstairs dysfunction, or are facing foreclosure? • AKISMET!
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• Thanks for your time and interest • We provide expert Wordpress consultancy and deployment at tandot.co.uk • Slides will be made available through slideshare.net
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