Published on February 25, 2008
Why Blog? Push-Button Publishing Let the World know what you think!
Where? http://Blogger.com/ http://yournick.blogspot.com/
Blogger ● Google stable ● Hosted solution ● No constraints ● Customisable
WordPress.com ● Hosted solution ● Uses WordPress MU ● Themes: yes ● Customisable: NO
WordPress ● FOSS software ● Downloadable from http://wordpress.org/ ● PHP + MySQL ● To be self-hosted ● Total Freedom!
What you need ● A domain name ● .in < Rs.200 p.a ● .com... < Rs.500 p.a ● Select a good Registrar
What you need ● A good webhost ● Webspace: >100 mb ● PHP version > 4.3 ● MySQL version > 4 ● FTP
What you need ● PHP Apache configuration ● “fopen” enabled ● Not in “safe mode” ● Apache mod_rewrite module installed
Set it up ● Create MySql database ● Note db name, username & pw ● Configure FTP client
First Steps ● Download latest version from http://wordpress.org/ ● Unzip the compressed package ● Read readme.html
First Steps ...
First Steps ...
Initialize ● Rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php ● Open config.php in an editor ● Fill in your db details ● Configure advanced settings
Config.php // ** MySQL settings ** // define('DB_NAME', 'putyourdbnamehere'); // The name of the database define('DB_USER', 'usernamehere'); // Your MySQL username define('DB_PASSWORD', 'yourpasswordhere'); // ...and password define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8'); define('DB_COLLATE', '');
Config.php ... // You can have multiple installations in one database if you give each a unique prefix $table_prefix = 'wp_'; // Only numbers, letters, and underscores please! // Change this to localize WordPress. A corresponding MO file for the // chosen language must be installed to wp-content/languages. // For example, install ta.mo to wp-content/languages and set WPLANG to 'ta' // to enable Tamil language support. define ('WPLANG', '');
Installation ● Select root or subdirectory ● Upload WP files thru FTP ● Keep WP directory structure ● Create .htaccess file & upload
5-Minute install! ● Point browser to: http://yourwpdir/wp-admin/install.php ● Enter desired blog title ● Fill in your email ID ● Allow blog to search engines
Write a post
More themes ● http://themes.wordpress.net/ ● Select themes, d/l & unzip ● Put in blogdir/wp-content/themes ● Go to yourblog/wp-admin/ ● Select theme in Presentation
Plugins ● Go to http://wordpress.org/ ● Extend => Plugins ● Search using tags ● Read and understand ● Select, D/L and unzip
Plugins ... ● Upload to: yourblogdir/wp-content/plugins/ ● Go to Admin => Plugin ● Activate selected plugin ● Go to options and configure
Advanced ● Read the WP Veda - “Codex” at http://codex.wordpress.org/ ● A wiki updated regularly ● Frequent the forums at http://wordpress.org/support/
Advanced ... ● Write “Pages” ● Tweak themes with CSS ● Provide navigation ● Backup regularly
Blogging tips ● Decide on the focus ● Write a niche blog ● Update regularly ● Moderate comments
Blogging tips ... ● Reply to comments ● Write original stuff ● Use pictures and video ● Link to citations ● Don't indulge in flaming
Blog traffic ● Comment on others' blogs ● Subscribe to pinging and blog networking sites viz: ● Technorati ● MyBlogLog ● BlogCatalog
Blog traffic ... ● Publish in Feedburner ● Tag the posts properly ● Flaunt your blog in all social networking and bookmarking sites viz: Digg, Del.icio.us etc. and in your profile and sig.
In your language ● Set language in config.php ● Download wordpress.pot ● Gettext is used for I18N & L10N ● Use Poedit for translation ● Upload ta.mo to /wp-content/language
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