WordPress As A Blogging Tool

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Published on March 7, 2009

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Lester Chan's presentation on WordPress as a Blogging Tool at BlogOut! 2009

WordPress as a Blogging Tool Lester Chan WordPress Plugin Developer

Agenda About Myself Introduction to WordPress Why use WordPress WordPress.org vs WordPress.com WordPress Demo WordPress as a Blogging Tool [ ]

About Myself

Introduction to WordPress

Why use WordPress

WordPress.org vs WordPress.com

WordPress Demo

About Myself WordPress Plugins developer Developed 17 WordPress Plugins Ranked top 3 Undergraduate in NUS Majoring in Computing (Information Systems) Graduating end of this year lesterchan.net My WordPress Plugins Blog WordPress as a Blogging Tool [ ]

WordPress Plugins developer

Developed 17 WordPress Plugins

Ranked top 3

Undergraduate in NUS

Majoring in Computing (Information Systems)

Graduating end of this year

lesterchan.net

My WordPress Plugins

Blog

Introduction to WordPress WordPress is an open source blog publishing application Started by Matt Mullenweg in 2003 3.9 million downloads As of 2007 WordPress powered blog sites Eg: Sony, NASA, CNN, Yahoo, Coca Cola, Ford yesterday.sg WordPress as a Blogging Tool [ ]

WordPress is an open source blog publishing application

Started by Matt Mullenweg in 2003

3.9 million downloads

As of 2007

WordPress powered blog sites

Eg: Sony, NASA, CNN, Yahoo, Coca Cola, Ford

yesterday.sg

Why Use WordPress For Starters Installation is simple Sufficient out of the box features Media library, l ink management, clean permalink structure, s earch engine friendly URLs, nested/multiple categories, multiple authors, tags Example of clean permalink: http://domain.com/2009/01/01/happy-new-year/ WordPress is secured User friendly graphical user interface (GUI) WordPress as a Blogging Tool [ ]

For Starters

Installation is simple

Sufficient out of the box features

Media library, l ink management, clean permalink structure, s earch engine friendly URLs, nested/multiple categories, multiple authors, tags

Example of clean permalink:

http://domain.com/2009/01/01/happy-new-year/

WordPress is secured

User friendly graphical user interface (GUI)

Why Use WordPress For Mid-Level Users WordPress is infinitely extensible Plugins 4,200+ plugins available Eg: Caching, Podcast, Twitter, Polls, Anti-Spam, Statistics Themes 620+ themes available Eg: 2/3 Columns, left/right Sidebars, fluid/fixed width Customizing plugins and themes Source code is available WordPress as a Blogging Tool [ ]

For Mid-Level Users

WordPress is infinitely extensible

Plugins

4,200+ plugins available

Eg: Caching, Podcast, Twitter, Polls, Anti-Spam, Statistics

Themes

620+ themes available

Eg: 2/3 Columns, left/right Sidebars, fluid/fixed width

Customizing plugins and themes

Source code is available

Why Use WordPress For Advanced Users Rich plugin architecture Filters Modify almost every output given by WordPress Hooks Execute function calls at specific locations Fully customizable themes Easy to understand template tags <?php the_title(); ?> WordPress as a Blogging Tool [ ]

For Advanced Users

Rich plugin architecture

Filters

Modify almost every output given by WordPress

Hooks

Execute function calls at specific locations

Fully customizable themes

Easy to understand template tags

<?php the_title(); ?>

WordPress.org vs WordPress.com 2 flavors of WordPress WordPress.org aka WordPress Self installation software Requires own hosting (PHP + MYSQL) Domain: SGD$16/year Hosting: SGD$10/month Requires some knowledge PHP HTML/CSS Fully customizable and extensible WordPress as a Blogging Tool [ ]

2 flavors of WordPress

WordPress.org aka WordPress

Self installation software

Requires own hosting (PHP + MYSQL)

Domain: SGD$16/year

Hosting: SGD$10/month

Requires some knowledge

PHP

HTML/CSS

Fully customizable and extensible

WordPress.org vs WordPress.com 2 flavors of WordPress WordPress.com Think of Blogspot using WordPress No installation needed Does not require hosting aka free Hosted on WordPress.com Limitations Ads, 3GB storage, 35 authors Not totally customizable and extensible Plugins or themes depends on WordPress.com WordPress as a Blogging Tool [ ]

2 flavors of WordPress

WordPress.com

Think of Blogspot using WordPress

No installation needed

Does not require hosting aka free

Hosted on WordPress.com

Limitations

Ads, 3GB storage, 35 authors

Not totally customizable and extensible

Plugins or themes depends on WordPress.com

WordPress.org vs WordPress.com WordPress as a Blogging Tool [ ] WordPress.org WordPress.com Installation of WP Yes No Fees SGD$136/year Free/paid upgrades Require Hosting Yes No Requires Knowledge PHP/HTML/CSS HTML URL http://yoursite.com http://yoursite.wordpress.com Limitations N/A Ads, 3GB storage, 35 authors Plugins/Themes Fully Customizable & extensible Depends on WordPress.com

WordPress Demo WordPress Demo WordPress as a Blogging Tool [ ]

WordPress Demo

Summary Introduction to WordPress Blogging software started by Matt in 2003 Why use WordPress Starters Simple, sufficient core features, friendly GUI Mid-Level Users Tons of plugins and themes Advanced Users Rich plugin architecture and fully customizable themes WordPress as a Blogging Tool [ ]

Introduction to WordPress

Blogging software started by Matt in 2003

Why use WordPress

Starters

Simple, sufficient core features, friendly GUI

Mid-Level Users

Tons of plugins and themes

Advanced Users

Rich plugin architecture and fully customizable themes

Summary WordPress Requires hosting SGD$136/year No limitation Requires minimal knowledge on PHP WordPress.com Does not require hosting Free Paid upgrades Limitations Requires no knowledge of PHP WordPress as a Blogging Tool [ ]

WordPress

Requires hosting

SGD$136/year

No limitation

Requires minimal knowledge on PHP

WordPress.com

Does not require hosting

Free

Paid upgrades

Limitations

Requires no knowledge of PHP

Useful Links WordPress http://wordpress.org http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/ WordPress.com http://wordpress.com http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/ http://lesterchan.net http://lesterchan.net/portfolio/programming/php/ WordPress as a Blogging Tool [ ]

WordPress

http://wordpress.org

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

http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

WordPress.com

http://wordpress.com

http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

http://lesterchan.net

http://lesterchan.net/portfolio/programming/php/

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