WordPress Lunch and Learn Agenda

About Me

  • Member of Mosaic Computing Team. 12 years at UNC Charlotte. Manage 30 Dept websites in Joomla, all Oracle and MySQL databases, 70 WP Faculty sites, 20 WP student org sites

About WordPress

Overview of WordPress

  • Is it a blog or a website?
  • What do I need to manage a site or post content?
  • Does it work on a Mobile Devices and/or Tablet?
  • Logging in
  • Dashboard and Overview of the Menu system
  • Posts vs Pages: What is the difference?
    • Posts have Tags and Categories, Pages do not.
    • Pages are for “static” webpages, Posts are blog entries (date/time)
  • Media Library
  • Links
  • Comments
  • Appearance
    • Themes
    • Widgets
      • Adding/Removing Widgets
      • Changing the Order
    • Menus
      • Changing the Order of the menu items
      • Removing a menu item
      • Adding a custom link
      • Added a Post category
      • Creating Sub-Menus
    • Background
    • Header
  • Editing a Post
    • Tags
    • Categories
    • Revisions
    • Author
    • Comments
    • “Slug” / Permalinks
    • Status: Publish vs Draft
    • Visibility: Public, Private, Password
    • Formatting
    • Images
    • Video
    • Audio
    • Other Files
    • Featured Image

Advanced Features

  • WebForms in WordPress using Formidable Forms: Use for webforms on your site?
  • Integration of Google Calendar
    • How to do it (get code from google, paste it in HTML mode, do not chg)
    • iCal Events List Plugin
  • WordPress Apps for Mobile Devices: http://en.support.wordpress.com/apps/
    • Get App for device, enable XML-RPC (Settings -> Writing), config app
    • Ideas for the use of this
  • WordPress blogging client apps for the PC:
  • Integration of Social Media (Facebook, Twitter)
  • Photo Gallery
    • Album vs Gallery
    • Upload single photo, upload bulk images
    • How to show a gallery or album on a page or post
    • How to re-organize your photos




Suggestions for Additional Features, Tips


Sharing of ideas

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