Getting Your Feet Wet: WordPress Basics that Still Rock

WordPress is an amazingly powerful tool but how do you get started? There's a huge library of documentation on WordPress.org and at least 5 bajillion blog articles about WordPress which makes it impossible to know where to begin.

I'll be going over the fundamentals of everything WP and I'll dispel some of the common myths as we go. Some of the topics I'll be covering include:

-What is a content management system (CMS)

-The difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org

-Themes - some excellent free themes to get you started

-The difference between a post and a page

-How to upload images the right way

-Widgets - what they are and how to set them up

-Plugins - what they are and how to set them up

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  • Rebecca B.

    Patrick gave a fantastic presentation. A+

    October 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks everyone. Here are the slides.

    https://speakerdeck.com/u/bftric...­

    October 12, 2012

  • Rose F.

    Great information from Patrick

    October 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    For those of you that are interested, below is the link to the WP101 deal....
    http://www.mightydeals.com/deal...­

    October 12, 2012

  • August 13, 2012

  • Brenda M.

    very interested, not sure where everyone is from, but I know Harmony Cafe in appleton has a pretty nice set up for meetings?

    July 20, 2012

  • Jessa G.

    Let me know when and where as I'd like to attend.

    July 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    At the next Meetup I'll ask Bob Waldron to see if he would like to present. I know he is just getting started and it would be cool to see this from a newbie's perspective.

    June 19, 2012

  • Rebecca B.

    I don't know anything about WordPress, I'd like to learn. :) I'm that newbie who's worked with other stuff but never WordPress in the description.

    June 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a good idea Rebecca. :) Do you want to present?

    June 19, 2012

  • Greg S.

    I'm interested. Give me a date & time and I'll let you know if I can attend.

    June 18, 2012

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