There is an ever growing mountain of information available about WordPress, it’s plugins, themes and varied capabilities. Here are a few to get you going.
To get started with a free *front end* WordPress blog – go to WordPress.com. You will be quite limited in personalizing your blog, but it is a good place to get familiar with the interface. Your address/url will include wordpress.com.
But WordPress is so much more! Current web developers frequently use the “back end” WordPress installation as a foundational PHP site. It also provides a great, and FREE content management system.
- To get started with the *back end* of WordPress, go to wordpress.org. Follow the “famous 5 minute installation guide” to install it on your server and get going.
- The WordPress Codex is the place to go for figuring out hoe to do just about anything in WordPress.
- For our class, we’ll refer to E-Books/Safari Books Online, through Tri-C. Go to your myTri-C space or the public website and go to “library”. Choose “Safari Books”and login. Then check out:
- WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide
- From: Making Your WordPress Blog More Findable Chapter 5- Pg. 136
As with any web design or construction endeavor, sometimes a specific Google or Bing search will get you right to the answer you need faster, or in a way that you can understand. Always try to find more than one solution to verify.