Workshop 2011 – A

Sunday 16 October – CMU 302 – 9 am – 4 pm

LAMP [Linux (Ruba), Apache (Rachel), MySQL (Derek), PHP (Kat)]
CSS (Rachael)
FTP (Janae)


  • Using WordPress
  • Beginning Web Programming With HTML, XHTML, CSS.

1. Getting Started


Where y’all are hosted


  1. Cherilyn
  2. Cheryl
  3. Derek
  4. Elizabeth
  5. Joanna
  6. Ting
  7. Veronica

  1. Dominique
  2. Janae
  3. Lisa
  4. Mariana
  5. Marina
  6. Rachael
  7. Ruba
  8. Samantha
  9. Thor

  1. Dacia

  1. Kat
  2. Rachel

3. Begin customizing WordPress installation 

  • Settings -> Permalinks : change permalink structure (factors to consider)
  • Users -> Authors & Users : Set up new admin and disable default admin privileges
  • Settings -> General : Title/Subtitle; Time-zone; date format; time format
  • Settings -> Writing : Disable “Post Via Email” and “Remote Publishing” unless you plan to do these things. “Remote Publishing” must be turned on to use ScribeFire or iPad/iPhone apps
  • Settings -> Discussion : Review settings/make recommendations

4. More Geek Speak

5. Essential PlugIns

What is a plugin (and a widget) and how do I install one?


Sharing (pick one!)


Other PlugIns to consider:

Don’t Do It!

6. Essential HTML

  • Explore the HTML view of a post or page
  • What is CSS? (Rachael)

Code basics

  • The Anchor Tag
  • The Image Tag (position an image)

6. Moving on to Appearance

  • What are themes?
  • Anatomy of a theme [screencast]; difference between posts and pages.
  • Free theme sites (download one or two themes)

Install (long-division!)

  • Download themes to your computer (remember location)
  • Connect with your host via FTP
  • Navigate to the folder where WP is installed (discuss WP file structure)
  • Find the wp-content/themes folder
  • Upload themes to this folder
  • Double-check “Appearance” in dashboard to confirm that the theme was uploaded
  • Activate one of them!

Find a theme from WordPress and install (short-division!)

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