WordPress is the most popular technology for creating websites. Since this open-source software platform was first released in 2003, over a billion websites have been created using WordPress, and there are currently more than 70 million active around the world.
Users can use WordPress either as a personal blogging and social media platform, or as a content management system for an organization. In this Apple Pi presentation, Gary Vaughan will explain WordPress' breadth as both a blog and content management system, explore various WordPress hosting options, and show how WordPress compares or connects with other site builder or social media tools. He will also note the difference between complex WP.ORG sites and more basic but still powerful WP.COM sites, and demo the relatively new (as of Winter 2018) and powerful Gutenberg Editor. With a focus on a WP.COM application, he will then discuss and demo the details of doing website design and content, drawing on such WordPress components as Themes, Plugins and Widgets, plus a wealth of free or low cost support resources on the Web or at Meetups or conferences around the DC area.
After lunch Gary plans to do an extended demo of How to Create a WordPress.Com site, ideally using a real Apple Pi member application (see link below). He is happy to follow up pro bono over the next month with any individuals to set up a starter WP.COM site, whether for an individual blog, small business, or non-profit, and to hold a general Google Webinar Tutorial and Q&A Session roughly 3 weeks after the presentation. Anyone considering a WP.COM site, please fill out Gary's basic site questionnaire prior to the meeting at the following link: https://wpwebforpro.wordpress.com/help-contact-form/
Gary Vaughan is a contract Senior IT Advisor with the Office of eDiplomacy at the State Department.
Contact the speaker: https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyvaughan/ or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vaughan's presentation (90 page PDF, 4 MB)
Questions and Answers will be posed and answered prior to the main presentation. With anly luck at all, they will involve Macs, iPhones, iPads, Apple TV, Apple Watch, HomePod, and other topics we might know something about.
If there is adequate bandwidth, and it isn't entirely used up by the attendees and their iPhones, iPads, iPods, etc., we will stream the meeting over the Pi's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeX9TuhjBL7n1HGlHOaNCmQ