WordPress Interface Part-2

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Under Standing of WORD-PRESS Interface Continue..

Pages

Pages are static pages on your blog.  They are different from posts.  Pages can include information about you or the site and are not time sensitive like a post.

Comments

Comments are a way for you to get feedback from your readers. The Comments section allows you to administer your comments to approve, reply, edit, mark as spam or delete. By default, your site will moderate all comments from new people. We also have Akismet spam protection installed.

Appearance

The Appearance tool allows you to change the look and feel of your site. We have over 50 themes loaded and themes can be changed at any time. Click on each theme to preview what it will look like before you decide.  Any options that come with the theme you have selected will be located under the Appearance menu.

(Note: If you change your theme and have customized your widgets, they may seem to disappear from your site. They are still available under Appearance > Widgets in the Inactive Widget section. Simply drag them back to the sidebar in your new theme.)

Users

The Users tool shows you the people contributing to your site. You can add other people who have a UCI email address to your site as authors, editors, contributors, etc. You may also edit your profile here.

Tools

The Tools tool has a couple of WordPress specific tools for your browser. You can also import your posts or comments from other blogs to your site.

Settings

The Settings tool is the main area to set preferences or properties for your site.

WordPress Interface Part-1

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Under Standing of WORD-PRESS Interface

  • Admin Bar
  • Dashboard Overview

The Admin Interface gives you access to the features of WordPress. It is organized into four sections: the Admin Bar,  Navigation Toolbar, the Work Area and the Footer.

Admin Bar

The Admin Bar is available when you are logged in to your site. You will see it from the public view and from the admin view.

From the Admin Bar you can easily access the following:

  • WordPress Logo
    • About WordPress
    • Help & Documentation
  • My Sites
    • If are a member of more than one site hosted on Sites@UCI, you can access your other sites from the My Sites drop down menu.
  • Your Site – Links to the public view of your site.
  • Comments – Administer any comments on your site.
  • + New – (Note: If you do not have all of these options, you may not have a role with sufficient privileges.)
    • Post
    • Page
    • Media
    • Link
    • User
  • Howdy, Your Name
    • Edit My Profile
    • Logout link

Work Area

The large area in the middle of the screen is the Work Area which changes as navigation choices in the Navigation Toolbar are selected. When you first log in, the work area shows the Dashboard which gives you an overview of your site.

Navigation Toolbar

The main navigation toolbar is located on the left side of the screen.  It contains the Dashboard and all of your site tools.

Dashboard

The Dashboard is located in the upper left corner of the page.  Click on Dashboard to load the Dashboard and automatically expand the Dashboard menu.

Screen Options

You can decide what you want to see on the screen by selecting the Screen Options tab. This will expand the “Show on screen” options and you can select what you want to see in the Dashboard. The following options are the default.

  • At a Glance panel – Shows how many posts, pages, categories, tags, comments and spam you have on your site, is a concise overview of what’s going on, and also displays the current theme selected and how many widgets you are using. If your site is Private, it will display “Search Engines Discouraged”.
  • Activity– includes Recently Published content and Recent Comments
  • Other WordPress News– News about WordPress
  • Welcome– A getting started Welcome screen. (Hidden by default.)
  • Quick Draft– a quick way to create a post draft. (Hidden by default.)

Navigation Tools

WordPress has “fly-out” navigation tools. Hover over each section to see the options underneath. If you click on one of the sections, that section will expand and stay open while you are on that set of tools.

Posts

The Posts tool is where you can add new posts, edit existing posts and edit tags and categories for your posts.

Media

The Media tool includes your Library that lists any images, audio and video files you have already uploaded. The Add New link helps you upload new media to your library.

Lecture -2

Practical Installation & Configuration XAMPP and Word press.

First download XAMP site for here

www.apachefriends.org/index.html

After downloading XAMPP, you will need to click and run the installer.

XAMPP will ask you where you want to install the software and which packages you’d like to install. The default settings will work for most users. Keep clicking on ‘Next’ to finish the setup wizard.

This will launch the XAMPP control panel. Go ahead and click on the start button next to Apache and MySQL.

XAMPP will now start Apache and MySQL. You may see a Windows Firewall notification, it is important that you click on ‘Allow Access’ button for both applications to run on your computer.

Once both applications are started their names will be highlighted in Green.

You have successfully installed XAMPP on your computer.

Now you are ready to create a local website and install WordPress using XAMPP.

Installing  WordPress Site with XAMPP

 Visit the WordPress.org website and click on the ‘Download WordPress’ button.

After downloading WordPress, you need to extract the zip file, and you will see a wordpress folder. You need to copy this folder.

Next, head over to your XAMPP installation folder.

On Windows it would be C:/Program Files/XAMPP/htdocs

Paste the wordpress folder you copied earlier inside htdocs.

Next, you need to open your favorite web browser and visit localhost/ntp. You will see a page like this:

This page will tell you that WordPress needs a database name, database username, password, and host information.

Let’s create a database for your WordPress site.

You’ll need to open a new browser tab and visit localhost/phpmyadmin/. This will launch phpMyAdmin app that comes pre-installed with XAMPP. It allows you to easily manage your databases using a simpler interface.

You would need to click on Databases, provide a name for your new database, and then click on the create button to continue.

Now that you have created a database, you can use it for your WordPress site.

Switch back to /localhost/ntp/ browser tab and click on the ‘Let’s Go’ button.

On the next screen, you will be asked to provide your WordPress database information.

Enter the database name you created earlier. Your username is ‘root’ and you should leave the password field blank. For the database host field, you need to use localhost.

See the screenshot below:

Once you are done, click on the ‘Submit’ button to continue.

You will need to create this file in your website’s root folder.

After creating the file, paste the text you copied earlier inside it. Next, you need to save the file and return back to WordPress installer to continue.

In the next step, WordPress will ask you to provide information about your website. First, enter the title you want to use for this site.

After that you need to enter a username, password, and an email address for your admin account.

Once you have filled all the information, click on the ‘Install WordPress’ button to continue.

WordPress will now run the installation and prompt you to login once it’s done.

You can login to your website by going to /localhost/ntp/wp-admin page and use the username / password that you entered during installation to login.

 

Good luck. ………HAVE A NICE DAY………

if you have any  confusion  kindly put your comments

Lecturer-1

Introduction Word Press 

 

 

 

WordPress is an open-source and free Web publishing application, content management system (CMS) and blogging tool built by a community of developers and contributors. WordPress allows users to build dynamic websites and blogs that may be updated, customized and managed from its back-end CMS and integrated application and components.

Word Press History:

WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by ten millions of people every day.

 Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little co-founded WordPress.

WORDPRESS –SETUP(CONFIGURATION) STEPS

BASIC STEPS :

Step 1:Install local server(WAMP or XAMPP).

Step 2:Start server.

Step 3:Wordpress package Copy from source and past in www  directory.

Step 4:Open PHP my admin and create database.

Step 5:Open wordpress package in browser(localhost/your folder name) (configure according to your database name and password ).

Step 6:Run and install

Step 7:Login in admin panel ( localhost/your  folder name/wp-login.php).

Step 8:Visit front site and enjoy with wordpress.