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  • kmcdade 9:57 pm on July 24, 2011 Permalink  

    Resources for Getting Started With WordPress 

    Here are some resources for WordPress beginners — we’re using this as a starting point for the July 25, 2011 meeting discussion.

    The WordPress Codex: This is the user’s guide to WordPress. On the Getting Started with WordPress page, there’s a section of links specifically for beginners. I recommend First Steps with WordPress as a good introduction. WordPress Lessons is also a good place for basic information.

    WordPress.tv: If you like videos, this is the place for you. You can view tutorials on a wide variety of subjects as well as sessions from WordCamps around the world! If you’re looking for the basics, try the How-To section.

    Aaron Hockley on how to launch a blog: Aaron did this presentation both for us and at WordCamp Seattle. You can view both his slide deck and his original post on this topic.

    Jump in at WordPress.com: If you just want to play around with WordPress, this is a great way to get started. You don’t need to buy a domain; just create an account on WordPress.com and go! You do have some limitations on WordPress.com — for instance, you are limited to the themes in their directory, and you can’t really play around with the CSS or use plugins. But you can learn how the admin panel works and get some practice creating posts and pages!

    • Lorelle 9:48 am on July 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      The July 25th meeting was incredible. I’m so sorry you had a conflict. It was a packed house and we divided up into three groups, beginners, intermediate (themes), and advanced (writing Plugins and developing code and core). A brilliant chance for people to get their specific questions answered, work with each other to solve problems, and learn from each other. Fantastic!!! Let’s do this again very soon.

  • kmcdade 10:20 pm on July 13, 2011 Permalink  

    For the July 25th meeting we’ll have announcements… 

    For the July 25th meeting, we’ll have announcements (including more details about WordCamp Portland), and then split into two groups — one to discuss WordPress basics, and how to find basic information and tutorials, and another for developers who want to get code-y (and talk about a possible hackathon or separate meeting).

    As always, we’ll be at Nedspace Downtown at 6:00 p.m. If you arrive before 6:00, enter the front door and ring the bell at the inner door. If you arrive after 6:00, you’ll need to call the number posted on the door.

    RSVP on Meetup or Upcoming.

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