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– Welcome –

 

Welcome to WordPress-Saratoga

  • Attendance: / Sign-in Sheet / password
  • Survey 1: Macintosh, Windows, Linux?
  • Survey 2: Freelance, Startup Team Member, Corporate Employee?
  • Survey 3: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced User?
  • Fundamentals
    • Blogging
      • Write & post, categorize & tag; fresh content, from time to time.
      • Content consists of text, photos, and/or audio/visual media.
      • Accept comments from visitors.
    • WordPress.com
      • Free Hosted Service, Themes, and Widgets (limited)
      • Optimized Resource Utilization, Load Balancing
      • Automatic Version Updating
    • WordPress.org
      • Host a CMS* website on server of own choosing.
      • Unlimited Customization, Access to Code
      • Maintenance is your own Responsibility!
  • This Month’s Question?
  • Introduce Yourself
    • Name, Title, and Background
    • Tell us about your experience with WordPress so far.
    • Where do you plan to go with WordPress?
  • Next Month’s Topic?

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* Content Management System (CMS) is a computer program that allows publishing, editing and modifying content on a website as well as maintenance from a central interface. Such systems provide procedures to manage workflow in a collaborative environment.



Cupertino WordPress Meetup

Cupertino, CA
76 Members

We’re a group of local WordPress developers, designers, and publishers who get together to share our knowledge and experience, and to meet other WordPress users in the area. T…

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Improving WordPress Search: Help your readers find the conte…

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 6:30 PM
5 Attending

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The San Jose WordPress Meetup

San Jose, CA
596 Members

We’re a group of WordPress enthusiasts located in San Jose, CA. We are a mix of designers, developers, and small business owners who work with WordPress and love to share our …

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Improving WordPress Search: Help your readers find the conte…

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 5:30 PM
13 Attending

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WordPress Bay Area Foothills Group

Milpitas, CA
522 Geeks

If you love to design and build blogs and CMS sites with WordPress this is the group for you. Down and dirty technical talk about WordPress php and CSS – Themes and plugins. L…

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Building a Membership Site Using Free WordPress Plugins

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 1:00 PM
2 Attending

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WordPress-Saratoga

Saratoga, CA
16 WordPressers

WordPress is an open source content management tool and internet publishing platform powered by PHP & MySQL.This MeetUp group gives presentations and holds discussions about …

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Themes, Plugins, & Templates

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 1:15 PM
7 Attending

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1) Outline Beginning

CONTENTS

  1. Outline Beginning
  2. Communication
  3. Terminology
  4. Files
  5. Client Server
  6. Happy New Year – 2015!

  • WordPress-Saratoga <- our Bay Area Meetup Group
  • Automattic <- the company that manages WordPress.com
  • WordPress.com <- easiest way to start  blogging on internet
  • WordPress.org <- source of WordPress GPL source code
    • ZapMap.com <- WordPress.org installed on Apache at Hypersurf  ISP
  • Installation
    • ISP – Internet Service Provider
    • FTP – File Transfer Protocol
    • DNS – Domain Name System
  • Content
    • Posts/Pages
    • Visual/Text
    • Categories/Tags
    • Graphics/Images
      • raster/vector
      • jpeg, gif, png, svg
  • Themes
    • Display/Navigation
    • Layout/Structure
      • Header
      • Footer
      • Sidebar
  • Plugins/Widgets
    • contact form
    • ecommerce
    • photography
    • social network

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2) Communication

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place”. -George Bernard Shaw

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WordPressers get together
every month in Saratoga, CA
to exchange information & ideas
concerning the rapidly evolving world
of internet communications.

6) Happy New Year – 2015!

Jan: New To WordPress?: Here’s How to Get Started
Feb: Creating and Using Posts, Categories & Tags
Mar: Creating and Using Pages & Templates
Apr: Using Themes
May: Using Plugins
Jun: Creating Child Themes
Jul: UX for Theme Development
Aug: Permalinks & Other Core Settings
Sep: The MySQL Database: Overview & Details
Oct: Blog Design and Layout
Nov: Writing Plugins: All about the API and Resources
Dec: Profit from Documentation & Development

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Glossary

archive page – a list of posts based on a category, taxonomy, post type.

category – to access a limited set of posts.

class – 1) identifies the style to use in the HTML markup.
class – 2) the uninstantiated object in object oriented progamming (OOPS).

directory – what you see as a folder in your GUI, can be referred to as a “directory” in your command-line interface.

footer – bottom of the web page.

GUI – Graphical User Interface, pronounced goo•ey.

head – the HTML tag inside a web page holding data not displayed.

header – the top part of a web page.

hook – a place in core code made accessible to themes & plugins.

id – an identifier in CSS like class, but unique within the web page.

index – 1) points to an element of an array.
index – 2) the first HTML (or PHP) file sought within a directory.

mapping – using a domain you own to access your wp.com blog.

masking – an extreme form of mapping.

menu – list of links to pages or a category of posts.

navigation – menus to other places in a web site.

page – a “post” of the post type page.

permalink – a custom url structure, the permanent link to individual posts.

plugin – a file added to an installation of WordPress, often to provide a widget.

post – 1) a single item of “content” stored in the wp_posts database table, which is one of the five types: post, page, attachment, revision, nav_menu_item.
post – 2) a “post” of the post type post.

sanitize – author name, category, and postname get sanitized in permalinks by having spaces replaced with hyphens.

selector – in CSS, the rule set with declaration blocks (property name & value) pointing to the HTML element to style.

shortcode – a short code, enclosed in braces, that when placed as text in a post or page calls a function to create content.

sidebar – navagation links, to the right, left, or bottom.

slug – a user-friendly short text used in a permalink.

style – in CSS, a rule consisting of selectors, and declaration blocks.

tag – 1) an element of the HTML markup language.
tag – 2) used like a category (but without hierarchy) to provide more detail to a post.
$tag – 3) the hook parameter in an action function.
tag, template – 4) PHP function that instructs WordPress to “do” or “get” something. Conditional tags are used in template files to change the content displayed on a particular page depending on what conditions that page matches.

table -1) HTML: a matrix consisting of rows and columns.
table -2) MySQL: The database consists of tables, each having rows of fields.

template – a PHP file controlling the structure of part of the web page.

theme – a collection of templates creating the look & feel (design) of the website.

UTC – Coordinated Universal Time is a “time standard” and not a time zone like Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) but, in practice, share the same current time.

widget – provided by a plugin to give extra function & structure; shows up in the sidebar.