Slides and manual "Building websites using WordPress"

Last Monday I had the pleasure of being able to deliver one of the most difficult classes that I face from time to time: this is the kind of "Creating websites using WordPress"As a tool for publishing and content management. installation is not difficult ... it is very difficult to explain how people who have not ever done, using different tools and hosting services which have different control panels (and some unintuitive).

This time the class was oriented to cultural industries and was aimed at the more than 50 attendees consiguiesen put online your own website and would understand the operation of WordPress as content manager.

The success was not total, but many succeeded. Some of the incidents encountered were the following (I am writing to serve as support for upcoming classes):

  • The hosting was hired too late and the beginning of class, the domain and hosting were not yet activated. How to fix: hiring before hosting.
  • The hosting contract does not support creation of databases: you need to ask before making a purchase. The hosting where you do purchase must allow the phone call and ask. If not, it's a web host that does not interest us why will be very hard to give us a good day technical support that we need.
  • The student does not have the necessary data for the class. These data are the login and password of hosting control panel (to create an FTP account) and to create the database.
  • The hosting contract does not support WordPress: we find a case in which the contract was hosting on Windows servers that did not support the use of WordPress. My recommendation is that servers with Linux operating contract. But anyway, again, it is best to ask before hiring hosting.
  • In the already available hosting a website. In this case, no problem: a directory is created within the website and the new page there is installed for testing. When we are sure we want to use WordPress and we know how to customize it, you can uninstall it and install it again so in the root directory.

They think they were all incidents.

Luckily I could count on the collaboration of 2 assistants: Alfonso Gonzalez (author WordPress manual you'll find under these lines) and my son Jaume (that has helped me several times in the WordPress installation on computers of students). Both I give them the thanks publicly. Without your help, everything would have been much more complicated.

Attached below the WordPress manual Alfonso Gonzalez and PowerPoint presentation I used to go to guide the class to the installation.

Here is the manual:

Here is the Power Point:

I hope you find it useful in case you want to perform your own installation.

A hug.

16 replies
  1. José Luis Afán
    José Luis Afán says:

    Thank you for your generosity in offering so many useful materials. I am aware of a lot of work behind these presentations and manuals so I appreciate even more detail. If there is a good way to create links and virtual empatías, I'm sure you have to go through an attitude like yours. An affectionate greeting.

  2. xavi
    xavi says:

    Hi Montse, through a company that offer my services as web dynamic I heard that you will be in March this area (empordà) to teach this course of wp. Tell you if you need any help do not hesitate to contact me, wp and I are like cousins ​​:)
    If you want to write me at my mail and I just explained. Thank you.

  3. angie
    angie says:

    Hi Montse,

    which course so interressant! I'm still digesting. Now I know that I know nothing computer and I put the batteries or whatever. I know if you do any of these courses only in English. To send you another test comment with a banned word to see if there really is the filtre.Gràcies. angels Puertas

  4. angie
    angie says:

    Hi, me again, the Angels, if I remember correctly you said you could not say a word as email whore, slut or cabron why they were blocked or rather the tail of the possible truth editats.Es ?
    angels doors

  5. Montse
    Montse says:

    Hahahahaha trying so if I have or have not activated the filter profanity :-)
    Well, I have not turned on. But it is very easy to do. The thing is that I never had to do it. The only thing I will start first level ... moderation is the first time you write the blog will moderate the atres not. I do not have the filter turned :-)

  6. angie
    angie says:

    ok, lol! as we see in some other course. I'm a fen site with your advice and your apunts.Sembla Me sortirè.Repeteixo that are fantastic. Best regards.

  7. Laura
    Laura says:

    Hi, I want to create my website and follow your dossier and ppt to do it step by step. You say it is very important what hosting contract.

    Could you recommend me one? Expensive than please :)
    I guess I can buy the same domain wordpress, right?

    Thank you so much!!!!

  8. Montse
    Montse says:

    Laura, good morning.
    CDmon people have a package with hosting, domain and preinstalled WordPress is very well priced. Talk to them to see what you look like.
    A hug.

  9. Luisa Maria
    Luisa Maria says:

    Hi Montse, your talk was in CORUNA last week, thank you very much for your work, it was very enjoyable. We are looking for a manual of use wordpress. I'm autoinstalando the program from my hosting and I would like alguan guide to get started. I see you have one in catalan but I do not understand can you help me with this?

  10. Montse
    Montse says:

    Hi George, are you glad to see that the material useful.
    About what tells me the answer is yes, you know what any wordpress template used. Just look at the source code of the page and find the link to the CSS stylesheet. Here you will find the name of the theme.
    For example, if you enter the source code of this website and look you will see that my CSS says ... it is clear ... is because we see the particle WordPress "WP", we see that using a template (so called "themes"), and we see that the subject is called "Cross-apple." Then just go to Google and search for "Apple WordPress theme Cross" and find where download it or where to buy it. In my case, it is an issue purchased
    They all go well.
    A hug George.

  11. Can Bonet
    Can Bonet says:

    Thank you Montse, now is the subject further and see which group may be the most suitable for rural tourism as a hotel even though the designs are different. If you know of a house that is in wordpress t'agrairé you tell me to see ideas.

    Greetings from Can Bonet.


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