1. Join WordPress-SaratogaMeetup: 3rd Thursday @ 1:15 – 2:45 PM
    2. Register an account (free) with WordPress.com.
    3. Get busy blogging and/or managing content! **

  • Attendance: / Sign-in Sheet / password to the workstation
  • Survey 1: Macintosh, Windows, Unix?
  • Survey 2: Freelance, Contractor, Startup Team Member, Corporate Employee?
  • Survey 3: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced?
  • 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
      • Optimal Resource Utilization, Load Balancing
      • Automatic Version Updating
    • WordPress.org
      • Host website on server of own choosing.
      • Unlimited Customization, access to code.
      • Maintenance is your own Responsibility!
  • This Month’s Questions: Need help for yourself? Willing to help others?
  • Introductions:
    • Name, Title, and Computer Background
    • Tell us about your experience with WordPress so far.
    • Where do you plan to go with WordPress?

ROLES: Editor • Author • Contributor

Author has not nearly the capability of an Editor, but much more than a Contributor. The role of Administrator, of course, is all encompassing for the site (and a SuperAdministrator is in charge of the multi-user network).

This set of task-limiting roles is also called Capabilities, and there are five built into WP.com by default.

** 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.