Protected: Lesson One: Introduction To WordPress

Introductions To WordPress

Lesson One: The WordPress Platform Screens

This first lesson will focus on highlighting the similarities, differences and main characteristics of the two WordPress platforms: WordPress.com & WordPress.org

Each of the main screens will be reviewed individually in details in subsequent lessons.

WordPress.com versus WordPress.org Dashboard Left Sidebar Menus

As you can see the Left Sidebar of both screens contains the same elements with one main difference. Plugins! Plugins are a property of only WordPress.org. To learn more about Plugins click on “How To Add New Plugins” in the right-hand sidebar under “Helpful Resources”.

 

WordPress.com versus WordPress.org Home Screens

The Home screens of both platforms have some similar characteristics such  but many differences as well.

For example; the WordPress.com Home Screen includes six sub-screens:

  • Comments I’ve made
  • Site Stats
  • My Blogs
  • Blogs I follow
  • Akismet Search
  • Omnisearch

The WordPress.org includes only one sub-screen:

  • Updates

 

WordPress.com Store versus WordPress.org JetPack Screens

WordPress.com includes a store for purchasing and managing your domain names and premium themes. Both platforms offer thousands of free themes; however, it is possible to purchase themes-called premium themes for use on your WordPress platforms.

WordPress.org does not include a store but JetPack. JetPack screen is where you will find settings, site statistics, akismet and ominsearch.

WordPress.com versus WordPress.org Posts Screens

Both screens consist of the same elements: all posts, add new, categories and tags with the exception of “Copy a Post”. Copy a Post allows you to make multiple copies of your posts. With WordPress.org, this function is installed as a plugin and is available on both Pages and Posts screens, allowing you to duplicate both your pages and posts.

Duplicate Page 1 Duplicate Post 2

 

 

 

WordPress.com versus WordPress.org Media Screens

The media screens are similar. Click on “Library” to access previously stored images and videos or click on “Add New” to add new images and videos to the Library.

WordPress.com versus WordPress.org Pages Screens

Pages screens

 

WordPress.com Feedback and WordPress.org Contact Screens

 

WordPress.com versus WordPress.org Appearance Screens

 

WordPress.com versus WordPress.org Settings Screens

 

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