Building Websites and Making Money with WordPress – Presentation

I was at College of Engineering, Thalassery yesterday giving a talk on how to easily build websites using WordPress. Here are the slides and notes.

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Content Management System

In the Web 1.0 ages, websites were dull. They came with the HTML code and a style sheet. The content was part of the page.

When Web 2.0 rolled out, Content Management Systems or CMS was introduced. CMS’s are softwares that helps publishing content online and managing their rights, permissions etc. CMS’s also makes publishing easy so even those without HTML knowledge could easily publish online.

Features of Content Management Systems included:

  • Content Portability: Since the content was stored in a central database, it could be easily moved across design changes and software upgrades.
  • Scalability: CMS’s allowed the dynamic growth of any website. Websites build on CMS’s are easily scalable. For e.g. If you wish to add a store along with your fashion website, it could be easily done without having to migrate to a totally new system.
  • Design Flexibility: Since the content is separately stored in a database and not along with the page, it was easy to migrate between designs. We can change between themes easily, just like that.

A CMS have 3 main parts.The database at it’s centre, a template, and a style sheet. The CMS acts like a mixer and presents the mix to the user.

Let’s WordPress

WordPress is one of the most popular CMS’s particularly optimised for Blogging. WordPress comes with:

There are two versions or WordPress. The WordPress hosted, hosting-free system at and the Self-Hosted system at You need a hosting to use the WordPress from

[ Rest of the slides included shots of how WordPress looks on the server. I also gave a demo by building a sample Website on local host]

Making Money with WordPress

Some of the ways I earn money from WordPress blogs. They are:

This was one of the most interesting segment there.

Concluding Thoughts

Overall the experience was great. I think I could inspire some of them to get into blogging and try their luck. The college hospitality and event coordination was awesome.

Hope you enjoy the slides. Feel Free to use it anywhere you like.

Hello, I am Arun Basil Lal. Thank you for reading!

I am a WordPress product developer and creator of Image Attributes Pro. I am passionate about solving problems and travelling the world.

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  1. That is really cool. Did you set it up of did the college? How did you make that connection with them?

  2. Muneer.k says:

    i was thier at the pgm,i really got motivated by ur talk..and i dont know much about the internet and all..this is ma first comment to a blog…anyway thanks for ur tips

  3. munner.k says:

    how can i add the slide like in this post?..
    i already joined in slideshare

  4. Wealth Management says:

    The website articles are great, only dropped in for a quick read and ended up reading a lot more. Thankyou and keep up the great feeds.

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