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WordPress Melbourne June Meetup

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Some slides & notes from the June WordPress 'Q and A' Meetup. (Thanks to all that helped recreate some of the slides after keynote crashed !)

Some slides & notes from the June WordPress 'Q and A' Meetup. (Thanks to all that helped recreate some of the slides after keynote crashed !)

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    • 1. WordPress MelbourneJune meetup#wpmelb check in
    • 2. Thank you to Inspire9 for having usThank you to our sponsor
    • 3. WordPress NewsWordPress 3.4 will be available any day nowWordPress SEO v1.2Official Facebook for WordPressWordCamp NY & WordPress TVWordCamp Sydney (21st & 22nd July)Any other news ??
    • 4. WordPress Jobs Is anyone offering paid WordPress work ? Is anyone available for paid WordPress work ?
    • 5. WordPress 3.4 Embed Tweets with oEmbed Theme Customiser Touch Support HTML in Captions Page Template Handling + a bunch of other ‘under the hood’ improvements 3 min demo : http://vimeo.com/43566362
    • 6. Up next:WordPress Q&A Session
    • 7. Q: Which plugins / tools shouldI use to backup my WP site ?A: Backup Buddy (Premium Plugin) Manage WP (more than backups) WordPress Backup to Dropbox (Made in Melbourne) VaultPress from Automattic (more than backups)
    • 8. Q: Do you have any advice forworking with PremiumWordPress Themes ?A: Always use a child theme (and create a new stylesheet) Research the author (support, comments, documentation, forums) Make sure to thoroughly test out the demo versions Use Firebug / Developer tools
    • 9. Q: Do you work with anyTheme Frameworks or ‘Starter’WordPress Themes ?A: Genesis Thesis Roots HTML5 & Starkers _s Bones
    • 10. Q: Which plugins / tools do youuse to style fonts ?A: Tiny MCE Advanced Plugin Client Proof Visual Editor Plugin Add the styles via editor-styles.css Use Firebug / Developer tools
    • 11. Q: Which SEO plugins / toolsdo you recommend ?A: WordPress (Yoast) SEO Plugin All in one SEO Pack Plugin SEO Moz (Premium with browser extensions) XML Sitemaps - standalone plugin & wordpress (yoast) SEO Google Anlytics & Webmaster Tools are essential
    • 12. Q: Do you have any tips forsomeone starting out withTheme Development ?A: Digging into WordPress (Book + Sample Code) Setup a local development environment & use version control Download themes from the WP Theme Directory & look at how they are coded Use the WordPress Codex to learn about WP theme functions Subscribe to blogs like wp.tutsplus.com wpbeginner.com digwp.com
    • 13. Q: Does anyone have anyexperience with membershiptools / plugins ?A: Look at Buddy Press Look at Gravity Forms for user signup Look at WP-Member Look at Membership Look at Restrict Content Pro
    • 14. Q: What plugin / tool would youuse for a small eCommercesite ?A: Consider WooCommerce Consider Cart 66 Consider Gravity Forms for single products Consider PayPal buy now buttons Consider third party services
    • 15. Q: Mobile ?A: Go responsive Device theme switcher dotMobi wordpress mobile pack WP Touch Obox Mobile
    • 16. Thanks for comingThanks again to Inspire9 for having usThanks again to our sponsor