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Jeremy Caplan presents at the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism's free workshop, "How to Launch You.com - Build Your Personal Website." ...

Jeremy Caplan presents at the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism's free workshop, "How to Launch You.com - Build Your Personal Website."

For more information about free training for business journalists, please visit businessjournalism.org.

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  • How to Launch YOU.comSABEW ConferenceReynolds Center WorkshopJeremy CaplanApril 8, 2011
  • AgendaOptions for Launching Your SiteIntroducing Wordpress + Best PracticesHands-on Site BuildingFinal Discussion and Critique
  • Brief IntroductionsWho I AmWho You Are
  • Part I:Getting Yourself OnlineFrom 5-minute free options to costly, year-longprojects, you can choose how deep to dive.
  • flavors.me
  • about.me
  • blogger.com
  • posterous.com
  • tumblr.com
  • weebly.com
  • wix.com
  • wordpress.org/wordpress.com
  • apple.com/iweb
  • dreamweaver.com
  • squarespace.com
  • 99designs.com
  • sortfolio.com
  • Part II: WordPress
  • IntroducingWordPress
  • Blogger DashboardVs. WordPress Dashboard
  • Part III:You.com Best PracticesMaking the Most of the WordPress World
  • Decide What You NeedList the key content you need on your site
  • Prepare Your AssetsGather your materials
  • Your Site Should Include: 2-Paragraph Bio High-Quality Photo Links to Your Content PDFs of Your Content Videos or Podcasts You’ve Made or Appeared in Links to Your Social Media Accounts/Blogs Contact Information Optional: Resume, Testimonials, Links to Colleagues
  • Get a Sense of What’s PossibleFind at least 10 portfolio sites you like & observethe sites’ content and design choices.
  • Choose a Reliable Web HostBluehost, Dreamhost, GoDaddy, etc.
  • Theme Options Free ThemesGraphPaperPress.comWooThemes.comThemeforest.combit.ly/wpthemeguide
  • Don’t Save NickelsChoose a web host and a theme provider basedon your needs. Investing in your self presentationis an important part of investing in your career.
  • Add Some Useful WidgetsSearchTwitterFlickrRecent Posts/Comments
  • Add Some Useful Plug-InsAudio PlayerLightbox 2BackupifyAkismetIssuu
  • Revise RegularlyUpdate and fix site issues at least monthly
  • Capitalize on the CommunityWordPress.tv = Great explanatory videosWordPress.org/support - FAQs & Basic Info