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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.com - Build Your Personal Website" "How to Launch You.com - Build Your Personal Website" Presentation Transcript

    • 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