WordPress the Right Way

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WordPress the Right Way

  1. 1. THE RIGHT WAY
  2. 2. CODY LANDEFELDOWNER/DIRECTOR AT CODYL10+ YEARS BUILDING FOR THE WEB7+ YEARS BUILDING WITH WORDPRESSPHOENIX, AZ // CODYL.COM // @CODYL
  3. 3. WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?codyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
  4. 4. WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW? •17% of the web uses WordPress • WordPress is easy to use / This is good and bad • WordPress has a vast community of developers contributing to it’s core to make it better continually. (Please thank them today!) • You can be up and publishing fast. Which is amazing!codyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
  5. 5. WHERE TO START >>codyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
  6. 6. WHERE TO START • Get in touch with a consultant? • Is WordPress the right fit? Installing WordPress • Choose a host wisely - Shared / Managed hosting • Installing WordPress from scratchcodyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
  7. 7. HOSTING FOR WORDPRESScodyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
  8. 8. HOSTING FOR WORDPRESS • Consider managed hosting... • Choose a shared host wisely. Not all hosts are created equal. • Shared hosting means you are responsible, not them! Recommendations • WP Engine / Pagely / Zippy Kidcodyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
  9. 9. SECURITY FOR WORDPRESScodyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
  10. 10. SECURITY FOR WORDPRESS • YES, you need to think about security! • Shared hosting / continual updates / hackers galore Recommendations... • Choose a host wisely - Shared / Managed hosting • Install Sucuri’s plugin for one-click hardening / sign-up for monitoringcodyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
  11. 11. BACK-UP FOR WORDPRESScodyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
  12. 12. BACK-UP FOR WORDPRESS • Back-up is necessary for multiple reasons. • Hosting / continual updates / etc Recommendations... • Choose a host wisely - Shared / Managed hosting • Backup Buddy - easy to use / won’t run on managed hostscodyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
  13. 13. THEMES FOR WORDPRESScodyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
  14. 14. THEMES FOR WORDPRESS • Make sure you know your site/blog goals first • Consider where you purchase your theme if self-publishing Recommendations... • Organic Themes / StudioPress / Okay Themes / etc • Consider feedback / stability of company / updates for your theme, etccodyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
  15. 15. PLUGINS FOR WORDPRESScodyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
  16. 16. PLUGINS FOR WORDPRESS • Make sure you know your site/blog goals first • Research feedback regarding the plugin if self-publishing Recommendations... • Gravity Forms / Pippins Plugins / Shopp, etc • Consider feedback / stability of company / updates for your plugin, etccodyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
  17. 17. MAINTENANCE FOR WORDPRESScodyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
  18. 18. MAINTENANCE FOR WORDPRESS • Make sure you know your site/blog goals first • Backup continually / update core / plugins, etc Recommendations... • Maintainn, WP Maintainer, etccodyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
  19. 19. THANKS!codyl.com | @codyl #wcmia

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