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A talk on how to approach WordPress development for publishers and users.

A talk on how to approach WordPress development for publishers and users.

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    WordPress the Right Way WordPress the Right Way Presentation Transcript

    • THE RIGHT WAY
    • CODY LANDEFELDOWNER/DIRECTOR AT CODYL10+ YEARS BUILDING FOR THE WEB7+ YEARS BUILDING WITH WORDPRESSPHOENIX, AZ // CODYL.COM // @CODYL
    • WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?codyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
    • 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
    • WHERE TO START >>codyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
    • 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
    • HOSTING FOR WORDPRESScodyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
    • 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
    • SECURITY FOR WORDPRESScodyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
    • 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
    • BACK-UP FOR WORDPRESScodyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
    • 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
    • THEMES FOR WORDPRESScodyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
    • 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
    • PLUGINS FOR WORDPRESScodyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
    • 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
    • MAINTENANCE FOR WORDPRESScodyl.com | @codyl #wcmia
    • 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
    • THANKS!codyl.com | @codyl #wcmia