Beginner Workshop WCMIA

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WordCamp Miami Beginner Workshop - Posts/Pages/Custom Post Types/Taxonomies/Post Meta

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Beginner Workshop WCMIA

  1. 1. ORGANIZATION METHODSIN WORDPRESSMaking and Managing Posts and Comments
  2. 2. ABOUT YOUR SPEAKER David Laietta WordPress Development and Consulting Custom Theme Development Teaching and One-on-One Training david@davidlaietta.com @davidlaietta
  3. 3. PAGES StaticContent Infrequent changes, consistently relevant Frequently navigated information Do not utilize Categories and Tags Good Example: A page with information about you and your TV blog
  4. 4. POSTS Regularly updated content Archive for future use/indexing Show in RSS Feeds Consistently update with relevant content for users and search engines Good Example: Regular blog posts about the current weeks’ viewing schedule
  5. 5. CATEGORIES Internal Structures Useful for ordering via widgets and loops Helpful for SEO with proper permalinks Good Examples: “Episode Recaps”, “TV News”, “Actor Info”
  6. 6. TAGS SEO! Internal Searching (Flickr, Youtube, Gmail) Limit Tag Usage - Relevant, not repeated Good Examples: “Sarah Michelle Gellar, Buffy, Angel, Joss Whedon” Bad Examples: “Buffy, buffy, buffy the vampire slayer, vampire slayer”
  7. 7. CUSTOM POST TYPES Custom theme building Ease of use for end- user Creates top-level dashboard navigation Multiple levels of arguments for display Examples: “TV Shows”, “Networks”
  8. 8. TAXONOMIES Grouping/Classification Based on a single point of information within a Custom Post Type Not useful for qualities that are similar/unrelated Good Examples: “Actors”, “Titles” Bad Examples: “Season Number”, “Episode Number”
  9. 9. POSTMETA More Finely Tuned Grouping Useful for additional queries Ability to further sort while searching Not useful for baseline queries Good Examples: “Episode Number”, “Season Number”, “Character”
  10. 10. FURTHER ORGANIZATION NOTES Hierarchical vs. Non Hierarchical Not consistent for all sites Not all organization necessary in all cases A full site scope is needed to determine proper structure Better to plan ahead accordingly than attempt to integrate later
  11. 11. COMMENT MODERATION Keep Comments From Appearing Automatically Fight Spam and Negativity Can Restrict to Registered Users Only Restrict by IP or Keywords Auto Close by Date Hold Comments with links

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