The Kitchen Sink Talk (Importing, Exporting, Customization & Troubleshooting WordPress websites)
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WordCamp Miami: Beginner’s Workshop in Davie, FL

WordCamp Miami: Beginner’s Workshop in Davie, FL
March 23, 2013

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  • THE KITCHEN SINK TALK (IMPORTING, EXPORTING, CUSTOMIZATION & TROUBLESHOOTING) Ernie Hsiung, WordCamp Beginner’s Workshop, Davie FLSaturday, March 23, 13
  • WHO AM I?Saturday, March 23, 13
  • WAIT, WHY THE KITCHEN SINK? It’s the kitchen sink because we’ll cover topics in this session that doesn’t really make any sense to fit into other sessions. You can split this into t wo sections: Making your website unique (Importing your existing content and customization) and when bad things happen (Backing up and Troubleshooting)Saturday, March 23, 13
  • WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE :(Saturday, March 23, 13
  • MAKING BACKUPSSaturday, March 23, 13
  • PERO, WHY?Saturday, March 23, 13
  • THIS IS WHY WE CREATE BACKUPSSaturday, March 23, 13
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  • IT’S TOTALLY POSSIBLE TO DO YOURSELF (If you go this route, you need to back-up your database, your theme files, your plug-ins and your uploads.)Saturday, March 23, 13
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  • TROUBLESHOOTINGSaturday, March 23, 13
  • (THE DREADED WHITE PAGE) :(Saturday, March 23, 13
  • Isolate the issue! Try deactivating all the plug-ins. If you can’t get to the page to deactive the plug-ins, you can deactivate plug- ins through the FTP console. As a sanity check, also try switching to a default theme.Saturday, March 23, 13
  • Rename your plugin folder to disable it! “akismet-disabled”, for example! Oh hey, it’s your WordPress folder!Saturday, March 23, 13
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  • MAKING YOUR WEBSITE UNIQUESaturday, March 23, 13
  • IMPORTING AND EXPORTINGSaturday, March 23, 13
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  • CUSTOMIZATIONSaturday, March 23, 13
  • FROM BLOG TO CMSSaturday, March 23, 13
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  • MAKING IT LOOK PRETTYSaturday, March 23, 13
  • THEME OPTIONS (Pre-purchased themes are like snowflakes; no two themes work the same way. Unfortunately.)Saturday, March 23, 13
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  • DeepFocus (ElegantThemes.com)Saturday, March 23, 13
  • WP Next Magazine (ThemeForest.Net)Saturday, March 23, 13
  • LOOKING AT THE CODESaturday, March 23, 13
  • Is the change cosmetic? If so, it involves CSS.Saturday, March 23, 13
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  • h1 a { color: purple; font-size:32px; }Saturday, March 23, 13
  • <h1 class="entry-title"> <a href="http://lydlabs.wpengine.com/?p=5" title="Permalink to A newest blog post" rel="bookmark">A newest blog post</a> </h1> h1 a { color: purple; font-size:32px; }Saturday, March 23, 13
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  • Is it related to layout? You’ll probably want to change the HTML inside the theme files. Doesn’t apply to WordPress.com.Saturday, March 23, 13
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  • Do you need custom post types or modify the WordPress admin interface? Then you’re looking to go into PHP. Doesn’t apply to WordPress.comSaturday, March 23, 13
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  • Most of the people in this day session are new to WordPress, and new to technology. It’s pretty simple to do basic cosmetic changes to make your website unique using CSS, but if you’re doing any intermediate to advanced customizations, I would recommend using a highly customizable theme or paying a developer. MY $0.02Saturday, March 23, 13
  • ANY QUESTIONS? • My website: erniehsiung.com • My e-mail: e@erniehsiung.com • Twitter: @ErnieAtLYDSaturday, March 23, 13