WordPress Crash Course - WP 101

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  • 1. { WordPress Crash Course } Heather Acton WCChicago North Meetup 11/16/11
  • 2. { What is WordPress? } WordPress (the software) is: a free and open source blogging tool and publishing platform (GPL license) powered by PHP and MySQL, coded with TLC by hand a content management system (CMS) extensible with themes and plugins used by over 14.7% of Alexa Internets "top 1 million" websites powering 22% of all new websites currently the most popular CMS in use on the InternetSource: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • 3. { Why Use WordPress? }Ease of useSupportive community Codex Forums WordCamps
  • 4. { WordPress - .com vs .org }WordPress.com Simple setup, create an free account yoursitename.wordpress.com Hosted on WordPress.com servers Limited theme (look/feel) choices No plugins, aka additional functionality Non-commercial use
  • 5. { WordPress - .com vs .org }WordPress.org (aka self-hosted WordPress) Need to purchase domain & hosting plan (<$60/yr.) yoursitename.com One-click install WordPress, or manual install Total flexibility in look/feel and functionality Web developer should be consulted to ensure proper setup
  • 6. { So which is right for me? }.com is great for the casual blogger family or personal blog no monetization ever desired easy to maintain.org is necessary for the current or aspiring business blogger ad revenue, e-commerce, paid membership, or even supporting your business start building search engine clout here may desire a developer
  • 7. { WordPress.org }DashboardPages vs. PostsCategories vs. TagsPlugins & WidgetsCheck Your Site Health
  • 8. { The Dashboard }Home Your site at a glance Drag/drop/collapse modules Screen Options
  • 9. { The Dashboard }Updates When an update is available, install it! Always back up your site first
  • 10. { The Dashboard }Poke around to learn! Appearance Settings
  • 11. { Pages vs. Posts }Pages = Static, dateless content About Us, Contact Us Probably accessible via navigationPosts = “Blog”-like content Daily, weekly, monthly content added Displayed newest to oldest Use categories and tags to organize
  • 12. { Categories vs. Tags }Categories Big buckets to organize posts Hierarchical Good practice: 10 categories or less per blogTags (NOT keywords) Topics covered in your posts Good practice: 10 tags or less per postResource: http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories-vs-tags/
  • 13. { Plugins vs. Widgets }Plugins Extend the functionality of WordPress E-Commerce, fancy comments, SEO help, etc. http://wordpress.org/extend/pluginsWidgets Drag/drop modules that go in your sidebar or other “widgetized” areas of your website
  • 14. { Site Health Checklist }Security Social Strong username & password Links to social sites Routine backups scheduled Easy social sharing of posts, done right (BackupBuddy) Theme WP version, theme, and plugins all up- to-date Secure, reputable, supported, flexibleSEO Theme modifications done in child theme WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin Analytics & Tracking Enable sitemap in Yoast & submit to search engines Google Analytics installed Permalinks set to /%postname%/ Feed redirected to Feedburner feed