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Word press in 30 minutes
Word press in 30 minutes
Word press in 30 minutes
Word press in 30 minutes
Word press in 30 minutes
Word press in 30 minutes
Word press in 30 minutes
Word press in 30 minutes
Word press in 30 minutes
Word press in 30 minutes
Word press in 30 minutes
Word press in 30 minutes
Word press in 30 minutes
Word press in 30 minutes
Word press in 30 minutes
Word press in 30 minutes
Word press in 30 minutes
Word press in 30 minutes
Word press in 30 minutes
Word press in 30 minutes
Word press in 30 minutes
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Word press in 30 minutes

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Presentation to Vancouver Internet Marketers meetup group on March 21, 2011

Presentation to Vancouver Internet Marketers meetup group on March 21, 2011

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  • 1. WordPress in 90 Minutes<br />This presentation can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/wordpress30<br />
  • 2. Agenda<br />Introduction<br />Quick Wordpress overview<br />Build a Wordpress from scratch<br />
  • 3. What is WordPress<br /> WordPress is an open source Content Management System (CMS), often used as a blog publishing application, powered by PHP and MySQL. <br /> It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. <br />Powering 12% of the top 1 Million websites<br />13 Million downloads<br />25 Million installations<br />56% CMS Market Share<br />
  • 4. Why Wordpress<br />WordPress is very popular. This means you can find everything you need quickly<br />Wordpeess functionality can be expanded or customized using plugins, which are add-on software modules. There are thousand of FREE plugin that can do anything you need.<br />Search Engine Friendly<br />You are in control<br />Does not vendor-lock you<br />
  • 5. What can you do with WordPress<br />Blogs: http://www.themarthablog.com/<br />Video Blogs: tv.winelibrary.com/<br />Business wbesites: http://pilieventplanning.com/<br />Online Magazines: www.vancouverlatino.com/<br />Membership Sites: www.paleoplan.com/<br />Online store: www.australian-bodycare.net<br />Community Websites: http://vizthink.com<br />Squeeze Pages: bcdiscountrealestate.com/<br />Mashable<br />
  • 6. SettingUp your First WordPress website<br />
  • 7. WordPress Hosting<br />Minimum requirements to run a WordPress website are:<br />PHP version 4.3 or greater<br />MySQL version 4.1.2 or greater<br />Our additional recommendations:-<br />PHP version 5 or greater ( Will be required for WP ver 3.2 )<br />MySQL version 5 or greater ( Will be required for WP ver 3.2 )<br />Apachemod_rwerite ( Linux hosting recommended )<br />cPanel support – cPanel is a web hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site. <br />Server Location – If your business serves a community in a specific geographic location, it is recommended that you use a hosting service that has servers in your target location. This will help improve your SEO ranking in your area. <br />Disk space and bandwidth limitation – We recommend you choose a hosting plan that is unlimited. These plans are so common and affordable, there is no reason you will pick any other option.<br />
  • 8. Hosting Cont.<br />HostGator- A US based company that provides Shared, Reseller and Dedicated web hosting solutions, designed for both beginners and professionals. ( You can use coupon code WORDPRESSINSIDER to get a little bit of a discount )<br />WestHost - Recommended by WordPress guru Joost de Valk<br />WebServe- A Canada based company you may want to use in case you have a business that serves clients in Canada. Make sure to take one of their UNIX hosting options.<br />
  • 9. Configuring Your Website<br />Set up name servers - This information is typically provided by the hosting company<br />The information should be entered into the domain registrant database. <br />
  • 10. Configure Domain In cPanel<br />Define domain or AddOn domain<br />Install WordPress using Fantastico<br />
  • 11. WordPress dashboard<br />Login through <site-url>/wp-admin<br />
  • 12. Themes<br />There are hundreds of free themes you can choose from<br />Also , many other cost anywhere between $39~$300<br />Examples:<br />Elegant themes – $39 per 1 year access for 50+ themes<br />WooThemes – From $70/3 themes and up<br />DirectoryPress- $79 <br />FlexSqueeze- $127<br />
  • 13. Publishing content<br />In WordPress, you can write either posts or pages.<br />Posts are typically regular blog entries, you write a post. Posts automatically appear in reverse chronological order on your blog's home page. <br />Pages, on the other hand, are for content such as "About Me," "Contact Me," etc. <br />
  • 14. About Categories & Tags<br />Each post must have at least one category <br />Tags are similar to categories, but they are generally used to describe your post in more detail. Using tags is optional<br />
  • 15. Plugins Overview<br /><ul><li>Plugins are software add-ons that can enhance and modify the default behaviour of Wordpress.
  • 16. Plugin are installed from with the WordPress Dashboard </li></li></ul><li>What can you do with Plugins<br />Automatic Backups<br />Ad Management<br />Shopping Carts<br />Easily ad tables (WP-Table Reloaded)<br />Membership managements<br />Event calendar<br />Integrate with Google Analytics<br />SEO<br />Comment spam protection<br />Automatically create mobile version (Wp Touch Pro)<br />
  • 17. Recommended Plugins<br />All in One SEO Pack or WordPress SEO<br />Ultimate Google Analytics<br />XML Sitemap Generator ( Not needed if using WordPress SEO mentioned above)<br />Contact Form 7<br />Don’t use theme’s build in SEO or Google Analytics support!!<br />
  • 18. Essential Settings<br />Setting/General - <br />Set time zone correctly<br />Setting/Permalinks –<br />the permanent URL to your <br />Individual posts<br />It is recommended to use custom <br />structure :<br />/%category%/%postname%<br />
  • 19. Widgets<br />WordPress Widget is like a plugin, but designed to provide a simple way to arrange the various elements of your sidebar content without having to change any code.<br />Can use external widget tools <br />
  • 20. Summery<br />Any questions ?<br />All resources can be found in WordpressInsider.org<br />
  • 21. Thank You<br />Connect With Me:<br />Email: Michelle@CastilloMediaGroup.com<br />LinkedIn<br />Twitter<br />Facebook ( Feel Free to Like us  )<br />Website: WordPressInsider.org<br />This presentation can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/wordpress90<br />

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