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This is my presentation from the January 9th, 2010 at Wordcamp Atlanta, http://atlantawordcamp.com/

This is my presentation from the January 9th, 2010 at Wordcamp Atlanta, http://atlantawordcamp.com/

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  • 1. What The Heck Is Wordpress? Wordcamp Atlanta 2010 Adria Richards Twitter @adriarichards http://butyoureagirl.com
  • 2. What is it? • Wordpress is an application • It’s open source • It powers blogs and websites Twitter @adriarichards
  • 3. 3 Reasons People Love Wordpress Twitter @adriarichards
  • 4. Unique
  • 5. Simple
  • 6. Functional
  • 7. Wordpress Twitter @adriarichards
  • 8. Why use it? • Save time • Great SEO • Ongoing development • Great community support • Free Twitter @adriarichards
  • 9. 5 Reasons People Surf The Internet • Find answer their question • Research a specific product or service • Research your company • Buy • Entertainment Twitter @adriarichards
  • 10. Getting Started With Wordpress Twitter @adriarichards
  • 11. Services • Domain name • Hosting account Twitter @adriarichards
  • 12. Tools • FTP Client, Filezilla • Text Editor, Text Wrangler or Edit Pad Twitter @adriarichards
  • 13. Strategy • State your goal • Identify your market • Plan content for your audience • Track your traffic Twitter @adriarichards
  • 14. Design Twitter @adriarichards
  • 15. Create Visually Appealing Sites • In the main study, 588 participants asked to judge the expected information quality of 12 websites. • A positive judgment of the visual appeal was consistently transferred to a positive expectation of the information quality of the site Twitter @adriarichards
  • 16. Ready, Set, Build • Download Wordpress • Transfer files via FTP • Run setup Twitter @adriarichards
  • 17. ** LUNCH BREAK ** Twitter @adriarichards
  • 18. How To Upgrade Wordpress • Use a host that supports cPanel • Backup files • Backup database • Run automatic update Twitter @adriarichards
  • 19. Wordpress Installation • Copy files via FTP • Create database • Create user • Connect database to user • Run setup Twitter @adriarichards
  • 20. Tour of Dashboard Twitter @adriarichards
  • 21. Customize Settings • Settings > General Permalinks Clock • Settings >Writing XML-RPC Twitter @adriarichards
  • 22. Official Resources • Wordpress Forums • Wordpress.tv • Wordpress Documentation Twitter @adriarichards
  • 23. Unofficial Resources • Lorelle • WPBeginner • Smashing Magazine Twitter @adriarichards
  • 24. Plugins • All-In-One SEO Pack • Audit Trail • Page Links To • My Link Order • My Page Order • WP iPhone Touch Twitter @adriarichards
  • 25. Citations • What is beautiful is useful http://www.computer.org/portal/web/ csdl/doi/10.1109/IPCC. 2009.5208678 Twitter @adriarichards
  • 26. Wordcamp Atlanta • Attendees save 50% off Live Wordpress Training • Next Training, February 2010 • http://freshworkshops.com/wcatl Questions? adria.richards@butyoureagirl.com Twitter @adriarichards