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This presentation covers topics on how to manage Menus, details of what is Widgets, how to invite for feedback, creating polls, how to build a strong and visible reader community and using site ...

This presentation covers topics on how to manage Menus, details of what is Widgets, how to invite for feedback, creating polls, how to build a strong and visible reader community and using site statistics to understand your readers in WordPress.

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  • Customizing Your Blog 2 Jamshid Hashimi Trainer, Cresco Solution http://www.jamshidhashimi.com jamshid@netlinks.af @jamshidhashimi ajamshidhashimi
  • Agenda • Managing Menus • What are Widgets? • Which Widgets are available to you? • Primary and secondary widget areas • Inviting feedback • Creating polls • How to build a strong, visible reader community? • Using site statistics to understand your readers
  • Managing Menus • The Appearance Menus Screen enables a user to create custom navigation menu in place of a theme’s default menu • Screen Options • Expanding, Collapsing, and Rearranging, Modules • Create a Menu • • • • • Delete Menu Automatically add new top-level pages to this menu Theme locations Save menu Delet Menu
  • Managing Menus
  • Managing Menus
  • Managing Menus
  • Managing Menus • Navigation Label • The label for this particular menu item • Title Attribute • The attribute used when displaying the label • Link Target • Select "Same window or tab" or "New window or tab" from the pull-down. • CSS Classes • Optional CSS Classes for this menu item • Link Relationship (XFN) • Allows for the generation of XFN attributes automatically so you can show how you are related to the authors/owners of site to which you are linking. See Link Relationship for details.
  • Managing Menus • Description • Description for this link. The description will be displayed in the menu if the current theme supports it. • Original • A link to the original source of the menu item (e.g. a link to view the post or page). • Remove • Remove this menu item from the menu. • Cancel • Cancel the configuration of the menu item and
  • What are Widgets? • WordPress Widgets add content and features to your Sidebars. • Widgets make it easy to customize the content of your sidebar(s). • Widgets require no code experience or expertise. They can be added, removed, and rearranged on the WordPress Administration • Appearance > Widgets panel.
  • What are Widgets?
  • What are Widgets? • Adding Widgets
  • What are Widgets? • Configuring Widgets
  • What are Widgets? • Widget Visibility
  • What are Widgets? • Widget Visibility
  • Inviting feedback
  • Inviting feedback
  • Inviting feedback
  • Inviting feedback
  • Inviting feedback
  • Creating polls • Polls are another great way to enhance your blog with an interactive element or feature. • WordPress.com is directly integrated with Polldaddy, a popular online poll creation service, so adding them to your blog is very easy. • Feedback → Polls
  • Creating polls
  • Creating polls
  • Creating polls
  • Creating polls
  • Creating polls
  • How to build a strong, visible reader community? • Ask them how they feel about things. • Follow up questions • Reward them for hanging out with the community. • Guest post for your blog • Connect them with each other. • 5 Bloggers I Can’t Live Without and Why • Choose from your readers • Recognize their contributions. • Respond to their comment. • Give your new readers a smile and a nod. • An inspiring blog title • Banner image • Quotes
  • Using site statistics to understand your readers • Want to know how many visits your site gets, and what posts and pages are most popular? • Sparkline • 48 upright bars representing the last 48 hours of page views • Darker lines indicating nighttime page views
  • Using site statistics to understand your readers • Views and Visitors
  • Using site statistics to understand your readers • Views by Country
  • Using site statistics to understand your readers • Referrers • Lists other blogs, web sites and search engines that link to blog • Top Posts & Pages • Search Engine Terms • Clicks • External links inside blog • • • • Post and Page Comments Bogroll Usernames in comment
  • Using site statistics to understand your readers
  • Questions?