There's No Crying In Wordpress! (an intro to WP)

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This is not your momma's blog~ an intro to Wordpress.com and self hosted Wordpress.
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There's No Crying In Wordpress! (an intro to WP)

  1. 1. T H E R E ’ S N O C RY I N G 
 I N W O R D P R E S S
  2. 2. T H E R E ’ S N O C RY I N G 
 I N W O R D P R E S S
  3. 3. Squeeze Pages, OptimizePress Membership Site, Wishlist Member Review Site Video Blog Portfolio Forum, bbPress e-Commerce Store, WooCommerce Wiki, WordPress-Wiki Social Network, BuddyPress Business Directory Job Board Daily Deal Site, Group Buying Site Facebook Page S O M U C H W E C A N D O !
  4. 4. L E T ’ S D O T H I S ! N O C RY I N G , J U S T F I N D I N G S O L U T I O N S
  5. 5. wordpress.com
 vs
 wordpress.org FIRSTUP 1
  6. 6. • Free for Life option • Updated and Securely Maintained for you • Includes curated themes and plugins • Benefit of wordpress.com's social life • Jetpack stat goodies and subscriber ease • Instant access to start blogging.
  7. 7. You can have multiple sites, and also add Jetpack functionality to your .org sites.
  8. 8. You can have multiple sites, and also add Jetpack functionality to your .org sites.
  9. 9. You can have multiple sites, and also add Jetpack functionality to your .org sites.
  10. 10. You can have multiple sites, and also add Jetpack functionality to your .org sites.
  11. 11. You can have multiple sites, and also add Jetpack functionality to your .org sites.
  12. 12. You can have multiple sites, and also add Jetpack functionality to your .org sites.
  13. 13. • Free for Life- download any time • You Install, Maintain and Update • Huge repository of plugins (the good, the bad and the ugly) • Find or purchase themes from all over the web • Edit as much or as little as you like • You are in Control of every detail.
  14. 14. .org
  15. 15. .com.org
  16. 16. .com.org
  17. 17. .com.org
  18. 18. .com.org
  19. 19. .com.org
  20. 20. .com.org Since .com does not allow Plugins, they’ve chosen a select few features you’ll benefit from and built them in. ! Further customizations are found in the Store
  21. 21. A L O N E Y O U D O N ’ T H A V E T O G O I T • Codex • Support Forums • Facebook Groups • Meetups • WordCamps • Books • Online Classes
  22. 22. I N S TA L L I N G S E L F H O S T E D Q U I C K I N T E R M I S S I O N You’ll need: • Hosting Space • Domain Name • Access to creating a database & DB user • FTP or CPanel File Manager • Decision on where the installation will be living. or • A really great host that offers installation and updating of WP (like Siteground / WpEngine)
  23. 23. Installing WP in a subfolder= http://mydomainname/wordpress/content
  24. 24. Installing WP in the root= http://mydomainname/content
  25. 25. Meanwhile Wordpress.com= http://yoursitename.wordpress.com
  26. 26. Meanwhile Wordpress.com= http://yoursitename.wordpress.com
  27. 27. What exactly did you just install?
  28. 28. What exactly did you just install? wp-content | wp-admin | wp-includes | wp-config.php | wp-settings.php …
  29. 29. What exactly did you just install? wp-content | wp-admin | wp-includes | wp-config.php | wp-settings.php … At some point in your experiences you’ll need to be familiar with all the core files, well enough to 
 be able to spot any file that shouldn’t be there.
  30. 30. SECOND 2 USING
 the
 DASHBOARDS
  31. 31. Posts vs Pages
  32. 32. Categories vs Tags
  33. 33. A P O S T
  34. 34. Post Title Post’s Permalink : http://poochie-pets.net/ live-in-dog-years-love-uncoditionally A P O S T
  35. 35. Post Title Post’s Permalink : http://poochie-pets.net/ live-in-dog-years-love-uncoditionally Author and Date A P O S T
  36. 36. Post Title Post’s Permalink : http://poochie-pets.net/ live-in-dog-years-love-uncoditionally Author and Date Featured Image A P O S T
  37. 37. Post Title Post’s Permalink : http://poochie-pets.net/ live-in-dog-years-love-uncoditionally Author and Date Featured Image A P O S T Content An excerpt will be created from your content, or you can craft your own.
  38. 38. Post Title Post’s Permalink : http://poochie-pets.net/ live-in-dog-years-love-uncoditionally Author and Date Featured Image Social Sharing A P O S T Content An excerpt will be created from your content, or you can craft your own.
  39. 39. Post Title Post’s Permalink : http://poochie-pets.net/ live-in-dog-years-love-uncoditionally Author and Date Featured Image Social Sharing May also have author bio section Category and Tags A P O S T Content An excerpt will be created from your content, or you can craft your own.
  40. 40. A PA G E
  41. 41. A PA G E
  42. 42. A PA G E
  43. 43. A PA G E
  44. 44. A PA G E
  45. 45. A PA G E
  46. 46. A PA G E
  47. 47. A PA G E
  48. 48. A PA G E
  49. 49. Installing WP Video This video clip has been removed from public sharing of this presentation. It can be viewed in the presentation recording on Meetup.com
  50. 50. 3THIRD SECURE IT
 to
 AVOID CRYING
  51. 51. D O ’ S D O N ’ T S • Use “Admin” as your ID? &
  52. 52. D O ’ S D O N ’ T S • Use “Admin” as your ID? & DON’T
  53. 53. D O ’ S D O N ’ T S • Use “Admin” as your ID? & • Keep /wp-admin as your dashboard access point? DON’T
  54. 54. D O ’ S D O N ’ T S • Use “Admin” as your ID? & • Keep /wp-admin as your dashboard access point? DON’T DON’T wSecure Authentication Plugin
  55. 55. D O ’ S D O N ’ T S • Use “Admin” as your ID? & • Keep /wp-admin as your dashboard access point? • Backup (off server) religiously? DON’T DON’T wSecure Authentication Plugin
  56. 56. D O ’ S D O N ’ T S • Use “Admin” as your ID? & • Keep /wp-admin as your dashboard access point? • Backup (off server) religiously? DON’T DO DON’T wSecure Authentication Plugin
  57. 57. D O ’ S D O N ’ T S • Use “Admin” as your ID? & • Keep /wp-admin as your dashboard access point? • Backup (off server) religiously? • Keep your core current / updated? DON’T DO DON’T wSecure Authentication Plugin
  58. 58. D O ’ S D O N ’ T S • Use “Admin” as your ID? & • Keep /wp-admin as your dashboard access point? • Backup (off server) religiously? • Keep your core current / updated? DON’T DO DO DON’T wSecure Authentication Plugin
  59. 59. D O ’ S D O N ’ T S • Use “Admin” as your ID? & • Keep /wp-admin as your dashboard access point? • Backup (off server) religiously? • Keep your core current / updated? • Limit the # of admins? 
 (let authors be authors and editors) DON’T DO DO DON’T wSecure Authentication Plugin
  60. 60. D O ’ S D O N ’ T S • Use “Admin” as your ID? & • Keep /wp-admin as your dashboard access point? • Backup (off server) religiously? • Keep your core current / updated? • Limit the # of admins? 
 (let authors be authors and editors) DON’T DO DO DO DON’T wSecure Authentication Plugin
  61. 61. D O ’ S D O N ’ T S • Use “Admin” as your ID? & • Keep /wp-admin as your dashboard access point? • Backup (off server) religiously? • Keep your core current / updated? • Limit the # of admins? 
 (let authors be authors and editors) • Try out new plugins by Activating them on the live site? DON’T DO DO DO DON’T wSecure Authentication Plugin
  62. 62. D O ’ S D O N ’ T S • Use “Admin” as your ID? & • Keep /wp-admin as your dashboard access point? • Backup (off server) religiously? • Keep your core current / updated? • Limit the # of admins? 
 (let authors be authors and editors) • Try out new plugins by Activating them on the live site? DON’T DO DO DO DON’T DON’T wSecure Authentication Plugin
  63. 63. D O ’ S D O N ’ T S • Clean your folders like you’d clean your kitchen? &
  64. 64. D O ’ S D O N ’ T S • Clean your folders like you’d clean your kitchen? &
  65. 65. D O ’ S D O N ’ T S • Clean your folders like you’d clean your kitchen? & DO
  66. 66. D O ’ S D O N ’ T S • Clean your folders like you’d clean your kitchen? & • Use the generated passwords? DO
  67. 67. D O ’ S D O N ’ T S • Clean your folders like you’d clean your kitchen? & • Use the generated passwords? DO DO
  68. 68. D O ’ S D O N ’ T S • Clean your folders like you’d clean your kitchen? & • Use the generated passwords? • Keep or delete the read me.html file? DO DO
  69. 69. D O ’ S D O N ’ T S • Clean your folders like you’d clean your kitchen? & • Use the generated passwords? • Keep or delete the read me.html file? DO DO DELETE
  70. 70. D O ’ S D O N ’ T S • Clean your folders like you’d clean your kitchen? & • Use the generated passwords? • Keep or delete the read me.html file? DO DO DELETE • Ditch plugins that don’t update regularly?
  71. 71. D O ’ S D O N ’ T S • Clean your folders like you’d clean your kitchen? & • Use the generated passwords? • Keep or delete the read me.html file? DO DO DELETE • Ditch plugins that don’t update regularly? DO
  72. 72. FOURTH 4 TIPS STICKY SITUATIONS &
  73. 73. Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted T R O U B L E S H O O T:
  74. 74. define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ’64M’); OPEN wp-config.php php_value memory_limit = 128M memory_limit = 64M OR php.ini
  75. 75. White Screen of Death T R O U B L E S H O O T:
  76. 76. Via FTP Rename your Plugins folder (to anything) Refresh your site’s dashboard Then name your plugins folder “plugins” again Activate your plugins one by one until you find the culprit.
  77. 77. OR via PHPmyAdmin In the Options table
 Find the Active Plugins line Delete the entirety of that line.
  78. 78. T I P : Setup a Gravatar gravatar.com
  79. 79. T I P : Don’t forget Analytics
  80. 80. T I P : Link to Jetpack for easy Blog Follow and Stats too!
  81. 81. T I P : Use a Duplicate Post plugin to 
 make routine blogs easy.
  82. 82. T I P : Take advantage of Quick Edit
  83. 83. G E T I N V O LV E D http://make.wordpress.org
  84. 84. WordPress Trivia GameShow
  85. 85. WordPress Trivia GameShow Free Stock Imagery freerangestock.com PicJumbo.com unsplash.com gratisography.com Helpful Stuff Ban Hammer Registration Honeypot Aviary Photo Editor Wordpress SEO Yoast Wordfence

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