Setting Up your WordPress Site like a Pro

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Setting Up your WordPress Site like a Pro

  1. 1. by Nile Flores - http://blondish.net Twitter: @blondishnet Facebook: fb.com/NileFlores Setting Up Your WordPress Site Like A Pro
  2. 2. The Goal of This Lecture <ul><li>To go through some basic tips for your WordPress powered website </li></ul><ul><li>Share some theme suggestions – both premium and from scratch theme tips </li></ul><ul><li>A couple basic tools to connect your site to Social networks </li></ul><ul><li>Good WordPress resource reads to help you on your way. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Basic Plugins You SHOULD Install <ul><li>Google XML Sitemaps </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress SEO </li></ul><ul><li>Feedburner Feedsmith </li></ul>All of this is and in between is by your choice, even if you hire a web designer/ developer to do the job for you.
  4. 4. If you are designing a WordPress Theme from scratch <ul><li>Put yourself in place of your visitor and think how you would want to use your website as easy as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Use valid coding (you can use http://validator.w3.org to validate your website) </li></ul><ul><li>Keep in mind that not all users are surfing your website with the same browser </li></ul><ul><li>Design using basic conversion elements to attract visitors to click within your website and go to where you want them to go </li></ul>
  5. 5. If You Want to Use a Framework <ul><li>StudioPress Genesis </li></ul><ul><li>Organic Themes </li></ul><ul><li>iThemes </li></ul><ul><li>Hyrbid Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Twenty Ten </li></ul><ul><li>Twenty Eleven </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic </li></ul>
  6. 6. Tools To Connect to Sites <ul><li>Dlvr.it </li></ul><ul><li>Tweet Old Post plugin </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Graffiti </li></ul>
  7. 7. Resources <ul><li>WPRecipes.com </li></ul><ul><li>WPBeginner.com </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress All In One </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress for Dummies </li></ul><ul><li>Digging Into WordPress </li></ul><ul><li>WPAddict.net </li></ul><ul><li>ShoutMeLoud.com </li></ul><ul><li>BasicBlogTips.com </li></ul><ul><li>FamousBloggers.net </li></ul><ul><li>ProBlogDesign.com </li></ul>

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