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  • 1. WordPress For Business By Nile Flores http://blondish.net Twitter: @blondishnet Facebook: http://fb.com/NileFlores
  • 2. Objective Define what WordPress is? Explain what WordPress can do? Answer why Businesses should blog. Share some tips for good site conversion. Share tools that you should use for your WordPress site
  • 3. What is WordPress? Is is not just a blog platform. It is a full content management system. WordPress powers more than 15% of websites in the world! It is the #1 content management system over long time CMS like Drupal and Joomla It is easy to learn and use It can do anything you want it to. Has a very active and friendly support community.
  • 4. What Kind of Sites Can WordPress Power? Blogs  Realty sites Multi-author blogs  Hotel/ Reservations E-zines/ online  Membership sites magazines  Social networks Web directories  Forums Coupon directories  E-commerce sites Review sites Political sites Social bookmarking AND MORE!!!! sites
  • 5. Just A Couple Local Area Examples of WordPresssites in Southern Illinois
  • 6. DailyEgyptian.com
  • 7. ElRancherito-MVN.com
  • 8. Julie4StateRep.net
  • 9. Midam.US
  • 10. RendLakeResort.com
  • 11. TheOldeHomestead.net
  • 12. ThisIsFun.com
  • 13. Why SHOULD Businesses Blog? To draw attention to your business To draw attention to your community Build authority over your competition Engage with current or potential clients $$$
  • 14. Tips for Site Conversion Do not stuff EVERYTHING on your front page of your site Offer some type of newsletter opt-in for clients or interested parties to receive deals, and more info on your business Have a contact form! Make sure you make it clear who you are!
  • 15. Examples of Ways toConvert Your Visitors
  • 16. Tools for Your Site To Help it On The Way• Google XML Sitemaps• Google Analytics• Feedburner / Feedburner Feedsmith Plugin• WordPress SEO by Yoast• Yet Another Related Post Plugin (YARPP)• Aweber.com or MailChimp.com• Digg Digg Plugin
  • 17. WordPress Resource Sites WordPress.org/Support Codex.WordPress.org WPBeginner.com WPEngineer.com CatsWhoCode.com JustinTadlock.com Blondish.net WPHacks.com WPRecipes.com
  • 18. Other WordPress Materials• WordPress for Dummies by Lisa Sabin- Wilson• Professional WordPress Plugin Development by Brad Williams, Ozh Richard and Justin Tadlock• Digging Into WordPress by Chris Coyier and Jeff Starr
  • 19. Any Questions? Nile Flores Site: http://blondish.net Twitter: blondishnet Facebook: http://fb.com/NileFlores LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/blondishnet Slideshare: http://slideshare.net/blondishnet Me in 1986

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