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DISCOVERWORDPRESSFoxxr.com >>> Web Development | SEO Services | Website Support | Weekly WorkshopsSanta Cruz Business Prof...
WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORKSHOPSFoxxr.com >>> Web Development | SEO Services | Website Support | Weekly Workshops
GUARANTEED!Aha Moments
Advanced TopicsCovered inUpcomingWorkshopsSource - http://foxxr.com/favoritesSources NotedBEFORE WE BEGINYou can find this...
Getting to Know WordPressAdmin Panel and Optimal Settings
Getting to Know WordPressFoxxr.com >>> Web Development | SEO Services | Website Support | Weekly Workshops• WordPress.com ...
What is WordPress?Content Management SystemOpen Source SoftwareWebsites & BlogsThemes & PluginsFoxxr.com >>> Web Developme...
Source - http://wpbeginner.comWordPress.org vs Wordpress.com
WordPress.org vs Wordpress.comSource - http://wpbeginner.com
Who Uses WordPress.org?Source - http://wordpress.org/showcase/
Get Familiar with WordPress.orgFoxxr.com >>> Web Development | SEO Services | Website Support | Weekly Workshops
Out-of-the-Box Theme
Custom Theme
Invest in a ThemeSource - http://foxxr.com/themeforest
Popular Theme Frameworks
Source - http://getlisted.orgUse Responsive Themes
PluginsSource - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/
How to Search and Select PluginsSource - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/the-events-calendar/
Choosing a Web Hosting Companyhttp://foxxr.com/bluehost http://foxxr.com/hostgatorFoxxr.com >>> Web Development | SEO Serv...
Questions• WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org• Getting familiar with Wordpress.org• Custom themes & theme frameworks• What ar...
Admin Panel and Optimal Settings
Admin Panel & Optimal SettingsFoxxr.com >>> Web Development | SEO Services | Website Support | Weekly Workshops• Differenc...
PagesOrganized As Presentation• Static elements• Parent / Child• Individual• Custom templates• Custom sidebars• Dedicated ...
Page ExampleFoxxr.com >>> Web Development | SEO Services | Website Support | Weekly Workshops
Posts• Publishing date• Author• Category• TagsIndexed by• Reverse chronological• Categorical• Break points• Meant to be sh...
Post Break Points ExampleFoxxr.com >>> Web Development | SEO Services | Website Support | Weekly Workshops
A Very Sharable PostWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
CategoriesWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
TagsWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
Post FormatsWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
Post FormatsWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.comAside – Typically styled without a title. Similar to aFa...
Post Format Enabled ThemeWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
Media LibraryWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
Create a GalleryWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
Insert Gallery into Page or PostWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
Publish Post with GalleryWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
Publish Post with GalleryWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
Best Practices for Images• Save for Web - Under 100kb• More Colors = .jpg• Less Colors = .png• Transparent = .png
Admin Panel & Optimal SettingsWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
Custom Screen OptionsWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
General Settings
Writing Settings
Reading SettingsDefinewhether yourfront pagedisplays astatic page oryour blogpostsThis feature allows you to blockyour sit...
Discussion Settings
Media Settings
Permalink Settingstopicsindex
QuestionsFoxxr.com >>> Web Development | SEO Services | Website Support | Weekly Workshops• Difference between posts and p...
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Community Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com | 831-531-7771Anatomy of a PageContent areaYoast SEO PluginAttributesURLT...
• Post Formats• 2013 Theme• Easier Audio / Video• Auto Saved Posts• Post Locking• Better Nav Menus• Revision ControlWhat’s...
Source - http://foxxr.com/review
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Brian Childers at Foxxr will show you how to get the most out WordPress and how to create engaging and feature-rich websites. He will cover how to get a web host, set up a domain, and configure WordPress to your newly hosted site. We dive into many of the tools available for WordPress, demonstrating how to set-up your profile and create valuable content to share with your web audience.

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  • How many of you feel that you have got a grasp on the backend of WordpressHow many want to know about optimal settingsHow many want to know more about SEO
  • WordPress is a content management system built with open source software system used by millions of people around the world to create beautiful websites and blogs. It is completely customizable by the use of themes and plugins.
  • The overall appearance of a WordPress site is controlled by the Theme. Although there is a default theme that comes installed with WordPress, most people will either download a new theme, purchase one, or have one custom designed and built.
  • The sophisticated simplicity of Decor theme
  • Avada is clean, super flexible and has a fully responsive design! This theme sets the new standard with endless possibilities!
  • WordPress template frameworks offer a huge amount of built-in control and flexibility allowing you to create many different styles and layouts, and easily customize the template to build a professional and unique looking website. The theme frameworks below are for users of all levels.
  • WordPress is built around two basic concepts. Posts and Pages. Posts are typical blog entries. A series of articles, listed (usually) reverse-chronologically. Pages are used for more static content (i.e. content that doesn’t change or changes infrequently). An ‘About us’ page is an example of a Page on a typical website. In most cases you’ll find that the content in the ‘About us’ page doesn’t change all that frequently.
  • Now, you might be thinking, “but I don’t need a blog”. This might be true, but you can also use the blog concept if you have a site where you need to display your ‘latest news’ or even just company updates. Basically, any information that gets updated on a semi-regular basis can benefit from the ‘blog’ functionality. Whether that’s a traditional blog, your company’ ‘latest news’ or even just your own personal updates.
  • You can use categories to define sections of your site and group related posts. The default category is Uncategorized but this can be easily changed in your Settings. Pages cannot be associated with Categories. You can only associate Categories to Posts.Categories, unlike tags, can have a hierarchy. You might have a Car category, and under that have children categories for Ford, General Motors and Toyota.
  • Tags are ad-hoc keywords that identify important information in your post (names, subjects, etc) that may or may not recur in other posts. Unlike Categories, Tags have no hierarchy, meaning there’s no relationship from one Tag to another. Pages cannot be assigned Tags and cannot be associated with Categories. You can only associate Tags and Categories to Posts.
  • A Post Format is meta information that can be used within a Theme to style or customise the presentation of a Post. The Post Formats feature provides a standardised list of formats that are available to all themes that support the feature. There is no requirement for Themes to support every format on the list and new formats cannot be introduced by themes or even plugins
  • Aside – Typically styled without a title. Similar to a Facebook note updateGallery – A gallery of images. Post will likely contain a gallery shortcode and will have image attachmentsLink – A link to another siteImage – A single imageQuote – A quotation, most likely contained within a blockquoteStatus – A short status update, similar to a Twitter status updateVideo – A single video
  • The Media Library is where you can find all the files that you’ve uploaded. The most recent uploads are listed first.
  • WordPress has its own simple built-in Image Gallery that allows you to add multiple images to a page in one easy step.
  • Press This is a bookmarklet: a little app that runs in your browser that lets you grab bits of the web. It provides you with a handy shortcut within your browser to creating new Posts.
  • Post Formats:  Post Formats now have their own UI, and theme authors have access to templating functions to access the structured data.Twenty Thirteen: Twenty Thirteen is an opinionated, color-rich, blog-centric theme that makes full use of the new Post Formats support.Audio/Video: You can embed audio and video files into your posts without relying on a plugin or a third party media hosting service.Autosave:  Posts are now autosaved locally. If your browser crashes, your computer dies, or the server goes offline as you’re saving, you won’t lose the your post.Post Locking:  See when someone is currently editing a post, and kick them out of it if they fall asleep at the keyboard.Nav Menus:  Nav menus have been simplified with an accordion-based UI, and a separate tab for bulk-assigning menus to locations.Revisions: The all-new revisions UI features avatars, a slider that “scrubs” through history, and two-slider range comparisons.
  • Transcript of "Discover WordPress"

    1. 1. DISCOVERWORDPRESSFoxxr.com >>> Web Development | SEO Services | Website Support | Weekly WorkshopsSanta Cruz Business Professionals MeetupPresented by Brian Childers
    2. 2. WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORKSHOPSFoxxr.com >>> Web Development | SEO Services | Website Support | Weekly Workshops
    3. 3. GUARANTEED!Aha Moments
    4. 4. Advanced TopicsCovered inUpcomingWorkshopsSource - http://foxxr.com/favoritesSources NotedBEFORE WE BEGINYou can find this presentation on
    5. 5. Getting to Know WordPressAdmin Panel and Optimal Settings
    6. 6. Getting to Know WordPressFoxxr.com >>> Web Development | SEO Services | Website Support | Weekly Workshops• WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org• Getting familiar with Wordpress.org website• Custom themes & theme frameworks• What are plugins & how to search plugins• Choosing a web hosting company
    7. 7. What is WordPress?Content Management SystemOpen Source SoftwareWebsites & BlogsThemes & PluginsFoxxr.com >>> Web Development | SEO Services | Website Support | Weekly Workshops
    8. 8. Source - http://wpbeginner.comWordPress.org vs Wordpress.com
    9. 9. WordPress.org vs Wordpress.comSource - http://wpbeginner.com
    10. 10. Who Uses WordPress.org?Source - http://wordpress.org/showcase/
    11. 11. Get Familiar with WordPress.orgFoxxr.com >>> Web Development | SEO Services | Website Support | Weekly Workshops
    12. 12. Out-of-the-Box Theme
    13. 13. Custom Theme
    14. 14. Invest in a ThemeSource - http://foxxr.com/themeforest
    15. 15. Popular Theme Frameworks
    16. 16. Source - http://getlisted.orgUse Responsive Themes
    17. 17. PluginsSource - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/
    18. 18. How to Search and Select PluginsSource - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/the-events-calendar/
    19. 19. Choosing a Web Hosting Companyhttp://foxxr.com/bluehost http://foxxr.com/hostgatorFoxxr.com >>> Web Development | SEO Services | Website Support | Weekly Workshops
    20. 20. Questions• WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org• Getting familiar with Wordpress.org• Custom themes & theme frameworks• What are plugins & how to search plugins• Choosing a web hosting companyFoxxr.com >>> Web Development | SEO Services | Website Support | Weekly Workshops
    21. 21. Admin Panel and Optimal Settings
    22. 22. Admin Panel & Optimal SettingsFoxxr.com >>> Web Development | SEO Services | Website Support | Weekly Workshops• Difference between posts and pages• Categories & tags• Post formats• Media library & best practices for images• Properly configuring your site settings
    23. 23. PagesOrganized As Presentation• Static elements• Parent / Child• Individual• Custom templates• Custom sidebars• Dedicated URLWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
    24. 24. Page ExampleFoxxr.com >>> Web Development | SEO Services | Website Support | Weekly Workshops
    25. 25. Posts• Publishing date• Author• Category• TagsIndexed by• Reverse chronological• Categorical• Break points• Meant to be shareable• RSSPresentationFoxxr.com >>> Web Development | SEO Services | Website Support | Weekly Workshops
    26. 26. Post Break Points ExampleFoxxr.com >>> Web Development | SEO Services | Website Support | Weekly Workshops
    27. 27. A Very Sharable PostWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
    28. 28. CategoriesWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
    29. 29. TagsWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
    30. 30. Post FormatsWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
    31. 31. Post FormatsWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.comAside – Typically styled without a title. Similar to aFacebook note updateGallery – A gallery of images. Post will likely contain agallery shortcode and will have image attachmentsLink – A link to another siteImage – A single imageQuote – A quotation, most likely contained within ablockquoteStatus – A short status update, similar to a Twitterstatus updateVideo – A single video
    32. 32. Post Format Enabled ThemeWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
    33. 33. Media LibraryWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
    34. 34. Create a GalleryWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
    35. 35. Insert Gallery into Page or PostWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
    36. 36. Publish Post with GalleryWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
    37. 37. Publish Post with GalleryWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
    38. 38. Best Practices for Images• Save for Web - Under 100kb• More Colors = .jpg• Less Colors = .png• Transparent = .png
    39. 39. Admin Panel & Optimal SettingsWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
    40. 40. Custom Screen OptionsWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
    41. 41. General Settings
    42. 42. Writing Settings
    43. 43. Reading SettingsDefinewhether yourfront pagedisplays astatic page oryour blogpostsThis feature allows you to blockyour site from search engines
    44. 44. Discussion Settings
    45. 45. Media Settings
    46. 46. Permalink Settingstopicsindex
    47. 47. QuestionsFoxxr.com >>> Web Development | SEO Services | Website Support | Weekly Workshops• Difference between posts and pages• Categories & tags• Post formats• Media library & best practices for images• Properly configuring your site settings
    48. 48. Community Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com | 831-531-7771Creating a New PostWednesday Night Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com
    49. 49. Community Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com | 831-531-7771Anatomy of a PostContent areaYoast SEO PluginCategoriesURLTitle AreaTagsSidebarFeatured Image
    50. 50. Community Workshops | Brian Childers | foxxr.com | 831-531-7771Anatomy of a PageContent areaYoast SEO PluginAttributesURLTitle AreaSidebarFeatured Image
    51. 51. • Post Formats• 2013 Theme• Easier Audio / Video• Auto Saved Posts• Post Locking• Better Nav Menus• Revision ControlWhat’s New in WordPress 3.6?
    52. 52. Source - http://foxxr.com/review
    53. 53. We RewardReferrals!BrianChildersMatthewAddisSource - http://foxxr.com/referral-rewards$50 to You!
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