WordPress and the 3 Bears: Themes, Plugins & Widgets

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Presentation from my workshop: If you have a WordPress website or blog, you know the power behind the 3 bears: themes, plugins and widgets. We'll look at what exactly they are, and how to make them work for you.

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WordPress and the 3 Bears: Themes, Plugins & Widgets

  1. 1. WordPress and the 3 Bears:Themes, Plugins & Widgets bobwp © 2011
  2. 2. What To Do If Your Blog Isn’t Making Money Thursday, April 21 at 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM Thinkspace, Redmond cost: $47 How do those smart bloggers sell so much stuff on their blogs? What do they know that you dont? Learn about the monetization tools and strategies successful bloggers use to generate and sustain multiple income streams.
  3. 3. ThemesPluginsWidgets
  4. 4. Themes
  5. 5. Themes... free - basic free - beyond basicpremium - out of the box w/setup premium - from scratch
  6. 6. So, is a premiumout-of-the-box theme easy to set up?
  7. 7. What if I want to change themes?
  8. 8. Other things to consider Licensing, Support & Updates Look at other WP sites in your industryDon’t be afraid to look at themes customized for your industry Think long-term and do ask around for suggestions
  9. 9. Plugins Plugins are designed to offeradditional functionality to the blog or website. They help the engine roar.
  10. 10. Plugins can only be used if you have WordPress on your own server.
  11. 11. just a few plugins I recommend
  12. 12. Akismet
  13. 13. All in One SEO
  14. 14. Google XML Sitemap
  15. 15. Google Analytics
  16. 16. Google Analytics
  17. 17. WP - DB - Backup
  18. 18. Premium Plugin - BackupBuddy
  19. 19. Viper’s Video Quicktags
  20. 20. Contact Form 7
  21. 21. Gravity Forms
  22. 22. Sociable for WordPress 3.0
  23. 23. Digg Digg
  24. 24. WidgetsA widget in WordPress, is like a plugin, butdesigned to provide a simple way to arrange thevarious elements of your sidebar content (knownas "widgets") without having to change any code.
  25. 25. widget dashboard
  26. 26. Setting up your widgets
  27. 27. The text widget
  28. 28. The text widget
  29. 29. Whole pages can be built on widget
  30. 30. Thanks!

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