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 …

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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  • 1. WordPress and the 3 Bears:Themes, Plugins & Widgets bobwp © 2011
  • 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. ThemesPluginsWidgets
  • 4. Themes
  • 5. Themes... free - basic free - beyond basicpremium - out of the box w/setup premium - from scratch
  • 6. So, is a premiumout-of-the-box theme easy to set up?
  • 7. What if I want to change themes?
  • 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. Plugins Plugins are designed to offeradditional functionality to the blog or website. They help the engine roar.
  • 10. Plugins can only be used if you have WordPress on your own server.
  • 11. just a few plugins I recommend
  • 12. Akismet
  • 13. All in One SEO
  • 14. Google XML Sitemap
  • 15. Google Analytics
  • 16. Google Analytics
  • 17. WP - DB - Backup
  • 18. Premium Plugin - BackupBuddy
  • 19. Viper’s Video Quicktags
  • 20. Contact Form 7
  • 21. Gravity Forms
  • 22. Sociable for WordPress 3.0
  • 23. Digg Digg
  • 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. widget dashboard
  • 26. Setting up your widgets
  • 27. The text widget
  • 28. The text widget
  • 29. Whole pages can be built on widget
  • 30. Thanks!