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The top tasks and plugins I use to launch wordpress sites quickly. Slides from a talk for WordCamp Orange County (#wcoc)

The top tasks and plugins I use to launch wordpress sites quickly. Slides from a talk for WordCamp Orange County (#wcoc)

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  • 1. Helping You Launch
  • 2. Chris Lema
    5+ years working with WordPress
    17 years managing software engineers & creatives
    17 years launching web-based software solutions
    Currently the VP of Software Engineering & Marketing at Emphasys Software
    cflema@gmail.com
    http://chrislema.com
    http://www.facebook.com/chrislema
    http://twitter.com/chrislema
  • 3. Just the two of us, Me & Al Gore, Building the Internet together
  • 4. Launch List Objectives
    Easy
    Fast
    Secure
    Useful
    Unique
  • 5. Lies holding you back
    WordPress is only for bloggers
    All WordPress sites look the same (like blogs)
    You can’t get a great site without being a coder
    Unless you’re technical, you should just host on WordPress.com
  • 6. A Secure Start
    Not all hosts are equal
    Security by Obscurity
    Table Prefix (don’t use ‘wp_’)
    Username (don’t use ‘admin’)
  • 7. Configure WordPress
  • 8. Configure WordPress
    Settings > General
    Settings > Permalinks
    Remove Posts
    Remove Pages
    Create a blank Menu
  • 9. 3
    Getting to Settings
    2
    1
    Domain/wp-login.php
  • 10. Baseline Plugins
  • 11. Finding Plugins
    Social Proof
    People stand in line for the good stuff
  • 12. Value Add Plugins
  • 13. A Word about Themes
    The point is to get launched quickly!
    Free & Premium are “right” solutions for the right situations.
    Picking the right type (blog, magazine, photo) is critical.
    Uniqueness comes from your content and photos, not just the design.
  • 14. Find Your Voice / Know your Backstory
  • 15. Help your Content/Use Great Images
  • 16. More is Less/ Get Focused
  • 17. Find a Pattern/ Develop Routines
  • 18. Monitor Everything/ Collect Statistics
  • 19. Chris Lema
    cflema@gmail.com
    http://chrislema.com
    http://www.facebook.com/chrislema
    http://twitter.com/chrislema