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    • Adding Content to your WordPress website2012 WordCamp ColumbusPresented by: Bill M. RiceRiceDesign.com#wccbus
    • IntroductionHello World!Bill M. RiceWordPress EnthusiastCreative DirectorRiceDesign.comtwi$er.com/crea-vebill    linkedin.com/in/crea-vebill    facebook.com/crea-veBill.RiceDesign  Opinions  are  my  own.  No  paid  endorsements. Adding Content to your WordPress Website | 2012 WordCamp Columbus
    • Attention!If this is your first WordCamp, you are about to experienceFIREHOSE learning. •  Don’t try to keep up taking notes, I talk way too fast •  There are NO stupid questions, please don’t be shy! •  Slides are available at slideshare.net/creativebill •  For attending my session, you get a free 30-day membership – go to wp101.com/wccbus Adding Content to your WordPress Website | 2012 WordCamp Columbus
    • OverviewHere’s what we’ll be covering today… •  Pages vs. Posts •  Importance of Relevant Content •  Parent / Child Pages •  Adding Pages •  Getting Familiar with Toolbar •  Publishing Options •  Adding Media: Photos, Videos and Documents •  Managing Existing Posts/Page Quickly Adding Content to your WordPress Website | 2012 WordCamp Columbus
    • Page vs. PostWhat Pages Are •  Pages  are  for  content  that  is  less  -me-­‐dependent  than  Posts.   •  Pages  can  be  organized  into  pages  and  SubPages.   •  Pages  can  use  different  Templates.  Example,  Contact,  Blog,            PorHolio  etc.  What Pages Aren’t •  Pages  cannot  be  associated  with  Categories  and  cannot  be        assigned  Tags.   •  Pages  are  not  files.  They  are  stored  in  your  database  just  like          Posts  are.   •  Pages  are  not  included  in  your  sites  feed.   Adding Content to your WordPress Website | 2012 WordCamp Columbus
    • Page vs. PostWhat Posts Are •  Posts  are  the  entries  that  display  in  reverse  chronological  order          on  your  home  page.  In  contrast  to  pages,  posts  usually  have        comments  fields  beneath  them  and  are  included  in  your          sites  RSS  feed.   •  Posts  can  be  sorted  and  displayed  by  categories          and  subcategories   •   Posts  also  u-lize  tags  What Posts Aren’t •  Posts  are  not  page   Adding Content to your WordPress Website | 2012 WordCamp Columbus
    • Importance ofRelevant Content •  Most important – reason for viewers to return •  Google rankings – improve visibility What is Relevant Content? •  Information your target audience is looking for •  Original writings, photography, artwork or research •  If re-posting content, please site your sources •  Plagarism (don’t steal) •  copyscape.com – check copy you receive from clients! Adding Content to your WordPress Website | 2012 WordCamp Columbus
    • Planning Parent / ChildPagesJust  as  you  can  have  subcategories  within  your  Categories,  you  can  also  have  SubPages  within  your  Pages,  crea-ng  a  hierarchy  of  pages.   •  Colors (parent page) •  Primary (child page) •  Red (grand child page) •  Yellow •  Blue Adding Content to your WordPress Website | 2012 WordCamp Columbus
    • Adding PagesTo  create  a  new  Page,  log  in  to  your  WordPress  installa-on  with  sufficient  admin  privileges  to  create  new  ar-cles.  Select  the  Administra-on  >  Pages  >  Add  New  op-on  to  begin  wri-ng  a  new  Page.   Adding Content to your WordPress Website | 2012 WordCamp Columbus
    • Adding PostsTo  create  a  new  Post,  log  in  to  your  WordPress  installa-on  with  sufficient  admin  privileges  to  create  new  ar-cles.  Select  the  Administra-on  >  Post  >  Add  New  op-on  to  begin  wri-ng  a  new  Post.   Adding Content to your WordPress Website | 2012 WordCamp Columbus
    • Getting Familiar withthe ToolbarHTML vs. WYSIWYG  When  wri-ng  your  pages  and  posts,  you  can  use  the  visual  or  HTML  mode  of  the  editor.    The  visual  mode  lets  you  see  your  post  as  is,  while  the  HTML  mode  shows  you  the  code  and  replaces  the  WYSIWYG  editor  bu$ons  with  quicktags.   Adding Content to your WordPress Website | 2012 WordCamp Columbus
    • Paste from MS Word  Adding Content to your WordPress Website | 2012 WordCamp Columbus
    • Publishing Options• Status: visibility and scheduling Save: Draft, Publish or Private• Visibiltiy: Public, Private or Password Protected• Publish: Can post date or schedule For future Adding Content to your WordPress Website | 2012 WordCamp Columbus
    • Adding MediaPhotos, Videos and Documents •  Pay for stock photos (don’t try to airbrush out watermark) •  Don’t steal images from Google searches (copyright) Adding Content to your WordPress Website | 2012 WordCamp Columbus
    • Managing Posts &Pages Quickly Adding Content to your WordPress Website | 2012 WordCamp Columbus
    • WordPress TriviaTake your site to the next level •  Question 1 – How much does WordPress cost? •  Question 2 – Can you add a category to a page? •  Question 3 –What is the most popular CMS? •  Question 4 – Does WordPress support child menus? •  Question 5 – What year did WordPress start? Adding Content to your WordPress Website | 2012 WordCamp Columbus
    • Resources •  codex.wordpress.org •  wp101.com/wccbus – Free 30 day membership •  wp.smashingmagazine.com •  wpbeginner.com •  wpcandy.com •  ottopress.com •  andrewnacin.com Adding Content to your WordPress Website | 2012 WordCamp Columbus
    • Question & Answer Adding Content to your WordPress Website | 2012 WordCamp Columbus
    • Thank You! •  Angie & Robert Meeker for organizing #wccbus •  Jonathan Davis for organizing #wccbus •  Background - http://sajja.deviantart.com/art/6-Paper-Textures-85728689 •  WPBeginner.com / List 25 – Syed Balhki •  WP101.com for free 30 day memberships •  Andrew Nacin - @nacin •  ma.tt - Matt Mullenweg - @photomatt •  WordCamp attendees Adding Content to your WordPress Website | 2012 WordCamp Columbus