How to be a better WordPress-er

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An Ignite style presentation on being a better WordPress user, designer and developer. 5 minutes, 20 slides, pheeeewww!

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How to be a better WordPress-er

  1. 1. How to be a betterWordPress-er5 Tips & Tricks for Users & Dev/signers Grant Landram Freelance Web Dev/signer www.grantlandram.com
  2. 2. How to be a betterWordPress-er ✓ Smoother web projects ✓ Happier users ✓ Better quality sites
  3. 3. #1 Spend More Time Planning
  4. 4. #11 Carefully 1 theme Selected 22 plugins Premium Theme vs. 35 dev hours shortcodes $35 $?
  5. 5. #1Users✓ Research Competition✓ Develop Business Plan✓ Find Cross Industry Examples
  6. 6. #1Dev/signers✓ READ the biz plan✓ Background Research✓ Forums, WP Resources
  7. 7. #2 Customize the Admin Experience
  8. 8. #2Dev/signers ✓ Client usage ✓ Strip away extras ✓ Value adders
  9. 9. #2Users✓ Notice usage tendencies✓ Tell your dev/signers
  10. 10. #3 Be Wary of “Magical” Frameworks
  11. 11. #3“Do it Yourself!” “No Coding Required!”Not always bad... ALMOST always bad.
  12. 12. #3Independently...✓ Managed✓ Updated
  13. 13. #4 Keep SEO in Mind
  14. 14. #4“Lets just finish the project,then worry about SEO”
  15. 15. #4Users & Dev/signers✓ SEO conversation✓ Part of overall plan
  16. 16. #5 Expect the Unexpected
  17. 17. #5Users & Dev/signers✓ Too much finality “I just need something basic so I don’t have to worry about it”
  18. 18. #5Dev/signers✓ Well Documented CodeUsers✓ Prioritize “Wishlist”
  19. 19. #1 Spend More Time Planning#2 Customize the Admin Experience#3 Be Wary of “Magical” Frameworks#4 Keep SEO in Mind#5 Expect the Unexpected
  20. 20. How to be a betterWordPress-er ✓ Smoother web projects ✓ Happier users ✓ Better quality sites

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