Writing Tools for WordPress                 Writing Tools for WordPress
About Me: Jess Jurick• Senior Web Strategist @ 10up, a WordPress  development & strategy agency• Over 4 years of experienc...
What is this session about?• Exploring offline and online tools to help you:  – Brainstorm topics for your blog or website...
What keeps us from writing?•   Finding the right theme•   Finding the right plug-ins•   Waiting for an audience•   Not eno...
Excuses.           Writing Tools for WordPress
Brainstorming     is a creativity technique used by a group orindividual to find a conclusion for a specific problem      ...
ToolsAdrian Wallett                       Wordle.net                 Writing Tools for WordPress
Plinky.com• Provides random,  daily writing  prompts• Integrates with  WordPress.org or  WordPress.com• Community of  writ...
The Daily Post at WordPress.com• Weekly writing  challenges• Tips for exploring  different writing  methods• Community of ...
ExerciseCreate a list of 3 things you hope to learn about or experience at WordCamp Providence today.                     ...
Producing Contentis creating a story with words, photos, and / orvideo. Stories often express an idea, recount an    event...
Themes: What To Look For• Content first• Post formats  – Different visual presentations for specific content    types  – A...
Themes For Writershttp://twentyelevendemo.wordpress.com/                                         Writing Tools for WordPress
Themes For Writershttp://wordpress.org/extend/themes/pink   http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/mat-touch-2                ...
Tools: What Comes With WordPress?                     Writing Tools for WordPress
Zen Mode       Writing Tools for WordPress
Zen Mode       Writing Tools for WordPress
The Kitchen Sink            Writing Tools for WordPress
The Kitchen Sink            Writing Tools for WordPress
Auto-Embeds         Writing Tools for WordPress
Auto-Embeds         Writing Tools for WordPress
MOAR TOOLS• PressThis (Tools > Available Tools)• Publish Box   – Status   – Visibility   – Scheduled Posts• QuickPress• Mo...
Need More? Plug-ins, perhaps?• Pro Tips:   – Be selective   – Keep your plug-ins up     to date   – Avoid plug-ins that   ...
Jetpack• Carousel• Spelling and  Grammar• Sharing• Subscriptions                                     Carousel• Extra widge...
Edit Flow• Calendar• Custom Statuses• Editorial  Comments• Editorial Metadata• Notifications                              ...
Ice Visual Revisions               Writing Tools for WordPress
ExerciseHow many of these tools have you heard of before? How many of these tools have you used before?How will you use th...
Distributionis sharing your stories with your audience on the               platforms they use.                           ...
Distribution          Writing Tools for WordPress
Distribution• WordTwit• Facebook• WP Instagram  Digest                                          Facebook                  ...
What keeps us from writing?•   Finding the right theme•   Finding the right plug-ins•   Waiting for an audience•   Not eno...
Exercise                     Now:Write a quick post about your day so far using a         WordPress mobile application.   ...
No more excuses.            Writing Tools for WordPress
Resources• Sherri Bigelow – Little Known Facts About  Publishing with WordPress:  http://designsimply.com/2012/08/08/littl...
Writing Tools for WordPress              @jessjurick Slides will be posted at 10up.com.                        Writing Too...
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Writing Tools for WordPress

  1. 1. Writing Tools for WordPress Writing Tools for WordPress
  2. 2. About Me: Jess Jurick• Senior Web Strategist @ 10up, a WordPress development & strategy agency• Over 4 years of experience developing interactive strategies for top brands, non- profits, and start-ups• Dozens of clients, from universities like URI to WordPress.com VIP clients like Universal Sports and TechCrunch• @jessjurick Writing Tools for WordPress
  3. 3. What is this session about?• Exploring offline and online tools to help you: – Brainstorm topics for your blog or website – Produce great content for your audience – Distribute that content to your online communities• Getting you writing right away. Yes, today. Writing Tools for WordPress
  4. 4. What keeps us from writing?• Finding the right theme• Finding the right plug-ins• Waiting for an audience• Not enough time• Writer’s block Writing Tools for WordPress
  5. 5. Excuses. Writing Tools for WordPress
  6. 6. Brainstorming is a creativity technique used by a group orindividual to find a conclusion for a specific problem by spontaneously gathering a list of ideas. Writing Tools for WordPress
  7. 7. ToolsAdrian Wallett Wordle.net Writing Tools for WordPress
  8. 8. Plinky.com• Provides random, daily writing prompts• Integrates with WordPress.org or WordPress.com• Community of writers Writing Tools for WordPress
  9. 9. The Daily Post at WordPress.com• Weekly writing challenges• Tips for exploring different writing methods• Community of active readers and writers Writing Tools for WordPress
  10. 10. ExerciseCreate a list of 3 things you hope to learn about or experience at WordCamp Providence today. Writing Tools for WordPress
  11. 11. Producing Contentis creating a story with words, photos, and / orvideo. Stories often express an idea, recount an event, and / or profile a person or thing. Writing Tools for WordPress
  12. 12. Themes: What To Look For• Content first• Post formats – Different visual presentations for specific content types – Asides, Gallery, Link, Image, Quote, Status, Video, Audio, and Chat• Easy to use Appearance options Writing Tools for WordPress
  13. 13. Themes For Writershttp://twentyelevendemo.wordpress.com/ Writing Tools for WordPress
  14. 14. Themes For Writershttp://wordpress.org/extend/themes/pink http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/mat-touch-2 ala Writing Tools for WordPress
  15. 15. Tools: What Comes With WordPress? Writing Tools for WordPress
  16. 16. Zen Mode Writing Tools for WordPress
  17. 17. Zen Mode Writing Tools for WordPress
  18. 18. The Kitchen Sink Writing Tools for WordPress
  19. 19. The Kitchen Sink Writing Tools for WordPress
  20. 20. Auto-Embeds Writing Tools for WordPress
  21. 21. Auto-Embeds Writing Tools for WordPress
  22. 22. MOAR TOOLS• PressThis (Tools > Available Tools)• Publish Box – Status – Visibility – Scheduled Posts• QuickPress• Mobile applications Writing Tools for WordPress
  23. 23. Need More? Plug-ins, perhaps?• Pro Tips: – Be selective – Keep your plug-ins up to date – Avoid plug-ins that replicate core functionality Writing Tools for WordPress
  24. 24. Jetpack• Carousel• Spelling and Grammar• Sharing• Subscriptions Carousel• Extra widgets Writing Tools for WordPress
  25. 25. Edit Flow• Calendar• Custom Statuses• Editorial Comments• Editorial Metadata• Notifications Calendar• Story Budget• User Groups Writing Tools for WordPress
  26. 26. Ice Visual Revisions Writing Tools for WordPress
  27. 27. ExerciseHow many of these tools have you heard of before? How many of these tools have you used before?How will you use these tools to tell your first story? Writing Tools for WordPress
  28. 28. Distributionis sharing your stories with your audience on the platforms they use. Writing Tools for WordPress
  29. 29. Distribution Writing Tools for WordPress
  30. 30. Distribution• WordTwit• Facebook• WP Instagram Digest Facebook Writing Tools for WordPress
  31. 31. What keeps us from writing?• Finding the right theme• Finding the right plug-ins• Waiting for an audience• Not enough time• Writer’s block Writing Tools for WordPress
  32. 32. Exercise Now:Write a quick post about your day so far using a WordPress mobile application. Later:Write about your full-day experience on your blog and share your post with me at jessjurick.com. Writing Tools for WordPress
  33. 33. No more excuses. Writing Tools for WordPress
  34. 34. Resources• Sherri Bigelow – Little Known Facts About Publishing with WordPress: http://designsimply.com/2012/08/08/little- known-facts-about-publishing-with- wordpress/• The Daily Post at WordPress.com - http://dailypost.wordpress.com/ Writing Tools for WordPress
  35. 35. Writing Tools for WordPress @jessjurick Slides will be posted at 10up.com. Writing Tools for WordPress

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