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2014 07-23-wp meetup
2014 07-23-wp meetup
2014 07-23-wp meetup
2014 07-23-wp meetup
2014 07-23-wp meetup
2014 07-23-wp meetup
2014 07-23-wp meetup
2014 07-23-wp meetup
2014 07-23-wp meetup
2014 07-23-wp meetup
2014 07-23-wp meetup
2014 07-23-wp meetup
2014 07-23-wp meetup
2014 07-23-wp meetup
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2014 07-23-wp meetup

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Colorado Springs Meetup Presentation 07-23-14

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  • 1. Choosing a WordPress Theme John Tighe john@tgtech.com @JohnTighe
  • 2. How are your WordPress skills? Pages vs Posts Plugins - Widgets Categories - Tags Post Formats Menus Featured Image Custom Post Types Customizer How to Install Themes and Plugins?
  • 3. Site Purpose? Blog? Business Website? Landing Page? Brochure? E-Commerce? Mailing List? Site Goals Target Audience Target Devices
  • 4. What design elements do you need? Colors Fonts Images Logo Favicon Ad’s (IAB Standard Sizes) Site Branding Tone Look and Feel
  • 5. What Plugin’s do you need? SEO Forms Custom Posts SiteMaps Google Maps Analytics Sliders? Pop up’s (FooBox) Galleries 3rd Party Services - Orbiter
  • 6. What’s your budget? Theme License Support Plugin’s Customization
  • 7. Basic’s Reputable Source Reputable Designer - other themes - other plugins - respected company - support responsivness Theme Popularity Regular Updates Reviews Demo Demo Back end? Example Use Cases?
  • 8. Theme Flexibility Limited - not unless you know CSS /PHP Extensive - more a framework than a theme
  • 9. http://wordpress.org/themes/ Theme Review Team Theme Guidelines Theme Unit Tests example: http://wordpress.org/themes/responsive
  • 10. Example - Responsive Theme http://wordpress.org/themes/responsive
  • 11. Where to Find - Commercial http://wordpress.org/themes/commercial/
  • 12. Where to find - Market Places ThemeForest.net MojoMarketplace.com CreativeMarket.com
  • 13. Where to find - Respected ithemes.com studiopress.com elegantthemes.com array.js themefoundry.com web-savvy-marketing.com
  • 14. Discussion

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