2014 WordCamp Columbus Find WordPress Help

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  • 1. Good Morning!!!!
  • 2. My name is
 John Parkinson
 
 
 
 
 
 I live in Eastern Ohio
 Father and Grandfather

  • 3. Twitter - @jwparkinson
 
 jwparky@gmail.com
 
 
 
 wpknut.com
  • 4. Please leave feedback!!!
 
 @jwparkinson
 
 #wcnc2014
  • 5. Or use hashtag
 
 #tallguywith grayhairandglassesandapotbelly
  • 6. WordPress user for 5 years I am a ‘user’ not an expert! Personal, work and a club websites. Also, helped setup 2 other websites for a 911 center and an Emergency Management Agency (EMA).
  • 7. How many WordPress beginners?
  • 8. Find WordPress Help
  • 9. Holy WP Batman!
  • 10. Let’s start close to home at first
  • 11. wordpress.org
  • 12. codex.wordpress.org
  • 13. In Fact…..
  • 14. make.wordpress.org
  • 15. http://automattic.com/
  • 16. 22
  • 17. central.wordcamp.org
  • 18. WordCamps are approved by WordCamp Central ! Core group of organizers ! Planning process takes several months ! Venue, refreshments, t-shirts, speakers, volunteers, sponsors, swag, name tags, after party, speaker dinner, etc.
  • 19. WordCamps in Ohio
  • 20. AND…. Don’t forget, WordCamps offer the HAPPINESS bar!
  • 21. The Happiness bar is a live help desk, where WordPress professionals sit, and wait, for you to ask them a question. Often populated with WordCamp speakers, organizers or volunteers, a group of WordPress professionals are always around to HELP YOU WITH WHATEVER YOU NEED.
  • 22. http://wordpress.tv/ WordPress can / will send 3 or 4 camcorders to record sessions at WordCamps.
  • 23. 33
  • 24. Podcast
  • 25. Social Media Sites
  • 26. WordCamps
 and
 Twitter Lots of tweets!!!
  • 27. Miss a session?
 No worries! ! ! A lot of speakers post slides for download.
  • 28. http://www.slideshare.net/
  • 29. Fun Fact
 Slideshare is owned by LinkedIn Slideshare has been called the most under used resource on the internet today.
  • 30. Facebook Groups
  • 31. 46
  • 32. http://www.meetup.com/
  • 33. Favorite Websites http://blondish.net/ http://wptavern.com/
  • 34. http://www.wpbeginner.com/ http://yourwebsiteengineer.com/
  • 35. 53
  • 36. Don’t get stagnant! It may seem overwhelming! ! Explore new and different websites. ! Branch out and CONNECT!!!
  • 37. Chris Lema - chrislema.com Great tips ! Post Status – poststat.us WP News ! ottoprress.com Sam Woods WP guru ! JT Pratt - jtpratt.com/
  • 38. 
 
 What is….
 
 the loop?
 
 the dashboard?
 
 GPL?

  • 39. www.wpbeginner.com/ glossary Over 100 definitions
  • 40. http://ithemes.com/ publishing/
  • 41. http://torquemag.io/
  • 42. Beginner Tip Before you ask a question about WordPress on a forum, Twitter or Facebook group, do a search about your issue. ! There is a very good chance that your issue has been addressed and answered somewhere.
  • 43. And a warning! Be careful when downloading free themes, plugins or widgets that are not in the WordPress repository. ! Check the reputation of the developers and website.
  • 44. Questions
 or
 comments
  • 45. Make sure to thank
 the organizers, sponsors and volunteers
  • 46. Slides can be found at: ! ! Or type ‘jwparky’ in search box and then ‘user’
  • 47. Thanks for suffering sitting through
 my presentation. 
 
 Please leave feedback!!
 
 Enjoy the rest of the sessions! John