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Good Morning!!!!
My name is

John Parkinson











I live in Eastern Ohio

Father and Grandfather

Twitter - @jwparkinson



jwparky@gmail.com







wpknut.com
Please leave feedback!!!



@jwparkinson



#wcnc2014
Or use hashtag



#tallguywith
grayhairandglassesandapotbelly
WordPress user for 5 years
I am a ‘user’ not an expert!
Personal, work and a club websites.
Also, helped setup 2 other web...
How many WordPress beginners?
Find WordPress Help
Holy WP Batman!
Let’s start close to home at first
wordpress.org
codex.wordpress.org
In Fact…..
make.wordpress.org
http://automattic.com/
22
central.wordcamp.org
WordCamps are approved by WordCamp
Central
!
Core group of organizers
!
Planning process takes several months
!
Venue, ref...
WordCamps in Ohio
AND….
Don’t forget,
WordCamps offer the
HAPPINESS bar!
The Happiness bar is a live help desk, where
WordPress professionals sit, and wait, for
you to ask them a question. Often
...
http://wordpress.tv/
WordPress can / will send 3 or 4 camcorders to record
sessions at WordCamps.
33
Podcast
Social Media Sites
WordCamps

and

Twitter
Lots of tweets!!!
Miss a session?

No worries!
!
!
A lot of speakers post slides for download.
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Facebook Groups
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http://www.meetup.com/
Favorite Websites
http://blondish.net/
http://wptavern.com/
http://www.wpbeginner.com/
http://yourwebsiteengineer.com/
53
Don’t get stagnant!
It may seem overwhelming!
!
Explore new and different websites.
!
Branch out and
CONNECT!!!
Chris Lema - chrislema.com Great tips
!
Post Status – poststat.us WP News
!
ottoprress.com Sam Woods WP guru
!
JT Pratt - ...




What is….



the loop?



the dashboard?



GPL?

www.wpbeginner.com/
glossary
Over 100 definitions
http://ithemes.com/
publishing/
http://torquemag.io/
Beginner Tip
Before you ask a question about WordPress
on a forum, Twitter or Facebook group, do a
search about your issue...
And a warning!
Be careful when downloading free themes,
plugins or widgets that are not in the
WordPress repository.
!
Che...
Questions

or

comments
Make sure to thank

the organizers,
sponsors and
volunteers
Slides can be found at:
!
!
Or type ‘jwparky’ in search box and then
‘user’
Thanks for suffering sitting
through

my presentation. 



Please leave feedback!!



Enjoy the rest of the sessions!
John
2014 WordCamp Columbus Find WordPress Help
2014 WordCamp Columbus Find WordPress Help
2014 WordCamp Columbus Find WordPress Help
2014 WordCamp Columbus Find WordPress Help
2014 WordCamp Columbus Find WordPress Help
2014 WordCamp Columbus Find WordPress Help
2014 WordCamp Columbus Find WordPress Help
2014 WordCamp Columbus Find WordPress Help
2014 WordCamp Columbus Find WordPress Help
2014 WordCamp Columbus Find WordPress Help
2014 WordCamp Columbus Find WordPress Help
2014 WordCamp Columbus Find WordPress Help
2014 WordCamp Columbus Find WordPress Help
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  1. 1. Good Morning!!!!
  2. 2. My name is
 John Parkinson
 
 
 
 
 
 I live in Eastern Ohio
 Father and Grandfather

  3. 3. Twitter - @jwparkinson
 
 jwparky@gmail.com
 
 
 
 wpknut.com
  4. 4. Please leave feedback!!!
 
 @jwparkinson
 
 #wcnc2014
  5. 5. Or use hashtag
 
 #tallguywith grayhairandglassesandapotbelly
  6. 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. 7. How many WordPress beginners?
  8. 8. Find WordPress Help
  9. 9. Holy WP Batman!
  10. 10. Let’s start close to home at first
  11. 11. wordpress.org
  12. 12. codex.wordpress.org
  13. 13. In Fact…..
  14. 14. make.wordpress.org
  15. 15. http://automattic.com/
  16. 16. 22
  17. 17. central.wordcamp.org
  18. 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. 19. WordCamps in Ohio
  20. 20. AND…. Don’t forget, WordCamps offer the HAPPINESS bar!
  21. 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. 22. http://wordpress.tv/ WordPress can / will send 3 or 4 camcorders to record sessions at WordCamps.
  23. 23. 33
  24. 24. Podcast
  25. 25. Social Media Sites
  26. 26. WordCamps
 and
 Twitter Lots of tweets!!!
  27. 27. Miss a session?
 No worries! ! ! A lot of speakers post slides for download.
  28. 28. http://www.slideshare.net/
  29. 29. Fun Fact
 Slideshare is owned by LinkedIn Slideshare has been called the most under used resource on the internet today.
  30. 30. Facebook Groups
  31. 31. 46
  32. 32. http://www.meetup.com/
  33. 33. Favorite Websites http://blondish.net/ http://wptavern.com/
  34. 34. http://www.wpbeginner.com/ http://yourwebsiteengineer.com/
  35. 35. 53
  36. 36. Don’t get stagnant! It may seem overwhelming! ! Explore new and different websites. ! Branch out and CONNECT!!!
  37. 37. Chris Lema - chrislema.com Great tips ! Post Status – poststat.us WP News ! ottoprress.com Sam Woods WP guru ! JT Pratt - jtpratt.com/
  38. 38. 
 
 What is….
 
 the loop?
 
 the dashboard?
 
 GPL?

  39. 39. www.wpbeginner.com/ glossary Over 100 definitions
  40. 40. http://ithemes.com/ publishing/
  41. 41. http://torquemag.io/
  42. 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. 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. 44. Questions
 or
 comments
  45. 45. Make sure to thank
 the organizers, sponsors and volunteers
  46. 46. Slides can be found at: ! ! Or type ‘jwparky’ in search box and then ‘user’
  47. 47. Thanks for suffering sitting through
 my presentation. 
 
 Please leave feedback!!
 
 Enjoy the rest of the sessions! John
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