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WordPress is not only a great blogging platform, the ability to create custom templates has made CMS platforms like WordPress the best way to get an entire professional looking website up and ...

WordPress is not only a great blogging platform, the ability to create custom templates has made CMS platforms like WordPress the best way to get an entire professional looking website up and running.

In this discussion we’ll review several key areas that one should pay special attention. Including permalinks, plugins, SEO, web hosting concerns, Apache vs. IIS, etc. We’ll also take a look at some best practices.

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    • Take the Bull by the Horns
      Transitioning your website to WordPress
      @rossimichael
    • Agenda
      Some Background Information
      Technical Considerations
      Themes
      SEO
      Useful Plugins
      Getting Help
      Q/A
    • DISCLAIMER(S)
    • About WordPress.ORG
      “WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.”source:wordpress.org
      Open source, community-driven CMS platform
      Created in 2003 but still relevant @ #pcto2011. Even better now!
      Latest stable release 3.1 (Feb. 2011)
      Standalone software installation – not to be confused with WordPress.COM blogging service
    • WordPress EMPOWERS Business Owners and Personal Brands
      Sky’s the limit! A WordPress installation is more than just a blogging platform
      Create full-fledged websites
      No Ads! (WordPress.COM requires premium acct)
      No 3gb storage constraints (beyond your hosting limit) – you’re NOT limited to amount of pictures and content
      Branded with your own domain name
      Same easy to use authoring tool
    • WordPress EMPOWERS Business Owners
    • Agenda
      Some Background Information
      Technical Considerations
      Themes
      SEO
      Useful Plugins
      Getting Help
      Q/A
    • Prerequisites
      Find the right hosting company – the right hosting company will handle the rest
      Unix/Linux preferred over Windows for flexibility
      Minimum PHP 4.3 - PHP 5 preferred with GD2 Graphics Library support
      Minimum MySQL database 4.1.2
    • Prerequisites
      Support for URL rewriting - Permalinks
      Unix (Apache web server) - mod_rewrite module
      Windows (IIS web server) - URL rewrite module
      Difference between this…not very descriptivehttp://www.blogname.com/?p=123
      And this…very searchable!
    • Agenda
      Some Background Information
      Technical Considerations
      Themes
      SEO
      Useful Plugins
      Getting Help
      Q/A
    • Themes
      Custom website templates for your blog or website
      1300+ different themes available for download
      Many free open-source themes (http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/about/)
      Commercial themes
      Pagelines
      Genesis
      Custom designed theme
    • Agenda
      Some Background Information
      Technical Considerations
      Themes
      SEO
      Useful Plugins
      Getting Help
      Q/A
    • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
      Process of improving the visibility of your website or blog online
      Natural or organic means – not paid search (ppc)
      Done through building reputation/brand awareness
      Optimizing your blog or website:
      Good, descriptive blog or page titles - very important
      Make use of categories and tags with rich keywords
      The SEO plugin is not a substitute for an SEO pro
    • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
      “pretty permalinks” vs. WordPress default
    • Agenda
      Some Background Information
      Technical Considerations
      Themes
      SEO
      Useful Plugins
      Getting Help
      Q/A
    • Useful Plugins
      Plugins extend WordPress
      from contact forms to Twitter integration
      13,276 available (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/)
      Installed through WordPress administration console
      I Always (almost)
      WordPress Importer
      Breadcrumb NAVXT
      Excludes Page from Menu
      WordPress SEO – not a substitute for an SEO pro
      NextGEN Gallery (requires GD2 PHP library)
      WP Super Cache
    • Agenda
      Some Background Information
      Technical Considerations
      Themes
      SEO
      Useful Plugins
      Getting Help
      Q/A
    • Where to get Help
      WordPress Forum – http://wordpress.org/support/
      Google
    • Q/A
      Michael Rossi@rossimichaelFindability Solutions, Inc.
      http://www.findabilitysolutions.com