Troubleshooting And Customizing:Importing/Exporting, Bulk Posting, Customizing Themes
Myke Batesmyke@uptrending.com@mykebateshttp://uptrending.com/
WCMIA 2013 - Troubleshooting And Customizing   Myke Bates  So far you have…  • Purchased a domain and selected    hosting ...
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  • A quick disclaimer that everyone’s needs are differentAnd we will be covering basics
  • - Opinions on these options heavy themes- Places to buy themes already covered, maybe do a quick recap(WP, ThemeForest, Press75, MojoThemes, Elegant Themes, WooThemes)
  • Start off easyPowerful and forgettable setting
  • - When theme options don’t give you exactly what you need- Poll the room on comfort level of css,html,php- Explain the difference between style and actual code- About to get heavy
  • If you are serious about learning themes push to teach yourself html/css/php
  • - Not a recommended practice- Pain in the butt anyways
  • Need to at least slightly understand theme structure
  • Perfect scenario is to have local mostly in syncLeads into troubleshooting
  • What happens when…
  • Best thing you can do for yourself
  • The next best thing you can do for yourself
  • - Notalways your fault.- Do not talk about disabling yet
  • End Troubleshooting
  • Coming from something else OR even WP to WP
  • From one WP site to another – Migrating contentFew different methods
  • Products, events – possibly from another source
  • Troubleshooting and Customizing - WordCamp Miami 2013

    1. 1. Troubleshooting And Customizing:Importing/Exporting, Bulk Posting, Customizing Themes
    2. 2. Myke Batesmyke@uptrending.com@mykebateshttp://uptrending.com/
    3. 3. WCMIA 2013 - Troubleshooting And Customizing Myke Bates So far you have… • Purchased a domain and selected hosting • Installed and explored WordPress • Learned about posts, pages, and comments • Learned basics of themes and plugins In this session… • Learn how to customize themes, import/export content, and troubleshoot common issues.
    4. 4. WCMIA 2013 - Troubleshooting And Customizing Myke Bates Customizing *Every need is different*
    5. 5. WCMIA 2013 - Troubleshooting And Customizing Myke Bates Customizing Premium/Configurable Themes• Likely to get you 90% of what you need• Great option for beginners• Little to no code knowledge needed• Not always a silver bullet
    6. 6. WCMIA 2013 - Troubleshooting And Customizing Myke Bates Customizing The remaining 10%Reading settings – SettingsReading
    7. 7. WCMIA 2013 - Troubleshooting And Customizing Myke Bates Customizing The remaining 10%Style tweaks• CSS or something else?• Plugins – Jetpack, Custom CSS Manager, CSS Plus• Child Themes - http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes
    8. 8. WCMIA 2013 - Troubleshooting And Customizing Myke Bates Customizing The remaining 10%Beyond stylesLearning HTML/CSS – Nettuts+ http://bit.ly/NviNfZ
    9. 9. WCMIA 2013 - Troubleshooting And Customizing Myke Bates Customizing The remaining 10%Beyond stylesAppearanceEditor
    10. 10. WCMIA 2013 - Troubleshooting And Customizing Myke Bates Customizing The remaining 10%Beyond stylesTheme structurewp-content/themes/awesome-themeCodex - Stepping Into Templateshttp://bit.ly/9yaPmi
    11. 11. WCMIA 2013 - Troubleshooting And Customizing Myke Bates Customizing The remaining 10%Beyond stylesFTP• Software - FileZilla, Transmit, Cyberduck
    12. 12. WCMIA 2013 - Troubleshooting And Customizing Myke Bates Customizing The remaining 10%Beyond stylesLocal testing• The ultimate way test theme customizations• Not easy :(• Bitnami - http://bitnami.com/stack/wordpress• Code editors – Sublime Text, Coda, Notepad++, Dreamweaver
    13. 13. WCMIA 2013 - Troubleshooting And Customizing Myke Bates Troubleshooting *Oops*
    14. 14. WCMIA 2013 - Troubleshooting And Customizing Myke Bates TroubleshootingRule # 1, 2, 3, and 4 Stay Calm, Seriously
    15. 15. WCMIA 2013 - Troubleshooting And Customizing Myke Bates TroubleshootingRule # 5, 6, and 7 Backups • Backups from hosting • Plugins – VaultPress, BackupBuddy, BackWPup • Manual – FTP, phpMyAdmin
    16. 16. WCMIA 2013 - Troubleshooting And Customizing Myke Bates Troubleshooting Different types of errors• Non critical – css, html, php warnings• Critical – white screen php errors• Super critical – locked out of WordPress
    17. 17. WCMIA 2013 - Troubleshooting And Customizing Myke Bates TroubleshootingIsolation• What was the last action performed before receiving the error?• Plugin or theme updates?
    18. 18. WCMIA 2013 - Troubleshooting And Customizing Myke Bates Troubleshooting Hands on• Disable plugins – wp-admin or FTP• Change theme – wp-admin or FTP• /wp-content/plugins/• /wp-content/themes/• Google
    19. 19. WCMIA 2013 - Troubleshooting And Customizing Myke Bates Importing ToolsImport
    20. 20. WCMIA 2013 - Troubleshooting And Customizing Myke Bates Importing/Exporting Migrate – WPWP• WordPress export • Data vs. files(media)• Manually • Files & database• BackupBuddy(Migration)
    21. 21. WCMIA 2013 - Troubleshooting And Customizing Myke Bates Importing Bulk Import• CSV import plugins – CSV Importer, WP Ultimate CSV Importer
    22. 22. WCMIA 2013 - Troubleshooting And Customizing Myke Bates Takeaway• Never give up• Stay hungry• Learn by breaking/Break by learning
    23. 23. Questions???Myke Batesmyke@uptrending.com@mykebateshttp://uptrending.com/

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