Options: Configuring Widgets, Menus and other Settings to make it your own!

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Overview of WordPress Menu setup, Widget use and terminology. General settings are the foundation; do these first. Contact me via email if you have questions. Presented at WordCamp Atlanta 2013.

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Options: Configuring Widgets, Menus and other Settings to make it your own!

  1. 1. Configuring Widgets, Menus and other Settings to make it your own! Kris McInerny / @NotesFromKris
  2. 2. Thank You!
  3. 3. Who• Kris McInerny Web Business Specialist ? WebsitesByKris.com NotesFromKris.com PickKrisBrain.com • Web since 1997 ! • Networking • Meetup.com - ‘WordPress’ $ • AWDG.com
  4. 4. why1.WordPress Settings2.Template Settings3.Plugin / Widgets
  5. 5. WordPress Settings how☐ General > Site Title, Tagline, Timezone☐ Reading > review; select Discourage Search Engines☐ Reading/Writing > comments are moderated & posts set toexcerpt☐ Media > remove check box (unless blogging)☐ Permalinks > Postname (unless it’s a blogger)
  6. 6. why1.WordPress Settings2.Template Settings3.Plugin / Widgets
  7. 7. Template Settings howAppearance☐ Themes > Customize☐ Header☐ Background☐ Menus > Create and Place
  8. 8. why1.WordPress Settings2.Template Settings3.Plugin / Widgets
  9. 9. Plugins Settings howPlugins•Where are the settings?•Difference between Widget andPlugin?•What a Widget area?•How do I add it?
  10. 10. can I ...do I really have to ... ? why can’t I ...
  11. 11. Thank You! Questions?Kris McInerny || Kris@NotesFromKris.com

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