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  • 1. ESSENTIAL WP PLUGINS WordCamp Miami 2013: Beginner’s Workshoppresented by Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.com | @onefinejay
  • 2. HI THERE! • Have blogged since 2002 (that’s before WordPress!) • I do design and development for WebDevStudios • I love publishing (although I’m busy at the moment)WordCamp Miami 2013 Beginner’s Workshop | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.comhttp://webdevstudios.com | @onefinejay
  • 3. SO, YOU’RE A BLOGGER? • What do you publish? • Podcasts? Photos? Essays? Thought streams? Video blogging? • Identify your subject matter first. • Keeping a consistent content stream ensures you don’t alienate your audience.WordCamp Miami 2013 Beginner’s Workshop | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.comhttp://webdevstudios.com | @onefinejay
  • 4. HAVE YOU TRIED WP, OUT OF THE BOX? • WP ships with Twenty Twelve, and great features for getting started. • For photobloggers, the media uploader feature creates good galleries in conjuction with the theme.WordCamp Miami 2013 Beginner’s Workshop | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.comhttp://webdevstudios.com | @onefinejay
  • 5. OUT OF THE BOX FOR VIDEO BLOGGING • oEmbed for YouTube and Vimeo • If you want to save video and stream it from your hosting account it might cost a pretty pennyWordCamp Miami 2013 Beginner’s Workshop | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.comhttp://webdevstudios.com | @onefinejay
  • 6. OUT OF THE BOX FOR AUDIO UPLOADS • (Not really all that good.)WordCamp Miami 2013 Beginner’s Workshop | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.comhttp://webdevstudios.com | @onefinejay
  • 7. PLUGINS FOR PHOTOBLOGGING • Colorbox • Lightweight and customizable • Works well with almost any theme** • Other gallery/slideshow pluginsWordCamp Miami 2013 Beginner’s Workshop | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.comhttp://webdevstudios.com | @onefinejay
  • 8. WATCH OUT FOR THEMES THAT HAVE THEIR OWN GALLERIES • Some themes will have their own gallery functionality • Unfortunately, your photos would not be easily portable from one theme to the nextWordCamp Miami 2013 Beginner’s Workshop | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.comhttp://webdevstudios.com | @onefinejay
  • 9. PLUGINS FOR PODCASTING • You had me at Blubrry PowerpressWordCamp Miami 2013 Beginner’s Workshop | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.comhttp://webdevstudios.com | @onefinejay
  • 10. CROSS-NICHE ESSENTIALS • Performance boost: WP SuperCache or W3 Total Cache • All-In-One SEO Pack • no, no number of SEO plugins will guarantee results.WordCamp Miami 2013 Beginner’s Workshop | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.comhttp://webdevstudios.com | @onefinejay
  • 11. WHERE TO GET FANCY PHOTOS? • photopin.com flickr.com search.creativecommons.org sxc.hu • when in doubt, don’t use it.WordCamp Miami 2013 Beginner’s Workshop | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.comhttp://webdevstudios.com | @onefinejay
  • 12. DON’T LOSE YOUR DATA • Backing up is a great idea, right? • Free solutions like Backup are good, but can be too granular or complicated for beginners • Vaultpress and Backup Buddy are good, paid solutionsWordCamp Miami 2013 Beginner’s Workshop | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.comhttp://webdevstudios.com | @onefinejay
  • 13. AND THAT’S A WRAP • Questions?WordCamp Miami 2013 Beginner’s Workshop | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.comhttp://webdevstudios.com | @onefinejay