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Introduction to WordPress

  1. 1. Introduction to WordPress Rick Radko r3df.com WordCamp, Ottawa April 25th, 2013
  2. 2. A little bit about me Rick Radko – R-Cubed Design Forge  Software, web and app designer/developer.  Creating custom web sites since 1996.  Co-organizer of: WordCamp Ottawa 2013.  Co-organizer of: The Ottawa WordPress Group.  If you have questions or need help, contact me at: wpinfo@r3df.com. Slides are posted at:  http://www.slideshare.net/r3df © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 1
  3. 3. Learning about WordPress WordPress is BIG, lots of features  Take small bites!  and keep chewing…  Ask questions.  Everyone was new to WordPress at one time. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 2
  4. 4. Contents - Part 1 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. About WordPress The dashboard Posts and pages The settings panel Menus © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 3
  5. 5. Contents - Part 2 6. Widgets 7. Resources 8. Plugins 9. Themes 10. Maintenance & SPAM © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 4
  6. 6. About WordPress © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 5
  7. 7. What is WordPress? WordPress:  Is a dynamic content management system. (CMS)  A tool to help you build a website.  Like Microsoft Word, Open Office or Pages help you create documents.  Creates web pages (HTML) dynamically  For basic usage it requires minimal knowledge of web programming or markup languages (HTML, PHP, JavaScript etc.).  Allows users to create website content easily  WYSIWYG editor. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 6
  8. 8. WordPress is WYSIWYG Looks similar to a lot of word processing applications.  This image shows the WordPress post editor with an extended editor plugin added (TinyMCE Advanced) © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 7
  9. 9. What is WordPress continued… WordPress:  The first version of WordPress was released May 27, 2003  Is currently the most popular CMS in use on the Internet. - Runs millions of websites.  Needs a web server with PHP and MySQL to run.  Hosting service for public sites.  Local server to run it on your pc/laptop. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 8
  10. 10. Sites using WordPress – wordpress.org showcase © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 9
  11. 11. 007.com 007.com is on WordPress © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 10
  12. 12. Is it really free? WordPress is free:  The core WordPress software is free:  As in open source.  Freedom to use it as you want, even to change it.  As in $$$.  But that does not necessarily mean a free website. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 11
  13. 13. WordPress versions 3 different WordPress’s:  WordPress.com  Often referred to as “.com” WordPress.  Note: This not at all related to using or not using “.com” domains for your website.  WordPress.org (Self hosted)  Regular  Network or Multisite Need to be aware of which one we are talking about, reading about or using, there are differences. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 12
  14. 14. WordPress.com WordPress.com is a service (by Automattic)  They provide WordPress AND hosting  Free for basic site: somename.wordpress.com  Has limitations compared to self hosted:  Added costs for customizing  Limited ability to customize  Many things covered in this presentation you can’t do on WordPress.com – like add plugins © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 13
  15. 15. WordPress.org  Home of the open source version of WordPress.  Free! – Just download it  Related things that may cost:  A web host (self-hosted)  A domain  Some WordPress / Web knowledge  Limitations:  None! © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 14
  16. 16. WordPress.org customizing  Can add plugins to make your site:  multilingual. - Numerous techniques & plugins.  a social site like Facebook. (BuddyPress)  Can add plugins to add:  Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr connections.  a forum. (bbpress + others)  much, much, more. (1000’s of plugins available)  Add themes to change the look and sometimes add function. (1000’s of themes available) © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 15
  17. 17. WordPress.org customizing Caveat:  The more extensive the customization, the more WordPress knowledge that is required.  Many free resources to help:  WordPress.org (we’ll talk about today)  Other online resources.  Some low cost resources:  This and other WordPress meet-ups.  WordCamps.  Books.  May need to hire a WordPress expert. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 16
  18. 18. WordPress.org networks or multisite The third version of WordPress is multisite (network).  Was once known as WPMU, a separate program.  Allows multiple websites on one install.  It need not be obvious to users that it is one install.  Limited version of what WordPress.com runs.  Needs some knowledge to set-up. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 17
  19. 19. Install WordPress © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 18
  20. 20. Installing WordPress WordPress needs to be installed on a web server in order to use it:  Lots of install guides – not going to cover installing here, it’s a whole session in itself.  http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress This presentation is based on a .org install.  Some of what we do will work on wordpress.com but many things may look/be different.  Things like installing plugins and themes will not work. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 19
  21. 21. The dashboard - admin © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 20
  22. 22. WordPress front-end WordPress has 2 interfaces for users: Front-end  The part of site that your site visitors typically see.  The public side of your site. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 21
  23. 23. WordPress back-end, admin or “dashboard” WordPress back-end or “dashboard”  Where you manage the site. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 22
  24. 24. Logging in How do we get to the dashboard?  login at: your-domain/wp-login.php © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 23
  25. 25. Welcome message After logging in you will arrive at the dashboard.  This is the dashboard on a brand new site. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 24
  26. 26. The dashboard The dashboard with the welcome box dismissed. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 25
  27. 27. Screen options tab Many pages have options for what is shown.  Click on the “screen options” tab (upper right). © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 26
  28. 28. Screen options Select what you want to see, un-tick the rest.  In the case of the main Dashboard page, you can even bring back the welcome screen here. Look for screen options on each admin page:  Options change for each page. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 27
  29. 29. Help tab Beside the screen options tab there is a “help” tab on every page – again it is context sensitive. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 28
  30. 30. The help tab The help tab items on the left side:  Have general WordPress help.  May have added help from plugins and/or themes. Links to WordPress on the right. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 29
  31. 31. The tool bar The admin tool bar:  Context sensitive menu at the top of the screen.  Drop down menus for some items. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 30
  32. 32. The tool bar Front end tool bar  Very similar to admin tool bar  Only shows if you are logged in © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 31
  33. 33. Main navigation On the left side of the admin screen is the main navigation menu:  Access all your content.  Control WordPress settings. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 32
  34. 34. Posts and pages © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 33
  35. 35. Posts and pages Posts and pages are the basic content holders for a WordPress site.  Posts:  Collection of static content blocks.  Associated with a date:  URL: your-domain/2008/11/30/post-title.  Only posts in RSS feed.  Posts have categories and tags. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 34
  36. 36. Posts  Can be displayed many ways (dynamic):  Usually listed in reverse chronological order.  Sticky posts. (show at the top, need theme support)  Archives, by date, by author.  Categories and tags.  Many different sidebar widgets can be used to create lists and indices to posts. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 35
  37. 37. Post display © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 36
  38. 38. Single post display  Sidebar is the same as the listing page, but it could be different.  Comments are shown with box to add a new comment © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 37
  39. 39. Pages Pages:  Are individual static stand alone content blocks.  Good for things like an About page. (any web site pages)  Usually in site menus.  Do not use tags or categories.  Not tied to date.  URL: domainname.com/page-title/ © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 38
  40. 40. Page display  Only one way to display the page.  May have sidebar.  No date, tags or category information on page.  May have comments section. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 39
  41. 41. Creating a post (or a page) is really easy From the dashboard -> select “Add New” from the Posts menu item. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 40
  42. 42. Create a new post: 1, 2, 3! © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 41
  43. 43. A new post! © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 42
  44. 44. Other post related items We can also:  Add categories and tags to the posts. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 43
  45. 45. More post related items We can also:  Change publishing options:  Published/Review/Draft  Visibility and passwords.  Publishing dates and future publishing. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 44
  46. 46. Even more post related items (and pages too) We can also:  Added images and other media including videos.  3.5 has a big Add Media button © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 45
  47. 47. Insert Media New drag and drop media up-loader  Just drag a file on to the page. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 46
  48. 48. Image options The image uploader has a few options and lets you change title, alt text and add captions. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 47
  49. 49. Add a YouTube video Go to YouTube:  Get share link. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 48
  50. 50. Add a YouTube video Paste share link in your content  Update your post. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 49
  51. 51. A post with videos and images © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 50
  52. 52. HTML view Use HTML view to:  Embed HTML code like YouTube snippets.  Change HTML directly, sometimes needed to get things right. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 51
  53. 53. The kitchen sink “kitchen sink” button shows second row for editor:  A few more editing options. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 52
  54. 54. Editor size Editor Size - Used to be a Writing Setting  I usually find the default editor size is to small and expand it. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 53
  55. 55. Pasting from Word/Excel You can edit in MS Word or Excel and paste into WordPress, but:  There can be issues with formatting – Word adds a lot of junk to it’s HTML.  Use the paste from Word button.  May loose formatting, tables, lists etc – do final layout/formatting in WordPress. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 54
  56. 56. Pages Pages  Editing pages is almost the same as a post. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 55
  57. 57. The "All posts" or "All pages" list Displays a list of your pages or posts.  Pages have hierarchy:  Important for URL structure. (permalinks)  Adds dropdown to menus.  Posts have category and tag columns. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 56
  58. 58. WordPress settings panel © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 57
  59. 59. Site title and tagline How do we change the site title or tagline? © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 58
  60. 60. WordPress - general settings Change the tagline in the Settings -> General page  There are quite a few important options here. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 59
  61. 61. Permalinks Permalink settings change the way the URL is displayed.  Default sample page permalink:  http://your-domain/?page_id=2  Default child page permalink:  http:// your-domain/?page_id=36  Default post permalink:  http:// your-domain/?p=4  Not very “pretty” or readable, Google does not like them either! No hierarchy for child page. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 60
  62. 62. Settings - permalinks Several options:  For the example: month and name is set.  There is also a custom box where you can edit the permalink if you need something unusual. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 61
  63. 63. The URL’s with permalinks The sample page is now:  http://your-domain/sample-page The child page is now:  http://your-domain/sample-page/sample-childpage  It shows the hierarchy Our post is now:  http://your-domain/2012/05/hello-wpottawa © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 62
  64. 64. Permalink also shows in editor You can override permalinks – use edit  If you change your title, you need to update the permalink.  Note: if you change the permalink, you may want to add a redirect for the old url. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 63
  65. 65. Menus © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 64
  66. 66. Menus © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 65
  67. 67. Menus  The menus on the test site right now are created from the page list.  WordPress takes hierarchy and order from the page list, with home added at the start. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 66
  68. 68. Menus Menus  if we add “Another Page”… © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 67
  69. 69. Updated menu © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 68
  70. 70. Ordering menus  Changing the menu order requires numerically ordering the pages at each level.  To change hierarchy, you change the page parent.  You can edit these settings in the page editor. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 69
  71. 71. Quick editor  But, the quick editor is faster for reorganizing pages.  The quick editor is an option on the page or post listing. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 70
  72. 72. Quick editor  Note that you can change many of the page (and posts) settings here. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 71
  73. 73. The nav menu system Under Appearance there is a Menus tab  Need admin privileges.  Need a theme the supports nav menus. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 72
  74. 74. Create a new nav menu Create a new menu © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 73
  75. 75. Add menu items © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 74
  76. 76. New menu items © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 75
  77. 77. Rearrange the menu Drag and drop items to change order and hierarchy © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 76
  78. 78. Setting the theme location Some themes may have many locations for placing menus © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 77
  79. 79. The new menu A completely new menu, independent of the page order and hierarchy. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 78
  80. 80. Widgets © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 79
  81. 81. Widgets Widgets are tools or content items that you can add, arrange, and remove from the widgetized areas of your theme. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 80
  82. 82. Widgets can be anywhere a theme defines them Originally widgets were only in sidebars, but now themes can have many areas for them including headers, footers, sidebars and special front page spaces. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 81
  83. 83. Managing widgets The Widgets admin is in the Appearance menu © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 82
  84. 84. Managing widgets Drag and drop widgets into or out of the Widget areas.  Lets add a calendar. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 83
  85. 85. Managing widgets Remove the meta widget.  It’s not really needed and takes up sidebar space. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 84
  86. 86. The revised sidebar © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 85
  87. 87. A twitter widget A twitter widget added to the sidebar.  A plugin was added to get this widget. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 86
  88. 88. Resources © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 87
  89. 89. WordPress.org WordPress.org, the official source for all things WordPress. (http://wordpress.org)  Theme repository – get free and commercial themes.  Plugin repository – get plugins.  The “codex”. (documentation)  Support forums – get help. Also WordPress TV: WordCamp and other videos  http://wordpress.tv/ © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 88
  90. 90. WordPress.org  WordPress icon menu on top left of the admin bar will take you there. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 89
  91. 91. WordPress.org – theme repository Search for themes.  1000’s of themes available.  Themes are reviewed before release. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 90
  92. 92. WordPress.org – plugin repository Search for plugins.  1000’s of plugins.  Currently plugins are not reviewed. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 91
  93. 93. WordPress.org – documentation The “codex”.  Everything from the basics to code documentation. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 92
  94. 94. WordPress.org – forums The “support” forums.  Can seek help with WordPress issues, including themes and plugins from the repositories. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 93
  95. 95. Other help Google WordPress + some topic  Caution, many articles are out of date and may no longer be relevant. Books:  Lots of books, make sure it’s current  Digging into WordPress is a great book, covers WordPress in depth, but may not be for absolute beginners. Lots of articles on their blog. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 94
  96. 96. Other help WordCamps: “WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress.” – WordCamp Central  Montreal: June 29/30.  Toronto: In the fall, announcement on Sat.  All sorts of WordCamps world wide: http://central.wordcamp.org/ © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 95
  97. 97. Plugins © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 96
  98. 98. Adding and managing plugins  Cannot add plugins on WordPress.com.  You can enable/disable which ones you are using, and change settings.  Go to Plugins in the main nav menu. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 97
  99. 99. Updating plugins ALWAYS BACKUP FIRST!!!  Updates are easy, just click the link.  Updates can break your site, back-ups make it easy to undo. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 98
  100. 100. Plugin update status screen © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 99
  101. 101. Update plugins in the WordPress updater Can also update plugins using the WordPress updater – BACKUP FIRST! © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 100
  102. 102. Adding plugins Add plugins from the Add New item under the Plugins menu item.  Search for the plugin.  Can search for plugins based on keywords, or name. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 101
  103. 103. Add plugins listing The search results:  Several similar plugins shown.  Descriptions, ratings and version are shown. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 102
  104. 104. Install Install TinyMCE advanced.  Click the install.  A good idea to back up first! © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 103
  105. 105. Install status A screen similar to the update page, showing the install status.  Some plugins will auto-activate, most you need to activate. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 104
  106. 106. Plugin listing TinyMCE Advanced installed and active © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 105
  107. 107. TinyMCE settings The Settings area  A new menu item has been created for the settings page for TinyMCE advanced. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 106
  108. 108. Plugin Settings Plugins usually (and are supposed to) create option pages under the Settings menu item.  Some plugins create menu items in almost any other section.  Tools, Dashboard, and sometimes Plugins are common spots for hiding settings pages. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 107
  109. 109. Finding/Choosing plugins Choose plugins with:  good download volume.  recent updates.  responses in the forums.  high ratings.  good compatibility ratings. Where do you find this information?  Some of it was on the plugin search listing. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 108
  110. 110. Finding/Choosing plugins The details view give some of it. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 109
  111. 111. Finding/Choosing plugins Details view  Some more plugin info, but still not all © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 110
  112. 112. Finding/Choosing plugins  All of it is on the plugin repository.  Look at the last updated date.  Check compatibility.  Is it popular? (downloads) © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 111
  113. 113. A plugin with issues Signs there may be problems  No support – 5 weeks no answer.  There will always be some broken reports, but more broken than works is not good. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 112
  114. 114. Google Analytics  One of the top rated Google analytics plugins.  Note there are still issues…  Look at over-all, not absolutes when evaluating. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 113
  115. 115. Google analytics plugin Using a Google Analytics plugin is highly recommended:  Get features like excluding admin traffic from stats.  Some have dashboard stats summaries.  Some add advanced tracking and tagging features. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 114
  116. 116. Beware of unknown plugins There are many plugins not on the WordPress.org repository.  Many of those plugins are very good – most good plugins not on the repository are commercial. (not allowed on the repository)  Many are not good, and may even contain malware.  http://blog.sucuri.net/2012/02/new-wordpresstoolspack-plugin.html *plugins on the repository are not guaranteed to be clean, but malware is usually spotted quickly by users © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 115
  117. 117. Plugin final notes  Remove unused plugins, they can be a security issue.  The Timthumb vulnerability did not need to have the plugin be active in order to be exploited  Keep plugins, even inactive ones up to date!  Install a backup plugin AND USE IT!!! © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 116
  118. 118. Themes © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 117
  119. 119. Themes A theme defines the look and feel of your site.  Sets the graphics, colors.  Sets the widget locations.  Defines column layout.  Can be changed relatively easily.  Beware lock-in.  Cannot add themes on WordPress.com.  You can enable which one you want to use, and you can change settings. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 118
  120. 120. Twentyten One of the themes that comes used to come with WordPress: © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 119
  121. 121. Widget locations Twentyten has 6 widget areas, 5 are being used  Empty areas are usually hidden © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 120
  122. 122. Page layouts TwentyEleven (another included theme) has sidebars on some pages. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 121
  123. 123. Page layouts And not on others... © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 122
  124. 124. TwentyTwelve The current default theme in WordPress. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 123
  125. 125. Page layouts  Some themes:  have layout options.  have templates for layouts.  You should use a child theme to modify layouts.  Not too hard to do, but does require some coding.  DO NOT ALTER THEME FILES!!! © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 124
  126. 126. Adding/managing themes The theme admin page:  Go to Appearance in the main nav menu. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 125
  127. 127. Theme options - header © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 126
  128. 128. Theme options - background © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 127
  129. 129. Theme header and background © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 128
  130. 130. Theme customizing preview New as of 3.4 - theme customizing preview © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 129
  131. 131. Theme customizing preview Change theme options.  Live demo site, changes not on real site until you save. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 130
  132. 132. Adding/managing themes The theme admin page – select the install tab. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 131
  133. 133. Adding/managing themes Finding a new theme:  Select some search parameters. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 132
  134. 134. Adding/managing themes Search results – expand details. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 133
  135. 135. Theme repository As with plugins:  you get more detail on WordPress.org.  but less info than for plugins. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 134
  136. 136. Adding/managing themes Choosing themes is less clear than plugins.  You need it:  to look good for you.  have the features you want.  have support:  check the forums.  check the last update date.  be good/reliable:  check the ratings. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 135
  137. 137. Adding/managing themes Install the theme © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 136
  138. 138. The new theme Note that the while the site looks different, the content and widgets are the same. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 137
  139. 139. Theme driven front page Some themes have very sophisticated home pages, which may have no “content”.  Neither posts or pages are shown.  All content is in options for the theme. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 138
  140. 140. Final notes for themes  Beware free themes not from WordPress.org  Google “Free WordPress Themes” and you are guaranteed to find yourself some malware.  Many good commercial themes not on WordPress.org.  iThemes  WooThemes  Studiopress  Elegant Themes  and more  Freelance themes on Theme Forest © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 139
  141. 141. Final notes for themes  Test on a trial site  Local install or  Subdomain on hosting © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 140
  142. 142. Maintenance & SPAM © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 141
  143. 143. Maintenance Keep your site up to date  WordPress, Plugins and Themes  All have bug updates, security patches and new feature releases.  Not keeping up to date increases the risk of hacking substantially.  Before you update anything – make a backup!  Can’t emphasize this enough.  Often neglected. © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 142
  144. 144. REAL Examples - comment SPAM - SEO How did he find it if it was so hard? Unsolicited third party recommendation? © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 143
  145. 145. More comments - Link SPAM © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 144
  146. 146. Mobile SPAM - email Not a fact at all! Ha! Your profits or theirs? © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 145
  147. 147. The End © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 146
  148. 148. Contact Rick Radko  email: wpinfo@r3df.com  twitter: @r3designforge Slides at:  www.slideshare.net/r3df © 2012 Rick Radko, r3df.com 147

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