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School for startups module 8.7

  1. 1. Module 8.7Getting Started with a Website Presented by:
  2. 2. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. Our Assumptions: You have domain name You know what Wordpress is You’re determine to do it yourself
  3. 3. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. What you’re doing: Starting an account with a host Install & Setup Wordpress Find your look Getting fancy with it Preparing for the future
  4. 4. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. What you’re not doing:
  5. 5. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved.Start an account with a host
  6. 6. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved.
  7. 7. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved.
  8. 8. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. Davin’s Advice: Purchase your domain and hosting from the same host
  9. 9. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved.
  10. 10. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. Davin’s Advice: Save $25 http://mdtm.pl/UJ1dLQ
  11. 11. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved.Install Wordpress
  12. 12. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved.
  13. 13. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved.
  14. 14. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved.
  15. 15. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved.
  16. 16. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved.Setup Wordpress
  17. 17. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved.
  18. 18. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. Davin’s Advice: Don’t let search engines see the site until it’s ready
  19. 19. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved.
  20. 20. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved.?
  21. 21. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. Davin’s Advice: Don’t paint the wood before you build the house
  22. 22. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved.Find your look
  23. 23. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved.WAIT!
  24. 24. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. It’s not just about your look, it’s about your audience. You’re clients are using lots of devices.
  25. 25. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved.
  26. 26. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved.
  27. 27. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. Now is the time to consider mobile. Responsive is a good first step.
  28. 28. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved.
  29. 29. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. What to look for: Wordpress Theme (not template) Search “Responsive” Sort by rating
  30. 30. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. Davin’s Advice: Save 15% http://goo.gll/UJ1dLQ
  31. 31. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved.
  32. 32. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. Davin’s Advice: Follow the instructions, and start with the filler content.
  33. 33. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved.
  34. 34. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved.Content is king. Cliché of the day:
  35. 35. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. Davin’s Advice: Use royalty-free “creative commons” images. http://commons.wikimedia.org
  36. 36. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved.Get fancy with it
  37. 37. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. Anything you want to do has probably been done and is now free. http://www.tripwiremagazine.com/2012/10/best-wordpress-plugins.html
  38. 38. Sell anything© School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. Create forms and polls Integrate with social networks Create your own social network Email newsletters Client management Project management Advanced SEO Interactive Maps Portfolios Advance Ad/Banner Management Scheduling Appointments Forecast the Weather A/B Testing Business Directories #D Animation Modeling
  39. 39. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved.

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