Ten Things You Should Know About WordPress

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A short introduction to WordPress, presented by Sé Reed at WordCamp Orange County, June 2, 2012

A short introduction to WordPress, presented by Sé Reed at WordCamp Orange County, June 2, 2012

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  • 1. Ten ThingsYou Should KnowAboutWordPress Sé Reed @sereedmedia facebook.com/sereedmedia
  • 2. 01.WordPress cando way morethan blog.
  • 3. Content Management System (CMS)
  • 4. 02.wordpress.comandWordPressare different.
  • 5. WordPress wordpress.com
  • 6. 03.Whats under thehood matters.
  • 7. ▸ Open source software▸ Theme-based design▸ Plugin functionality▸ Based on MySQL▸ Written in PHP
  • 8. FDI
  • 9. yourdomain.com/subfolder/wp-admin
  • 10. 04.Posts and pagesare where themagic happens.
  • 11. Posts▸ Dynamic▸ Archived indefinitely▸ Always in a category • Blog topics • Product types • Photographs
  • 12. Stuff Stuff Category S1 S3 S2 S2 S1 S3
  • 13. Pages▸ Static▸ Not in categories▸ Sub-pages • Hierarchal groupings parent>child>sibling
  • 14. Posts
  • 15. Posts
  • 16. Pages
  • 17. Pages
  • 18. Pages
  • 19. Posts Pages
  • 20. 05.Not all themesare createdequal.(Or equally.)
  • 21. post_id
  • 22. ▪ Evaluating a theme ▸ ▸ ▸ ▸ • • ▸
  • 23. ▪ Free Themes ▸ ▸ ▸ • ▸
  • 24. ▪ Premium Themes ▸ ▸ ▸ ▸
  • 25. 06.Look foroptions,customizeyour settings.
  • 26. 07.Plugins are adouble-edgedsword.
  • 27. Evaluating plugins ▸ ▸ ▸ ▸
  • 28. ▪ Recommended plugins ▸ Security/Spam • • ▸ SEO • • ▸ Backups • •
  • 29. ▪ Recommended plugins ▸ Social Media • • • ▸ Forms • •
  • 30. 08.Documentationis your friend.
  • 31. codex.wordpress.org
  • 32. wordpress.tvwpbeginner.comwordpress.stackexchange.comwordpresswings.com
  • 33. 09.Back-upyour entireset-up.**no, really.
  • 34. 09b.Where youhost matters.
  • 35. 09c.Update.
  • 36. ▸ @wordpress for security notices▸ Check for hacks: sitecheck.sucuri.net/scanner
  • 37. 10.WordPress ONLYworksif you do.
  • 38. #3 Be patient ▸ Pace yourself. You dont have to be an expert on your first day.
  • 39. #2 Dont load up ▸ Toomany plugins or theme features can break or slow down your site (and your motivation).
  • 40. #1 Add content ▸ Contentis the ONLY reason people visit your site *AND the best way to help them find it.
  • 41. 9 Steps to a WordPress website
  • 42. 9 Steps to a WordPress website
  • 43. 9 Steps to a WordPress website 9. KEEP ADDING CONTENT!!!
  • 44. Questions! Sé Reed @sereedmedia facebook.com/sereedmedia