Ten ThingsYou Should KnowAboutWordPress             Sé Reed                     @sereedmedia          facebook.com/sereedm...
01.WordPress cando way morethan blog.
Content Management System          (CMS)
02.wordpress.comandWordPressare different.
WordPress   wordpress.com
03.Whats under thehood matters.
▸ Open  source software▸ Theme-based design▸ Plugin functionality▸ Based on MySQL▸ Written in PHP
FDI
yourdomain.com/subfolder/wp-admin
04.Posts and pagesare where themagic happens.
Posts▸ Dynamic▸ Archived indefinitely▸ Always in a category    •   Blog topics    •   Product types    •   Photographs
Stuff             Stuff Category        S1             S3        S2   S2             S1        S3
Pages▸ Static▸ Not in categories▸ Sub-pages  • Hierarchal groupings    parent>child>sibling
Posts
Posts
Pages
Pages
Pages
Posts   Pages
05.Not all themesare createdequal.(Or equally.)
post_id
▪ Evaluating a theme ▸ ▸ ▸ ▸     •     • ▸
▪ Free Themes ▸ ▸ ▸     • ▸
▪ Premium Themes ▸ ▸ ▸ ▸
06.Look foroptions,customizeyour settings.
07.Plugins are adouble-edgedsword.
Evaluating plugins ▸ ▸ ▸ ▸
▪ Recommended plugins ▸   Security/Spam     •     • ▸   SEO     •     • ▸   Backups     •     •
▪ Recommended plugins ▸   Social Media     •     •     • ▸   Forms     •     •
08.Documentationis your friend.
codex.wordpress.org
wordpress.tvwpbeginner.comwordpress.stackexchange.comwordpresswings.com
09.Back-upyour entireset-up.**no, really.
09b.Where youhost matters.
09c.Update.
▸ @wordpress   for security notices▸ Check for hacks: sitecheck.sucuri.net/scanner
10.WordPress ONLYworksif you do.
#3 Be patient ▸   Pace yourself.     You dont have to be     an expert on your first day.
#2 Dont load up ▸ Toomany plugins or theme  features can break or slow down  your site (and your motivation).
#1 Add content ▸ Contentis the ONLY reason  people visit your site *AND the best way   to help them find it.
9 Steps to a WordPress website
9 Steps to a WordPress website
9 Steps to a WordPress website  9. KEEP ADDING CONTENT!!!
Questions!                    Sé Reed                   @sereedmedia        facebook.com/sereedmedia
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A short introduction to WordPress, presented by Sé Reed at WordCamp Orange County, June 2, 2012

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Ten Things You Should Know About WordPress

  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

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