HOSTING YOUR OWN SITEIS NOT A LEISURE TRIP
EXCEPTIONAL WEB HOST
SLOW PAINFUL DEATH
• Commit to a schedule• Be consistent• Write content that invites discussion• Invite guest writers• AdvertisingCONTENT PLA...
DISASTERSWILL HAPPEN
RECOVERY PLAN• Daily / Weekly / Monthly Backups– All site files (themes and plugins)– Database• Pick 3 offsite backup loca...
BORING VANILLA THEME
SHOW YOUR PERSONALITY• Mobile Responsive• Colors• Images• Video
CONFUSING SITE FLOW
EASY SITE NAVIGATION• Start from the top left• Work down• Then across• You don’t have to show everything• Use categories a...
EASY SITE NAVIGATION
KNOW YOUR VISITORS - ANALYTICS
THE 5 W’s
CACHE NOT CASHThis term is pronounced like "cash" -- not "catch," anddefinitely not "cashé." There are many different type...
BACKUP - BACKUP - BACKUP
GET THE WORD OUT
SUPER CHARGE YOURWORDPRESS
Thank you!http://thomallen.com@thomallenhttp://thom.ws/17BtgQt
I'm Using WordPress, Now What? Starter Edition
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I'm Using WordPress, Now What? Starter Edition

  1. 1. HOSTING YOUR OWN SITEIS NOT A LEISURE TRIP
  2. 2. EXCEPTIONAL WEB HOST
  3. 3. SLOW PAINFUL DEATH
  4. 4. • Commit to a schedule• Be consistent• Write content that invites discussion• Invite guest writers• AdvertisingCONTENT PLANNING
  5. 5. DISASTERSWILL HAPPEN
  6. 6. RECOVERY PLAN• Daily / Weekly / Monthly Backups– All site files (themes and plugins)– Database• Pick 3 offsite backup locations– Amazon– Dropbox– Email
  7. 7. BORING VANILLA THEME
  8. 8. SHOW YOUR PERSONALITY• Mobile Responsive• Colors• Images• Video
  9. 9. CONFUSING SITE FLOW
  10. 10. EASY SITE NAVIGATION• Start from the top left• Work down• Then across• You don’t have to show everything• Use categories and tags• MUST HAVE SEARCH
  11. 11. EASY SITE NAVIGATION
  12. 12. KNOW YOUR VISITORS - ANALYTICS
  13. 13. THE 5 W’s
  14. 14. CACHE NOT CASHThis term is pronounced like "cash" -- not "catch," anddefinitely not "cashé." There are many different typesof caches but they all serve the same purpose. Acache stores recently-used information in a placewhere it can be accessed extremely fast.
  15. 15. BACKUP - BACKUP - BACKUP
  16. 16. GET THE WORD OUT
  17. 17. SUPER CHARGE YOURWORDPRESS
  18. 18. Thank you!http://thomallen.com@thomallenhttp://thom.ws/17BtgQt
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