WordPress for Nonprofits - 2013

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Trish Perkins' new slide show for her popular TechThursday series in the Triad area of North Carolina. The WordPress show is an introduction to the important Content Management System, open source and free WordPress.

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  • WordPress for Nonprofits - 2013

    1. 1. WordPress for NonprofitsCan a website get any easier?
    2. 2. Who’s Trish?• Nonprofit systemsanalyst and designer• Affordable nonprofittechnology consultant• Trainer—Google,Salesforce, Office,Video, Social Networks,WordPress web sites
    3. 3. We do cloud computing solutions
    4. 4. Where is your WebSite Pain?Tell us about your org and your web issues…
    5. 5. What do nonprofits WANT?A website that is:• Easy to update• Easy to maintain• Easy to customize• Quick learning curve• Cheap• Good support network
    6. 6. Two WordPress Concepts
    7. 7. www.wordpress.com• Hosted at WordPress• Free, free, free• Fastest way to get onlinewith your site• Limited themes• Restrictions about thekind of content you canuse—no onlinedonations, no GoogleMap• www.wordpress.com/yoursitename
    8. 8. www.wordpress.org• Download the opensource software• More themes• Host at DreamHost orGoDaddy or anotherhost• eCommerce, maps,online donations, fancyphoto gallery plugins• Almost free…
    9. 9. Ten Reasons to Love WordPress
    10. 10. Functional Reasons1. Ease of installation & development2. Ease of training staff and volunteers to use it3. Scalable– start small and grow…grow…GROW4. Lives in the cloud: Access it from anywhere5. Accessible for handicapped people6. Different user levels – great for volunteer help7. Community Support: Lots of developers creatingnew plug-ins, because it’s open source
    11. 11. Marketing Reasons1. Search Engines can find you2. Need a change? Find a new theme3. A-B testing for outcomes you really want
    12. 12. Things that are NOT free• Time to develop the site• Time to update WordPress and Plug-ins• Time to train users – or to let users trainthemselves
    13. 13. Local WordPress SitesDemonstration
    14. 14. Make a Plan!• Install WordPress• Decide on a theme• Gather your photos• Build your pages• Update, update, update
    15. 15. Posts and Pages• Static Pages are regular website pages thatyou can easily create.• Posts are the twice-weekly updates youprovide your readers
    16. 16. DashboardYour web development at a glance
    17. 17. Upload media
    18. 18. Plugins
    19. 19. WordPress Mobile
    20. 20. Questions?
    21. 21. Contact Metrish@cloud4good.com336-471-5927Facebook and everywhere: travelertrish

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