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WordPress 101 wcmelb 2013

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A beginners guide to understanding setting up a WordPress site and the administration dashboard. Provides an overview of all the menus and their roles. Also provides some recommended settings for …

A beginners guide to understanding setting up a WordPress site and the administration dashboard. Provides an overview of all the menus and their roles. Also provides some recommended settings for WordPress sites

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  • 1. WordPress 101GettingYou Up And Running - Fast!Warren Denley . @WarrenDenley . diywebsitecoach.com
  • 2. http://diywebsitecoach.comTalk Overview• CreatingYour Site• WordPress Dashboard Overview• Recommended Settings• Understanding User Roles
  • 3. Creating Your Site
  • 4. http://diywebsitecoach.comCreating Your Site• WordPress.com• Self-hosted• One-click Install• Manual Install• Basic Security Tips
  • 5. http://diywebsitecoach.comWordPress.com
  • 6. http://diywebsitecoach.comOne Click Install• Differs by host• Often older version• Minimal security
  • 7. http://diywebsitecoach.comManual Install• Create a database• Create a user• Load WordPress files• Run installer
  • 8. http://diywebsitecoach.comBasic Security Tips• Strong usernames, passwords and database• Keep site updated• Hide and protect WordPress information• Regular Backups• Site monitoring
  • 9. WordPress DashboardOverview
  • 10. http://diywebsitecoach.comWordPress Dashboard
  • 11. http://diywebsitecoach.comPosts Menu• What are posts?• Draft vs Published• Quick Edit• Bulk Update• Post Editor
  • 12. http://diywebsitecoach.comQuick Edit
  • 13. http://diywebsitecoach.comBulk Edit
  • 14. http://diywebsitecoach.comPost Editor
  • 15. http://diywebsitecoach.comMedia Menu• What are “media”?• Bulk Update
  • 16. http://diywebsitecoach.comPages Menu• What are pages?• Draft vs Published• Quick Edit• Bulk Update• Post Editor• Hierarchy
  • 17. http://diywebsitecoach.comComments Menu
  • 18. http://diywebsitecoach.comAppearance Menu• Manage themes• Manage widgets• Custom menus• Header• Background• Theme editor
  • 19. http://diywebsitecoach.comWidgets
  • 20. http://diywebsitecoach.comUsers Menu• Manage users• Update your profile
  • 21. http://diywebsitecoach.comTools Menu• Data import and export
  • 22. http://diywebsitecoach.comSettings Menu• Site-wide options• Most default settingsare OK• Can change most atany time
  • 23. RecommendedSettings
  • 24. http://diywebsitecoach.comSettings -> General• Site Title and Tagline• Membership• Timezone
  • 25. http://diywebsitecoach.comSettings -> Reading• Search engine visibility• Front page
  • 26. http://diywebsitecoach.comSettings -> Discussion• Comment appearing• Email notifications
  • 27. http://diywebsitecoach.comSettings -> Permalinks• Permalink structure
  • 28. http://diywebsitecoach.comUsers -> Your Profile• Fill out bio• Get a gravatar (gravatar.com)• Display name
  • 29. User Roles
  • 30. http://diywebsitecoach.comUser Roles• Subscriber• Can only manage their profile• Generally only for membership sites• Contributor• Can write and manage their own posts• Can’t publish posts• Good for external/guest writers
  • 31. http://diywebsitecoach.comUser Roles• Author• Can write, manage and publish their own posts• Good for staff writers• Editor• Can write, manage and publish their own posts• Can mange and publish other people’s posts• Good for content managers
  • 32. http://diywebsitecoach.comUser Roles• Administrator• Can write, manage and publish their own posts• Has full control over a single site• Network Administrator• Has full control over all site in a network• Only applicable in multi-site setups
  • 33. For more information and WordPress training join us at:Warren Denley . @WarrenDenley . diywebsitecoach.comhttp://diywebsitecoach.comhttps://facebook.com/diywebsitecoach