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 WordPress sites

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WordPress 101 wcmelb 2013

  1. 1. WordPress 101GettingYou Up And Running - Fast!Warren Denley . @WarrenDenley . diywebsitecoach.com
  2. 2. http://diywebsitecoach.comTalk Overview• CreatingYour Site• WordPress Dashboard Overview• Recommended Settings• Understanding User Roles
  3. 3. Creating Your Site
  4. 4. http://diywebsitecoach.comCreating Your Site• WordPress.com• Self-hosted• One-click Install• Manual Install• Basic Security Tips
  5. 5. http://diywebsitecoach.comWordPress.com
  6. 6. http://diywebsitecoach.comOne Click Install• Differs by host• Often older version• Minimal security
  7. 7. http://diywebsitecoach.comManual Install• Create a database• Create a user• Load WordPress files• Run installer
  8. 8. http://diywebsitecoach.comBasic Security Tips• Strong usernames, passwords and database• Keep site updated• Hide and protect WordPress information• Regular Backups• Site monitoring
  9. 9. WordPress DashboardOverview
  10. 10. http://diywebsitecoach.comWordPress Dashboard
  11. 11. http://diywebsitecoach.comPosts Menu• What are posts?• Draft vs Published• Quick Edit• Bulk Update• Post Editor
  12. 12. http://diywebsitecoach.comQuick Edit
  13. 13. http://diywebsitecoach.comBulk Edit
  14. 14. http://diywebsitecoach.comPost Editor
  15. 15. http://diywebsitecoach.comMedia Menu• What are “media”?• Bulk Update
  16. 16. http://diywebsitecoach.comPages Menu• What are pages?• Draft vs Published• Quick Edit• Bulk Update• Post Editor• Hierarchy
  17. 17. http://diywebsitecoach.comComments Menu
  18. 18. http://diywebsitecoach.comAppearance Menu• Manage themes• Manage widgets• Custom menus• Header• Background• Theme editor
  19. 19. http://diywebsitecoach.comWidgets
  20. 20. http://diywebsitecoach.comUsers Menu• Manage users• Update your profile
  21. 21. http://diywebsitecoach.comTools Menu• Data import and export
  22. 22. http://diywebsitecoach.comSettings Menu• Site-wide options• Most default settingsare OK• Can change most atany time
  23. 23. RecommendedSettings
  24. 24. http://diywebsitecoach.comSettings -> General• Site Title and Tagline• Membership• Timezone
  25. 25. http://diywebsitecoach.comSettings -> Reading• Search engine visibility• Front page
  26. 26. http://diywebsitecoach.comSettings -> Discussion• Comment appearing• Email notifications
  27. 27. http://diywebsitecoach.comSettings -> Permalinks• Permalink structure
  28. 28. http://diywebsitecoach.comUsers -> Your Profile• Fill out bio• Get a gravatar (gravatar.com)• Display name
  29. 29. User Roles
  30. 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. 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. 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. 33. For more information and WordPress training join us at:Warren Denley . @WarrenDenley . diywebsitecoach.comhttp://diywebsitecoach.comhttps://facebook.com/diywebsitecoach

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