Aaron Rutley – WordPress as a Client Friendly CMS

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  • Aaron Rutley – WordPress as a Client Friendly CMS

    1. 1. WordPress as aClient Friendly CMS.@AaronRutley
    2. 2. About me
    3. 3. About meI’m a full time WordPress Theme Developer at Eleven Media
    4. 4. About meI’m a full time WordPress Theme Developer at Eleven MediaStarted out building static sites & experimenting with CMS’s
    5. 5. About meI’m a full time WordPress Theme Developer at Eleven MediaStarted out building static sites & experimenting with CMS’sDeveloped my first WP theme in April 08 (Version 2.5.1)
    6. 6. About meI’m a full time WordPress Theme Developer at Eleven MediaStarted out building static sites & experimenting with CMS’sDeveloped my first WP theme in April 08 (Version 2.5.1)Created over 100 custom WordPress themes
    7. 7. Why “Client Friendly” ?
    8. 8. Why “Client Friendly” ? Client Friendly = A CMS that is used
    9. 9. Why “Client Friendly” ? Client Friendly = A CMS that is used Client Friendly = Less support calls
    10. 10. Why “Client Friendly” ? Client Friendly = A CMS that is used Client Friendly = Less support calls Client Friendly = Minimal training & documentation
    11. 11. Why “Client Friendly” ? Client Friendly = A CMS that is used Client Friendly = Less support calls Client Friendly = Minimal training & documentation Client Friendly = Referral business
    12. 12. The Plan
    13. 13. The Plan Summarise plugins & techniques you can add to your arsenal
    14. 14. The Plan Summarise plugins & techniques you can add to your arsenal Demo & questions
    15. 15. The Plan Summarise plugins & techniques you can add to your arsenal Demo & questions** Note **
    16. 16. The Plan Summarise plugins & techniques you can add to your arsenal Demo & questions** Note ** Consider if plugins are the best solution
    17. 17. The Plan Summarise plugins & techniques you can add to your arsenal Demo & questions** Note ** Consider if plugins are the best solution Think about future changes to the theme / website
    18. 18. The Plan Summarise plugins & techniques you can add to your arsenal Demo & questions** Note ** Consider if plugins are the best solution Think about future changes to the theme / website Do your best to do things the “The WordPress way”
    19. 19. Plugin 01:Advanced Custom Fieldshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/advanced-custom-fields/
    20. 20. Plugin 01:Advanced Custom Fieldshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/advanced-custom-fields/ Fully customise WordPress edit screens with powerful fields. (Wysiwyg, text, textarea, image, file, select, checkbox, page link, post object, date & colour picker)
    21. 21. Plugin 01:Advanced Custom Fieldshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/advanced-custom-fields/ Fully customise WordPress edit screens with powerful fields. (Wysiwyg, text, textarea, image, file, select, checkbox, page link, post object, date & colour picker) Visually Create Fields & assign your fields to multiple edit pages (specific IDs, post types, slugs, template names & even options)
    22. 22. Plugin 01:Advanced Custom Fieldshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/advanced-custom-fields/ Fully customise WordPress edit screens with powerful fields. (Wysiwyg, text, textarea, image, file, select, checkbox, page link, post object, date & colour picker) Visually Create Fields & assign your fields to multiple edit pages (specific IDs, post types, slugs, template names & even options) Repeater & Flexible Content Fields can replace other plugins (Gallery, Slider, FAQ, Related Posts, Podcasting, SEO, Attachments, H1, Sidebar Widgets)
    23. 23. Plugin 01:Advanced Custom Fieldshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/advanced-custom-fields/ Fully customise WordPress edit screens with powerful fields. (Wysiwyg, text, textarea, image, file, select, checkbox, page link, post object, date & colour picker) Visually Create Fields & assign your fields to multiple edit pages (specific IDs, post types, slugs, template names & even options) Repeater & Flexible Content Fields can replace other plugins (Gallery, Slider, FAQ, Related Posts, Podcasting, SEO, Attachments, H1, Sidebar Widgets) Easy to integrate into a custom theme
    24. 24. Plugin 01:Advanced Custom Fieldshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/advanced-custom-fields/ Fully customise WordPress edit screens with powerful fields. (Wysiwyg, text, textarea, image, file, select, checkbox, page link, post object, date & colour picker) Visually Create Fields & assign your fields to multiple edit pages (specific IDs, post types, slugs, template names & even options) Repeater & Flexible Content Fields can replace other plugins (Gallery, Slider, FAQ, Related Posts, Podcasting, SEO, Attachments, H1, Sidebar Widgets) Easy to integrate into a custom theme Ideal for complex page layouts & custom post types
    25. 25. Plugin 01:Advanced Custom Fieldshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/advanced-custom-fields/ Fully customise WordPress edit screens with powerful fields. (Wysiwyg, text, textarea, image, file, select, checkbox, page link, post object, date & colour picker) Visually Create Fields & assign your fields to multiple edit pages (specific IDs, post types, slugs, template names & even options) Repeater & Flexible Content Fields can replace other plugins (Gallery, Slider, FAQ, Related Posts, Podcasting, SEO, Attachments, H1, Sidebar Widgets) Easy to integrate into a custom theme Ideal for complex page layouts & custom post types Free Plugin (with paid add ons)
    26. 26. Plugin 02:Adminimizehttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/adminimize/
    27. 27. Plugin 02:Adminimizehttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/adminimize/ Hide unnecessary items from the WordPress backend (Backend Options, Dashboard Options, Header Options, Menu Options, Meta box Options)
    28. 28. Plugin 02:Adminimizehttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/adminimize/ Hide unnecessary items from the WordPress backend (Backend Options, Dashboard Options, Header Options, Menu Options, Meta box Options) Support for different user levels (Even new user roles created with “members”)
    29. 29. Plugin 02:Adminimizehttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/adminimize/ Hide unnecessary items from the WordPress backend (Backend Options, Dashboard Options, Header Options, Menu Options, Meta box Options) Support for different user levels (Even new user roles created with “members”) “Fine grained control” (Modify the quick edit options, Target ID’s / Classes)
    30. 30. Plugin 02:Adminimizehttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/adminimize/ Hide unnecessary items from the WordPress backend (Backend Options, Dashboard Options, Header Options, Menu Options, Meta box Options) Support for different user levels (Even new user roles created with “members”) “Fine grained control” (Modify the quick edit options, Target ID’s / Classes) Redirect away from the dashboard (** Only Hides Items / Options **)
    31. 31. Plugin 02:Adminimizehttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/adminimize/ Hide unnecessary items from the WordPress backend (Backend Options, Dashboard Options, Header Options, Menu Options, Meta box Options) Support for different user levels (Even new user roles created with “members”) “Fine grained control” (Modify the quick edit options, Target ID’s / Classes) Redirect away from the dashboard (** Only Hides Items / Options **) Alternatives: White Label CMS / functions / members
    32. 32. Plugin 03:WP Table Reloadedhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-table-reloaded/
    33. 33. Plugin 03:WP Table Reloadedhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-table-reloaded/ Great for tabular data (Time tables, Results, Schedules)
    34. 34. Plugin 03:WP Table Reloadedhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-table-reloaded/ Great for tabular data (Time tables, Results, Schedules) Takes the pain out of WYSIYG tables
    35. 35. Plugin 03:WP Table Reloadedhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-table-reloaded/ Great for tabular data (Time tables, Results, Schedules) Takes the pain out of WYSIYG tables Tables that are easy to update
    36. 36. Plugin 03:WP Table Reloadedhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-table-reloaded/ Great for tabular data (Time tables, Results, Schedules) Takes the pain out of WYSIYG tables Tables that are easy to update Tables that are easy to style
    37. 37. Plugin 03:WP Table Reloadedhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-table-reloaded/ Great for tabular data (Time tables, Results, Schedules) Takes the pain out of WYSIYG tables Tables that are easy to update Tables that are easy to style Implemented via shortcode
    38. 38. Plugin 04:Client Proof Visual Editorhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/client-proof-visual-editor/
    39. 39. Plugin 04:Client Proof Visual Editorhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/client-proof-visual-editor/ Minimal (Essential) WYSIWYG editor (~11 buttons)
    40. 40. Plugin 04:Client Proof Visual Editorhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/client-proof-visual-editor/ Minimal (Essential) WYSIWYG editor (~11 buttons) Opposite to TinyMCE Advanced (~40 buttons)
    41. 41. Plugin 04:Client Proof Visual Editorhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/client-proof-visual-editor/ Minimal (Essential) WYSIWYG editor (~11 buttons) Opposite to TinyMCE Advanced (~40 buttons) Support for Paste From Word
    42. 42. Plugin 05:Gravity FormsPremium Plugin: http://www.gravityforms.com/
    43. 43. Plugin 05:Gravity FormsPremium Plugin: http://www.gravityforms.com/ All kinds of forms (Contact, Post, User Registration, Ordering)
    44. 44. Plugin 05:Gravity FormsPremium Plugin: http://www.gravityforms.com/ All kinds of forms (Contact, Post, User Registration, Ordering) Clean HTML emails
    45. 45. Plugin 05:Gravity FormsPremium Plugin: http://www.gravityforms.com/ All kinds of forms (Contact, Post, User Registration, Ordering) Clean HTML emails Conditional Logic
    46. 46. Plugin 05:Gravity FormsPremium Plugin: http://www.gravityforms.com/ All kinds of forms (Contact, Post, User Registration, Ordering) Clean HTML emails Conditional Logic Hidden Fields
    47. 47. Plugin 05:Gravity FormsPremium Plugin: http://www.gravityforms.com/ All kinds of forms (Contact, Post, User Registration, Ordering) Clean HTML emails Conditional Logic Hidden Fields Add ons (Freshbooks, Paypal, Mail Chimp, Campaign Monitor)
    48. 48. Plugin 06:Admin Columnshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/codepress-admin-columns/Plugin 07:Hierarchyhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/hierarchy/Plugin 08:Smart Mobile Adminhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/juiz-smart-mobile-admin/
    49. 49. Plugin 09:Admin Collapse Subpageshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/admin-collapse-subpages/Plugin 10:Simple Page Orderinghttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-page-ordering/Plugin 11:Exclude Pageshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/exclude-pages/
    50. 50. TheDemo
    51. 51. That’s about itAny questions ?
    52. 52. That’s all folksThanks for having me !
    53. 53. That’s all folksThanks for having me ! Twitter: @AaronRutley
    54. 54. That’s all folksThanks for having me ! Twitter: @AaronRutley Web: ElevenMedia.com.au

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