Not Just another WordPress Site Design - Phil Peet - WordCamp Sydney 2012

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Phil Peet gives some basic design principles to help you tweak your WordPress design and make it your own

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Not Just another WordPress Site Design - Phil Peet - WordCamp Sydney 2012

  1. 1. @philbossdesignNOT ANOTHERORDINARYWORDPRESS SITETen ways to customise your default blog or website
  2. 2. Step One"Format header, link and backgroundcolours, site name and tagline.Reference http://www.kular.adobe.com
  3. 3. Step TWO"Insert a background imageReference http://www.subtlepatterns.com
  4. 4. Step THREE" Change your permalinksPermalink… what the..?"A permalink is a URL thatpoints to a specific blogpage or post entry.
  5. 5. Step FOUR"Implement a transitionalheader slideshowPlugin Reference "Header Image Slider
  6. 6. Step FIVE"Add your own custom fontsPlugin Reference "WP Google Fonts
  7. 7. Step SIX"Change the default gravatar andcreate your own gravatar image.Reference "http://www.gravatar.com
  8. 8. Step SEVEN"Integrate social mediaPlugin Reference "Social Media Widget
  9. 9. Step EIGHT"Create some interesting graphics/contentReferences "http://www.makebetterwebsites.com"http://www.onepagelove.com
  10. 10. Step Nine"Design a footer [whichdoesn’t exist]
  11. 11. Step TEN"Personalise your loginscreenPlugin Reference "Custom Login
  12. 12. THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE Plugins Duplicate Post !" Clone your posts and pages" Secondary HTML Content" Add additional HTML blocks to a template Tiny MCE Advanced" Add more tools to the WYSIWYG toolbar THANKS http://www.philbossdesign.com.au/wordcamp-presentation.pdf

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