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  • Don’t click on the second link
  • Change access beyond just FTP#1 vps server host 5 – 8 accounts. They are jailed…#2, skip the but youRemove #4Break after …built in.
  • Add picture for google apps
  • Is support outsourced or do you communicate directly with a company rep. ….for me are they reading from a script?
  • Learn how the backup system works (day 1) - how do you restore to a pervious versionHow far back in time are backups availableTake time to learn how to use the host’s backup system in the beginning. Don’t wait for a failure to learn.Secure wordpress in order to keep hackers out. - Setting the file permissions correctly - Setting good usernames and passwords - install limit password failures pluginRemove #3
  • Avoid WP plugins for backupsExplain the last bullet, don’t include it.
  • Avoid WP plugins for backupsExplain the last bullet, don’t include it.
  • Securing WordpressFollow instructions on this page to set file permissions or use my permission script and be done.
  • How to make wordpress fasterExplain this is for customers not for administrators
  • Thewpcandy.com theme guide has great information.
  • Grab screen captures instead of opening up and using theme check
  • Plugin testerScreen capture for view of plugin testing plugins
  • Akismit only if comments are onPut bullets only one one lineAdd screen capture of conditional tag examples
  • Akismit only if comments are onPut bullets only one one lineAdd screen capture of conditional tag examples
  • Gravity forms (cost)
  • Show the big screen shot first
  • Show the big screen shot first
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  • Setup and run wordpress: 201

    1. 1. Setup & Run Wordpress: 201<br />For Wordpress Rock Stars Only…<br />
    2. 2. Setup & Run Wordpress: 201<br />Rock solid fast hosting<br />Must have plugins<br />Killer site management tips<br />
    3. 3. Our Goal Today<br />Make running a WP site less like work:<br />
    4. 4. Our Goal Today<br />…and more like fun, like this<br />
    5. 5. Our Goal Today<br />…but definitely NOT<br />
    6. 6. First you start with a host!<br />
    7. 7. First you start with a host!<br />
    8. 8. One site causes a problem, 100s suffer<br />
    9. 9. One site causes a problem, 100s suffer<br />“…he transferred me to the “abuse” section, where he claimed they must be “blocking those websites”.<br />“The Comcast rep read...the IP was blocked because “Malicious data flows were detected over TCP port 80″<br />
    10. 10. One site causes a problem, 100s suffer<br />Why I love Blue Host !http://www.my-ip-neighbors.com/?domain=www.jeremyisaacs.org<br />Five reasons why I love host gator!<br />http://www.my-ip-neighbors.com/?domain=www.ebooks-with-reseller-rights.com<br />
    11. 11. What can we do about this?<br />
    12. 12. What can we do about this?<br />….Nothing<br />This is the accepted risk for shared hosting. <br />What not to do on a shared host:<br />Store sensitive data on it.<br />Put mission critical services on it.<br />What to do on a shared host:<br />Purchasea static IPaddress (~$30 - $120 more)<br />
    13. 13. Your own IP address<br />Access beyond just FTP<br />Why is it cheaper and better than a $200/month dedicated server?<br />Cheaper because VPS servers host 5 – 8 accounts but, they are “jailed” or limited to resources like 10% cpu or 256Mb RAM.<br />Your server is only accessible to you.<br />Hardware redundancy is built in.<br />
    14. 14. Email<br />Use Google Apps!<br />Free<br />Robust<br />Great for teams<br />
    15. 15. Hosting Take Away<br />Use Google Apps for email<br />Shared hosting: buy a dedicated IP<br />Shared hosting: accept more downtime<br />Consideration for all hosting<br />24/7 support, settle for nothing else<br />Is support outsourced or do you communicate directly with a company rep?<br />Medium sized hosting Companies tend to be better than large hosting Co.<br />
    16. 16. You have a host, now what?<br />Learn how the backup system works<br /><ul><li>How do you restore to a previous version?
    17. 17. How far back in time are backups available?</li></ul>Secure Wordpress: keep hackers out!<br /><ul><li>Set the file permissions correctly
    18. 18. Set good usernames and passwords
    19. 19. Use limit password failures plugin</li></li></ul><li>Backups<br />Avoid wordpressplugins for backups<br />Use the tools available to you from the hosting company.<br />http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Backups<br />TIP: learn how backups work before a failure<br />
    20. 20. If you must: backup your backups<br />Files: WordPress Backup (daily)http://www.blogtrafficexchange.com/wordpress-backup/<br />Database: WP DBManager (every 4hrs)<br />
    21. 21. SecuringWordpress<br />When setting up WP, don’t use “admin” as user for administrator.<br />Follow instructions on this page to set file permissions or use my permission script and be donehttp://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress<br />http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1374698/setperms.sh<br />
    22. 22. Make Wordpress Faster<br />Use a caching plugin like:W3 Total Cache<br />Tip:wp-minify currently breaks anything but the simplest site. <br />
    23. 23. How to pick a good theme<br />wpcandy.com the guide has good info.<br />http://wpcandy.com/teaches/how-to-find-wordpress-themes-quickly-and-easily<br />Good visual search tools is:http://themefinder.wpcandy.com/<br />AuthorPress.net in May will review all major theme providers. Email support@authorpress.net to ask for the report.<br />
    24. 24. How to test a theme<br />Use Theme Checker Plugin:http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/theme-check/<br />(same tools used<br />by the wordpress<br />team)<br />
    25. 25. Testing Plugins (new)<br />Use the same tool the wordpress team uses:<br />(Log Depreciated Notices)<br />
    26. 26. Must Have Plugins<br />Akismit:Spam protection (for comments)<br />Widget Logic:for complex sites, uses conditional tags:<br />http://codex.wordpress.org/Conditional_Tags<br />
    27. 27. Must Have Plugins<br />Akismit:Spam protection (for comments)<br />Widget Logic:for complex sites, uses conditional tags:<br />http://codex.wordpress.org/Conditional_Tags<br />
    28. 28. Must Have Plugins<br />Contact Form 7 (free)<br />Gravity Forms (cost)<br />
    29. 29. Must Have Plugins<br />Greet Box – Deliver tantalizing content based on where user comes from.<br />Best feature: you can customize this. Look at your stats and get more leads!<br />
    30. 30. Must Have Plugins<br />Greet Box – Deliver tantalizing content based on where user comes from.<br />Best feature: you can customize this. Look at your stats and get more leads!<br />
    31. 31. Must Have Plugins<br />All in one favicon<br />
    32. 32. Must Have Plugins<br />Embedder<br />[news-video]<br />
    33. 33. Plugin Break<br />
    34. 34. Must Have Plugins<br />Mappress: great google maps plugin<br />
    35. 35. Must Have Plugins<br />Limit Login Attempts<br />https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#search/lisa/12f6bb5d37d59a05<br />
    36. 36. Must Have Plugins<br />Exclude plugin: for themes that don’t support menus.<br />
    37. 37. Plugin Break…about menus<br />
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    39. 39. Plugin Break…about menus<br />
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    41. 41. Plugin Break…about menus<br />
    42. 42. Must Have Plugins: SEO<br />All In One SEO<br />- keywords are not used by google:<br />http://bit.ly/3SdTa1 (Sept 2009)<br />
    43. 43. Must Have Plugins: SEO<br />Broken Link Checker<br />I love this plugin, and so do a lot of others.<br />DEMO: http://test.com<br />
    44. 44. Must Have Plugins: SEO<br />YARPP: Yet Another Related Post Plugin<br />
    45. 45. Must Have Plugins: SEO<br />Redirection<br />Choose 301 redirects, not 302<br />
    46. 46. Must Have Plugins: SEO<br />Google Analytics for Wordpress<br />-The vote is still out on this one.<br />
    47. 47. Must Have Plugins: SEO<br />Download this guide to SEO<br />http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1374698/SEO%20Guide%20For%20My%20Users.doc<br />
    48. 48. Finally: make posting easy<br />See YouTube.com video “No-Duhs” Chelsea Otakan<br />http://wordpress.tv/2010/10/23/chelsea-otakan-wordpress-no-duhs/<br />
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    96. 96. Thank You!<br />David Moody<br />http://WordpressWebmaster.Net<br />davidmoody@authorpress.net<br />@moodynet<br />434-989-5481<br />

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