HOW TO MAKE A WEBSITE WITHLITTLE OR NO EXPERIENCEPart 2By Yusuf Chowdhury7/24/2012
Your First Setting•Log into your WordPress sitehttp://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin•On the left dashboard menu, look for settings•Under general tab in settings, click edito In this tab you can edit information such as thetitle site that shows up in the homepage•Click save so changes can take place!
Edit your Home Page1 - Dashboard2 – Settings3 – Reading4 - Blog as Home PageStatic Page
Install ThemeTo install your theme…Dashboard Menu > Appearance > Themes > activateRefresh the site to see your brand new theme in action!Changing your ThemeDashboard > Menu > Appearance > Themes > InstallTheme > ActivateYou can browse or upload a theme you downloaded .To preview your themes…Dashboard > Appearance > Themes > and clickPreview under the theme
Elements of a ThemeHeaderLogoFooterContentSidebarWidgetTypographyImage SliderFooterPortfoliosFavicons
•Click “Appearance” under dashboard menu•Click “Themes”•On the next screen click “Install Themes”•Click “Search” or “Featured”•Here you can search keywords or evenbrowse free themes that are provided byWordPressFree Themes
Create PagesDashboard Menu Pages > Add newDelete a pageDelete a page by clicking “move to trash” under“publish” in the pages screen. If you accidentallydelete a page, you can restore it by immediatelyclicking “undo” on the confirmation screen.Give page a Name - add text to box under “Edit Page”Publish page - click Publish when your content is readyUpdate page - click UpdateAdd text - Add content and hit update to save andimplement the changes!
Add A Header ImageTo Add ImageGo to Appearance > Header > Upload Image >Save ChangesTo Remove ImageAppearance > Header > Remove HeaderImage > Save Changes
Add Essential Plugins• Google Analytics forWordPress• Shareaholic | email,bookmark, sharebuttons• WordPress SEO• CommentLuv• Online Backup for WP• W3 Total Cache• Yet Another RelatedPosts Plugin• WP Touch• Social Metrics• WP optimizer• Sucuri SiteCheckMalware Scanne• CKeditor
PluginsPlugin:A piece of code that gives you certainfunctionality that your site did not havebefore it was installed.
Install PluginsSearch a Plugin: Dashboard > Plugins> Add> New Search> Type inkeywords and browseInstall the Plugin: Click on “Install” and it will be imported to yourPlugin folder in your WordPress DashboardActivate the Plugin: Click “Activate” to activate the PluginsConfigure the Plugin: Plugin setup and configuration settings mayvary and it can be found on the Plugins siteUse the PluginUpdate the PluginDeactivate the Plugin: Go to Plugins finding the desired Plugin, andclicking “Deactivate”
Install PluginsUploading a Plugin►Dashboard > Plugins > Add New►Browse for the Plugin on your Computer►Click “Upload” and then►Activate
Embed YouTube Videos►Find YouTube Video►Click the “share” button right below the video►Click on Embed►Choose the size right below►Now, copy the text that shows up below►Paste it to your page in your WordPress Dashboard►Save
Sidebars and WidgetsTo add widgets, go to Appearance > Widgets
What is Gravatar?Gravatar = Globally recognized Avatar (graphicalrepresentation of the user or user’s ‘alter ego’)Go to http://Gravatar.comDashboard > Settings> DiscussionScroll to the bottom and edit the settings foryour avatar!
SEO Check list for new sites bySEOmoz• Accessibility• Keyword research• Quality Content• Design quality (http://fivesecondtest.com )• Social Media platform (Linkedin, Facebook,Twitter, Youtube, Google +...)• Link building
Keyword ResearchRelevant and Niche basedLow CompetitionGeneral vs. Long tail keywordsLocal Search vs. Global1,000 to 10,000Export your Keywords list
Optimize your website forOn-Site SEO?Content on Pages and PostsTitle tags (60-70)Meta Description tags(140-140):Anchor textDashboard> Pages > Edit> SEO pluginDashboard> Posts > Edit > SEO plugin
Optimize your website forOffsite-SEO?• Submit your website to Search Engines and WebDirectories• (Yahoo directory, DMOZ...) -http://www.webseoanalytics.com• Google Webmaster Tools• High quality Resource lists• News sites (Press Releases)• Social Networking Sites• Guest blogging• Contents
Optimize your website forOffsite-SEO?Searching for guest bloggersGo to Google and search (Replace the word keyword withyour niche)http://www.buzzblogger.com/500-places-to-syndicate-your-content/http://www.briankeithmay.com/100-sites-to-submit-guest-posts/http://myblogguest.comkeyword “submit a guest post”keyword “guest post”keyword “guest post by”keyword “accepting guest posts”keyword “guest post guidelines”
Optimize Your Blog PostsTitle Tag - Page/post title as it shows up in the top of your browserin the search engineMeta Description Tag - Paragraph below the title - used todraw readers inKeyword meta tags – Words or search terms you wantyour information to show up forPermalink – Everything after the domain name thatreferences the post or pageHeadings – Words used in the headings of your contentParagraphs – How often your keyword is used throughoutthe paragraph in your postFormatting – Emphasize your keywords: bold, italicize,underlineLinks – Quality of sites linking to and from your site