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A Beginner's Guide to WordPress - Podcamp Toronto 2012


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Get to know how WordPress works: from posts and pages to themes, widgets, and plug-ins.

Get to know how WordPress works: from posts and pages to themes, widgets, and plug-ins.

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  • 1. Podcamp Toronto 2012A Beginner’s Guideto WordPresswith Kathryn Presner February 25, 2012 #pcto2012
  • 2. Kathryn PresnerZoonini Web Services
  • 3. What We’ll CoverWelcomeIntro to WordPressIntro to the Admin PanelResourcesClosingQuestions
  • 4. Intro to WordPress
  • 5. Diving into WordPress What is WordPress? vs. What is it used for?
  • 6. Blog
  • 7. CMS+Blog
  • 8. CMS
  • 9. Photo Portfolio
  • 10. Video Portfolio
  • 11. Interactive
  • 12. Some WordPress Basics Structure Presentation Markup Language ➜Database vs. filesPHP vs. HTML Dynamic Functions ScriptingDo I need to know Language ➜PHP? Data Database ➜
  • 13. Posts vs. PagesPage
  • 14. Posts vs. PagesPost
  • 15. Posts vs. PagesPosts
  • 16. Introduction to Themes A WP Theme is a collection of Template files - (X)HTML + PHP + CSS The CSS (aka stylesheet) usually controls the layout and design Only two template files are required: index.php, style.css Some are optional: sidebar.php, comments.php, etc.
  • 17.
  • 18. Get Started WithBlank ThemesStarkers Blank Theme Boilerplate
  • 19. Get Started WithA Pre-made Directory Magazine - Free WordPress Themes: 2011 Edition
  • 20. Introduction to Plugins What is a plug-in? Where do you get plug-ins?
  • 21. Managing Plug-ins
  • 22. Introduction to Widgets What is a widget? What is a widget-ready theme?
  • 23. Intro to the Admin Panel
  • 24. The Admin Panel Let’s go spelunking!
  • 25. WordPress Resources
  • 26. (of course!)The Codex Forum
  • 27. Cheat SheetsWP Candy Cheat Sheet - Basic and Advanced Template Tags Reference Guide Cheat Sheet for WordPress 3.0-Ready Cheat Sheets Cheat sheets need to be current
  • 28. Theme Development ToolsTheme Test Drive Plugin Theme Development Checklist & Sample Data Digging Into WordPress and In-Person Classes
  • 29. WordPress InspirationWe Love WP Float Showcase
  • 30. Recommended Plugins All in One SEO Pack or DirtySuds - Embed WordPress SEO by YouTube Yoast Bad Behavior FeedBurner WordPress Database FeedSmith Extend Backup Subscribe to Secure WordPress Comments Reloaded WordPress File Obfuscate Email Monitor Plus Contact Form 7 WP-DB-Backup
  • 31. Closing
  • 32. What Next? Questions?Get the presentation at Slideshare links Twitter @zoonini