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Working with WordPress - Importing Exporting Customizing and Troubleshooting

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A presentation given on Saturday April 19th for WordCamp Miami Beginners Workshop.

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Working with WordPress - Importing Exporting Customizing and Troubleshooting

  1. 1. Working w/ WordPress Importing/Exporting, Customizing and Troubleshooting
  2. 2. It’s me… Jean Felisme WordPress Designer and Developer @jfeliweb jean@bizdotsmedia.com bizdotsmedia.co | jeanfelisme.com
  3. 3. You did it!!!!  Domain  Hosting  WordPress  Theme  Plugin ...Now What? The Good Stuff!
  4. 4. Before you start... Things to Know... ● Basic Knowledge of HTML and CSS ● Text Editor ● Local Development | Development Site www.mamp.info OR serverpress.com ● A Cool Head ● Backup Everything
  5. 5. Site Backup • Why you should backup? • Manually Backup your site. • Plugin to use to backup. (BackupBuddy) • Content Backup (Import/Export)
  6. 6. Import/Export Content Importing Types From other sites o Tumblr o Blogger o WordPress etc…
  7. 7. Import/Export Content Export
  8. 8. Customizing Walkthrough of... • Reading Settings • Appearance Editor o Theme Options CSS Fields • Child Theme
  9. 9. Customizing Child Theme Child Theme Folder ○ style.css
  10. 10. Reading settings...
  11. 11. Appearance Editor
  12. 12. Troubleshooting  Stay Calm  What was the last action performed before receiving the error?  Check Backups Ohh Noo!
  13. 13. Troubleshooting Syntax Error Why? ● Plugin Update ● Code Snippets ● Memory Limit
  14. 14. The Fix FTP to file ○ rename plugin ○ undo change file Troubleshooting Syntax Error
  15. 15. Troubleshooting White Screen of Death Why? Most times its an exhausted the memory limit • Cause by Plugin(s) • Cause by Theme • Cause by Web Host
  16. 16. Troubleshooting Demo of fixing the White Screen of Death ● Disable Plugins ● Switch to Default Theme ○ Increase Memory limits ○ Going even farther ■ WP_Debug ■ PHP.INI file
  17. 17. Resources WordPress Codex (codex.wordpress.org) WordPress Forums (wordpress.org/support/) WPBeginner (www.wpbeginner.com) Google Search (google.com) StackOverflow WordPress (wordpress.stackexchange.com)
  18. 18. Questions? email: jean@BizDotsMedia.com twitter: @jfeliweb websites: BizDotsMedia.co | JeanFelisme.com

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