How Entreprenuers Launch Ideas with WordPress

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Entrepreneurs have ideas, but how do they share those ideas with the world?
WordPress makes it easy for them to translate ideas into a web presence without knowledge of coding.
In partnership with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, I presented this talk. on September 16, 2013. I demonstrate how to set up a WordPress blog and get started with the 2013 WordPress theme.

For step by step instructions, please visit: http://www.ahsodesigns.com/2013/development/how-to-sign-up-for-wpengine

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How Entreprenuers Launch Ideas with WordPress

  1. 1. HOW ENTREPRENEURS LAUNCH IDEAS WITH WORDPRESS JOHN HOUSHOLDER @ahsodesigns #wpnash
  2. 2. WHO AM I . . Owner of Ah So, a Nashville WordPress shop Emma emarketing plugin Meetup organizer with Randy Hicks Mentor at EC Art Institute of TN Web and Interactive Instructor
  3. 3. TONIGHT • About WordPress community in Nashville • Wordpress.com vs. wordpress.org • 10 steps to launch your site • Questions • networking
  4. 4. WHO IS HERE? • First time attendees at a WordPress Nashville Event • Attendee at WordCamp • Normal WordPress Meetup attendee • Who has used WordPress the last year?
  5. 5. 1216 people in Nashville mention WordPress in their LinkedIn Profile 614 members of MEETUP.com group 248 tickets sold to WordCamp Nashville OUR COMMUNITY
  6. 6. January : adding Media to WP February: WP plugin April: WordCamp (WordPress Conference) May: WordPress 10th Anniversary Social June: WP Security WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
  7. 7. August: Help Desk September: How Entrepreneurs Launch ideas with WordPress October: WordPress theme customization November: joint SEO meetup with Belmont December: User Group Christmas Party
  8. 8. WordCamp
  9. 9. Meetups
  10. 10. Dev meetups Developer Meetups
  11. 11. wpnashville.com
  12. 12. EDUCATION
  13. 13. LATEST ENTREPRENEUR SITES DEVELOPED IN WORDPRESS NASHVILLE, TN
  14. 14. Deanna Atkinson
  15. 15. Mariel Heart
  16. 16. Ross Jones
  17. 17. Judy Wilson
  18. 18. Wordpress.com vs. WordPress.org
  19. 19. Entrepreneur sites built on WordPress • http://eventualmillionaire.com/ • http://blogmaverick.com/ • http://www.drjeffcornwall.com/ • http://cdixon.org/ • http://danariely.com/ • http://steveblank.com/
  20. 20. Let’s setup a WordPress.org site To sell my dog’s alarm clock…….
  21. 21. When we are Dunn  ……….
  22. 22. 10 STEPS
  23. 23. Setup Hosting through WPEngine
  24. 24. 1. Change your header
  25. 25. 2. Add color to header
  26. 26. 3. Add a header image
  27. 27. 4. Menu or Navigation
  28. 28. 5. Plugins
  29. 29. 6. Permalinks
  30. 30. 7 . Modify Jetpack
  31. 31. 8 . Setup Sidebar
  32. 32. 9 . Color Changes?
  33. 33. 10 . Launch your Site!
  34. 34. WE ARE ASKING YOU TO: FOLLOW: @wpnashville SIGNUP: email list and meetup on wpnashville.com
  35. 35. To view slides, links, and presentation in the morning Wpnashville.com
  36. 36. Network with WordPressers…. Thanks for coming! Follow me on Twitter for updates and WordPress goodness @ahsodesigns

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