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Wordpress insider Nov 2012
A presentation given to the WordPressInsider meetup onNov 28, 2012 Connect With Me: Email: Michelle@CastilloMediaGroup.com LinkedIn Twitter Facebook ( Feel Free to Like us ) Website: WpInsider.org
How to use FireBug and orChrome to modify styling FireBug - Get the extension: http://getfirebug.com FireBug Overview video by WooThemes: http://vimeo.com/20917974 Easy Reading about CSS: http://diythemes.com/thesis/css-specificity-thesis To learn more about the syntax of CSS, visit W3Schools.
Mail Chimp Signup form options Embed form provided by MailChimp Can be found in lists/yourlist/for your website/Signup form embed code Use MailChimp plugin - You will need a MailChimp API key which can found in Account/Api Keys & Authorized appse Style on your own A great tutorial - http://diythemes.com/thesis/add-email-signup-wordpress
Make sure to Sign up related email can be edited in in lists/yourlist/create forms You can replace the default MailChimp thank you emails with a ThankYou pages on your site Make sure to test the whole sign up sequence
Using the MailChimp list Create individual campaigns Or, automates, RSS based campaigns
How to create different sidebarcontent for different pages. Download and install WooDojo http://www.woothemes.com/woodojo/ From within the WooDojo screen install and activate Activate WooSidebars A new Widget Area submenu will be added under appearance
Picking a themeThink about the planned content. Will the new site have a lot of photos? Videos? How much “sidebar” content will there be? An email opt-in box? Does the navigation need to be especially flexible? Generally, can you visualize your content “fitting” the theme?
Picking a theme cont Navigation structure How many navigation bars are there? Are custom menus supported? Will the theme lend itself to the desired branding? Are there enough “widgetized” regions? Are there multiple page templates?
Themes There are hundreds of free themes you can choose from Also , many other cost anywhere between $39~$300Examples: StudioPress/Genesis Elegant themes – $39 per 1 year access for 50+ themes WooThemes – From $70/3 themes and up DirectoryPress - $79 FlexSqueeze - $127
Connect With Me:Email: Michelle@CastilloMediaGroup.comLinkedInTwitterFacebook ( Feel Free to Like us )Website: wpinsider.org
Presentation to the WordPress Insider meetup on Nov 28 2012