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WP CMS ASAP: A How-to Guide (WordCamp SLC 2011)


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If you didn't know it, WordPress runs great as a full-fledged content management system. However, getting it all set up as a CMS can be a little daunting. This presentation will take away all that daunt by showing you how to configure your site as a CMS and giving you plugins and techniques you can use to get a business-class website up and running quickly on WordPress.

This presentation is intended for non-coders and doesn't touch your templates and functions.php file.

First presented at WordCamp Salt Lake City 2011 (

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WP CMS ASAP: A How-to Guide (WordCamp SLC 2011)

  2. 2. CMSA Content ManagementSystem has Content Types,Taxonomies, Metadata,Hierarchies, Templates &User Roles
  3. 3. Yes, WordPress is a CMS
  4. 4. How quickly can we get a site up & running using WordPress as a CMS?
  5. 5. let’s find out.
  6. 6. 1. Set up the site2. Start with a clean slate3. Add theme files & activate4. Add plugins & activate5. Add pages
  7. 7. 6. Configure menus7. Update settings8. Upload media9. Edit pages10. Simplify the admin
  8. 8. ready?
  9. 9. GO
  10. 10. Initial Plugins- Simple add pages or posts- CMS Page Order- WordPress SEO by Yoast- WP Super Cache(loaded by Improved Plugin Installation)
  11. 11. Admin Plugins- Web Editors CMS- CMS Dashboard- Admin Menu Editor- WP-CMS Post Control
  12. 12. Process Plugins- User Role Editor- Edit Flow- After the Deadline
  13. 13. how did we do?
  14. 14. WordPress makes us feel great.
  15. 15. for Happier Visitors and Stickier User Experiences Adam Dunford