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Introduction to WordPress Class 6

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Introduction to WordPress Class 6

  1. 1. WordPress Advanced Topics CT01756 Intro to WordPress By Adrian Mikeliunas http://learnwp.us/week6 SESSION# 6 of 6
  2. 2.  WordPress design considerations  Growing a Community  Backups, Legal & Security!  Misc. Topics Week 6 Agenda WordPress #6 2 3/2016
  3. 3.  Where do you start?  What to do next?  Rollup your sleeves?  Hire a Genius?  www.wordpressguru.net  72 steps checklist:  www.wpmentor.net/checklist/ 3/2016WordPress #6 3 WordPress Design
  4. 4. Steps Stage Contents 1 - 26 Install Setup your basic WordPress installation 27 - 40 Secure Secure your WordPress installation against spam, hacking & hardware failure. 41 - 51 Configure Configure WordPress options & theme 52 - 61 Connect Connect WordPress to services & social networks 62 - 72 Optimize Improve the performance of your WordPress 3/2016WordPress #6 4 WordPress Setup Checklist http://www.wpmentor.net
  5. 5.  People: Define Roles  Authors, Editor, Admin/Programmers  Internal or External resources?  Content  You provide, solicit or procure  Text and multimedia  Theme  Your brand look and feel  Example: http://www.studiopress.com  Plugins  User registration, email follow up  Slide shows, other WordPress #6 5 Main Ingredients 3/2016
  6. 6.  Support WordPress…  Join Local events:  Meetup.com DC Bloggers WordPress DC WordPress Nova 3/2016WordPress #6 6 Growing a Community http://codex.wordpress.org/Codex:Community_Portal
  7. 7.  Provide Value, Cross-Links, Provide Feedback!  Weed-out stale content, spammers, other…  BOOKS:  Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read  Social Media for WordPress WordPress #6 7 Blog Community 3/2016
  8. 8.  Languages  Fonts [accents]  Cultural Issues 3/2016WordPress #6 8 Internationalization Google Language Translator https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-language-translator/
  9. 9.  Backups  Legal Notices  Security Basics 3/2016WordPress #6 9 Security Section
  10. 10.  How often should you back up?  How many backups should I keep?  Can backups be automated?  Online or Offline?  Check your Hosting provider http://www.wplist5.com/5-of-the-best-free-backup-wordpress-plugins https://wordpress.org/plugins/updraftplus https://wordpress.org/plugins/backwpup WordPress #6 10 Backups 3/2016
  11. 11. With a PAID monthly subscription ($15 or 40/month): 1. The VaultPress plugin will backup:  Your site’s content  Themes & plugins in real time 2. Perform regular security scans for common threats and attacks ($40/month) http://vaultpress.com/jetpack http://wordpress.org/plugins/vaultpress WordPress #6 11 VaultPress 3/2016
  12. 12. 3/2016WordPress #6 12 Legal  A privacy policy is a must for every website or online business, normally included in the footer.  several paragraphs long explaining to the site users & customers exactly how their information will be used  It also details what information is tracked & how it is tabulated [cookies, IP or email addresses]  Many Federal, State laws & European nations require it!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privacy_policy  The privacy policy page is really about keeping web businesses honest  Example: https://wordpress.org/plugins/auto-terms-of-service-and-privacy-policy/
  13. 13.  Don’t use the “Admin” username to administer your site  Use a new, separate account…  Don’t use the default login URL!  Login plugin! wordpress.org/plugins/search.php?q=login  Two factor: Clef https://wordpress.org/plugins/wpclef  Install a security plugin… or two  WordFence https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence  Ithemes https://ithemes.com/security/ $$ 3/2016WordPress #6 13 Security
  14. 14. WordPress #6 14 Misc. Topics 3/2016
  15. 15.  Premium WordPress Themes:  http://www.studiopress.com  http://www.woothemes.com, http://themeforest.net  https://templatic.com/,  http://www.mojo-themes.com  Site Builder: http://www.optimizepress.com  Social Focus: https://buddypress.org 3/2016WordPress #6 15 Advanced Designs
  16. 16.  Codex  http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags  Basics of WordPress Theme Design  http://codex.wordpress.org/Blog_Design_and_Layout  Theme Development  http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development  Advanced edit & Layouts  https://wordpress.org/plugins/plugnedit WordPress #6 16 Site Design and Layout 3/2016
  17. 17.  In Admin dashboard “Appearance” select “Edit CSS” if you have Jectpack installed [or if your theme supports it] or install plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple- custom-css  Then add the last 3 lines to make the footer disappear! /* Welcome to Custom CSS! To learn how this works, see http://wp.me/PEmnE-Bt */ #site-info { display: none; } WordPress #6 17 Removing Footer Notices CSS Way 3/2016
  18. 18.  From “Appearance”, “Editor” select “Footer.php” from the list of files [in some themes, the footer is included in Functions.php]  ALWAYS make a backup copy BEFORE you make any change! [Copy contents to local file via notepad]  Look for “Proudly powered by” string or whichever string you would like to remove  Remove the entire line “<a … </a>”  Save and done! WordPress #6 18 Removing Footer Notices Programming Way 3/2016
  19. 19.  Backup Your Site:  Content  Theme & Plugins  Media  Clean Spam  Monitor Statistics  Monitor Security WordPress #6 19 Weekly Administration 3/2016
  20. 20.  WordPress design considerations  Growing a Community  Backups, Legal & Security!  Misc. Topics Week 6 Summary WordPress #6 20 3/2016

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