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WordPress for business

  1. 1. WordPress For Business By Nile Flores http://blondish.net Twitter: @blondishnet Facebook: http://fb.com/NileFlores
  2. 2. Objective Define what WordPress is? Explain what WordPress can do? Answer why Businesses should blog. Share some tips for good site conversion. Share tools that you should use for your WordPress site
  3. 3. What is WordPress? Is is not just a blog platform. It is a full content management system. WordPress powers more than 15% of websites in the world! It is the #1 content management system over long time CMS like Drupal and Joomla It is easy to learn and use It can do anything you want it to. Has a very active and friendly support community.
  4. 4. What Kind of Sites Can WordPress Power? Blogs  Realty sites Multi-author blogs  Hotel/ Reservations E-zines/ online  Membership sites magazines  Social networks Web directories  Forums Coupon directories  E-commerce sites Review sites Political sites Social bookmarking AND MORE!!!! sites
  5. 5. Just A Couple Local Area Examples of WordPresssites in Southern Illinois
  6. 6. DailyEgyptian.com
  7. 7. ElRancherito-MVN.com
  8. 8. Julie4StateRep.net
  9. 9. Midam.US
  10. 10. RendLakeResort.com
  11. 11. TheOldeHomestead.net
  12. 12. ThisIsFun.com
  13. 13. Why SHOULD Businesses Blog? To draw attention to your business To draw attention to your community Build authority over your competition Engage with current or potential clients $$$
  14. 14. Tips for Site Conversion Do not stuff EVERYTHING on your front page of your site Offer some type of newsletter opt-in for clients or interested parties to receive deals, and more info on your business Have a contact form! Make sure you make it clear who you are!
  15. 15. Examples of Ways toConvert Your Visitors
  16. 16. Tools for Your Site To Help it On The Way• Google XML Sitemaps• Google Analytics• Feedburner / Feedburner Feedsmith Plugin• WordPress SEO by Yoast• Yet Another Related Post Plugin (YARPP)• Aweber.com or MailChimp.com• Digg Digg Plugin
  17. 17. WordPress Resource Sites WordPress.org/Support Codex.WordPress.org WPBeginner.com WPEngineer.com CatsWhoCode.com JustinTadlock.com Blondish.net WPHacks.com WPRecipes.com
  18. 18. Other WordPress Materials• WordPress for Dummies by Lisa Sabin- Wilson• Professional WordPress Plugin Development by Brad Williams, Ozh Richard and Justin Tadlock• Digging Into WordPress by Chris Coyier and Jeff Starr
  19. 19. Any Questions? Nile Flores Site: http://blondish.net Twitter: blondishnet Facebook: http://fb.com/NileFlores LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/blondishnet Slideshare: http://slideshare.net/blondishnet Me in 1986

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