May 2010 Boston WordPress - ToolBox 1

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A beginning to end presentation of how to move from wordpress.com to your own domain (wordpress.org), choosing a server, installing wordpress, migration, top plugins and themes

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May 2010 Boston WordPress - ToolBox 1

  1. 1. Boston WordPress Meetup <ul><li>ToolBox </li></ul><ul><li>May 24, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Wi-Fi Code (Cambridge): wp524 </li></ul><ul><li>http://bostonwp.org </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @bostonwp </li></ul><ul><li>Hashtag: #bostonwp </li></ul>
  2. 2. WP.com to WP.org <ul><li>You either… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have a wordpress.com blog </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Want your own wordpress site </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have a blogger, drupal, joomla site and want a new one </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Aren’t sure how to go about setting one up </li></ul>052410 – Kurt Eng – Boston WP Toolbox
  3. 3. But First… <ul><li>Kurt Eng (kurteng.com, @kurteng, [email_address] , facebook.com/kurteng) </li></ul><ul><li>Full-time scientist, part-time tech support, part-time gamer, part-time cook, part-time WordPress guy, full-time geek </li></ul><ul><li>You can find me on the interwebs </li></ul>052410 – Kurt Eng – Boston WP Toolbox
  4. 4. Agenda <ul><li>Hosts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Domain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Servers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wordpress.com export </li></ul><ul><li>Installation </li></ul><ul><li>Plugins </li></ul><ul><li>Themes </li></ul>052410 – Kurt Eng – Boston WP Toolbox
  5. 5. Hosts <ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>cPanel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EMail </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Price </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How much are you willing to spend a year on your site? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Do you need the extras? </li></ul>052410 – Kurt Eng – Boston WP Toolbox
  6. 6. Hosts <ul><li>Page.ly </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WordPress only </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>BlueHost.com </li></ul><ul><li>HostGator.com </li></ul><ul><li>InMotionHosting.com </li></ul><ul><li>GoDaddy.com </li></ul>052410 – Kurt Eng – Boston WP Toolbox
  7. 7. Page.ly <ul><li>A dedicated host for WordPress </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keeps it simple </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Everything you need including premium themes (at extra cost) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Includes automatic updates of WordPress </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>$15/month </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Save 25% using “wcbos” code </li></ul></ul></ul>052410 – Kurt Eng – Boston WP Toolbox
  8. 8. HostGator <ul><li>Cheaper hosting with unlimited storage, bandwidth and domains </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Great if you plan on starting more than 1 WordPress site </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Plenty of support for the server and you don’t need to have WordPress on it (self-install) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Lots of software, room to experiment! </li></ul>052410 – Kurt Eng – Boston WP Toolbox
  9. 9. Exporting from WP.com 052410 – Kurt Eng – Boston WP Toolbox
  10. 10. Installation 052410 – Kurt Eng – Boston WP Toolbox
  11. 11. Top 5 plugins <ul><li>WP Super Cache </li></ul><ul><li>Google Analyticator </li></ul><ul><li>Disqus/Intense Debate </li></ul><ul><li>TweetMeme/Like </li></ul><ul><li>All-in-one SEO </li></ul><ul><li>Akismet (already built in) </li></ul>052410 – Kurt Eng – Boston WP Toolbox
  12. 12. Themes <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Smashing Magazine </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ThemeLab </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WPSalon </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mashable.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Premium (paid) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>StudioPress </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WooThemes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thesis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Headway </li></ul></ul></ul>052410 – Kurt Eng – Boston WP Toolbox

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