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Newbies, you are not alone

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My presentation from WordCamp Vegas 2012. In this presentation, I identify key parts of the WordPress community, highlight some core features of WordPress, and give resources for new users of WordPress.

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Newbies, you are not alone

  1. 1. WordPress Newbies You Are Not AloneSaturday, October 6, 2012
  2. 2. Coffee?Saturday, October 6, 2012
  3. 3. Brandon Dove @brandondove WordCamp Orange County Organizer Commercial WordPress plugin developer Custom theme developer Core Contributor All around nice guySaturday, October 6, 2012
  4. 4. My daughter, Julianna, age 7 www.juliannadove.comSaturday, October 6, 2012
  5. 5. Things you’ll learn. • What is WordPress? • What is the WordPress Community? • Things that make you go, “hmm...” • Core WordPress concepts • Where to go to find help • Get involvedSaturday, October 6, 2012
  6. 6. WordPress defined. “WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog.”Saturday, October 6, 2012
  7. 7. The WordPress Community • Volunteers • Commercial themes/plugins • WordPress Consultants • End Users • WordCamps & MeetupsSaturday, October 6, 2012
  8. 8. Things that make you go, “hmmm...”Saturday, October 6, 2012
  9. 9. WordPress is easy to use.Saturday, October 6, 2012
  10. 10. Except when it’s not.Saturday, October 6, 2012
  11. 11. WordPress is extensible.Saturday, October 6, 2012
  12. 12. What does that even mean?!Saturday, October 6, 2012
  13. 13. There’s a plugin for that.Saturday, October 6, 2012
  14. 14. Premium themes.Saturday, October 6, 2012
  15. 15. Premium Commercial themes.Saturday, October 6, 2012
  16. 16. Upgrade. Upgrade. Upgrade. Upgrade. Upgrade. Upgrade. Upgrade. Upgrade. Upgrade. Upgrade.Saturday, October 6, 2012
  17. 17. Core Concepts • The Dashboard - quick look at what’s going on around your siteSaturday, October 6, 2012
  18. 18. Hands-on DemoSaturday, October 6, 2012
  19. 19. Core Concepts: Blog • Posts – chronological content • Categories are broad (i.e. Pets) • Tags are specific (i.e. Tweetie Bird)Saturday, October 6, 2012
  20. 20. Hands-on DemoSaturday, October 6, 2012
  21. 21. Core Concepts: CMS • Pages – hierarchical content • Menus – website navigationSaturday, October 6, 2012
  22. 22. Hands-on DemoSaturday, October 6, 2012
  23. 23. Core Concepts: Custom • Themes – design • Plugins – functionality • Widgets – design + functionalitySaturday, October 6, 2012
  24. 24. Hands-on DemoSaturday, October 6, 2012
  25. 25. Where to go to find help • WordPress.org/support & WordPress.com/support • Codex.WordPress.org • #wordpress on IRC • WordPress for Dummies by LSW (http://bdove.me/wp4d) • WordPress for Mere Mortals by RP (http://bdove.me/wp4mm)Saturday, October 6, 2012
  26. 26. slides bdove.me/wclv2012 email brandondove@pixeljar.net twitter webSaturday, October 6, 2012

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