How to Avoid the Most Common Mistakes in Setting Up Your WordPress Blog

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My Presentation at BlogWorld Expo NYC 2012: You’ve heard that WordPress is one of the easiest, user-friendly blogging platforms out there. And it can be—if you know what to think about before you start. With thousands of themes, plugins and tutorials on the Web, you risk spending hours and hours and just getting more confused. Bob, who has trained hundreds of people in WordPress over the last three years, will show you some simple steps that will get you moving in the right direction.

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How to Avoid the Most Common Mistakes in Setting Up Your WordPress Blog

  1. 1. How to Avoid the MostCommon Mistakes in Setting Up Your WordPress Blog Bob Dunn ~ aka bobwp
  2. 2. themes? plugins? what happened? WordPress WTF? it’s so easy my 90-year-oldgrandmother can set up a blog bobwp.com
  3. 3. the confusion ofwordpress.com vs wordpress.org bobwp.com
  4. 4. the confusion ofwordpress.com vs self-hosted bobwp.com
  5. 5. pros & cons bobwp.com
  6. 6. hosting bobwp.com
  7. 7. 1, 524 themes on WordPress.org 108,000,000 search results for WordPress themes on Google bobwp.com
  8. 8. free vs premium themes stability support costs features bobwp.com
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  12. 12. mobileresponsive design themes or plugins bobwp.com
  13. 13. the temptation of plugins and widgetsbobwp.com
  14. 14. quality vs.quantity bobwp.com
  15. 15. that &$#!@ SPAM akismet bobwp.com
  16. 16. BTW, WTF is RSS? bobwp.com
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  18. 18. sharing bobwp.com
  19. 19. securitybobwp.com
  20. 20. securitychange admin userstrong passwordkeep updatedwatch those free themes freedigitalphotos.net bobwp.com
  21. 21. backing-up bobwp.com
  22. 22. a couple ways to do thisbackup files using an ftp software back up database using wp-db-backup plugin or use a premium plugin like backupbuddy to do it all bobwp.com
  23. 23. a few more plugins WordPress SEO by Yoast Google XML Sitemaps WP Super Cache Ultimate Tiny MCE bobwp.com
  24. 24. a few overlookedsettings & tools bobwp.com
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  38. 38. “If you hold a cat by the tailyou learn things you cannotlearn any other way.” bobwp.com
  39. 39. bobwp.com bob dunn WordPress trainer & coachbobwpstarters.com

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