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Launch list

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The top tasks and plugins I use to launch wordpress sites quickly. Slides from a talk for WordCamp Orange County (#wcoc)

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Launch list

  1. 1. Helping You Launch<br />
  2. 2. Chris Lema<br />5+ years working with WordPress<br />17 years managing software engineers & creatives<br />17 years launching web-based software solutions<br />Currently the VP of Software Engineering & Marketing at Emphasys Software<br />cflema@gmail.com<br />http://chrislema.com<br />http://www.facebook.com/chrislema<br />http://twitter.com/chrislema<br />
  3. 3. Just the two of us, Me & Al Gore, Building the Internet together<br />
  4. 4. Launch List Objectives<br />Easy<br />Fast<br />Secure<br />Useful<br />Unique<br />
  5. 5. Lies holding you back<br />WordPress is only for bloggers<br />All WordPress sites look the same (like blogs)<br />You can’t get a great site without being a coder<br />Unless you’re technical, you should just host on WordPress.com<br />
  6. 6. A Secure Start<br />Not all hosts are equal<br />Security by Obscurity<br />Table Prefix (don’t use ‘wp_’)<br />Username (don’t use ‘admin’)<br />
  7. 7. Configure WordPress<br />
  8. 8. Configure WordPress<br />Settings > General<br />Settings > Permalinks<br />Remove Posts<br />Remove Pages<br />Create a blank Menu<br />
  9. 9. 3<br />Getting to Settings<br />2<br />1<br />Domain/wp-login.php<br />
  10. 10. Baseline Plugins<br />
  11. 11. Finding Plugins<br />Social Proof<br />People stand in line for the good stuff<br />
  12. 12. Value Add Plugins<br />
  13. 13. A Word about Themes<br />The point is to get launched quickly!<br />Free & Premium are “right” solutions for the right situations.<br />Picking the right type (blog, magazine, photo) is critical.<br />Uniqueness comes from your content and photos, not just the design.<br />
  14. 14. Find Your Voice / Know your Backstory<br />
  15. 15. Help your Content/Use Great Images<br />
  16. 16. More is Less/ Get Focused<br />
  17. 17. Find a Pattern/ Develop Routines<br />
  18. 18. Monitor Everything/ Collect Statistics<br />
  19. 19. Chris Lema<br />cflema@gmail.com<br />http://chrislema.com<br />http://www.facebook.com/chrislema<br />http://twitter.com/chrislema<br />

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