WordCamp St. Louis 2014 WordPress for beginners by christoph trappe

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WordCamp St. Louis 2014 WordPress for beginners by christoph trappe

  1. 1. Getting Started with WordPress for Beginners WordCamp St. Louis 2014 By Christoph Trappe @ctrappe #wcstl
  2. 2. Rules  Questions: Ask ‘em, please! Increases chances to get an answer.  You may Tweet, Blog, etc.! @ctrappe #wcstl
  3. 3. Hi  Slides at: AuthenticStorytelling.net/wcstl  About me @ctrappe #wcstl
  4. 4. WordPress  .org vs .com @ctrappe #wcstl
  5. 5. Objectives  Defining goals and objectives for your sites  Finding and setting up your URL  Installing WordPress  Finding and using an initial design  Getting started @ctrappe #wcstl
  6. 6. Goals  Every site should have at least one goal.  What are you trying to accomplish? @ctrappe #wcstl
  7. 7. EasternIowaNews.com  Shared community news, not shared elsewhere.  Gave people a place to share news. (Facebook was still kind of new.)  Gave people a voice! @ctrappe #wcstl
  8. 8. AuthenticStorytelling.net  Share knowledge around authentic storytelling. @ctrappe #wcstl
  9. 9. UWECI.ORG  Connect people to resources, information and inform donors. @ctrappe #wcstl
  10. 10. So, what’s your goal? OK to start without one, but it helps. Helps with determining URL. @ctrappe #wcstl
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  12. 12. Hosts  GoDaddy  Dreamhost  Laughing Squid  Bluehost http://wordpress.org/hosting/ @ctrappe #wcstl
  13. 13. Let’s get started @ctrappe #wcstl
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  23. 23. /wp-admin Log in! @ctrappe #wcstl
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  28. 28. Potentially search for: responsive @ctrappe #wcstl Premium themes – a word of caution (Elsewhere)
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  30. 30. Posts Pages Plugins @ctrappe #wcstl
  31. 31. Links  Migrating sites to Bluehost: https://my.bluehost.com/cgi/help/229  Existing WordPress sites: https://my.bluehost.com/cgi/help/wp_ migrate @ctrappe #wcstl
  32. 32. Questions? Christoph Trappe ctrappe@gmail.com 319-804-9853 ChristophTrappe.com AuthenticStorytelling.net @ctrappe #wcstl

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