CM Basic 2: Idea Starters• Holidays (Father’s Day, Halloween)• Special Days (International Joke Day, April Fool’s Day, BossAppreciation Day )• Special Weeks (3rdweek of April is “Organize Your Files Week”)• Special Months (January is National Book Month, April is NationalPecan Month)• Geek or Cult Following Celebrations (iPhone release, Talk like apirate day, Harry Potter/Star Wars/Rocky Horror movies)• Historical Events (Moon Landing, Haley’s Comet, D-Day)• Local Events (County Fair, Chamber of Commerce, Street Festivals)• Sports (Olympics, NCAA, Local Teams, Bar Leagues, etc.)• And more
CM Basic 3: Content Should• Content that tells a story• Content that inspires us to action• Content that challenges our assumptions• Content that makes us laugh or smile• Content that confirms our assumptions• Content that has unexpected twists• Content that reveals secrets• Content where David defeats Goliath• Content that reminds us that we matter• Content that reminds us that dreams can come true
WordPress Tools• Theme Features– Sliders and Image Gallery– Poke around!• League Managers• Calculators• Cartoons– Example: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-cartoon/• Maps• And just extend the heck out of WP!
Plug-in Uses• Local Restaurants• Family Trip (blog)• Map X Near Local Store Location• Anything With GPS or Address Can BeMapped
My 7 Step Process1. Brain Storm Concept2. Set up Excel or Google Doc3. Research Locations and AddressesA. YelpB. Google/Bing SearchesC. FoursquareD. Try not to yell at sites that keep addresses in images (you will quicklylose your voice)4. Convert Address to GPS coordinates5. Convert CSV to KML file6. Upload File7. Alter settings on plugin to your liking, link to KML file, add code to post andBOOM!
NOLA1. Concept – Local Tourist Attractions to Pubcon2. Google Doc Link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqhE2hFqFCiqdHh5bDJqZ2Zha2dXMG1yT1BNMTRYN0E#gid=03. Research Locations and Addresses
NOLA4. Convert Address to GPS coordinates usinghttp://www.findlatitudeandlongitude.com/batch-geocode/
NOLA5. Convert CSV to KML file via http://kmltools.nobletech.com/csv2kml/6. Upload File
NOLA7. Alter settings on plugin to your liking, link to KML file, add code to post andBOOM![google-map-v3 width="500" height="350" zoom="2" maptype="hybrid"mapalign="center" directionhint="false" language="default"poweredby="false" maptypecontrol="true" pancontrol="true"zoomcontrol="true" scalecontrol="true" streetviewcontrol="false"scrollwheelcontrol="false" draggable="true" tiltfourtyfive="false"addmarkermashupbubble="false" addmarkermashupbubble="false"kml="http://mydomain.com/uploads/myfile.kml" bubbleautopan="true"showbike="false" showtraffic="false" showpanoramio="false"]