Word press tips for premium themes and social media


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Ever had questions on what to look for before buying a premium WordPress theme? Or what about some really cool social media plugins that not only make it easy to share your content but also encourage more comments and return visitors. This presentation was put together by Jean Perpillant of Design Theory to answer those questions for you. For more information, please contact our Orlando office at 888.603.1090 or visit our website http://www.jpdesigntheory.com

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Word press tips for premium themes and social media

  1. 1. WordPress and Social MediaBoosting reader loyalty and sharing ability
  2. 2. Buying Premium ThemesPremium themes are awesome because they look more liketraditional websites than they do blogs. There are tens of thousandsout there from theme houses like Woo Themes, Theme Forest, MojoThemes and more. Prices typically range from $20.00 - $85.00However it needs to be said that each theme is only as good as it’sdeveloper. Not all developers have a mind for UX, or full customizingcapabilities. –  Look for an XML dummy content file –  Widgetized home page –  Mulitple page layouts/templates –  Mulitiple color options –  Responsive action/designPage § 2
  3. 3. How This Can Help YouWhether you like it or not Social Media is a necessity for just about allwebsites. With the help of social media, you’re content can reach anaudience of people that traditional marketing could not achieve atthe level of effort you’re putting in. Why not harness that with yourown personal or business website.When it comes to social media, always think of it in the perspectiveof your audience. Your website experience and content is for them. –  Make it easy to read –  Make it easy and familiar to share –  Stay with the current and popular social networks –  Engage with your audiencePage § 3
  4. 4. One of the newest of most popuar social netoworks out right now. Asof August 23 they’ve got over 16.5 Million monthly active users.Uses range from household product tips, fashion trends, to photoidea sharing. –  If you have pictures of your products on your website –  If you use illustrations of your products –  Link your product photography from Pinterest to your blogPage § 4
  5. 5. t!Probably my personal favorite social network because of howrandom you’ll come across people who can quickly pick up aconversation like you’ve known them for a long time. Twitter is greatfor sharing short links and pieces of information. Whether its breakingnews, tech support answers from your ISP or desktop supportcompany, to celebrity gossip and news. –  Tweet new or old posts automatically –  ReTweet button for blog posts –  Post from Twitter to your Facebook Fan Page, or Linked In –  Sidebar Timeline Widget –  Download free content with a Tweet –  Twitter to chat from your WordPress sitePage § 5
  6. 6. f!Facebook for your personal website or business isn’t alwaysnecessary, but can surely help. One of the main things people focuson is how many “Likes” they get and how many comments they getper post. If you’re already posting on your WordPress site often, thereare some automation tools to help leverage your time while stillseeming authentic. Thankfully there are a host of plugins forWordPress to help with this. –  Get more “Likes” to your Fan Page –  Use Facebook for comments –  Schedule posts to your Facebook Page –  Create custom tabs, call to actions to Facebook –  MUST: Use the Facebook widget box on your pagePage § 6
  7. 7. w!YouTube pretty much changed the game in America’s FunniestHome Videos. You can upload videos from your desktop, laptops,iPads, and mobile phones and share it with the world. Imagine if yourprofessional interviews, product reviews, tutorials, and more werebeing viewed by the 2.4 Million monthly active viewers of this socialnetwork. –  Use plugins to easily embed your videos to your posts and pages –  Combine with social media plugins/buttons for easy sharing –  Link your blog/website to your custom YouTube Page –  Show multiple videos on your page, or sidebarPage § 7
  8. 8. Plug-InsA word of caution with plugins; use at your own risk. They’re updatedonly by the developer, not by WordPress. Share Buttons by Lockerz / AddToAnyPage § 8
  9. 9. Plug-Ins ShareaholicGoogle+ TweetMeme “Pin-it”Page § 9
  10. 10. Plug-InsComment Luv The SlidePage § 10
  11. 11. Plug-Ins Like Us Widget Social Media TabsPage § 11
  12. 12. Plug-Ins Tweet & Get ItPage § 12
  13. 13. Plug-Ins Facebook Post Planner Facebook Page (premium plugin $15.00) Themes (premium plugin $18.00)•  Tweet Old Posts•  Post Notification•  Smart YouTube PROPage § 13
  14. 14. WP Twitter Timeline: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-twitter-timeline/Tweet & Get It: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tweet-and-get-it/Tweet Old Post: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tweet-old-post/Twitter Chat: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/twitter-chat-for-wordpress/TweetMeme Button: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tweetmeme/Pinterest Pin It: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/pinterest-pin-it-button/Post to Facebook: http://codecanyon.net/item/facebook-post-planner-wordpress-plugin/1556399Facebook Plugin (for a variety of custom options): https://developers.facebook.com/wordpress/Facebook Like Box: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facebook-like-box-widget/screenshots /Facebook Tabs from WordPress Admin:http://codecanyon.net/item/facebook-page-themes-via-wordpress-admin/690366?WT.ac=search_thumb&WT.seg_1=search_thumb&WT.z_author=gljivecSmart YouTube Pro: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/smart-youtube/TubePress YouTube Video Gallery: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tubepress/YouTube Sidebar Widget: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/youtube-sidebar-widget/Google +1 Button: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-plus-one-google1/
  15. 15. Share and Comment PluginsShare Buttons by Lockerz: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/add-to-any/Shareaholic: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/shareaholic/Comment Luv: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/commentluv/Social Media Tabs: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/social-media-tabs/The Slide by SimpleReach: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simplereach-slide/ Design Theory | 888.603.1090 | jpDesignTheory.com
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