10 Tips to Make WordPress Your Friend


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  • Grandparents bought them
    Put in the tape
    Push play
    But they were often afraid.
    Kids figured it out
    Just push the buttons.
    No PB&J sandwiches in the slot
    I want to convince you that you can do this
    Use word,.. Not afraid of the internet?

    I know you want to do this or you wouldn't be here.

  • Apple’s whole deal is make it easy for people to figure out.
    It can be intimidating.
    Lou.. Story
    People are swayed by their beliefs
    Kids believe they don’t like veggies.
    They BELIEVE it.

  • Adults don’t want to admit a fear.
    Heck Babies can do it
    I must be really stupid!

    Let me say it again.
    I want to convince you that you can do this.
  • So here you are at the beginning of WordCamp
    How many is this the first?
    Welcome: to the community
    Part of the value of coming here is the opportunity to learn and share and grow
    The community needs you!
    You say, what me? I don’t know anything.
    Every new person who asks a question forces somebody else to think about something..
    Maybe in a different way than they did before.
  • I can’t really teach you much in 40 minutes … You won’t remember what you don’t own.
    You hear it.. You think you know it.. But until you use it .. You won’t own it.

    I want to set you on the right path
  • 62 years old.
    One computer class .. No commas
    Artist, produced big events, BCF, carson and barnes
    Adhd coach

    I started writing code by hand in 1999 and have been using WP Since 2005

    WordPress version 1.5 I write a little code Been to several wordcamps
    Dirty little sec ret.. I don’t write fancy code like a lot of these guys.
    Somehow I think if I listen REALLY CAREFULLY.. Suddenly I’ll understand.. Like sitting a table in Mexico with a bunch of Mexican women chatting.. If I listen really carefully.. I’ll understand.

    How many of you already have WP for your NP?
    Are you still working with someone for support? Any ringers here?
    Feel free to ask questions as they come up. I’ll either answer it, or tell you it’s coming.. Or say.. See me later.

    Tommy 386 with parts from the junk pile in the computer lab in HS
  • Tip 1 Write down the words .. Ask questions ask people
    Sometimes you find answers where you least expect it.. Maybe that person sitting next to you at lunch.
    Take notes.. Condesnse them soon
  • How to:
    Make a page
    Save as a draft
    Or private
    And play
  • Lou’s story
  • 10 Tips to Make WordPress Your Friend

    1. 1. How to Make WordPress Your Friend Kerch McConlogue @kerchmcc WeFixBrokenWebsites.com WordCamp, Scranton 2015 #WCScranton
    2. 2. http://www.firstwitness.com/VCR.jpg @kerchmcc
    3. 3. http://thesweetsetup.com/rene-ritchies-sweet-iphone-setup/ @kerchmcc
    4. 4. www.portlandmercury.com/binary/be63/1286915455-baby-on-computer.jpg @kerchmcc
    5. 5. www.brit.co/show-your-humor-with-this-geeky-welcome-mat/ @kerchmcc
    6. 6. www.immoafrica.net/content/uploads/2015/02/foreign-property-ownership.jpg @kerchmcc
    7. 7. Kerch McConlogue Twitter @kerchmcc kerch@wefixbrokenwebsites.com
    8. 8. Tip 1: Take notes @kerchmcc These are my notes!
    9. 9. Tip 2: If you can use WORD and you are not afraid of the internet, you can use WordPress @kerchmcc WORD WordPress
    10. 10. @kerchmcc Use HEADINGS not just colored text and bold This is the “kitchen Sink” icon. Use it to show two line WYSIWYG editor
    11. 11. Copy and Paste Issues @kerchmcc Content pasted directly into content editor
    12. 12. @kerchmcc Copy and Paste Issues Here’s what it looks like published
    13. 13. @kerchmcc Copy and Paste Issues Here’s what the code looks like. All that yellow is code
    14. 14. @kerchmcc Copy and Paste Issues
    15. 15. Indent / Outdent / Blockquote @kerchmcc
    16. 16. Indent / Outdent / Blockquote @kerchmcc
    17. 17. Indent / Outdent / Blockquote @kerchmcc
    18. 18. Indent / Outdent / Blockquote @kerchmcc https://css-tricks.com/examples/Blockquotes/
    19. 19. The little used: Eraser Tool And HELP! @kerchmcc
    20. 20. Help: Keyboard Shortcuts @kerchmcc
    21. 21. Tip 3: Backup and Update img.wikinut.com/img/1nplwdse.t083vph/jpeg/0/woman-screaming.jpeg @kerchmcc
    22. 22. @kerchmcc
    23. 23. @kerchmcc
    24. 24. Tip 4: The images won’t go where I want @kerchmcc No Alignment
    25. 25. Tip 4: The images won’t go where I want @kerchmcc Left
    26. 26. Tip 4: The images won’t go where I want @kerchmcc Right
    27. 27. Tip 4: The images won’t go where I want @kerchmcc Center
    28. 28. Tip 5: Weird Spacing @kerchmcc It looks like this but you want it to look like this
    29. 29. @kerchmcc Remove the highlighted parts shown in the Text View Tip 5: Weird Spacing
    30. 30. @kerchmcc See? Gone! Tip 5: Weird Spacing
    31. 31. See? Gone! @kerchmcc Tip 5a: Use Shift + Enter to avoid the extra line breaks all together! Tip 5: Weird Spacing
    32. 32. Tip 6: Plugins Just because you install a plugin does not make it do anything!
    33. 33. Screen Options Tip 7: How to find what you can’t @kerchmcc
    34. 34. Tip 8: Oh, Rats! I lost what I was working on Using Revisions Finding them in the side bar @kerchmcc
    35. 35. @kerchmcc Tip 8: Oh, Rats! I lost what I was working on Finding them at the bottom of the page
    36. 36. @kerchmcc Tip 8: Oh, Rats! I lost what I was working on Choose to which to revert
    37. 37. www.pinballrebel.com/fortune/zultan/zultan_6.jpg Tip 9: When you’re lost and confused @kerchmcc
    38. 38. www.pinballrebel.com/fortune/zultan/zultan_6.jpg Tip 9: When you’re lost and confused @kerchmcc
    39. 39. How to add a picture to a post Search the codex.wordpress.org @kerchmcc
    40. 40. @kerchmcc Results Page Search the codex.wordpress.org
    41. 41. Tip 10: Practice, Practice, Practice Make a new page .. Save as draft Add content and images See what works @kerchmcc
    42. 42. @kerchmcc Go ahead: Push the buttons. You won’t break it!
    43. 43. About Kerch @kerchmcc Phone: (443) 255-3401 Kerch@WeFixBrokenWebsites.com WeFixBrokenWebsites.com (also: FixMyBylaws.com) Twitter @kerchmcc FaceBook.com/kerch plus.google.com/+KerchMcConlogue/ Linkedin: kerch-mcconlogue slideshare.net/kerch Tweet if you liked it Tweet if you hated it Tweet if you have questions