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Next Steps for New WordPress Users

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Slides from presentation at WordCamp Lancaster, 2016

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Next Steps for New WordPress Users

  1. 1. Next Steps For New WordPress Users Kerch McConlogue @kerchmcc WeFixBrokenWebsites.com WordCamp, Lancaster 2016
  2. 2. Image from Amazon.com @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
  3. 3. Morguefile.com: http://mrg.bz/T4wM9E @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
  4. 4. Plan for the day Four parts 1. Evaluate Plugins and Themes 2. A little about SEO 3. How to manage all kinds of media 4. Getting help @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
  5. 5. Part 1: Evaluate Plugins and Themes Step 1: Be very clear about exactly you want either to do. Write it down before you start or you WILL be overwhelmed. @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
  6. 6. Step 2: Research: Search Google for what you think you want Read the Reviews (not the ones that list 50+ things) @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
  7. 7. Step 3: Find something @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
  8. 8. Step 4: Check it out @kerchmcc
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  13. 13.  Step 5: Install  Step 6: Test  Step 7: Keep or delete @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
  14. 14. Part II: A little SEO @kerchmcc Titles • Unique title (12 words/40-70 characters) • Friendly URL (53 characters) • Most important words at the beginning WordCamp Lancaster 2016
  15. 15. Content: • At LEAST 300 words • + 1 link/150 words • Line length • Use SHORT paragraphs • Use lists • Use BOLD words • Social counts. People saying something is relevant • RSS @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
  16. 16. Part III: Images and media Step 1: Find images or files • On your computer • Morguefile.com • Veezzle.com Step 2: Resize to reasonable size @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
  17. 17. Step 3: Upload to the media library @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
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  19. 19. Caption Title Alt tag is visible only to screen readers and search engines @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
  20. 20. Galleries @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
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  22. 22. This really goes here Link to Media File or None @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
  23. 23. Edit Galley: order, size, captions here @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
  24. 24. Gallery with medium sized images @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
  25. 25. Gallery with thumbnail sized images @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
  26. 26. Adding Audio codex.wordpress.org/Audio_Shortcode @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
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  28. 28. Adding Video @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
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  32. 32. http://www.awesomeinventions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/dashboard-lights.jpg Part IV: Getting help @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
  33. 33. Help is here as long as you don’t freak out before you find it. @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
  34. 34. Write this stuff down Step 1: What did you do? Step 2: What did you expect would happen? @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
  35. 35. Step 3: What did happen? Write down Error Messages READ the Error Message Step 4: Then send a support ticket or call @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
  36. 36. codex.wordpress.org The Codex Is Your Friend @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
  37. 37. img.wikinut.com/img/1nplwdse.t083vph/jpeg/0/woman-screaming.jpeg BACK UP YOUR SITE @kerchmcc WordCamp Lancaster 2016
  38. 38. About Kerch @kerchmcc Phone: (443) 255-3401 Kerch@WeFixBrokenWebsites.com WeFixBrokenWebsites.com (also: FixMyBylaws.com) Twitter @kerchmcc FaceBook.com/kerch Linkedin: kerch-mcconlogue slideshare.net/kerch Tweet if you liked it Tweet if you hated it Tweet if you have questions WordCamp Lancaster 2016

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