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How to Make WordPress
Your Friend
Kerch McConlogue @kerchmcc
WeFixBrokenWebsites.com
WordCamp, LehighValley 2016 #WCLVPA
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Kerch McConlogue
Twitter @kerchmcc
kerch@wefixbrokenwebsites.com
Words to Know
Core: Makes WordPress work
Plugins: Adds functionality not part of
Core
Widgets: Small blocks of specific
Functionality
Categories: Table of Contents
Tags: Index
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Tip 1: Take notes
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These are my notes!
Tip 2: If you can use WORD
and you are not afraid of the internet,
you can use WordPress
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WORD
Tip 2: If you can use WORD
and you are not afraid of the internet,
you can use WordPress
@kerchmcc
WORD
WordPress
Copy and Paste from Word
ISSUES!
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Copy and Pasted into Visual Edit Screen
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@kerchmcc
What it looks like published
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What the code looks like
YUK!
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Use Paste in Plain Text Mode
Or just PASTE into Text Editor Screen
Then add formatting in the Visual tab
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@kerchmcc
Tip 3: Use HEADINGS:
not just colored text and bold
This is the “kitchen Sink” icon.
Use it to show two line WYSIWYG editor
Tip 4: Blockquote
Indent / Outdent
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Blockquote
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@kerchmcc https://css-tricks.com/examples/Blockquotes/
Blockquote
Indent / Outdent
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Indent / Outdent
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Tip 5: Backup and Update
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Tip 6: Alt Tags and Title Tags
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TITLE
ALT
Caption
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Tip 7: Image Display Settings
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Tip 7: Image Display Settings
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No Alignment
Tip 7: Image Display Settings
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Left
Tip 7: The images won’t go where I want
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Right
Tip 7: Image Display Settings
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Center
Tip 8: Weird Spacing
@kerchmcc
It looks like
this
but you want
it to look like
this
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Either remove
the highlighted
parts shown in
the Text View
Weird Spacing
Tip 8: Weird Spacing
Or use Shift + Enter
for the same result
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@kerchmcc
See? Gone!
Tip 8: Weird Spacing
Tip 9: Plugins
Just because you
install a plugin
does not make it
do anything!
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Screen Options
Tip 10: How to find what you can’t
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Tip 11: Oh, Rats! I lost what I was working on
Using Revisions
Finding them in the side bar
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Finding revisions
at the bottom of the page
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Choose to which revision to revert
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Tip 12: When you’re lost and confused
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Tip 12: When you’re lost and confused
@kerchmcc
How to add a picture to a post
Search the codex.wordpress.org
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@kerchmcc
Results Page
Search the codex.wordpress.org
FINALLY: Practice, Practice, Practice
Make a new page ..
Save as draft
Add content and images
See what works
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@kerchmcc
Go ahead:
Push the buttons.
You won’t break it!
About Kerch @kerchmcc
Phone: (443) 255-3401
Kerch@WeFixBrokenWebsites.com
WeFixBrokenWebsites.com (also: FixMyBylaws.com)
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WordCamp Lehigh Valley 2016 WordPress New Users

Editor's Notes

  1. 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
  2. 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. Look Apple’s whole deal is make it easy for people to figure out. It can be intimidating. Lou.. Story
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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. Nope. 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
  7. Core is the collection of files that make WordPress work. It gets updated by the leadership team. And you should not mess around in it. Either you’ll break things or things will break the next time you update to a newer version of WordPress Plugins supply functionality not part of core, most likely because it’s something that probably isn’t needed by everybody. I use a plugin to categorize my media file. If you only have a few images, you don’t need it. Widgets are little bits of code that do specific things. Often they are made by plugins. But not always. Give you a little bit of control over your layout. The widget screen in your theme will list a pretty extensive list of pre made widgets. Say you want to add a list of most recent posts in your sidebar. There’s a standard widget for that. Then depending on your theme, you can add functionality that would happen in specific places on your site. Maybe on all pages, maybe on only some. Sidebars, footers, again depending on your theme. Categories and Tags
  8. 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
  9. Either read it and take out what doesn’t belong or
  10. How to: Make a page Save as a draft Or private And play
  11. Lou’s story Vcr