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NARdiGras WordPress Camp - Themes & Plug-Ins

  1. 1. 11 Nicole Nicolay Agent Evolution Reggie Nicolay Realtors Property Resource (RPR)
  2. 2. 22 Your PresentersYour Presenters Nicole Nicolay - @Nik_Nik Nicole Nicolay is Chief Creative Officer of Agent Evolution.comy g Co-Founder of MyTechOpinion a Real Estate Technology Blog Reggie Nicolay - @ReggieRPR Reggie Nicolay is the Director of Social Media for Realtors Property Resource or RPR Co-Founder of MyTechOpinion a Real Estate Technology Blog
  3. 3. 33 Our AgendaOur Agenda Ooh, so shiny!   WordPress Overview  What is a theme?at s a t e e?  Intro to Theme Frameworks & Child Themes Wh t i Pl I ? What is a Plug-In?  15 Powerful Plug-Ins
  4. 4. 44 WordPress Themes DefinedWordPress Themes Defined “A WordPress Theme is a collection of files that work together tog produce a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design for aan underlying unifying design for a weblog. These files are called template files”called template files.”
  5. 5. 55 wordpress.org/extend/themes/p g
  6. 6. 66 Uploading a Theme • WP-Content > Themes > [Theme Name] Uploading a Theme WP Content > Themes > [Theme Name]
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  10. 10. 1010 Theme Framework DefinedTheme Framework Defined A Theme framework is a Theme designed to be a flexible foundation for quicker WordPress d l t ll i b t P tdevelopment, usually serving as a robust Parent Theme for Child Themes. Some Theme frameworks can also make theme developmentframeworks can also make theme development more accessible, removing the need for programming or design knowledge with optionsp g g g g p pages.
  11. 11. 1111 Theme Frameworks  Why Frameworks? Theme Frameworks Why Frameworks?  Easier development I d ti i Increased time savings  Clean / optimized code: CSS, HTML, PHP functions  Ease of updating  Community support options
  12. 12. 1212 Theme Frameworks ExamplesTheme Frameworks Examples Ooh, so shiny!   Genesis – StudioPress ($59.95)  WooThemes – Canvas ($70)oo e es Ca as ($ 0)  Thematic – (Free)  Hybrid – (Free)
  13. 13. 1313 Theme Frameworks GenesisTheme Frameworks Genesis $($59.95)
  14. 14. 1414 Theme Framework CanvasTheme Framework‐ Canvas ($70)
  15. 15. 1515 Theme Frameworks ThematicTheme Frameworks Thematic (FREE)
  16. 16. 1616 Theme Frameworks HybridTheme Frameworks Hybrid (Free)
  17. 17. 1717 Child ThemesChild Themes Mama I am wearing this to school…
  18. 18. 1818 Child Themes  Setting up a Child Theme Child Themes  Setting up a Child Theme • It all starts with Style.css The Template attribute tells WordPress to inherit allinherit all template files of “Genesis”
  19. 19. 1919 Spotlight: GenesisSpotlight: Genesis  Search Optimized Code  Review for Security best practicesReview for Security best practices  One Click Update
  20. 20. 2020 Spotlight: Genesis  Unlimited support, updates, and websites Spotlight: Genesis pp , p ,  Threaded comments / Gravatar Support  Custom Widgets: My Tweets, User Profile, eNews & Updates, Featured Posts, Featured Page  Custom Options
  21. 21. 2121 Genesis Theme Settings
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  23. 23. 2323 Post/Page Layout OptionsPost/Page Layout Options
  24. 24. 2424 Genesis Child ThemesGenesis Child Themes
  25. 25. 2525 Genesis Child ThemesGenesis Child Themes
  26. 26. 2626 NOW LET’S APPLY PARENT & CHILDNOW LET S APPLY PARENT & CHILD
  27. 27. 2727 Upload Child AND Parent • WP-Content > Themes Upload Child AND Parent WP Content > Themes
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  32. 32. 3939 What is a Plug In?What is a Plug-In? A WordPress Plug-in is a program, or a set of one or more functions,a set of one or more functions, written in the PHP scripting l th t dd ifi t flanguage, that adds a specific set of features or services to the WordPress weblog.
  33. 33. 4040 WordPress Plug In DirectoryWordPress Plug‐In Directory
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  36. 36. 4343 Genesis Framework Plug Ins  Example: Simple sidebars Genesis Framework Plug‐Ins p p
  37. 37. 4444 AND NOW SOME ROCKIN’ PLUG‐INS
  38. 38. 4545 WP Editorial CalendarWP Editorial Calendar Blog Content Planning
  39. 39. 4646 WP Editorial CalendarWP Editorial Calendar
  40. 40. 4747 Events Calendar Premium  Creates custom post type for events Events Calendar Premium p yp  Upcoming events widget  Google Maps Integration  Calendar view / Detail viewCalendar view / Detail view
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  44. 44. 5151 IDX Press  Search Optimized Listings IDX Press p g  Live listings Shortcode  Property Slideshows  Google Maps IntegrationGoogle Maps Integration
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  48. 48. 5555 IDX BrokerIDX Broker
  49. 49. 5656 Digg Digg  Floating share l Digg Digg control  Always visible  Siimilar to Siimilar to Sharebar WordPress Pluginug
  50. 50. 5757 Meet Your Commenter’s  Learn more about d Meet Your Commenter s your readers  Utilizes the Google Social Graph API  Leverage to build new connectionse co ect o s
  51. 51. 5858 All In One SEOAll In One SEO
  52. 52. 5959 MailChimpMailChimp  E t l f il Easy tool for email newsletter  Connect with your Mailchimp account  Signup form as a widgetg
  53. 53. 6060 Efficient Related PostsEfficient Related Posts  C t l t d t Creates related posts  Reduced Server Load  Configurable options Configurable options
  54. 54. 6161 Gravity Forms  Embed in posts and pages Gravity Forms pages  Complete field types  Conditional logic fields  Email notification routingg  Recent submissions on dashboad
  55. 55. 6262 Altos Toolbar  Click-through to ll i $79 Altos Toolbar call to action page  Ties into your markets  Reduces friction to postto post  Lead capture
  56. 56. 6363 Backup Buddy  Backup database l p y or complete install  Restore from backup  Migrate to a new serverse e  Backup scheduling
  57. 57. 6464 WP Touch  iPhone, iPod h A d id WP Touch touch, Android, Opera Mini, Palm Pre and BlackBerry StormStorm Push Notifications  WPtouch 2.0 Pro is available ($29)
  58. 58. 6565 WP Post Type UI  Create new Custom Post Types without WP Post Type UI Types without touching your functions file  Si lif i f Simplify interface for post types * Works well w/“Easy Custom Fields”
  59. 59. 6666 Wishlist Member  Unlimited membership levels  Protect posts d band pages by member type  Login redirect Login redirect  Private tag  Sequential Sequential upgrades
  60. 60. 6767 Nicole Nicolay Agent Evolution Reggie Nicolay Realtors Property Resource (RPR)

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