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WordPress Beginner Track

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My presentation from Evo' 10, The Evolution of Social Media Conference.

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WordPress Beginner Track

  1. 1. WordPress - Tech Track Jake Spurlock @whyisjake jakespurlock.com
  2. 2. About me... Dad, blogger, designer, photographer, skier, biker, coder, nerd, podcaster... TodaysMama.com - AuthenticJobs.com HP - US Freestyle Ski Teams Whole buncha WordPress themes and plugins...
  3. 3. BLOGGING • I have a blog already... • Blogger • WordPress.com • Tumblr • Twitter (Right?)
  4. 4. WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org • Hosted vs. Self-Hosted • Domain Names • Professionalism • Branding • Customization
  5. 5. What it takes • Hosting and a Domain Name- Bluehost.com
  6. 6. What makes WordPress different • Themes • Plugins • Community
  7. 7. Themes • Look and feel of site • Styles • Blog (duh) • Magazine • Photoblog
  8. 8. Plugins • Extend functionality of site • Twitter Tools • Facebook Like • Gravity Forms • Google Analyticator
  9. 9. Oh yeah, community. • WordCamps • Websites • Tutorials • Friendly guys like me ;)
  10. 10. What makes WordPress great • Open source • Allows open dev for designers and developers • I can use code that someone else created • THEN EVEN SELL IT IF I WANTED
  11. 11. What’s new in 3.0 • Custom Post Types • New default theme • Custom headers • Custom backgrounds • Custom navigation menus
  12. 12. SoapBox... • eShopMomma (eshopmomma.com) • Simple hosted blogging platform for women that want to sell products online easily. • WordPress Jobs (wpjobs.net) • Post your WordPress job and find a developer right away.

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