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WordPress 101


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WordPress 101

  1. 1. San Antonio Online Marketing Group&The San Antonio WordPress Meetup GroupWordPress For Beginners 101
  2. 2. @VenturePointSA@yusufchowdhury#VenturePointSA#WordPressTips
  3. 3. Lets Start with the Basics!• Domain• Web Hosting• Website
  4. 4. Domain Name• Domain name is your web address or URL,such as• Business Name• Keywords• Short• Easy to remember• Uncomplicated
  5. 5. Web Hosting• Home for your website files - not the sameas Domain Registration or Domain Name• Both can be provided from the samecompany• Domain Name and Web Hosting can befrom two separate places• Change the DNS• Support team will help you
  6. 6. Types of Web Hosting ServicesType CostShared Hosting $4 - $10Dedicated Hosting $100 - $350Cloud Hosting $90 - $1,200VPS (virtual private server) $16 - $250WordPress Hosting $25 to $300
  7. 7. Domain & Web Hosting
  8. 8. Follow the checklistRegister Domain NamePurchase Web Hosting ServiceInstall WordPressChoose a ThemeInstall responsive WordPress theme (Free orPremium)Activate Theme
  9. 9. PluginsPlugin:A piece of code that gives you certainfunctionality that your site did not havebefore it was installed.
  10. 10. FREE PAID & Self HostedFree hosting Monthly/Annual FeesLimited to 3GB only Limits?Automatic backup & upgrades Backups, maintenance and updates –your responsibilityTechnical maintenance taken care of foryouSome technical knowledge requiredLimited Themes – no premium orpluginsCustomize your themes & add pluginsNo ownership: WordPress advertises onyour siteFull Ownership with complete controlof your siteNo option to monetize Monetize your siteNo custom analytics Customize AnalyticsWordPress.COM vs. WordPress.ORG
  11. 11. Types of WordPress ThemesFreeTwenty Eleven - This is a free theme and the default theme when you installWordPress. You can search for more free themes within the WordPressDashboard.PaidTheme Forest, Elegant Theme, Studio Press, Woo Themes and many more – Theseare also called Premium Themes
  12. 12. Before Building your Website• Plan your contents• Blogs• Videos• Newsletter• Services• Capture leads• Create a map ofyour website
  13. 13. Add Essential WP Plugins- Shareaholic | email,bookmark, share buttons- WordPress SEO- CommentLuv- Online Backup for WP- W3 Total Cache-- Google Analytics forWordPress- Yet Another Related PostsPlug-in- Deans FCKEditor ForWordpress- Social Metrics- WP optimizer- Sucuri SiteChec MalwareScanner
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