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A Beginner's Guide to WordPress - WordCamp New York City 2012

  1. 1. WordCamp New York City 2012 A Beginner’s Guide to WordPress with Kathryn Presner June 2012 #wcnyc
  2. 2. Kathryn Presner Zoonini Web Services  www.zoonini.com @zoonini
  3. 3. What We’ll Cover Welcome Intro to WordPress Intro to the Admin Panel Resources Closing Questions
  4. 4. Intro to WordPress
  5. 5. Diving into WordPress What is WordPress? WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org What is it used for? http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/
  6. 6. Blog http://julienchung.com/blog/
  7. 7. CMS+Blog http://www.boxofcrayons.biz/
  8. 8. CMS http://www.thewittyoffice.com
  9. 9. Photo Portfolio http://www.silviaphotography.com/
  10. 10. Video Portfolio http://www.presner.com
  11. 11. Interactive
  12. 12. Some WordPress Basics Structure Presentation Markup Language ➜ Database vs. files PHP vs. HTML Dynamic Functions Scripting Do I need to know Language ➜ PHP? Data Database ➜
  13. 13. Posts vs. Pages Page
  14. 14. Posts vs. Pages Post
  15. 15. Posts vs. Pages Posts
  16. 16. Introduction to Themes A WP Theme is a collection of Template files - (X)HTML + PHP + CSS The CSS (aka stylesheet) usually controls the layout and design Only two template files are required: index.php, style.css Some are optional: sidebar.php, comments.php, etc. http://codex.wordpress.org/Stepping_Into_Templates http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Hierarchy
  17. 17. http://www.lonelythebook.com/emily-white-author/
  18. 18. Get Started With Blank Themes Starkers http://starkerstheme.com/ DIW Blank Theme http://themeclubhouse.digwp.com/ Whiteboard http://whiteboardframework.com/ Roots http://www.rootstheme.com/ HTML5 Boilerplate https://github.com/iamamused/wp-theme-html5-boilerplate
  19. 19. Get Started With A Pre-made Theme WordPress.org Directory http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/ WooThemes http://www.woothemes.com/ elegantthemes http://www.elegantthemes.com/ Press75 http://www.press75.com/ WPswitch http://wpswitch.com/ Smashing Magazine - Free WordPress Themes: 2011 Edition http://wp.smashingmagazine.com/2011/07/05/free-wordpress-themes-2011-edition/
  20. 20. Introduction to Plugins What is a plug-in? Where do you get plug-ins? http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/
  21. 21. Managing Plug-ins
  22. 22. Introduction to Widgets What is a widget? What is a widget-ready theme? http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Widgets
  23. 23. Intro to the Admin Panel
  24. 24. The Admin Panel Let’s go spelunking!
  25. 25. WordPress Resources
  26. 26. Official wordpress.org (of course!) The Codex http://codex.wordpress.org/ Support Forum http://wordpress.org/support wordpress.tv http://wordpress.tv/
  27. 27. Cheat Sheets WordPress Template Tags Reference Guide http://www.dbswebsite.com/design/wordpress-reference/V3/ Optimization Cheat Sheet for WordPress http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Optimization/Cheat_Sheet Various 3.0-Ready Cheat Sheets http://www.webanddesigners.com/11-extremely-helpful-wordpress-cheatsheets/ Remember: Cheat sheets need to be current
  28. 28. Theme Development Tools Theme Test Drive Plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/theme-test-drive/ Official Theme Development Checklist & Sample Data http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development_Checklist Book: Digging Into WordPress http://digwp.com/ Online and In-Person Classes http://zoonini.wordpress.com/wordpress-resources-wcnyc/
  29. 29. WordPress Inspiration We Love WP http://welovewp.com/ WPInspiration http://wpinspiration.com/ WP Float http://wpfloat.com/ WP Showcase http://wordpress.org/showcase/
  30. 30. Recommended Plugins WordPress SEO by DirtySuds - Embed Yoast or All in One YouTube SEO Pack Bad Behavior FeedBurner WordPress Database FeedSmith Extend Backup Subscribe to Secure WordPress Comments Reloaded WordPress File Obfuscate Email Monitor Plus Contact Form 7
  31. 31. Closing
  32. 32. What Next? Questions? Get the presentation at Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/zoonini Company links http://www.zoonini.com Twitter @zoonini http://www.facebook.com/zoonini Thanks to Shannon Smith at Cafe Noir Design for work on the original version of this presentation: http://www.cafenoirdesign.com

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