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1 …for beginners Class #3

2 Logistics New WiFi password – new username: event0988 – new password: ve44_vv78_qh27 New slides on website: Recommended read: – WordPress for Dummies (5 th ed.) – free eBook: Getting Started with WordPressGetting Started with WordPress Want more? 2-3 slots open in next weeks workshop: classes/wordpress-workshop/ classes/wordpress-workshop/

3 SeeMeRoar sites go away in 1 week > Get Hosting OK: Dreamhost (infinite disk space, but slow/limited) - 2-weeks* FREE (*always if 501c3)501c3 - usually $120/year but Ive provided some discounts: - sign up at & enter code: wp2013 = $40 off (makes it $80 for 1 year of hosting) wp2013domain = $30 off + extra free domain for life wp2013ip = $20 off + extra free domain + free unique IP GREAT: MediaTemple (very fast, many different plans) - 15% off: - …during signup, use special offer code jonpeck

4 Course Roadmap Internet Basics Dashboard, Administration Posts vs Pages Editing: rich- vs HTML; Drafts/Visibility/Pubdate Navigation, Parents, Order Media library (& links to) Comments Settings: title/tagline, etc – Permalinks – Homepage / posts page Header & Background img Updating User management Import/Export Widgets Themes: find, customize Other ways of posting – – bookmarklet (press this) – iOS/Tablet apps Plugins – SEO, videos, music/audio – E-Commerce, PayPal – shortcodes, inserting PHP

5 User Management Generally, these are people who contribute to and/or manage your site Unique usernames & addresses Can have one, or many Users, of various levels – Subscriber: has a profile but cant contribute Useful for knowing your reader base and/or with plugins – Contributor: create posts, but not publish An Editor would approve (publish) their drafts – Author: can publish their own posts – Editor: can create/manage any post or page – Administrator: can do everything (& add/del Users)

6 Other ways of posting Bookmarklet: add this to your browser bookmarks Post via can do via a dedicated GMail account, but DANGEROUS! Check this to use the Android/iPhone app…

7 Android/iPhone/iPad app

8 Export: text content only, not images/themes/etc (for better exports, use BackupBuddy)BackupBuddy

9 Import: from other Blogs, or from an Export

10 WordPress Multisite (WPMU) Allows many sites on one WordPress Installation Adds a Network Admin user level to manage sites Individual sites can have their own Admins, but have some features removed (can only install Plugins/Themes the Net Admin has approved, etc) A little complex to set up, should do when first install WordPress on your host: see this guidesee this guide

11 eCommerce in 3 not-so-easy steps 1.get a PayPal account (or a full Payment Processor) – For most purposes a Personal account is fine – they accept payments for you (incl Credit Cards), then you transfer $ to your bank account on a regular basis – view, refund, manage payments at 2.install/configure a PayPal plugin (there are lots!): – single buy now buttons: Easy PayPal Custom FieldsEasy PayPal Custom Fields – single w/ custom forms: CP Contact Form with PaypalCP Contact Form with Paypal – cart: WordPress Ultra Simple Paypal Shopping CartWordPress Ultra Simple Paypal Shopping Cart for custom forms w/ Ultra Simple, also install cforms II (complex)cforms II – full shopping setups: WooCommerce, WP e-Commerce, Easy Digital Downloads (not just for digital goods, AFAIK)WooCommerceWP e-Commerce Easy Digital Downloads 3.sell stuff!

12 or PayPal standard = annoying!

13 or PayPal Pro +plugin = stay on site!

14 MUST-HAVE Plugins Security: WordFenceWordFence – …and maybe Captcha tooCaptcha Backups: – Online Backup for WordPress: full schedulable file & database backup; requires a professional to restore Online Backup for WordPress – Better (but not free / $80): BackupBuddy easy backup, restore, and migrate without a programmers helpBackupBuddy Editing pages: TinyMCE AdvancedTinyMCE Advanced Analytics: Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics Search Engine Optimization (SEO): – WordPress SEO by Yoast: complex but great WordPress SEO by Yoast – Google XML Sitemaps (also hits Bing, Yahoo) Google XML Sitemaps – to add pics to searches: Google Plus Author InfoGoogle Plus Author Info {

15 Useful Plugins Audio: MP3-jPlayer or HTML5 jQuery Audio PlayerMP3-jPlayerHTML5 jQuery Audio Player Video: Smart YouTube PRO or YouTube ShortcodeSmart YouTube PROYouTube Shortcode – Shortcodes: [name param=value] Categories for Media Library: Media Category LibraryMedia Category Library Image Gallery/LightBox: NextGen GalleryNextGen Gallery Sliders: SlideDeck2SlideDeck2 Make nav menu items go elsewhere: RedirectionRedirection Hide pages from nav: Exclude Pages from NavigationExclude Pages from Navigation

16 Useful Plugins Post lists on multiple pages: TPG Get PostsTPG Get Posts Social: Social Media WidgetSocial Media Widget Favicon: All-in-One FaviconAll-in-One Favicon Calendar: All-in-One Event Calendar or Google CalendarAll-in-One Event CalendarGoogle Calendar Forms: – Contact Form or Contact Form 7 Contact FormContact Form 7 – Google Forms (surveys, etc) Google Forms Membership: s2Member (adds paid members, protected downloads, membership levels, etc) Membership: s2Member

17 Workshop time / Future classes Next weeks workshop: classes/wordpress-workshop/ classes/wordpress-workshop/ If you want to contact me in the future: – Occasional questions are fine! – More in-depth consulting/site-building: $50/hr

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