lunes, 11 de abril de 2011

100 cosas que tenés que saber de #WordPress

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Slide 1: 10 Things to Know about WordPress and Web Hosting

In this slide we talked about WordPress web hosting things you should know:

1. Choose a web host by reading complaints in official support forums
2. Unlimited Web Hosts aren’t really unlimited
3. Keeping domain registrations separate makes it easier to move in the future
4. Backing up off-site is best for disaster recovery
5. Change all passwords every 30 days
6. Directory indexing should be turned off
7. Minimize resources by caching your site as much as possible
8. Keep other software up to date so WordPress doesn’t get hacked
9. Optimize your database tables automatically
10. Externally monitor your website’s uptime yourself

For in depth descriptions and resource links read the full post 10 Things to Know about Web Hosting and WordPress (this page is on this site).

Slide 2: 10 Things to Know about Setup and Installing WordPress

In this slide we talked about 10 things you need to know about setting up and installing WordPress:

1. Simple WordPress install
2. Automated WordPress Install
3. More Installation Help
4. Don’t Create a wp-config.php File Manually
5. Don’t use ‘admin’ When Installing WordPress
6. Don’t use ‘wp_’ when installing WordPress
7. Install More than 1 WordPress Site to the Same Database
8. Build Your Site Offline
9. Install Multiple Sites Under One WordPress Installation
10. Still Having Trouble Installing WordPress?

For in depth descriptions and resource links read the full post 10 Things to Know About Setting Up and Installing WordPress (this page is on Anthony’s site).

Slide 3: 10 Things to Know About Choosing a WordPress Theme

In this slide we talked about things you should know when choosing a wordpress theme:

1. Never search Google for Free WordPress themes
2. The more professional your layout is, the higher your conversion rate will be
3. If you like a theme google the name + conflict, broken, and help
4. Premium themes generally come with more mature code, multiple revisions, and support
5. In most cases rely on a theme for design and layout – not functionality
6. Some themes excel at functionality: directories, auctions, classifieds, video, magazine
7. View admin functionality before choosing a theme; make sure you’re capable of customizations
8. Use “Maintenance Mode” or “Theme Test Drive” plugins when switching themes
9. Test in Windows, Linux, Mobile, and Mac beore launch
10. Always be aware that design changes always affect search rankings

For in depth descriptions and resource links read the full post 10 Things to Know about Choosing a WordPress Theme (this page is on this site).

Slide 4: 10 Things to Know about WordPress Security

1. Hide WordPress Files
2. Excellent Password Practices
3. Change Your Default Login Link
4. Prevent Too Many Login Attempts
5. Monitor Your WordPress Installation
6. Upgrade WordPress to the Latest Version
7. Scan Your Install After making Admin Changes
8. See Installing WordPress Above
9. Backup Your Database Regularly
10. I’ve Been hacked, What Do I Do?

For in depth descriptions and resource links read the full post 10 Things to Know About WordPress Security.

Also read:

WordPress Security Guide
How to Fix a Hacked WordPress Blog
My WordPress Theme is Broken, How Do I Fix it?

Slide 5: 10 WordPress Plugins to Install by Default

In this slide we talked about WordPress plugins we install by default every time we set up WP:

1. Akismet
2. Hotfix
3. Jetpack
4. Revision Control
5. Subscribe to Comments
6. Contact Form 7
7. Error Reporting
8. Login Lockdown
9. Secure WordPress
10. All in One SEO Pack / Google XML Sitemap / Robots Meta

For in depth instructions and resource links read the full post 10 WordPress plugins to Install by Default (this post is on this site).

Slide 6: 10 Things to Know About WordPress Content Creation

In this slide we talked about 10 things to know about WordPress content creation:

1. Make a post sticky
2. Require a password to view a post
3. Schedule posts for the future
4. Make images “web friendly”
5. Re-use the same image when possible
6. Spell check your posts and pages
7. Copy and Paste Your Microsoft Word Content Properly
8. Link to Other Posts Quickly
9. Easily Seach and Embed Content from the Web
10. Write Content for the Web

For in depth instructions and resource links read the full post http://www.room3064.com/243/10-things-to-know-about-wordpress-content-creation/”>10 Things to Know About WordPress Content Creation (this post is on Anthony’s site).

Slide 7: 10 Things to Know About WordPress Theme Modification

In this slide we talked about 10 things you should know about WordPress theme modification:

1. Widgets enable drag and drop functionality for content or plugins (usually sidebar / footer)
2. A WordPress theme can have unlimited “widgitized areas”
3. Widgitized areas can be “conditional” (for specific conditions or pages)
4. WordPress 3.0+ adds custom “menu” functionality (like widgets, but for navigation)
5. Core theme files are index.php, single.php, page.php, header.php, footer.php, style.css
6. You can create custom headers, footers, and stylesheets to be used in certain conditions
7. Custom theme page “templates” can be used and then assigned to display for specific pages
8. You can control how many posts “the_loop” shows
9. You can control the display of each post (content or excerpt)
10. Small modifications can alter meta info and navigation for posts

For in depth instructinos and resource links read the full post 10 Things to Know About WordPress Theme Modification (this post is on this site).

Slide 8: 10 WordPress Plugins to Install for Fundamental Functionality

In this slide we talked about 10 WordPress plugins to install for fundamental functionality:

1. The Events Calendar
2. MapPress Easy Google Maps
3. NextGEN Gallery
4. Audio Player
5. WordPress SEO by Yoast
6. WP-Touch
7. GD Star Rating
8. Lightbox Gallery
9. WP Table Reloaded
10. Theme My Login

For in depth instructions and resource links read the full post 10 WordPress Plugins to Install for Fundamental Functionality (this link goes to Anthony’s site).

Slide 9: 10 Things to Know about WordPress Content Organization

In this slide we talked about 10 things you should know about WordPress content organization:

1. Update “previous” and “next” post links to standard pagination
2. Add Breadcrumbs to pages, posts, categories, and tags
3. Pages are meant to be “static” (infrequently change), Posts are frequently added
4. Pages can have heirarchy (children), Posts cannot
5. Posts can be assigned to tags and categories (and sub-categories), Pages cannot
6. Posts can be grouped and sorted (custom post types like blog / products / services)
7. Organization plugins exist (PageMash, Category Manager, Custom Post Type UI)
8. Provide relevant content options for visitors (related posts, tags, categories)
9. Redundant navigation is good (header / sidebar / footer)
10. You can schedule, update, and re-publish posts

For in depth instructions and resource links read the full post 10 Things to Know About WordPress Content Organization.

Slide 10: 10 Types of Helpful WordPress Resources

In this slide we talked about 10 types of WordPress resources that are very helpful:

1. WordPress dedicated sites
2. Blogs with heavy WordPress categories
3. WordPress roundups
4. WordPress books
5. WordPress podcasts
6. Free WordPress theme lists
7. Help and Support forums
8. WordPress videos
9. WordPress Cheatsheets
10. WordCamps and WordPress Meetups

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