Top Tips for Creating a WordPress Website or Blog

Top Tips for Creating a WordPress Website or Blog

Presentation given to the Auckland WordPress User Group, New Zealand. Tips within the WordPress Admin Area, SEO, Plugins and a few basic design notes.

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Ngaire Ackerley

April 05, 2016
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  1. TOP TIPS FOR CREATING A WORDPRESS WEBSITE OR BLOG Ngaire

    Ackerley @ngaireackerley
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  2. WHO AM I? • Working with WordPress for 8 years

    • Designer/Developer • Traveller
  3. WHAT WE’LL CHAT ABOUT • WordPress tips within the Admin

    area • How to choose a good plugin • Few SEO tips • Design tips
  4. WORDPRESS ADMIN AREA TIMEZONE

  5. WORDPRESS ADMIN AREA ‘PRETTY’ PERMALINKS https://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks

  6. WORDPRESS ADMIN AREA MENUS

  7. WORDPRESS ADMIN AREA WIDGETS - MODERATION!

  8. PLUGINS CHOOSE WISELY AND USE IN MODERATION!

  9. CHOOSING THE RIGHT PLUGIN WHAT TO CHECK FOR

  10. YOAST SEO - FREE VERSION WIDELY USED FOR BASIC SEE

  11. PLUGINS - WHAT TO CHECK FOR • Version it requires

    • Compatibility • Last updated • Users • Ratings • Google the Author • Support
  12. SEO H TAGS - USE WISELY

  13. IMAGE FILENAMES, TITLES, ALT TAGS https://yoast.com/image-seo/

  14. DESIGN TIPS KISS - KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID

  15. KEEP IT SIMPLE • Limit content • Limit colours •

    White space is a GOOD THING • Remember everything in moderation
  16. BALANCE AND HARMONY

  17. CONTRAST 1-2 BOLD COLOURS, 1-2 LIGHTER/TINTS

  18. THANKS! QUESTIONS? Slides are online at: 
 http://www.designack.com/portfolio/speaking-and-presentations/ @ngaireackerley
 designack.com


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