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WP4A - Themes, Widgets, and Plugins

WP4A - Themes, Widgets, and Plugins

One reason that WordPress is so popular is because of it's extensibility. Through adding a theme along with plugins, you can make WordPress do virtually anything from a plain blog or website, to a fully featured social media network to an elaborate shopping cart application and more.

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Suzette Franck

September 29, 2013
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  1. ★11:00 - 11:30 - Brunch and Art Viewing ★11:30 -

    11:45 - Introductions & Appreciations ★11:45 - 12:15 - Intro to Themes ★12:15 - 12:30 - Break/Refreshments/Networking ★12:30 - 1:00 - Widgets and Plugins ★1:00 - 2:00 - Happiness Bar with WordPress Experts Welcome to the second Sunday Schedule Thank you to our awesome sponsors: Sorry Catered by: Shawn Hosner
  2. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ★11:00 - 11:30 Brunch and Art Viewing ★11:30 - 11:45 Introductions & Appreciations ★11:45 - 12:15 WordPress Theme Introduction ★12:15 - 12:30 Break/Refreshments/Networking ★12:30 - 1:00 Widgets and Plugins ★1:00 - 2:00 Happiness Bar with WordPress Experts Schedule
  3. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Suzette Franck with a “ck” @mt_Suzette
  4. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Suzette Franck with a “ck” ★(mt) Media Temple WordPress Evangelist @mt_Suzette
  5. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Suzette Franck with a “ck” ★(mt) Media Temple WordPress Evangelist ★Born in Hollywood, Calif., Lives in Simi Valley @mt_Suzette
  6. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Suzette Franck with a “ck” ★(mt) Media Temple WordPress Evangelist ★Born in Hollywood, Calif., Lives in Simi Valley ★19+ Years Coding & Web Development @mt_Suzette
  7. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Suzette Franck with a “ck” ★(mt) Media Temple WordPress Evangelist ★Born in Hollywood, Calif., Lives in Simi Valley ★19+ Years Coding & Web Development ★9+ Years Thinkspace Gallery Webmaster @mt_Suzette
  8. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Suzette Franck with a “ck” ★(mt) Media Temple WordPress Evangelist ★Born in Hollywood, Calif., Lives in Simi Valley ★19+ Years Coding & Web Development ★9+ Years Thinkspace Gallery Webmaster ★5 Years Freelancer Developing Artist Sites @mt_Suzette
  9. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Suzette Franck with a “ck” ★(mt) Media Temple WordPress Evangelist ★Born in Hollywood, Calif., Lives in Simi Valley ★19+ Years Coding & Web Development ★9+ Years Thinkspace Gallery Webmaster ★5 Years Freelancer Developing Artist Sites ★Slides: speakerdeck.com/suzettefranck @mt_Suzette
  10. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Show Some Love <3
  11. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Sponsors and Volunteers ★ (mt) Media Temple ★ Thinkspace Gallery ★ Shawn Hosner (Caterer) ★ Ken Flewellyn (Gallery Manager) ★ Amy Gottstein (Video) Appreciations Without our sponsors, experts, volunteers, and rad stores, we could not have this meetup. Please join us in thanking them by patronizing them when you can.. WordPress Experts: ★ Natalie MacLees ★ Beebe Lee ★ Se Reed ★ Greg Douglas ★ Lucy Beer ★ Alex Vasquez Thank you to our awesome sponsors: Catered by: Shawn Hosner
  12. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Please Tweet This:
  13. #wp4a @ThinkspaceArt @mediatemple Thank you for the awesome WordPress meetup

    and delicious brunch! Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Please Tweet This:
  14. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Who Are You ?
  15. WordPress Theme Introduction Suzette Franck WordPress For Artists Thinkspace Gallery

    Sun., Sept. 29, 2013 Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple
  16. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Review: How Do You Start?
  17. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ★Developed by Steve Carnam ★3 Test Sites w/Free ★Meetup Discount: 30% off http://serverpress.com/wp-for-artists/ $34.95 with code WP4A Local Environment (your computer) Desktop Server by ServerPress.com
  18. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Appearance > Themes ★Change Themes ★Customize Themes ★Widgets (sidebar) ★Menus (navigation) ★Header (depends on theme) ★Theme Options ★Editor = Pure Evil
  19. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Appearance > Themes ★Change Themes ★Customize Themes ★Widgets (sidebar) ★Menus (navigation) ★Header (depends on theme) ★Theme Options ★Editor = Pure Evil
  20. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Appearance > Themes
  21. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Appearance > Themes
  22. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple What is a Theme?
  23. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple WordPress Themes A WordPress Theme is a group of template files stored on your server that make up the “look” of your site and can be installed and customized from the Dashboard
  24. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Where Are The Files?
  25. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple wp-content/themes/
  26. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple What Does It Look Like?
  27. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple wp-content/themes/twentythirteen
  28. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple wp-content/themes/twentythirteen
  29. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Twenty Thirteen Theme Anatomy ★Folders: fonts, css, images, inc, js, languages ★screenshot.png ★.PHP templates ★.CSS styles
  30. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Theme Tips to Remember
  31. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Theme Tips to Remember ★style.css is only required file for a WordPress Theme
  32. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Theme Tips to Remember ★style.css is only required file for a WordPress Theme ★Contents of themes will vary
  33. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Theme Tips to Remember ★style.css is only required file for a WordPress Theme ★Contents of themes will vary ★.PHP files add functionality
  34. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Theme Tips to Remember ★style.css is only required file for a WordPress Theme ★Contents of themes will vary ★.PHP files add functionality ★.CSS files add styles or look
  35. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Theme Tips to Remember ★style.css is only required file for a WordPress Theme ★Contents of themes will vary ★.PHP files add functionality ★.CSS files add styles or look ★Both .PHP and .CSS files are plain text files!!!
  36. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Theme Tips to Remember ★style.css is only required file for a WordPress Theme ★Contents of themes will vary ★.PHP files add functionality ★.CSS files add styles or look ★Both .PHP and .CSS files are plain text files!!! ★Can be viewed/edited with any text editor: Sublime Test 2, Notepad++, Notepad, Text Wrangler
  37. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Where Do You Get Themes?
  38. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple When Searching for a Theme
  39. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple When Searching for a Theme ★Not all themes are created equally
  40. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple When Searching for a Theme ★Not all themes are created equally ★Do not search Google for free themes (malware)
  41. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple When Searching for a Theme ★Not all themes are created equally ★Do not search Google for free themes (malware) ★WordPress Repository is best for free themes
  42. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple When Searching for a Theme ★Not all themes are created equally ★Do not search Google for free themes (malware) ★WordPress Repository is best for free themes ★Avoid Theme Forest (complicated, hard to customize)
  43. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple When Searching for a Theme ★Not all themes are created equally ★Do not search Google for free themes (malware) ★WordPress Repository is best for free themes ★Avoid Theme Forest (complicated, hard to customize) ★Trusted Premium Theme Shops: WooThemes, Elegant, etc.
  44. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Searching for a Theme in WordPress
  45. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Install, Preview, Details
  46. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Install, Preview, Details
  47. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Preview/Customizer
  48. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Preview/Customizer
  49. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Preview/Activate
  50. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Preview/Activate
  51. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Customize
  52. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Customize
  53. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple The Customizer for Origin Theme
  54. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple The Customizer for Origin Theme Different options depending on your theme
  55. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Swift Theme Options
  56. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Swift Theme Options Different options depending on your theme
  57. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Quark Theme Options
  58. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Quark Theme Options Different options depending on your theme
  59. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Recommended Free Themes
  60. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Recommended Free Themes ★Magazine Basic
  61. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Recommended Free Themes ★Magazine Basic ★Origin
  62. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Recommended Free Themes ★Magazine Basic ★Origin ★Quark
  63. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Recommended Free Themes ★Magazine Basic ★Origin ★Quark ★Twenty Eleven
  64. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Recommended Free Themes ★Magazine Basic ★Origin ★Quark ★Twenty Eleven ★Swift
  65. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Recommended Free Themes ★Magazine Basic ★Origin ★Quark ★Twenty Eleven ★Swift ★Pagelines
  66. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Recommended Premium Themes
  67. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Recommended Premium Themes ★WooThemes
  68. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Recommended Premium Themes ★WooThemes ★Elegant Themes
  69. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Recommended Premium Themes ★WooThemes ★Elegant Themes ★Graph Paper Press
  70. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Recommended Premium Themes ★WooThemes ★Elegant Themes ★Graph Paper Press ★DevPress
  71. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Recommended Premium Themes ★WooThemes ★Elegant Themes ★Graph Paper Press ★DevPress ★Okay Themes
  72. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Recommended Premium Themes ★WooThemes ★Elegant Themes ★Graph Paper Press ★DevPress ★Okay Themes ★If you like to gamble, Theme Forest
  73. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Theme, Widget & Customizer Demo
  74. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Break until 12:45pm
  75. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ★11:00 - 11:30 - Brunch and Art Viewing ★11:30 - 11:45 - Introductions & Appreciations ★11:45 - 12:15 - WordPress Theme Introduction ★12:15 - 12:30 - Break/Refreshments/Networking ★12:30 - 1:00 - Widgets and Plugins ★1:00 - 2:00 - Happiness Bar with WordPress Experts Please freshen your plates and cups! Sunday Schedule Thank you to our awesome sponsors: Sorry Shawn Hosner Amy Gottstein Special thanks to:
  76. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ★11:00 - 11:30 Brunch and Art Viewing ★11:30 - 11:45 Introductions & Appreciations ★11:45 - 12:15 WordPress Theme Introduction ★12:15 - 12:30 Break/Refreshments/Networking ★12:30 - 1:00 Widgets and Plugins ★1:00 - 2:00 Happiness Bar with WordPress Experts Schedule
  77. WordPress Plugin Introduction Suzette Franck WordPress For Artists Thinkspace Gallery

    Sun., Sept. 29, 2013 Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple
  78. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple What is a Plugin?
  79. What is a Plugin? + A WordPress Plugin is a

    group of php file(s) stored on your server that add functionality, features, or applications to your site
  80. How Many Plugins?

  81. As few as possible! How Many Plugins?

  82. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Where Are The Files?
  83. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple wp-content/plugins/
  84. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple What Does It Look Like?
  85. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple wp-content/themes/wp-example-content
  86. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple wp-content/themes/wp-example-content
  87. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple wp-content/themes/wp-example-content
  88. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Plugin Anatomy ★.php file(s) ★readme.txt ★screenshots ★other files and folders
  89. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple When Searching for Plugins
  90. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple When Searching for Plugins ★Not all plugins are created equally
  91. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple When Searching for Plugins ★Not all plugins are created equally ★Know your sources!
  92. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple When Searching for Plugins ★Not all plugins are created equally ★Know your sources! ★WordPress Repository is best for free plugins
  93. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple When Searching for Plugins ★Not all plugins are created equally ★Know your sources! ★WordPress Repository is best for free plugins ★Many free plugins have a pro or premium version
  94. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple When Searching for Plugins ★Not all plugins are created equally ★Know your sources! ★WordPress Repository is best for free plugins ★Many free plugins have a pro or premium version ★Check last updated, compatibility, rating and other info
  95. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple When Searching for Plugins ★Not all plugins are created equally ★Know your sources! ★WordPress Repository is best for free plugins ★Many free plugins have a pro or premium version ★Check last updated, compatibility, rating and other info ★Code Canyon is a good source, look for trusted authors
  96. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple When Searching for Plugins ★Not all plugins are created equally ★Know your sources! ★WordPress Repository is best for free plugins ★Many free plugins have a pro or premium version ★Check last updated, compatibility, rating and other info ★Code Canyon is a good source, look for trusted authors ★Trusted Premium Plugin Shops: Gravity Forms, WPMU, etc.
  97. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple How Do You Start?
  98. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ★Developed by Steve Carnam ★3 Test Sites w/Free ★Meetup Discount: 30% off http://serverpress.com/wp-for-artists/ $34.95 with code WP4A Local Environment (your computer) Desktop Server by ServerPress.com
  99. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ★Developed by Steve Carnam ★3 Test Sites w/Free ★Meetup Discount: 30% off http://serverpress.com/wp-for-artists/ $34.95 with code WP4A Plugins > Add New
  100. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ★Developed by Steve Carnam ★3 Test Sites w/Free ★Meetup Discount: 30% off http://serverpress.com/wp-for-artists/ $34.95 with code WP4A Plugins > Add New
  101. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ★Developed by Steve Carnam ★3 Test Sites w/Free ★Meetup Discount: 30% off http://serverpress.com/wp-for-artists/ $34.95 with code WP4A Plugins > Add New
  102. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ★Developed by Steve Carnam ★3 Test Sites w/Free ★Meetup Discount: 30% off http://serverpress.com/wp-for-artists/ $34.95 with code WP4A Plugins > Add New
  103. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Where Do You Get Plugins?
  104. Types of Plugins ★Free, listed in WP Repository, strict standards,

    made by volunteers, may not have support, GPLv2, may have “Pro” paid version w/additional features ★Premium, not listed in WP Repository, no standards, made by anyone, typically do include some support, license varies
  105. WordPress Plugin Repository ★FREE! GPLv2 (General Public License) ★Will not

    spam your website with advertising ★Includes readme.txt ★No obfuscated (hidden) code ★Cannot disable functionality or annoy to force you to buy ★No unauthorized collection of data ★No banner or advertising, sponsored links
  106. Search by Name or Keyword Browse by clicking on Category

    & Tag Links
  107. Finding a Plugin in the WordPress Repository ★Plugin Name &

    Version ★Star Rating ★Number of Times Downloaded ★Last Updated ★Requirements & Compatibility ★Authors & Donation Page ★Support Forum
  108. Search Results

  109. Plugin Details

  110. WordPress Plugin Page

  111. WordPress Favorites

  112. Favorites Page

  113. Accessing Favorites

  114. Free Plugins for Every Site ★WP-Help (Documentation) ★Akismet (Spam blocker)

    ★Jetpack by WordPress.com (Everything) ★WordPress SEO by Yoast (SEO) ★My Page Order (Reorder pages) ★WordFence Security (Security) ★WP-Optimize (Optimize your DB) ★BackUpWordPress (Backups) ★Google Analyticator (Statistics)
  115. Premium Plugin Sources ★Gravity Forms (gravityforms.com) ★VaultPress (vaultpress.com) ★Code Canyon

    (codecanyon.net) ★WPMU Dev (premium.wpmudev.org)
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    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Plugin Updates & Troubleshooting
  117. Updating Plugins Always keep your plugins up-to-date! Run a Backup

    first!
  118. Update Available Update one-by-one or bulk update

  119. Troubleshooting

  120. Troubleshooting ★Read the readme.txt

  121. Troubleshooting ★Read the readme.txt ★Deactivate all plugins, activate one-by-one

  122. Troubleshooting ★Read the readme.txt ★Deactivate all plugins, activate one-by-one ★Rename

    plugin folder using FTP (will deactivate it)
  123. Troubleshooting ★Read the readme.txt ★Deactivate all plugins, activate one-by-one ★Rename

    plugin folder using FTP (will deactivate it) ★Use Support Forum on WordPress.org
  124. Viewing readme.txt

  125. ★Go to Plugins > Editor Viewing readme.txt

  126. ★Go to Plugins > Editor ★Select plugin from drop-down menu

    Viewing readme.txt
  127. ★Go to Plugins > Editor ★Select plugin from drop-down menu

    ★List of files on the right, click readme.txt Viewing readme.txt
  128. ★Go to Plugins > Editor ★Select plugin from drop-down menu

    ★List of files on the right, click readme.txt ★View on the left Viewing readme.txt
  129. ★Go to Plugins > Editor ★Select plugin from drop-down menu

    ★List of files on the right, click readme.txt ★View on the left Viewing readme.txt
  130. ★Go to Plugins > Editor ★Select plugin from drop-down menu

    ★List of files on the right, click readme.txt ★View on the left Viewing readme.txt X
  131. None
  132. WHITE SCREEN OF DEATH

  133. WHITE SCREEN OF DEATH RAWR!

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  135. Questions?

  136. @mt_Suzette Questions? Tweet Me! sfranck@mediatemple.net

  137. Next Meetup/ Networking Event Saturday, Oct. 12th 6pm-9pm Barnsdall Art

    Park BeyondEdenArt.com
  138. Next Meetup at Thinkspace Gallery Sunday, Nov. 17th 11am-2pm Setting

    up Galleries & Simple Store Catered by: Shawn Hosner Thank you to our awesome sponsors:
  139. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ★11:00 - 11:30 Brunch and Art Viewing ★11:30 - 11:45 Introductions & Appreciations ★11:45 - 12:15 Setting up a test website locally ★12:15 - 12:30 Break/Refreshments/Networking ★12:30 - 1:00 The Absolute Beginning of WordPress ★1:00 - 2:00 Happiness Bar with WordPress Experts Schedule
  140. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple WordPress / Marketing / Graphics Experts ★ Suzette Franck - WordPress & CSS Goddess ★ Natalie MacLees - WordPress & JQuery Goddess ★ Beebe Lee - WordPress Princess ★ Se Reed - WordPress and Small Business Goddess ★ Greg Douglas - WordPress & Graphics Guru ★ Lucy Beer - WordPress & Training Goddess ★ Amy Gottstein - Video and Photography Goddess
  141. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ★11:00 - 11:30 - Brunch and Art Viewing ★11:30 - 11:45 - Introductions & Appreciations ★11:45 - 12:15 - Setting Up a Test Website Locally ★12:15 - 12:30 - Break/Refreshments/Networking ★12:30 - 1:00 - The Absolute Beginning of WordPress ★1:00 - 2:00 - Happiness Bar with WordPress Experts Please ask the experts some questions! Sunday Schedule Thank you to our awesome sponsors: Sorry Catered by: Shawn Hosner