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Warren Denley: WordPress 101

Warren Denley: WordPress 101

This beginners track talk is aimed at new users who are not yet familiar with how to navigate the WordPress admin area and what different areas do. We’ll walk though each section and point out some recommended settings that will be helpful to slightly more advanced site editors. By the end of the talk the audience should know what each major sections of the admin area does and how to set some important configurations.

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WP Australia

April 27, 2013
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  1. WordPress 101 Getting You Up And Running - Fast! Warren

    Denley . @WarrenDenley . diywebsitecoach.com
  2. http://diywebsitecoach.com Talk Overview • Creating Your Site • WordPress Dashboard

    Overview • Recommended Settings • Understanding User Roles
  3. Creating Your Site

  4. http://diywebsitecoach.com Creating Your Site • WordPress.com • Self-hosted • One-click

    Install • Manual Install • Basic Security Tips
  5. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress.com

  6. http://diywebsitecoach.com One Click Install • Differs by host • Often

    older version • Minimal security
  7. http://diywebsitecoach.com Manual Install • Create a database • Create a

    user • Load WordPress files • Run installer
  8. http://diywebsitecoach.com Basic Security Tips • Strong usernames, passwords and database

    • Keep site updated • Hide and protect WordPress information • Regular Backups • Site monitoring
  9. WordPress Dashboard Overview

  10. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress Dashboard

  11. http://diywebsitecoach.com Posts Menu • What are posts? • Draft vs

    Published • Quick Edit • Bulk Update • Post Editor
  12. http://diywebsitecoach.com Quick Edit

  13. http://diywebsitecoach.com Bulk Edit

  14. http://diywebsitecoach.com Post Editor

  15. http://diywebsitecoach.com Media Menu • What are “media”? • Bulk Update

  16. http://diywebsitecoach.com Pages Menu • What are pages? • Draft vs

    Published • Quick Edit • Bulk Update • Post Editor • Hierarchy
  17. http://diywebsitecoach.com Comments Menu

  18. http://diywebsitecoach.com Appearance Menu • Manage themes • Manage widgets •

    Custom menus • Header • Background • Theme editor
  19. http://diywebsitecoach.com Widgets

  20. http://diywebsitecoach.com Users Menu • Manage users • Update your profile

  21. http://diywebsitecoach.com Tools Menu • Data import and export

  22. http://diywebsitecoach.com Settings Menu • Site-wide options • Most default settings

    are OK • Can change most at any time
  23. Recommended Settings

  24. http://diywebsitecoach.com Settings -> General • Site Title and Tagline •

    Membership • Timezone
  25. http://diywebsitecoach.com Settings -> Reading • Search engine visibility • Front

    page
  26. http://diywebsitecoach.com Settings -> Discussion • Comment appearing • Email notifications

  27. http://diywebsitecoach.com Settings -> Permalinks • Permalink structure

  28. http://diywebsitecoach.com Users -> Your Profile • Fill out bio •

    Get a gravatar (gravatar.com) • Display name
  29. User Roles

  30. http://diywebsitecoach.com User Roles • Subscriber • Can only manage their

    profile • Generally only for membership sites • Contributor • Can write and manage their own posts • Can’t publish posts • Good for external/guest writers
  31. http://diywebsitecoach.com User Roles • Author • Can write, manage and

    publish their own posts • Good for staff writers • Editor • Can write, manage and publish their own posts • Can mange and publish other people’s posts • Good for content managers
  32. http://diywebsitecoach.com User Roles • Administrator • Can write, manage and

    publish their own posts • Has full control over a single site • Network Administrator • Has full control over all site in a network • Only applicable in multi-site setups