Learn the Basics of WordPress

 

 

 
You can’t run from the fact that you need a professional website.

Face it, in today’s marketplace if you’re going to do business, you’ll need a website. You don’t have to hire a graphic designer, web programmer, or content copywriter to have a professional presence online.

In this week’s CAKE we discussed the variety of platforms that you can use to build a website. However, we heavily favor WordPress when it comes to a content management system for your business’s website.

17-DIY-Websites

“Right Click” and “Save Link As” to download this week’s CAKE recipe .pdf

For a complete website, we recommend reviewing these sessions of CAKE to get a total view:

Week 10: Killer Copywriting

Week 13: SEO for Small Business

Week 14: A Touch of Design

We changed up the camera angle for this week’s edition of CAKE. We’re trying to move away from the profile view and get more of a head on shot.

04.25.2012 WordPress Basics

Due to the basic nature of this topic, we opted to take the workshop portion offline in favor of having a more casual conversation about the inner workings of WordPress.

If you would like one-on-one personal assistance with your WordPress website, Graham and Derek are available for private consultations. If you’re interested in hiring one of the bakers of CAKE, contact us!

If you’re looking for a premium WordPress theme, check out WooThemes (our personal favorite), ThemeForest or Themes Kingdom to get a feel for what a premium theme can provide your website.

We covered quite a few plug-ins to check out during our presentation.
Here is a list of WordPress plug-ins that you should have for your website:

All in one Favicon – for branding, recognition

Better WP Security – gives you a checklist of tasks to improve security

All-in-One SEO – easily edit meta information for each page/post

Disqus – blog comment manager

Contact Form 7 – submission forms, etc

HTML / Javascript Adder – added ability for more than just basic html

BackWPup – prevent losing everything

WP Super Cache – helps page load faster

WPTouch – turns website into mobile friendly website

On a side note, don’t install too many plug-ins for the sake of having them. If they start to cause your site to run slow, not only will you frustrate your customer, but Google doesn’t like slow loading websites much either.

This was a lot of technical information, especially for those who know nothing about websites. If you need help getting set up, give us a call or email us.

For now, you can download an .mp3 of this lecture:
(Right-Click as Select “Save Link As”)

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