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WordPress tips & tricks. Be more efficient, have more fun and make your life easier. Introductions. Real Quick: Who I Am (and why you should bother listening to anything I have to say). My name is Rachel Been building websites for over 15 years - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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WordPress tips & tricksBe more efficient, have more fun and make your life easierGreen Bee Web Consulting | www.greenbee-web.com | WordPress Tips & TricksIntroductionsGreen Bee Web Consulting | www.greenbee-web.com | WordPress Tips & TricksReal Quick: Who I Am (and why you should bother listening to anything I have to say)

My name is RachelBeen building websites for over 15 yearsWorked at a Boston nonprofit (and startups, and corporations)Left last fall to work for myself (yay!)Work with my awesome partner Clare in Chicago to build WordPress websites for B Corps, nonprofits and those with a social or environmental missionIm a co-organizer for the Boston Girl Geek DinnersSkills (alphabet soup) open source CMS, UX, SEO/SEM, HTML/CSS, OMG! Green Bee Web Consulting | www.greenbee-web.com | WordPress Tips & TricksFind me on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelmurray Admin featuresStuff you might not know about alreadyGreen Bee Web Consulting | www.greenbee-web.com | WordPress Tips & TricksEasily ignored featuresAt a Glance, Activity, Quick Draft

Screen Options are amazing!Editing pages/posts/mediaViewing lists of pages/posts/media

Help can actually help

Revisions

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SettingsGENERAL Changing the name, admin email and URL of your site in one fell swoopTime zone changeREADINGChange your homepageChange default post #s per pageSearch Engine Hiding (useful for dev sites)

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SettingsDISCUSSIONChange default comment settingsChange default pingbacks/trackbacksPERMALINKSCritical for when you launch your site

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Making plugins Less scaryGreen Bee Web Consulting | www.greenbee-web.com | WordPress Tips & TricksHow to find good pluginsWordpress.org (popular http://wordpress.org/plugins/browse/popular/)CodecanyonGoogleGreen Bee Web Consulting | www.greenbee-web.com | WordPress Tips & TricksWordPress.org

Green Bee Web Consulting | www.greenbee-web.com | WordPress Tips & TricksLook atLast updatedDownloadsRatingsCompatibilityWhen to use paid, When to use freeUse FreeUse PaidMost of the timeRarelyBasic featuresUnique featuresWhen you dont need much supportIf you want to talk to a developerGreen Bee Web Consulting | www.greenbee-web.com | WordPress Tips & TricksSome of my favorite pluginsNameWhat it DoesWordPress SEO by YoastEasy SEO configurationsWordPress Backup to DropboxBackup your site to Dropbox for free!WP StripeWant to have a donation form on your site? Stripe makes it easy, no need for all the crazy payment gateways!WordPress HTTPSIf youre donating you need SSL. But not on every page. Limit it to just the money pages!RelevannsiMake your site search more effectiveGravity FormsFor fancy form creationAll in One WP SecurityEmphasizes best practices for basic WP securitySearch & ReplaceStandard Search Replace toolWP Smush ItMake your images small!Green Bee Web Consulting | www.greenbee-web.com | WordPress Tips & TricksPlugin LoveYou are playing around with plugins. Awesome.

But when you decide you dont want them anymore, kill em!

Update them pretty please! Your website will thank you by not being hackedGreen Bee Web Consulting | www.greenbee-web.com | WordPress Tips & Tricks

ThemesGreen Bee Web Consulting | www.greenbee-web.com | WordPress Tips & TricksWhen to use paid, When to use freeUse FreeUse PaidRarelyMost of the timeIf you dont need muchWhen you want to do anything coolWhen youre okay looking like a basic WP siteWhen you want to look like a website that isnt just a blogWhen you dont need much supportIf you want to talk to a developerGreen Bee Web Consulting | www.greenbee-web.com | WordPress Tips & TricksHow to find good themesBasic free themes WordPress.orgPremium themes Themeforest.comLook at reviews & starsLook at feedback & supportPlay with the demoMost are around $50Dont limit yourselfto just nonprofit themes!

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SecurityIts important and not too scaryGreen Bee Web Consulting | www.greenbee-web.com | WordPress Tips & TricksEasy things to doNo admin usernameLimit login pluginKeep your plugins, themes and core updatedBack up your site

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Awesome ResourcesSome amazing tools that will make your life easierGreen Bee Web Consulting | www.greenbee-web.com | WordPress Tips & TricksImage Resources Free and good!You can get beautiful professional images for free. But theyre limited in scope. That said, if youre an environmental np, you are SET.

www.pickupimage.comwww.littlevisuals.cowww.unsplash.comwww.superfamous.com

Can you shell out a little bit? Go to stocksy.com!

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Green Bee Web Consulting | www.greenbee-web.com | WordPress Tips & TricksLink Love Some favorite resources (in no particular order)URLWhat it ishttp://wordpress.org/news/The official WordPress bloghttp://wptavern.com/All things WPhttp://managewp.com/blogAll things WP (best free plugins of the month!)http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/Tech & WPhttp://www.wpmayor.com/All things WPhttp://wordpress.tv/Watch WP talkshttp://blog.kissmetrics.com/SEO bloghttp://moz.com/blogSEO bloghttp://thenextweb.com/Round up of tech newshttp://www.nten.orgNonprofit Technology NetworkGreen Bee Web Consulting | www.greenbee-web.com | WordPress Tips & TricksOther tools to make your life easierWhat its calledWhat it isRapportiveSee your network in your GmailBrowserStackTest in multiple browsers onlineAwesome ScreenshotFree chrome extension to take awesome screengrabs and modify themImgFlipNeed to make a point? Do it with image meme templates!AsanaBest project management tool evar and its free!CodeSchoolLearn code!IFTTTMake your stuff do other stuff automated (pro-tip search for wordpress!)Unroll.meUnsubscribe and roll up your email!Green Bee Web Consulting | www.greenbee-web.com | WordPress Tips & TricksQuestions? Lets do this!Green Bee Web Consulting | www.greenbee-web.com | WordPress Tips & Tricks