Anaconda Class 6 – Winter 2016

Getting your site ready to “go live”. Customizations, plugins, updates and backups.

Hosted Sites

Share your site with classmates by posting it in a comment to this page.

Customizing your Themes/Plugins

Use the editor within the dashboard or ftp (file transfer protocol) or hire a programmer or graphic designer.  There is a lot of expertise available at a reasonable price.  With your knowledge of WordPress you will be able to communicate your needs to your contractor.

e.g. Customized Comment Central Theme for Hot House Tomatoes

More Useful Plugins

See core plugins in Class 4.

All-in-one SEO (Google Analytics)

Additional plugins:

All in One SEO Pack, WordPress Database Backup (WP-DB-Backup)

  • Carousel
  • Enhanced Distribution (SEO)
  • Single Signon
  • Like, Jetpack comments (social)
  • Extra Sidebar Widgets (twiter, fb like box, image, gravatar, gallery, WP Post, social media icons)
  • gravatar hovercards
  • monitor (downtime)
  • Publicize (social)
  • Site Verification (Press This)
  • Tiled Galleries
  • Widget Visability
  • Vault Press (Backup $5/mth)

Turning on Search Engine access

Settings -> Reading -> Search Engine Visibility (uncheck the box)

SEO Pack configuration

Installing Updates for WordPress, Plugins and Themes

Text Widget

Get your html code here.

Other useful web design tools

  • Windows snipping tool
  • Browser Add-ons (measure it, color picker)

Montana WordPress meetup

A networking community of WordPress developers in Montana that meets monthly, 1st Wednesday’s at Ruby’s Inn.

Join to receive meeting

Revolution Slider Demos

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