OMG! WE can make
DINOSAURS!!

 

by Matt Cromwell

@learnwithmattc

WordCamp Los Angeles 2015

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AKA:
"What I wish I Knew about WordPress when I First Started"

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OBJECTIVES

  • COURAGE
  • RESOURCES
  • COURAGE

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OBVIOUS STUFF

  • Don't search Google for "Best Free WordPress Themes"

  • Don't install random plugins from random websites.

  • What you don't backup, don't plan on seeing again.

ALWAYS CHILD THEME

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CHILD THEME RESOURCES

STAGING

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STAGING RESOURCES

  • YOUR HOST
    • Media Temple
    • WPEngine
    • Siteground
  • DesktopServer
  • WPStagecoach

PRETTY ≠ RELIABLE

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THEME RESOURCES

  • Start by Child Theme-ing themes ONLY from the Theme Directory
  • Underscores
  • Sage by Roots.io
     
  • General Purpose Themes
    • Genesis
    • WooThemes.com
    • Arraythemes.com

LEARN PHP

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PHP RESOURCES

ONLINE LEARNING

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LEARNING RESOURCES

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USEFUL PLUGINS

wclax.reviews

 

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wclax15

By Matt Cromwell

wclax15

"What I Wish I Knew When I was First Learning WordPress" A WordCamp presentation for WordCamp Los Angeles 2015.

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