So you want to set up your first WordPress website? Come to this session to learn the steps to take before, during, and after setting up your site. We’ll go over what you need to have in place before you begin, how to install WordPress, a look around the admin dashboard, how to choose themes and plugins, and still have time to answer your questions.
Are you getting frustrated with your theme for not bowing to your every whim? Don’t scrap it just yet! In this session we’ll take a look under the hood and learn how to customize your WordPress theme beyond its built-in capabilities. We’ll go over how to incorporate custom CSS, how to setup and use a child theme, a look around the WordPress Codex, and a few powerful plugins to customize your site.
With the popularity of 25% of all websites running on WordPress, it’s important to properly maintain your website to decrease the likelihood of it getting hacked. A successful exploit allows malicious people to expose your site visitors to malware, increase site load speeds, and reduce your search engine rankings - no matter the size of your website. In this session, you will learn how to prevent common hacks and best practices for keeping your WordPress site healthy.
What is the best way to optimize your WordPress site for search engines? In this session, you will learn on-site SEO best practices, focusing on how to structure your WordPress website and format your content so your site gets indexed properly. Demonstrations will include how to setup search-engine friendly URLs, free SEO plugins, optimize page structure and images, and how to analyze content.