Here's your learning plan for all the tasks you need to accomplish for a viable WordPress website. The very first thing you have to master is creating and formatting posts and pages in WordPress. That means how to create them, how to embed media in them and how to format them for SEO. Steve: Okay.
Web Development Workflow
We're down to the last part of this Start Building Your WordPress Website Right plan. And that is essentially defining what is the minimum necessary that we need in order to get this job done. The minimum number of pages or the minimum pages, the minimum amount of graphics, the minimum functionality, the minimum SEO,
In this Start Right Building Your WordPress Website plan what we've done is left last, what people jump into first and that's the site appearance. You’ve already chosen your theme. You're going to use Thesis as the theme and you're using Personified as your skin. Steve: Right. Rick: Most people have to go through this
Facebook has a variety of apps that you can choose to place on your site if that's a choice that you end up making. In terms of Google+, I saw that you have a profile but it doesn't have an avatar yet. Steve: No. Rick: The Google+ relationship to anything that you have is never
The next part of this Start Right Building Your WordPress website is the site functionality. Since you will be embedding YouTube videos you don't really have a media player issues. And you can put eCommerce and Membership parts of the site on the back burner since you aren’t ready for those yet. You don't have
The next important thing after site organization for a new WordPress website, of course, is the SEO. We developed a keyword list already and we've talked a bit about the URL structure but something that you're going to need to develop knowledge about is the on-page SEO. Right off the bat you're going to have
Now that we’ve discussed the final plan for content on your new WordPress site, the next most important thing really is setting up your category structure. And this is primarily because your category structure becomes your URL. Steve: Okay. Rick: So let’s look at your categories now. For example it would be these two athletes/athletic-nutrition/alkaline-diet/
As we’ve been talking I've been filling out this plan for what the minimum necessary is for you to set up your website. And this plan categorizes what the content will be, how the site is to be organized, what you need to do for SEO, what kind of functionality you need to integrate into
Rick: Have you thought about hiring out anything on the site? Steve: As part of what? Rick: Well let's see, I presume you're doing your own video editing? Steve: Yes and I'm shooting. Rick: And your own shooting. Who's going to transcribe your videos? Steve: That I would probably to hire out or just get
Rick: So tell me which social media sites you post on at least once a week. Steve: I'm not a big social media person but I know I have to become one so I know that Facebook and Google+ are in my gun sights. I need to come up to speed very quickly on how
Logo Design Rick: We’ve talked about the content you’ll be putting on the site so now let’s talk about graphics. Do do you already have a logo design for this website? Steve: No, I'm not sure. Do I really need one, is that really a necessary thing? Rick: Well... Steve: I guess I could do
Now that we have fleshed out more of the content that will be on the site with our discussion on keywords, let’s revisit the issue of what content will be added at the start of creating your website. Rick: Can you give me what the first few videos you plan on doing are? Steve: One
We just talked about the types of subjects or categories that the content will be put into so that we can figure out the site organization. And now we are going to talk about the keywords that allows your ideal customer to find your content. Rick: I'm looking through the Start Building Your WordPress Website
Now that we’ve defined the minimum necessary content for the site in this Start Right Building Your WordPress Website seminar, we are going define the primary content categories. Rick: Talk to me about your blog posts, what are the primary subjects of your blog posts? Steve: Well, one would be Alkaline, why you need to
We’ve talked about the business purpose of the site, who the ideal customer is and what make’s the site’s offerings unique so now we’re going to define the minimum necessary content for the site to work properly. Rick: So talk to me about the content on your site. I understand that it's going to be
Now that we have a sense of the type of WordPress website we are building a “Start Right” process for, we’re going to talk about laying the foundation of the site. So we talk about who the ideal customer is, the business purpose of the site and what makes the site's offerings unique. Rick: Tell
Good morning everybody and welcome to this special seminar that I humorously entitled “How to Eat an Elephant”. I've been teaching small businesses owners how to build WordPress websites for a number of years now and I have observed people, including myself when I started to build my first site, not really knowing where to
Folks just starting to build their websites often don’t know where to start and don’t have a good sense of what the process looks like when they begin. In this seminar I will show you how to plan your website so that you can complete it quickly and efficiently.
Here we present our 10 strategies for keeping on track and getting your site completed. These strategies come from lessons we’ve learned over the last few years helping clients get their sites finished. We discuss the difficulties for the DIY site builder and how to overcome them. So, if you’re just beginning to develop your site or you’re stuck in the process watch this seminar! These videos are available to free members.
In this session, we discuss my typical work flow in managing a Live Site and Development Site. Managing a Live Site and its Development Clone Workflow Managing a Live Site and and its Development Clone is my typical workflow. Somebody else might have a different way of doing this but this is the way I've