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Twitter Chatter: Why I Design and Develop on the Thesis Theme Framework

Why I Design and Develop on the Thesis Theme Framework
The benefits of using the Thesis Theme Framework to build better websites.
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Chatter Web Intelligence

Twitter Chatter: How To Install and Run WordPress on AWS EC2

How To Install and Run WordPress on AWS EC2
Fifteen minutes and you can be up and running. An illustrated step-by-step guide for installing and running WordPress on Amazon’s Cloud platform.
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Chatter SEO

Twitter Chatter: HTML Sitemap for WordPress

HTML Sitemap for WordPress
An html sitemap can be useful for SEO. This copy and paste code can help you create a html sitemap for use with wordpress.

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Chatter eMarketing

Twitter Chatter: Turn your commenters into subscribers!

Turn your commenters into subscribers!
By giving your blog commenters an easy check box that allows them to subscribe to your newsletter as they leave their comments you can quickly grow your subscriber list.  Warning for non-techies:  Adding the code to your blog takes some programming knowledge.
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Chatter WordPress

Twitter Chatter: paths and URLs in WordPress

Quick WP Tip: paths and URLs in WordPress
Knowing the constants and functions of WordPress API is crucial to developing code that will work correctly for all WordPress users.

Warning for WordPress nerds only!

Quick WP Tip: paths and URLs in WordPress

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Chatter WordPress

Twitter Chatter: Matt Mullenweg interview – Part II – The WordPress Podcast

Matt Mullenweg interview – Part II – The WordPress Podcast
The smile, the face, the man behind WordPress.  In part I of this series, Matt Mullenweg gave us a lot of information about WordPress.

In this second part of the series he talks about VaultPress; Automattic’s new backup system. Matt explains the features and pricing–then he discusses hosting and their up-times.

He also talks about the community and his involvement in it.  Listen to this conversation and learn about what he does, how he does it and appreciate the world this man has built and how it served its purpose to World Wide Web.

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Articles Web Intelligence WordPress

2.0 to go (web series): WordPress from start to finish

Let’s face it, the best part of take out is that you don’t have to do the cooking.

Come spend the day in our local Tech Kitchen as we whip up some fantastic web pages with WordPress. We call it “Make it and Take It,” but you can call it a mini miracle, you decide :-)!

I’m not saying that WordPress is easy-peezy-lemon-squeezy, but let’s face it: you’re all intelligent people with a keen eye for what you want in a website. Why let someone else control the wheel? We’ve designed this workshop with beginner and intermediate users in mind. By the end of the day you will have a better understanding of WordPress and sit in the driver’s seat of your own, custom-made site. And the best part is that you won’t have to pay someone else $5,000 every time you need a picture added. (Well, the best part is that you get personalized attention from the best in the Bay Area, but saving money is a close second).

Benefits of the Workshop

  • Install WordPress on a web host using FTP
  • Select themes, add content & publish
  • What are the best WordPress plugins / widgets to install
  • Keeping your WordPress website safe and secure from internet hackers
  • Controlling spam comments
  • Getting the help you need and putting it all Together

The Details

  • Hosting
  • Installation
  • Customization
  • Configuration
  • Themes
  • Plugins
  • Widgets
  • Pages
  • Posts
  • Media
  • Links

All this for only $99 with the discount code “mpthree” ($149 from August 1st to the 18th and $199 at the door, if space is still available.)

Chopsticks are optional.

P.S. Future 2.0 To Go workshops include SEO, design, social media, and content generation. Join our mailing list and you’ll be the first to know!

PPS. For those interested, we will be having one/one trainings for people – $25/15 minutes for either Massimo or Clyde.

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Education Web Intelligence WordPress

WordPress 3.0 Demystified – Part 5

Part V: Give ’em what they asked for

Last, but certainly not least, is content. Today you’ll add pages, forms, and the actual MEAT (or beans, for vegetarians) to your site.

Be judicious!! Think of the things that make you leave a website and work to avoid them. For instance, I jump ship pretty quickly if there’s a ton of content on a single page that makes me scroll a lot. I’ve done my time in school—don’t make me read more novels! Get to the point and get on with it. Break up your information onto a few pages if you need.

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Education Web Intelligence WordPress

WordPress 3.0 Demystified – Part 4A

Part IV: Go (Con)figure

This was originally part of yesterday’s post, however with the bonus there was already too much information.

Don’t panic. Configure is just a fancy computer word for “settings.”  What’s your site title? The tag line? Displays? WordPress is so kind, that it will walk you through each of these questions with the greatest of ease.

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Education Web Intelligence WordPress

WordPress 3.0 Demystified – Part 4

Part IV: Plug it in, plug it in

So far in part one we installed configured the WordPress database on the server and uploaded the software. In part two we learned about WordPress Themes and installed Thesis and finally in part three we customized the Thesis theme and added a widget to the sidebar.

Today we will concentrate on some background information with plug-ins. These are additional coding treats that help you and your website perform better. You’ll install one that alerts you to broken links, one that creates forms, another to improve the editor, and the last that makes your site easy to read on mobile units. Below the presentation is my list of “must haves” and a few others.