Hi! If you’re here, chances are we met at BlogHer ’12, either in my Geek Bar: WordPress Platform Tour, or out and about at the conference. 🙂
I really hope you enjoyed the Geek Bar. Thank you so much for coming and making it a great experience for me. I so enjoyed meeting you all!
Remember how I promised all sorts of links and downloads? Well, here they are! These are free, and you’re welcome to share this page with anyone.
If you want to get to know me better, click on my little bio on the right. I’d love to connect with you!
- Making the Switch to WordPress
- WordPress: A Beginners Guide to Posting
- WordPress Terms: A Glossary for Beginners
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Now, on to all those links to resources I promised. 🙂
Even more tutorials for beginner WordPress users (all here on my site)
Blog Design Elements for DIYers (my roundup of several fabulous posts at Blissfully Domestic)
Must Have Plugins:
Pin Button Attraction Plugin for WordPress (premium, not free, but worth every penny)
Google XML Sitemaps – The simplest sitemap creator!
Ad Rotator – This plugin adds a widget to your sidebar so you can put multiple ads in it and have it show different ones with each page load.
Advanced Text Widget – Another plugin to add a widget. This text widget accepts more types of codes and scripts, including PHP. It also allows you to specify which pages or categories it should show on. This is a great way to block certain ads from showing on certain pages.
Facebook Like Thumbnail – Corrects the issue where you’re sharing a link on FB and FB pulls some random image to show with your link. If an image isn’t found in the post, it will use a default image you specify. No more having it grab some random image from your sidebar.
Google Analytics Dashboard – Shows you analytics in your dashboard. Also shows the number of views and visits per post in your listing of posts. This is great for seeing which posts are performing well!
RSS Footer – Add a copyright notice to the bottom of your RSS feed so if a site republishes your article via an RSS feed, your copyright and a link back to you remains in tact!
SmartAds – Automatically place ads at the top and/or bottom of your posts. So easy to use! You can put any code in it really, so you could use it to promote other things on your site, place ads, or as people to sign up for your newsletter.
Social Media Widget Plugin for WordPress – easily add those pretty little icons to your sidebar!
WordPress Database Backup – You need this. Install it. Schedule a backup for at least once a week. Protect all your hard work.
If you have any specific questions about the things I’ve linked to here you can ask on the articles themselves. I’ll try to answer everyone.