This week, Tadpole’s Andy Christian and Melissa Cahill presented a WordPress Workshop to attendees of the 2013 convention of the Society of American Travel Writers.
Every year, SATW brings together its members in a different location throughout the world to network, recognize excellence in Travel Journalism with the Lowell Thomas Awards, and participate in Professional Development Workshops.
Tadpole was asked this year to present a WordPress workshop for Intermediate to Advanced users. The workshop, geared towards Travel Writers and Bloggers, focused on choosing plugins and themes, managing media, Search Engine Optimization for WordPress, Security & Best Practices, and tips for managing sites with multiple authors.
Here are the slides and resources from the Workshop:
Resources from the WordPress Workshop
Note: All resources listed are available free of charge unless otherwise notated.
Plugins & Widgets
- Advertising on your Site
- Social Media Integration
- Discussions/Commenting – Disqus
- Related Content
- Widget Management – Display Widgets
- Mailing Lists – MailChimp Widget for WordPress
Custom CSS & Fonts
Gallery & Media Plugins
Security & Best Practices
- Comment Spam
- Website Backup Services
- Better WP Security
SEO (with WordPress)
- Google’s Matt Cutts on SEO
- Keyword Research
- Yoast SEO for WordPress
- Website Update Services
- Google Analytics
- SEO Book – Link Building
- Periodic Table of SEO Success Factors
Plugins for Multiple Author Blogs
Questions or Comments? Feel free to add your thoughts below! And don’t forget: Tadpole is always here if you need WordPress Support, Hosting, or site development.