After WP Install: What to do next

An Express walk through of what to do after having installed a web site. 

We will be looking at the sidebar areas, and how these relate to the web site. Things to look for when installing plugins and some of the plugins that I use. 


Paal Joachim has worked as a media teacher in a senior high school in Oslo. Teaching students Adobe software like Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator as well as WordPress. He also works as a freelance instructor and helps people create web sites. 3 years ago Paal took another look at WordPress and decided to go ahead and begin using it. He had earlier used Dreamweaver for web site creation. Paal has a passion for teaching and really enjoys seeing students as they progress from not knowing anything about WordPress to after a few hours training have the skill to create a simple web site. Paal hope's is to share some of his passion during his period here in Sarasota.


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  • Paal Joachim R.

    Recap of yesterdays meetup:
    I came about 7-8 minutes late with a new projector from Best Buy which I might or might not keep. Got going and we talked about where people were at in relation to WordPress. So the evenings topic was totally changed in relation to you guys. Which was cool by me.
    I remember sharing information about MAMP and Desktop Server to create a local off line site. Then some info about the plugin Duplicator to pack up the site and download it and move it to another location.
    Showed the plugins Google Dashboard Analytics and Ninja Forms.
    Spoke about quick edit (and bulk edit).
    We talked about Genesis framework, looked briefly at the theme settings and functions.php file.
    A short look at the theme settings of themify.me theme.
    I talked about starter themes/bare bone themes.
    What else? Have a great day! Cool meeting you guys! I had fun!

    September 23

  • Shayna T.

    It was great to meet you!

    1 · September 22

  • Paal Joachim R.

    It seems the meetup went pretty well.

    1 · September 22

  • karen w.

    I can't come to the meeting. But I want to HIRE someone to move my WordPress site to GoDaddy. Please contact me at[masked]-4660. or [masked].

    2 · September 22

    • Shayna T.

      Hi Karen! I've sent you an email. :)

      1 · September 22

  • Shayna T.

    I guess so! We'll keep the seats warm...someone please call us if for some reason this meet up has changed. [masked]

    1 · September 22

  • Christopher N.

    I guess we are the first ones here?

    1 · September 22

  • Pam B.

    Thanks for volunteering to lead this meetup Paal!

    September 22

  • Paal Joachim R.

    How should we use Monday evenings Meetup?
    I could run through the basics, quick edit for all pages/posts, finding good themes and plugins, and show some of the plugins that I use and why I use these. http://easywebdesigntutorials.com/

    September 20

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