WordPress Meetup February 15, 2012


Link to our WordPress Meetup

Agenda:

Starts at 6:00 p.m.

  • How to use the Meetup website. Link to resources. Purpose
  • Self-Introductions + one issue you’d like to know more about.

Favorite Themes:

Why Melody loves Thesis. Why use Thesis Theme?

  • Because close to 50,000 people are using it, so it’s well-documented. This is very important!
  • It’s very flexible.
  • Here’s a Powerpoint I did re Thesis
  1. Want all black? Okay
  2. Custom background? Okay.
  3. Simple, clean? Okay
  4. Busy, fun? Okay.
  • Want something a little more sophisticated, right out of the box? Lots of people are creating inexpensive skins for Thesis because it’s so popular.  Here are some examples.
  1. Skins from thesisthems.com
  2. Skins from this reseller
  3. Or, there’s these
  • When you get bored, you can add features and there are tutorials which allow you to do that. Things happen, life changes, and you want a fresh approach?  You won’t have to start over.
  1. For example, want a fat footer?
  2. See these Extensive tutorials
  3. Want to add ECommerce: It integrates with Get Shopped and other ecommerce plugins.

Check out this article from upcoming speaker Lia Barrad to help you build a solid web and/or blog presence online: 11 Ways That Companies Fail at Using WordPress