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Don’t let it die on the vine!


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Don’t let it die on the vine!

  1. 1. Don’t Let It Die On The Vine! Essentials Tips for Managing Your New WordPress Website
  2. 2. Your website is like a beloved plant. Don’t forget to water it! F.D.Richards,Houseplants,Somerightsreserved
  3. 3. Part 1: Hosting, domains and credit cards, oh my!
  4. 4. The internet is basically just a giant filing cabinet. redjar,"filecabinets",Somerightsreserved
  5. 5. MichelleMilla,"sadpumpkin",Somerightsreserved
  6. 6. Get a notebook, title it “Hosting & Domain” 1. Write the date 2. Name of the hosting company 3. Email you used to sign up 4. Password 5. Last 4 digits of your credit card + exp. date 6. Repeat for domain company if different
  7. 7. Source:NewLineCinema
  8. 8. Part 2: Back ups, updating and security
  9. 9. It’s 10pm - do you know where your backup is?
  10. 10. What you want your backup plugin to back up: 1. Your database 2. Your content (your posts & pages) 3. Your media library (all your images) 4. Your theme 5. A list of the plugins you're using
  11. 11. Updating! It is super important. If I just keep writing “important, important, important”, will that get my point across?
  12. 12. How to update your site Step 1: Back it up using your backup plugin Step 2: Update your plugins and themes Step 3: Update WordPress Step 4: Give yourself a cookie! (Gold Star also acceptable alternative.)
  13. 13. Keeping your site safe Some easy security tips!
  14. 14. Remove the admin user! (See how easy that was?)
  15. 15. dolphin1 That is not a password. That is an 11 year old’s email address.
  16. 16. Date Night! Marie,"Romantic",Somerightsreserved
  17. 17. Part 3: Face the fear! Technology doesn’t have to be the monster under the bed.
  18. 18. It’s about familiarization! 1. Watch Youtube videos! 2. Buy books 3. Read blogs for WordPress beginners 4. Take classes on We’re afraid of what we don’t understand. A little knowledge goes a long way! See? He’s just a little cutie!
  19. 19. Part 4: Letting your site grow with you
  20. 20. ToruWatanabe,"minitomato",Somerightsreserved