At long last, Content Strategy for WordPress is available everywhere! This is a relatively short book—less than half as long as WordPress for Web Developers was—and it’s aimed at a more general audience. Paradoxically, I’ve been working on it twice as long as on either of the … [Read more...] about New book! Content Strategy for WordPress is now available
There's a new reset button at the bottom of the Content Audit plugin's settings screen. If you're embarking on your second (or third) review of your site's content, you can use this to clear the previous status attributes (outdated, redundant, etc.), the notes, and the assigned … [Read more...] about Content Audit update: new reset option!
The HTML Import plugin got a new feature this week: custom fields now have an option to allow HTML. This is useful for custom fields that are more than just a number or a short phrase. I worked on a site that had unique information in every page's sidebar, and we needed to import … [Read more...] about HTML Import update: HTML in custom fields
https://twitter.com/tamuwww/status/434426848529764352 My short, facetious answer: read my book! More seriously, these are the steps I would recommend: Learn how themes work. The Themeshaper tutorial is an excellent place to start. Then learn how child themes work. Get … [Read more...] about How to become a WordPress wizard
Brad Touesnard and Pippin Williamson invited me to appear on today's episode of their Apply Filters podcast, which is devoted to WordPress plugin development. Each episode is only about half an hour long, and they take part of each episode to talk about a specific plugin they … [Read more...] about I’m on the Apply Filters podcast!
My WordCamp Chicago talk on content strategy is up on wordpress.tv! This is similar to my San Francisco talk, but a bit more general. You can get the slides from Slideshare. http://wordpress.tv/2013/09/14/stephanie-leary-content-strategy-for-wordpress/ … [Read more...] about Video: Content Strategy for WordPress, from WordCamp Chicago
My talk from WordCamp San Francisco last weekend, on content strategy, has been posted: http://wordpress.tv/2013/08/02/stephanie-leary-content-strategy-wordpress-case-studies/ Here are the slides, in case you missed them. … [Read more...] about Video: Content Strategy for WordPress Case Study
On fazd.tamu.edu, we found that in addition to the standard pages and posts, we had three distinct things: research projects, tools (the tangible items created during past research projects, like software suites or new vaccines), and people. These will become our custom post … [Read more...] about Content modeling for WordPress, part 3: a sample content model
In the first post in this series, I mentioned that, as you decide whether you need to create new post types, you should think ahead to the way your content will be displayed and sorted. Let's go back to Rachel Lovinger's A List Apart article on content modeling. … [Read more...] about Content modeling for WordPress, part 2: functional and organizational requirements
Here are my slides from my WordCamp San Francisco talk this morning! … [Read more...] about Content Strategy for WordPress: Case Study (WordCamp San Francisco slides)