#wordpress #meetup at the beehive w/ Roni Noone

This evening is a trip out for a techie event – the Baltimore WordPress meetup group. This is my first time at this meetup, but with HealthCa.mp running a WordPress network site this seemed like a useful group to attend. Roni Noone shares her story and experience working with WordPress. Her first experience was building a custom site – with all the features of a blog. Eventually went to wordpress.org and downloaded the software and control her website. So the switch was made. Her focus was weight loss. Ended up posting daily. Focus on content and not software. Then the hosting platform crashed. And there were no backups. Switching to blogger saved the day – but eventually went back to WordPress but diversified. Created blogs for specific content then tweaked sites for specific content and purpose. The downside – blog schizophrenia and no one home base.

Roni’s Weigh is oldest blog and home base. Customized version of neoclassical. Not a widget fan – tweak PhP/HTML/CSS instead.

Plugins used: Akismet
Comment email responder
Podcasting plugin by TSG
Subscribe to comments
Wp super cache
Pick giveaway winner

Greenlightbites is food blog. Very tight niche. Mainly recipes and pictures.

You can use WPquery to pull specific content from DB and add that above main loop. then exclude WPquery content from main loop.

Add extra users as authors to allow people to upload and publish their own content. Editor allows people to edit the content of others.

Use categories and tags to allow readers to find content.

Plugins: Post-plugin library
Wp-pagenavi – Navigate by page number

RoniNoone.com
For blogging and tech topics.
outsourced to http://makemyblogpretty.com

Fit.blogging.com

Conference site for bloggers in health and fitness. Intensedebate plug in.

Poopbutterflies.com

Tumblr style in wordpress Clear theme Barebones site

Tool set:
Dreamweaver
Photoshop / illustrator
iMovie GarageBand Social media:
Fan page for each site on Facebook All sites have autofeed to twitter to secure name.

@RoniNoone for chat on twitter. Personal page on FB for chat too.

Monetization:
Affiliates:

Amazon
iTunes via Linkshare

Regular readers don’t click on ads. They read content so use CPM ads rather than CPC.

A really informative presentation.

Watch for the presentation on RoniNoone.com

Mark Scrimshire
B: http://ekive.blogspot.com
….Sent from my iPhone

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