WordPress

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A place for nonprofit WordPress developers and content managers of all skill levels.The WordPress group is an engaged network of WordPress developers and content managers, for all skill levels, by WordPress users for WordPress users, to encourage the usage of and advocate for WordPress.

Our goal: to support nonprofit organizations using (or interested in using) WordPress. Additionally, this is a safe and friendly place for beginning WordPress developers and users to ask questions and connect to like-minded people.

Need new "WP Question of the Month" ideas!

  • 1.  Need new "WP Question of the Month" ideas!

    Posted Feb 02, 2016 11:39

    Hi all,

    I hope you've been enjoying the WordPress Question of the Month posts.  I'm looking for ideas for new questions about WP in order to keep this going.  Here's what has been posted in the past:

    X - What theme should I use?
    X - What are your favorite plugins? (asked the other admins to post this)
    X - What website host should I use?
    X - What is a child theme and how do I use one?
    X - How do I install WordPress manually?
    X - How do I install a plugin manually?
    X - What were your biggest misconceptions about WordPress before you started using it?
    X - How do I backup my WordPress site?
    X - How do I secure WordPress against hackers?
    X - What would you do if your WordPress site is hacked? 
    X - What were your best and/or worst experiences with WordPress consultants?
    X - What's your favorite "unknown" plugin?
    X - How do I make my site mobile responsive?
    X - How do I integrate social media into my site?

    Please email me your ideas directly at leonard@rmu.edu by March 1.

    Thanks,
    Cindy

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    Cindy Leonard
    Consulting Team Leader
    Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management
    Pittsburgh PA
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  • 2.  RE: Need new "WP Question of the Month" ideas!

    Posted Feb 02, 2016 17:45
    I really enjoy reading these every month. Looking forward to another year!



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  • 3.  RE: Need new "WP Question of the Month" ideas!

    Posted Feb 03, 2016 07:09

    Which non-profit's WordPress website would you show to an organization to convince them to use it too?

    Have you integrated a CRM product with WordPress? If so, which one and what was your experience?

    What are good ways to train WordPress users?

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    Jason King
    WordPress Web Developer
    London

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  • 4.  RE: Need new "WP Question of the Month" ideas!

    Posted Feb 03, 2016 10:56
    Excellent!  I've added all of your questions to my list for future posting.  Thanks for the help!

    Cindy

    Cindy Leonard, Consulting Team Leader
    Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University, 
    339 Sixth Ave, Ste 750, Pgh, PA 15222
    p 412-397-6007 | f 412-397-6016 | leonard@rmu.edu | www.bcnm-rmu.org



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  • 5.  RE: Need new "WP Question of the Month" ideas!

    Posted Feb 03, 2016 12:29

    For those who are WordPress power users but want to take a deeper dive and get their feet wet with a small bit of coding, what are some great, free resources to get started?

    Here's an example. This is from the Wordpress developer site... It's the Plugin Handbook, and it's really quite outstanding for what it is. https://developer.wordpress.org/plugins/

    Also, "I'm a power user and want to dig in to the back-end a bit. Where can I experiment?" Answers could involve setting up local development environments, getting a cheap ($5/month) host, and so on, for use as a sandbox...

    How do you manage your Media Library when it starts growing out of control?

    Forms are a huge part of a lot of WP sites. What do you use, and what have you found as far as best practices?

    Do you build custom content types? If so, do you do it manually or with a plugin? What do you use custom content types for?

    Just a few off the top of my head... I'm sure there are more rattling around in there...

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    Dan Fellini
    Web Developer
    Nonprofit Technology Network
    Portland OR

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  • 6.  RE: Need new "WP Question of the Month" ideas!

    Posted Feb 03, 2016 13:31
    Lovely!  All excellent ideas and have been added to my list for future posting.  Thank you so much for your help!

    Cindy

    Cindy Leonard, Consulting Team Leader
    Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University, 
    339 Sixth Ave, Ste 750, Pgh, PA 15222
    p 412-397-6007 | f 412-397-6016 | leonard@rmu.edu | www.bcnm-rmu.org



    picture of work desk from home with notebook, glasses, coffee, keyboard