How I set up my WordPress Site
The Theme I use comes from Themify
http://themify.me/member/go.php?r=18211&i=l0

The Plugin (can also be a theme) for creating sales pages
http://www.optimizepress.com/

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    16 replies to "WordPress, Using Themes and Plugins"

    • Khalid Zidan

      Hi Steve. Interesting video. I learned a lot thanks.

    • Brendan Mace

      Liked this video a lot, going to watch it again later

    • Texas Hill Country Photography

      I have themify, but when I try to install a theme, it says "413 Request Entity Too Large"

    • Carla Donaldson

      Enjoyed this – very useful! I would love to see more! Thank you!!!

    • Saverio Parapugna

      Great video but i was looking to see how you incorporated the theme packages and other packages you used into WordPress.  I'm a 63 year old baby in WordPress.  eg download wordpress, then what do you do to add themify and what do you do in wordpress to add the other program.

    • Bruce Cuthbert

      Hi Steve, this was a good summary of what you are using. I had not heard of some of the components you use and I have added them to my list to look at.

      More detail would be helpful on the various pieces that make up your "site".  

      A couple of suggestions:
      1. a Mindjet mindmap of the pieces that are involved in your site, i.e. plugins, theme (themify), lists, payments, postings, editing, …., and what uses what for what. (also provides good example of use of mind map (win-win). This can also good (simple) documentation as it is a bit of a spider web. I have just started on a mind map of my pieces, … twitter, wordpress, theme, plugins (contact form 7, …), paypal, eventbrite, mailchimp, …)
      2. a spreadsheet of the components (modules) / costs for a newbie to get started with 1-2 websites (i.e. some have free startups followed by monthly or annual costs, so what the annual cost for sites.

      Cheers,
      Bruce
       in Victoria

    • Heartland Media of Chicago & the Live from the Heartland Radio Show

      You are good. The World Needs all the good that you do!

    • Samuel Spira

      Yes, please do share with us more of your WP know-how. I would especially appreciate an introduction for someone who has just purchased a domain + hosting package and wants to know how to get started.

    • Yu Zhengwen

      BTW, to embed a YouTube Video, just go to the share tab in the your YouTube Video, then click embed, then just copy and paste the code.

    • Yu Zhengwen

      What an un-geekly way to do it…

    • DM Gustafson

      Steve, I appreciate hearing about your experiences learning and setting up your WordPress site and would watch more. We do not come to knowledge by one means alone and I think we can add your experiences to our knowledge base.

    • Gregory De Niro

      Excellent video as usual. Yes indeed, Steve, please share more on WP. I'm just starting to get into it.

    • atouchofwhimsy1

      Steve, I love your videos but I do have a comment on this one. You have a large following and many will follow your advice on WP, even though you state you are not an expert. (I see one fan already asking for more WP videos). Please caution everyone about selecting themes and plugins that are not approved by wordpress.org. There a lot of themes that look pretty but are badly coded or even contain malicious code.

      I know of small business owner that used a purchased theme and left all of her digital products open to freely download simply because the upload folders were missing an index.php file. She even paid a company to install and set up this theme. It wasn't fixed until I contacted them and pointed the problem. 

      There are plugins provided by WordPress.org that will verify the themes follow their standards. 

    • Roger Burzanko

      Great info Steve.  Much appreciated.  Keeping it simple for newbies and love it.  Now you say you "host" your site on your own.  So show us how to do that sometime.  Thanks

    • Yossi Segev

      Great video. More WP please.

    • Agatha C. Melvin

      More WP videos……

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