These are my notes from our OKC WordPress User’s Group meeting on 28 Feb 2011. I’ll edit this later and add links to referenced plugins and other sites. I Ustreamed this session and have linked/embeded the recorded Ustream archive below.

WordPress User’s Group 28 Feb 2011



Video streaming by Ustream

Lynn Dye extremevirtualsupport.com

Resources for WP by Lynn

wordpress.tv started about 8 months ago Wordcamp TV
Wordcamp Central
lorelle.wordpress.com
wphacks.com

Podcasts
WP Weekly – www.wptavern.com
WordPress Podcast: wp-community.org – WordPress Podcast
wpcandy.com
dawpshow.com

Woothemes wooville 5 where’s woo – cartoon of premium WP theme options

New WordPress Bible is new, good book that came out in last 6 months

Now hearing from Tim Priebe about the WordPress dashboard

You can customize the blog posts which show up in your WP dashboard to show a different blog’s RSS feed (default is the official WP blog)

3.0 version includes new theme menus, you can use the custom menu widget to still display custom menus

Always edit a local copy of theme and widget files, make a backup first

Plugins to try – All in one SEO Pack
- Flexi Pages Widget
- Syntaxhighlighter evolved
- WordPress Mobile Pack
- WP Simple Paypal Shopping Cart
- WP Smush.it
- WP SIFR
- Shockingly Big IE6 Warning
- Theme My Login
- Incarnate
- Shadowbox JS

Yslow plugin for Firebug is good (for FireFox)

Shopp is Tim’s favorite plugin for PayPal on WordPress now

Tim uses Gravity Forms, but also still likes and uses Contact Form 7.

Tim recommends BackupBuddy over default WP import / export menus

Netbeans is a cross platform code editor that is great
- Francis Tuttle uses this for their student web design classes
- on windows it does have memory leak issues so you have to restart more often

WP does now support nested comments but your theme must support it

Under media options you can choose to make YouTube videos auto-embed

(I had to leave a little early to pick up for Boy Scouts)

Sent from my iPhone – originally blogged with the Notes app, links and video embed code added later with MarsEdit

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  • http://www.wptavern.com Jeffro

    Thanks for mentioning the WordPress Weekly podcast within the WP Podcasts section. Always cool to find out the show or the site is being mentioned or talked about at these local WordPress meetups.

  • http://www.facebook.com/timjpriebe Tim Priebe

    But, as always, thanks for posting the notes!

  • http://www.facebook.com/timjpriebe Tim Priebe

    Shopp’s actually the current full ecommerce plugin we’re using. And, if I remember correctly, I called it something to the effect of “my current least unfavorite.”

  • http://twitter.com/lynntotherescue Lynn Dye

    Thanks – glad you noticed. Yours is my favorite podcast and I know it’s been difficult staying on a schedule with all the happenings in your family. However, I hope you can establish a routine going forward – maybe twice a month?? Take care.

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