Bunker Show 75 – The WordPress Hour

This week on The Bunker Project we talk about WordPress… and a whole lot more!
Thanks to Wix.com for sponsoring The Bunker Project. Wix.com is the #1 platform in the world for creating websites online. The easiest way to create your own cool looking website.

Bunker Project Episode 75:

All about WordPress
The resource we talk about this week is makeuseofit.com and their ebook about wordpress.
In the pre-show intro, we talk about the ebook we’ll be covering in the bunker bar.
Andrew likes embedly and describes what it is all about
Bob mentions skimlinks and how you can monetize your site.

Here is where you can get this great e-book from MakeUseOfIt.com

This weeks Maven Roster:
@movieyearbook – Marcel Lapointe – The Movie Maven
@bc_insurancegal – Margaret Reynolds – The Insurance Maven
@twisted_majic – James Karg – The Gaming Maven
non maven guest – local movie production set guy
non maven guest – friend of Marcel > remaining anonymous
Sean of the Dead is in the house again this week

Black Beer at the Bunker Project
Marcel talks about his Movie Review challenge…

Margaret talks about the right way to do social media – social media foreplay
Sean Of The Dead was in a movie “Taken in 60 seconds”

marcel at the bunker project

Some key points we cover:
wordpress.com vs wordpress.org
content strategy and planning your site
hosting companies – bluehost, godaddy, idealize360, netfirms, hostgator-GoDaddy got burned for supporting SOPA…
shared hosting vs virtual private server

> big milk digression
how to optimize your site for SEO, permalinks, widgets, plugins, etc.
All in SEO plugin
What are permalinks
Andrew uses the custom permalink structure >> Ken uses a default structure with month and name

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Where to pick themes?
Both Andrew and Ken like Elegant Themes
What are shortcodes?
What to look for in a theme visually?
Community Theme? – Bob like this one.

no name bunker project guests

Do you need to know any coding to use WordPress?
Where to get basic coding information?
Colorzilla – How to match colours for your website?
Can Wix.com do all this stuff? Should you use a platform like Wix or WordPress?
Is there an alternative to Akismet? – invisible captcha

See you next week… same Bunker Time, same Bunker station.
Check out @BunkerLive for tweets and upcoming show topics. If you want to make a comment or suggest a topic let us know.

Thanks again to Wix.com for sponsoring The Bunker Project. Wix.com is the most popular website builder in the world.

About The Bunker Project

The underground Bunker Project is a meetup focused on Social Media, Internet Marketing, New Media and Podcasting. Set in the Bunker at the Barklay Hotel on Robson St. in Vancouver, The Bunker Project will appeal to those looking for cutting edge social marketing and new media information and to those who just want to socialize over a beer and exchange thoughts and ideas about social media.

Members will have the opportunity to participate in the Bunker Project Podcast which is recorded live at every meetup.

Hope to see you soon at The Bunker!

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Andrew McGivern
Andrew McGivern

Andrew McGivern is a podcaster, blogger and mobile tech guy. Father of three awesome little ones. Interested in Social Media Marketing, New Media and Podcasting, Technology, Natural Health and Green Energy.