04) Setting Up Your WordPress Site: Six Stories of Joy and Despair – Natalie MacLees

So often, we think the first steps in setting up a new WordPress site are to install WordPress, choose a theme, and start writing.

But the secret first step to a successful site is planning.

When you’ve mapped out the crucial 5 W’s and 1 H, you can focus on what’s important, avoid procrastination, and dodge mistakes that can be hard to recover from later on.

Learn how to get it right the first time by witnessing six examples of total wins and epic fails.

Natalie MacLees

Natalie MacLees is a front-end web developer and UI designer and is founder + principal of the interactive agency, Purple Pen Productions.

In 2012 she published jQuery for Designers with Packt Publishing.

She founded and runs the jQuery LA Users’ Group and together with Noel Saw she heads up theSouthern California WordPress User’s Group, organizing WordPress meetups, help sessions, and workshops.

She’s currently has two big events in the works: WordCamp Los Angeles 2013 and the first annual Website Weekend LA.

She makes her online home at nataliemac.com.