Best Practices for Creating Content

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  1. Georgie says:

    I found this post was certainly a little bit of a facepalm towards clients who create all their content in documents and just copy and paste, haha. I am sure many content creators or even aspiring content creators picked up a lot from your talk. This is something that most designers and developers believe is common sense, but the less tech-savvy would need further explaining for.

    At work, we have a tool to build emails, and we actually have had to write some code to strip styles from people’s copy-and-pasted content. 😉

    • Cristina says:

      You’d be surprised how common this is. And what’s interesting I don’t think we are always doing our due diligence to discourage them otherwise which is why I felt compelled to do this talk. I’m hoping people got a lot out of it.

  2. This post is awesome and you killed it at WordCamp Sacramento 2016 presenting this! I appreciate your passion and I can tell that you love what you do. I know this post will be GOLD to some of my clients…and others will sadly ignore it and continue to “simply copy and paste”.

    PS: great visuals!

    • Cristina says:

      Thank you Matthew, I am so glad you enjoyed it! And for those clients that ignore your advice, that’s what the Paste as Plain Text plugin is for. 🙂

  3. Karin says:

    Loved reading your posts! Good info and I definitely recognised my own battles with explaining to clients how the WordPress editor vs. Word works, haha!
    At my work we’ve always made it a point to make the entire WP administration panel as “idiot proof” as possible, including customising the menus, styling the editor, removing all unused elements, and custom fields…. custom fields everywhere. 😛

    • Cristina says:

      Thanks, Karin! I’ve been trying to introduce more “idiot proofing” at work in our WordPress builds. In fact, I’m thinking of doing a talk next year on how to make the admin more user friendly with clients. But yes, custom fields everywhere! 😉