When I started with my son, we first would put him on once a day until he got the basic idea and would usually pee. (We put him on before his bath, right after dinner.) Then when I started potty training, I took the bare bottom approach as well for the first two days (we played in the backyard a lot to limit the mess). We put him every 45 minutes. If he peed, great. If he didn't, we tried again every 10 minutes until he either peed or had an accident. You can adjust the durations based on your experience with your child. If you're going to go every 20 minutes, you might try giving lots of water to help increase the chances of success. I agree about not using pull ups. we made more progress with underwear although I used pull ups initially when we went out.
at 8:40 PM on Jul. 22, 2010