WordPress Editing Made Easy

Basic WordPress Training For Site Managers
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  • Lectures 50
  • Contents Video: 4 hours
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2014 English

Course Description

This easy, direct course covers how to easily manage your previously built WordPress website for your business. Perhaps a web designer built your site for your company and now it's up to you to manage it. You probably had some cursory direction given to you, but maybe you have already forgotten it or need a little hand holding now that it's time to make some updates. I'll take the pain out of having to learn a new skill set.

This comprehensive, easy-to-follow course will guide you through everything you need to create great looking posts, adding pages, adding some great looking photo galleries, assigning user roles for managing the site, what plug-ins can do for you, what plug-ins you should have, managing SPAM, how to encourage social sharing, how to add video, using best SEO practices and more. I'll even show you how to add PayPal buttons on your site to collect payments.

You will watch over my shoulder as I walk you through the ins-and-outs of your WordPress site. By the end of this course you will be able to confidently manage your WordPress company website and MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE THE HERO in the process.

Each lecture in this course is broken down to it's most essential aspect. The course is meant to save you valuable time (since this may not be your only job description) and can be easily referenced when you need reinforcement when it comes to editing your site. Did you forget how to do something? Don't know how to do something? Just reference the course and jump in right where you need to.

Since all WordPress Themes are different, I have set up a private Facebook group where I can address specific theme issues or elaborate on any particular item. What is covered here will give you the fundamentals you need and enable you to keep your site looking great while taking the hassle out of learning a new skill set or improving upon your current one.

What are the requirements?

  • You don't need any technical experience to take this course. We assume that you have no prior experience editing a website.
  • A WordPress website already built for you.
  • A WordPress website already hosted on a hosting environment.
  • Your username and password to edit your WordPress site (web designer should have given this to you).

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course you will be able to confidently edit and maintain your company's website.
  • You'll learn how manage your site and make it look great during the process.
  • You'll learn some tips and tricks to making maintaining your site a whole lot easier.

What is the target audience?

  • This is intended for all site managers regardless of skill level. Beginner to Advanced topics will be covered.
  • Employees or business owners tasked with the upkeep of their WordPress website.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Course Introduction
01:41

Just a quick overview of the course - pretty self explanatory. Thanks for purchasing this course! I hope you learn some valuable skills and fun while you are doing it!

Section 2: Creating/Editing Posts and Pages
01:25

Obviously, logging in to your website is the first step in editing your WordPress website.

13:56

A quick introduction to the Content Editor.

08:02

Creating Posts will populate your blog section and keep content on your WordPress website fresh.

02:08

There are a number of different Post formats that you can use, but it's best to stick with the "Standard."

05:13

You can password protect a Post or set it to Private if you have sensitive information or would like to just share with specific individuals.

03:54

If you create several blog posts in one sitting, scheduling them to go out at different times can make you more productive.

03:19

Pasting text from Microsoft Word or a Text Editor sometimes creates issues.

06:39

Excerpts are featured "snippets" of your blog postings, while Featured Images are the prominent images used in the blog posting.

05:04

Categories assist your viewers in filtering content on your WordPress website by only displaying specific categories.

04:27

Tags further assist your viewers in filtering content on your WordPress website by showing only relevant content. Tags are more specific than Categories and act much like "keywords."

02:28

I'll show you how to add text links and how to create email links.

01:35

Creating Pages in WordPress is much like creating Posts.

Section 3: Working With Media
04:05

We upload images and do some basic image editing.

06:39

Creating galleries is a matter of uploading a few images and setting some parameters.

03:39

We cover embedding YouTube code and manipulating that code in order to make your video "responsive."

Uploading and Linking to PDFs and DOCs
05:26
Section 4: Basic Site Maintenance
Menus
05:07
Widgets
06:36
Shortcodes
05:04
Contact Forms - Contact Form 7
15:18
Section 5: Assigning/Managing User Roles
04:39

When you have a number of contributors to your WordPress website, assigning roles makes things much easier.

01:50

The Administrator Role is the highest-level role in managing your site. Be careful with this one!

01:30

The Editor Role allows you to publish and edit posts and pages. You can also manage users.

02:00

If you are an Editor or Administrator of your WordPress website you will want this plug-in.

01:25

The Author Role can publish and edit only their own posts.

01:24

The Contributor can only submit posts for review by an Editor or Administrator.

02:10

The Subscriber Role is the most limited of roles. They can only edit their profile and comment on posts.

01:40

It's important to create a strong password and I share with you some fun ideas in creating one.

Section 6: Recommended Plug-Ins
04:56

You don't want to lose all of your hard work, so it's important to back up your site.

03:40

It's important that your site loads quickly. This plug-in will assist with that.

04:31

Akismet is a great plug-in for filtering/stopping SPAM comments on your website.

02:44

If you want a plug-in that disables comments on your WordPress website, this plug-in accomplishes just that.

05:05

This is probably the most widely-used plug-in in my toolbox.

04:30

This plug-in is used most often as a work-around for a top-level navigation point that might not have any content.

05:36

Related Posts are a great way to increase user-engagement and add interest to your site.

03:32

FooBox is a free plug-in (premium version also available) that makes your images "pop-up" in a "lightbox"

03:52

FooGallery is a fun plug-in that creates some awesome galleries.

Section 7: Basic SEO Practices
08:59

This plug-in almost guarantees that your site will be found for your particular keywords and can really help when creating page content.

Permalinks
03:32
05:06

Site Titles and Page Titles are important aspects of SEO. Just make sure your content reflects that.

Section 8: Getting More Out of Your Site
Social Sharing
04:01
Google Analytics
05:28
07:24

Here's how to accept payments on your website with PayPal.

Section 9: Common Issues/Questions
11:20

I walk you through my process of page structuring, creating a page.

02:30

Your site may appear a little differently because it might use a "Page Builder" feature.

02:50

I often get asked why some images aren't displayed on a clients' blogpost. Have you checked your Featured Image setting?

02:45

WordPress has a pretty good "Roll Back" feature if you find yourself in a bind.

Section 10: Conclusion
00:56

Please feel free to leave concerns, questions or issues in the discussion or head over to the Private Facebook Group.

03:56

It's OK to update Plug-Ins, but check with your web designer before updating your version of WordPress.

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Instructor Biography

Tim Brill, Owner of Brill Branding Creative Agency

Tim Brill is an award-winning web designer with over 20 years of design experience in fields ranging from graphic design, web design, fashion design, promotional design, editorial design, packaging design, silkscreening, photography, prepress and even motion graphics. He currently runs his own creative agency, Brill Branding.

Since its inception a little over 4 years ago, Brill Branding has amassed over 100 satisfied clients and continues to grow steadily. Tim is recognized as one of the top designers in the Lower Cape Fear region and is regularly called upon by outside agencies to assist in their projects.

Brill Branding is located in sunny Wilmington, North Carolina. They are a dynamic design company specializing in creating strong, focused branding for businesses of all sizes. They love working with companies that want high-quality, cutting-edge web and branding identities with a strong marketing campaign component – from the overall look and feel or your site, to the style guides that will be used to convey that message across all mediums including web, print, identity and advertising.

Tim has lived in Wilmington, NC for the last 7 years. He's been with his wife, Yulia (a Russian Princess who is probably the best publication designer on the planet) for the past 15 years and has a beautiful, spunky 6-year-old daughter Neeka. They are the loves of his life.

Tim has made millions for others and now he wants to share what he has learned with YOU!

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