What makes our videos different?
This comprehensive, step-by-step video training series is designed to quickly and efficiently teach you the fundamentals of WordPress, the world's most popular web-publishing platform. Whether your creating a new WordPress website from scratch or wanting to learn how to use WordPress to manage an existing one, this video series has everything you need and more!
We cover the important aspects of creating and managing a fully-featured, fully-functional WordPress website through your existing web browser. No former website design or management experience with is needed, and best of all, you won't have to deal with complex lines of code or tech jargon. It is now 2017, and creating an online presence with WordPress has never been easier!
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In this video, I'll introduce you to WordPress, the world’s most popular website content management system (or CMS) in existence today. I’ll also explain how WordPress works, who uses it, and discuss the powerful benefits associated with using the WordPress platform.
We’ve previously defined Wordpress as a free open-source content management system that is incredibly easy to use. Essentially, WordPress comes in two different flavors:
In this video tutorial, I’ll explain each platform, the main difference between the two, and other important factors to consider when choosing between Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org.
In this tutorial, I'll walk you through the process of manually installing WordPress step-by-step in preparation for deploying your own fully functional WordPress website.
For simplicity, I've broken down the installation process into 4 separate sections:
The Dashboard is the first thing you will see upon logging into your WordPress website. In this video, I'll explore the Dashboard and unveil its features and benefits.
In this tutorial, I'll show you how to configure the viewing options for different screens by using the Screen Options drop down menu located at the top right corner of your WordPress Administration area. By using the Screen Options menu, you are able to control what specific items are displayed for each screen.
Understanding pages and posts is one of the fundamental basics of becoming familiar with WordPress, and often beginners struggle with the identifying the differences between the two.
When displaying content in a WordPress website you have two similar, but distinctively different options to choose between, that is, either through a Page or a Page. After watching this video, you’ll know whether to use a Page or Post when creating content for your website.
In this video we’ll show you how to create a new WordPress post.
Posts are listed by their date of publication and therefore best used as a way to publish time-sensitive content for a blog, such as new blog entries, news items, published articles, stories, and more.
In this video we’ll show you how to create a new WordPress page.
Pages are static and often used to present timeless information, or information that is always relevant. Some common examples of pages include a website’s Contact Page, About Page, as well as pages that feature content such as Company Information, Legal Information, Accessibility Statements, Copyrights, etcetera.
Assigning categories and tags in WordPress is a convenient way to organize your posts. In addition, categories and tags provide your viewers with an easy way to find the related content they’re interested in.
In this video tutorial, we’ll cover the functions and features associated with categories and tags.
In this video tutorial, I'll discuss plugins and show you how easy it is to install and activate them from within WordPress..
I'll also dive a bit deeper into the different types of plugins that are available to you. I'll wrap this tutorial by jumping into the admin panel of our WordPress site to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to search for, install, and activate plugins.
Custom menus are a list of common links typically displayed at the top of your site and enable your viewers to easily navigate through website’s content.
In this video, I'll show you how to add a custom menu from the Menus subpanel menu of the WordPress administration dashboard, which is located on the left-side navigation bar under Appearance. I'll demonstrate how to quickly create new menus, add and delete menu items, edit advanced details about the menu items, customize the structure of the menu, and of course, add the menu to your site by assigning its location.
WordPress widgets allow you to easily add content to specific locations on your website, including the sidebar, header, footer, and other widget-ready areas all based on the WordPress theme you have installed.
In this video tutorial, I'll discuss widgets, what they are, and how to add, remove, rearrange, and modify them from the WordPress Admin area.
About Mark & Planet WP
I am the co-founder of Planet WP, an online resource dedicated to providing the WordPress community with valuable training videos and articles. Our primary goal is to make it easy for anyone to create a fully-personalized, high-quality, and professional-grade WordPress website on their own.
As a dynamic duo - one part developer the other designer - we have constructed thousands of websites for our clients with a majority of them using the WordPress platform. As part of our service offering, we would teach each and every client the basics of managing their website. Over time, we began making convenient video tutorials as leave-behinds, only to receive unimaginable feedback alongside an overwhelming amount of requests for more high-quality video tutorials. Through PlanetWP, we've now made our comprehensive step-by-step video tutorials available for everyone to enjoy!
What Motivates Us?
We are motivated by the ability to connect people with what matters most - knowledge. We spend our days sharpening video content to ensure our viewers have the most updated resources to manage and improve their online web presence, whether it be launching their first WordPress blog or e-commerce website, improving their site's ranking through SEO, or increasing the security and performance of their WordPress website.
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