Mastering WordPress Like A Pro (Advanced Techniques)
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Mastering WordPress Like A Pro (Advanced Techniques)

Transform Your WordPress Blog Into A Lean Mean Marketing Machine! Twenty-five Step By Step Video Tutorials!
3.3 (2 ratings)
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Published 10/2012
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Tuning up your WordPress Site
  • Creating and restoring backups of your site
  • Moving and/or deleting your WordPress site
  • Editing your sites theme, layout, headers, footers, etc.
  • Using email effectively with your site
  • Beefing up your sites security
  • Improving the speed and performance of your WordPress site
  • Building Social Media into your site
  • Tracking and search engine optimization of your WordPress site
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From the creator of Learn WordPress: Mastering Advanced WordPress Like a Pro, this advanced WordPress course takes your WordPress site to new levels. These advanced techniques will boost your blogs performance and allow you to learn the tips and tricks to turning your blog into a money making machine.

This advanced WordPress course is licensed material posted by a resell partner and the instructor is not affiliated with this class.

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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
Mastering WP Pro Advanced Techniques
1 Lecture 03:27
How To Tune Up and Easily Update Your WordPress Site
1 Lecture 12:05

You have to give your car a tune up to keep it running in top shape.  This tutorial will help guide you through giving your WordPress Site a tune up and make sure it is running at an optimum level.

Preview 12:05
Backing Up and Restoring Your Blog
2 Lectures 19:18

Have you ever put hours into a project and forgot to back up your files?  Learn in this tutorial how to backup your WordPress sites and ensure you don't lose all of your hard work.

Create WordPress Backups

Let's face it, technology is not fail safe.  This tutorial will teach you how to restore your site in the event of an issue, from a backup that you learned how to create in the previous lesson.

Restore A Backup of Your WordPress Site
Moving and/or Deleting Your WordPress Site
3 Lectures 10:29

Using the XCloner plugin, we can easily copy our site and move to a different domain name.  There are a number of reasons you may want to do this.  Watch this tutorial to learn how simple this process is to complete.

Moving Your WordPress Site To A New Domain

From time to time you may want to remove a WordPress Site.  This may be to free up space on your server, or a number of other reasons.  Using you Cpanel makes this simple to do.  Check out this tutorial to see how quickly you can remove your WordPress installation. 

How To Delete Your WordPress Site Using Your CPanel

For those of you without a CPanel, you can remove WordPress manually.  Watch this tutorial to learn the steps you need to use to complete this process.

Delete Your WordPress Site Manually
Editing Your Site's Appearance
5 Lectures 18:38

This tutorial shows you how to turn on the editor in your WordPress site administrator panel.  Making your sites unique is crucial for their success.  Learn how to use the editor and add custom header and footer graphics.

WordPress Editor

There are many benefits to a static front page on your WordPress blog.  This tutorial will show you how to set this up and gain the many benefits to your site.

Set Up A Static Front Page

Using the Widget Logic plugin will give you ultimate control.  It allows you to display widgets on certain pages and not on others.  Watch this tutorial to learn how to install and use this powerful plugin.

Widget Logic

Clicking a link on a blog and being directed to "page 404- This page or post no longer exists" can be quite frustrating for a visitor.  Learn how to build a custom 404 page that will build trust with your readers and keep them coming back to your site for more.

Custom WordPress 404 Page

A lot of WordPress sites you find on the web include in the footer of the page, "powered by WordPress."  Learn how to remove this with the editor and include your own footer message to promote your site.

Remove Footer Words
Your WordPress Site and Email
3 Lectures 15:08

You will definitely want your email address on your website.  Learn here how to install a simple plugin that will protect your email from spam harvesters software.  This step is invaluable to protecting the amount of spam you will receive.

WordPress Email Protect

Learn how to post to your blog via email.  In the era of smart phones, this can be very powerful and make your blogging easier and more convenient. 

Post From Email to Your Blog (part 1)

In part 2, learn how to set up a cron job to automate the process of posting from email to your blog.

Post From Email to Your Blog (part 2)
Making Your Blog Hacker Proof
2 Lectures 18:55

We learned in a previous lesson the importance of updating your version of WordPress, plugins and themes to help keep your site secure from hackers.  Now in this tutorial we take security to the next level.

Secure Your WordPress Site

Keeping your site up to date and making it secure is a must.  Now learn the plugin that will make your site bulletproof to hackers.

Bulletproof Your Site
Keeping Your Site Running Fast
3 Lectures 16:08

Keeping your WordPress Site running quickly is key to getting consistent visitors.  One way sites slow down is the amount of content stored.  Learn how to use a simple plugin to speed up your site by controlling the automated revisions.

Managing Revisions

Your sites speed is crucial for the visitor experience.  Learn how to use caching to speed up your sites performance.

Caching to Improve Your Sites Performance

Again, speed and performance is a must on your WordPress site.  Learning how to compress your images will make a huge difference in loading speed.

Image Compress
Social Media Boost
3 Lectures 14:24

Unless you live under a rock, you know the power of social media.  Learn the plugin that will add Facebook Comments to your site bringing you additional traffic which will boost your search engine rankings.

Add Facebook Comments

Learn how in the newest update of WordPress you can embed Twitter tweets into a post with having to use a plugin.  This is a powerful way to interact with social media.

Embed Twitter

Today, more and more people are using mobile devices to access the web.  Learn how to install and use a simple plugin to make your WordPress site mobile friendly. 

Mobile WordPress Touch
Tracking and Search Engine Optimization
3 Lectures 18:15

Tracking your statistics, visitors, clicks on links, etc. is crucial for your blogging success.  Learn how to  use Google Analytics to track your site.

Using Google Analytics

Creating a search engine friendly site map for your website will help Google, Yahoo, Bing and others to find your site and help you to climb up the search engine rankings.

Xml Sitemap

To make money with your blog you need traffic.  There's basically two forms, paid traffic and free traffic.  Optimizing your site for the search engines will help you to gain first page rankings giving you a massive amount of the most coveted Free traffic.  Learn how to install and use the Headspace SEO plugin to help your rankings increase.

Headspace SEO
About the Instructor
Steve Martinelli  M.S. in Education
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Educator, Administrator, Author, Life-Long Learner

Steve Martinelli is currently an Elementary School Principal with a Master's Degree in Education.  He has a passion for teaching and learning.  Recently he has began to build internet businesses which have resulted in additional income for his family.

Below is a list of Steve's priorities in his life:

-Family: Steve has a beautiful family of four and works hard to provide for them and make sure he has time to be with them.

-Teaching and Learning: Steve is an educator and loves to teach others.  He has a very easy teaching style and explains things in an easy way to learn.

-Customer Service: Steve is always looking out for his customers.  Always wanting to over deliver on the content he has to share.