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Easy Wordpress Installation
If you've never installed WordPress before it can be quite intimidating, but it doesn't have to be - Watch the videos to discover how to get WordPress setup and running in less then 1 hour!
Two videos include: Installing and Updating WordPress Automatically Using cPanel and Installing WordPress Manually via FTP
Getting To Grips With Your New WordPress Dashboard.
Watch as I reveal just how simple it is to organize WordPress according to your preferences.
This video makes customizing your WordPress Dashboard as easy as 1-2-3!
Adding New Posts To WordPress.
Discover how easy it is to add, format and publish new posts to your site using the built-in WYSIWYG editor inside WordPress.
Everything is covered including: Choosing categories, setting tags and more - You're first post will be ready for the World to read in next to no time!
Permalinks For Search Engines.
Out of the box, WordPress permalinks structure isn't very search engine friendly by any means. But if you want to rank well in Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc. you'll need to know how to optimize them properly.
In this video we cover the best practices and how to optimize your permalinks in a way that virtually guarantees you more free traffic!
Creating And Adding New Pages.
Want to create multiple pages or add pages separate from your main content? No problem!
Discover how easy this is to do, how to organize pages in any order you wish and everything else related to pages you'll need to know...
Includes how to create a quick and simple 'About Us' or 'Contact Us' page.
Customizing WordPress Themes.
In this video you'll discover how to quickly change the appearance of your site using WordPress themes.
There are thousands of free and paid themes available online and I'll show you how to download, unzip and activate them easily.
Two videos cover theme installs automatically via the dashboard and manually via FTP
Working With Widgets
WordPress Widgets allow you to add really cool features and lots of extra functionality to your new website.
We cover everything you need and ever wanted to know in order to get the most out of using widgets successfully on your site.
The Power Of Plugins
Plugins are the blogger's shortcut to many exciting site tweaks, extra features and enhancements (both for you and site visitors)
In these videos we'll reveal some of the best plugins to use, where to get them, how to install them automatically and more importantly, how to use them correctly.
How To Add Gravatars
Discover how to use cool looking Gravatars to automatically add faces to names, build branding and relationships with your readers.
How To Control and Eliminate Spam
Everyone hates spam and the amount of spammers waiting to invade your site can be downright frustrating.
However, In this important video we'll cover how to block virtually all spammers automatically to keep your blog discussions and posts clean and spam free without ever having to lift a finger!
Adding Contact Forms To Your Site
Once you have your site up and running you'll want to give your visitors and readers an easy way to contact you.
In this video we'll go over several options available to you and then cover everything step by step so you can add a "contact us" form to your site.
How To Add Images, Audio and Video To Your Blog
It's true. Pictures really are worth a thousand words! Discover how to import and access your images in WordPress.
You'll also learn how to format your pictures, add captions, audio, video and much more...
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|Section 1: Wordpress Installation Process|
If you've never installed WordPress before it can be quite intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Here you will discover how to get WordPress setup and running in as little as 5 minutes!
In this course you're going to learn how to install WordPress manually through FTP. Now before we get started there are several things that you're going to need ::
#1 - Download WordPress
#2 - Web hosting FTP username and password
#3 – FTP program.
|Section 2: Unwanted Matter|
In this specific course you're going to learn how to clean up your brand-new WordPress blog. Now WordPress basically installs a lot of stuff that you just don't need, so I’m going to show you how to clean that up.
|Section 3: Optimizing For Search Engine Friendly URLs|
Out of the box, WordPress permalinks structure isn't very search engine friendly by any means. But if you want to rank well in Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc. you'll need to know how to optimize them properly. I show you how to optimize your permalinks virtually guarantying you more free traffic!
|Section 4: WordPress Dashboard|
In this course, you’re going to learn how to customize your WordPress Dashboard. when you install WordPress initially, there’s going to be a bunch of messages and the layout is going to be a certain way - however, you can change it so that every time you log in to the WordPress dashboard, you see it the way you choose to see it.
|Section 5: Creating Posts Pages and Images|
In this course you’re going to learn how to create a brand new post in WordPress. Here you will discover how to add, format and publish content to your site using the built-in WYSIWYG editor inside WordPress.
In this specific course you’re going to learn how to create WordPress pages. Creating pages is very easy, it’s very similar to creating a WordPress post, however there are slight differences. I'll show you how easy this is to do, and how to organize pages in any order you wish..
In this course you’re going to learn how to use and format images in WordPress. You will learn how to use and insert the image into a WordPress post, and this concept is the same and the same applies to a page.
|Section 6: Installing Plugins|
In this specific course you’re going to learn how to install plugins automatically through the WordPress dashboard. So to get started to install plugins is very easy to do. I'll reveal some of the best plugins to use, where to get them, how to install them automatically and more importantly, how to use them correctly.
|Here you’re going to learn how to upload and install plugins manually through FTP. To do that, what you need to do is first find a wordpress plugin that you want to install on your site. The best way and the easiest way to do that is simple.|
Here you’re going to learn how to upgrade and delete plugins through the WordPress dashboard.
|Section 7: Themes|
In this course you’re going to learn how to install WordPress themes automatically through the WordPress dashboard. In order to do this all you need to do is to look to the “Appearance” section and click on “Themes”. There are thousands of themes available online and I'll show you how to download, unzip and activate them easily.
In this specific course you’re going to learn how to upload and install themes manually. We will be doing this through Google.
Here you will learn how to upgrade WordPress themes through the WordPress dashboard.
In this course you’re going to learn how to customize your WordPress theme. This is fairly easy to do.
|Section 8: Widgets|
Here in this course you’re going to learn how to use WordPress widgets in the side bar. Now WordPress widgets are really exciting because you can do a whole lot with widgets. Widgets allow you to add some really cool features and functionality to your site. I'll cover everything you need and ever wanted to know in order to get the most out of using widgets.
|Section 9: Spam|
In this course you’re going to learn how to control spam comments in your WordPress blog. So for example, anytime that you’re running a WordPress site, if you go to the site, you can enable comments. So if somebody reads your article for example, and they want to make a comment, they can do that.
In this lesson you’re going to learn how to use the Akismet Spam plugin. Now the reason why WordPress created Akismet is to combat blog comments and track back spam. If you create a WordPress blog, you’re bound to get a ton of spam, because there’s a lot of people out there with software that are trying to get backlinks to their sites using their sites using your blog. So you definitely want to protect your blog with Akismet.
|Section 10: Contact Forms|
|In this course you’re going to learn how to create a contact form in WordPress. So if you’re wondering how can you set up a page and a form where people can contact you, it easy! I’m going to show you how to install it, how to customize the settings, and get it up onto your blog, and in the video after this, I’m going to show you how to customize your contact form in terms of fields and so forth, so we’ll dig a little deeper.|
Here you’re going to learn how to customize your contact form in terms of fields and further customization of the “Contact Form Number 7” plugin.
|Section 11: Managing Users|
In this course you’re going to learn how to add and manage users in WordPress. In WordPress there are different types of users, meaning people have different access to different things. Here you will get an idea of how you can add more users and have different people doing different things to maintain your WordPress site.
|Section 12: Customizing Menus|
|In this course you’re going to learn how to customize the top navigation menus. We’re going to talk about how to customize this, and you can use this same method to customize the custom menus for the widgets and so forth.|
|Section 13: Audio|
|Here I’m going to show you how to add audio to your WordPress site. So let’s say for example that you want to add a podcast, some sort of audio to the clip, an interview and so forth, to add some value to your WordPress site.|
|Here I will teach you how to customize your audio player for WordPress. So in the previous video we talked about installing the audio player and creating the audio folder and uploading mp3 files. And we’re going to talk about customizing your audio player and getting it onto a post or page.|
|Section 14: Gravatars|
|In this course you’re going to learn how to get and use a gravatar for your blogging. Now if you don’t know what a gravatar is, basically every time you go to any WordPress blog and you make a post, you will notice that there is an avatar next to a person’s name. Now with gravatar, you can actually make it so that if you make a comment on any WordPress blog, doesn’t have to be just yours, any WordPress blog you can have that specific gravatar added to your comments or next to your comment.|
|Section 15: Testimonials|
|In this specific course you’re going to learn how to display testimonials on your WordPress site. Now whether you’re an online or an offline business, testimonials are key if you’re trying to promote a product or a service. And organizing your testimonials are important.|
|Section 16: YouTube Post|
|In this course here you’re going to learn how to add YouTube videos to posts. This same method can be used to add YouTube videos to your pages as well.|
|Section 17: User Friendly Posts|
|In this course you’re going to learn how to make posts user friendly for your readers. Just making a few tweaks can be the difference between making your blog posts easier to read, less time to load for the reader, and more user friendly.|
|Section 18: Ping|
|In this video course you’re going to learn how to use privacy in the update services options to let search engines know when you release brand new content.|
|Section 19: Reverting|
In this course I want to show you how to revert to a previous draft. Let’s say for example that you are editing and you edited and you made a mistake and you want to revert to a previous draft. Well fortunately with WordPress, they actually have that option available.
|Section 20: Summing It All Up|
|Lecture 31||5 pages|
|The PDF sums up this video course of what you have learned and how we revealed some of the greatest shortcut tips, tricks, and methods anyone can use to get their own WordPress site up and running.|
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