Wordpress For Noobs: Build A Blog
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Wordpress For Noobs is a complete step-by-step course which will teach you how to build a Wordpress blog from scratch.
The course consists of simple to understand video tutorials laid out in sections and modules. The approximate viewing time for all the videos together is about 75 Minutes.
The course consists of 4 sections -
Each of these sections are further divided into modules covering a specific aspect of the section.
Wordpress Installation and management is one of the trickiest aspect of WordPress blogging. There are quite a lot of aspects that bloggers often miss which takes the sheen out of their blog. Add to it the fact that the lack of customization makes every blog look similar and you become one of the millions of online bloggers.
In order to stand out from the crowd it becomes essential to understand the nitty-gritties of Wordpress. This will also save you -
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|Section 1: Introduction|
|Welcome to the Wordpress for Noobs video training course.
Wordpress is extremely simple and this simplicity of the platform is the biggest disadvantage of this platform. Just because it is simple, people tend to ignore a lot of critical and important aspects of a Wordpress installation.
In this video course we will be covering each and every of these aspects, thus ensuring that you do not end up as one of those thousands of Wordpress bloggers whose blogs get hacked every day.
|Section 2: Wordpress Installation|
Part 1 of this course deals with how to install a WordPress blog on your hosting account. While installing it directly using the Fantastico Installer is very easy, it is advisable that you use a conventional install because of the greater security it offers.
|Section 3: Adjusting The Settings|
This Lecture will teach you about the basic settings in Wordpress. The General Settings involve adding a title to your blog, setting the correct access URL and the time zone details. You can also setup some basic user registration option in the general setting.
Permalinks are an essential part of a successful Wordpress Blog. It also plays a very important role in search engine optimization of your blog. In this module you will learn about how to set your permalinks the right way.
A blog is all about interaction and interaction normally happens through commenting. The Discussion settings decided how you want to deal with the comments being posted in your blog. From who can post a comment to how to deal with a comment that has been posted is all decided by what you set up in the Discussion settings. This module deals in detail about these settings.
|Section 4: Wordpress Customizations|
|Plugins are an essential part of any Wordpress Blog and can give you a lot of functionality. There are thousands of FREE plugins available at Wordpress Plugin center and these perform a range of functions from securing your site to optimizing it for the search engines and generating traffic. Learn how to find the best plugins and install them in this module.
Wordpress is an open source application. While being open source ensures that it is free, it also leads to a lot of security vulnerabilities. It is hence important that you make your WordPress installation absolutely secure from hackers and malicious scripts. Learn everything about securing your WordPress blogs in this module.
In addition to all the security that you get for your blog from the various plugins, it is also important that your password is secure. Strengthening the password is not just about creating a difficult password. This module deals with all of these aspects of strengthening the password for a WordPress Blog.
|Section 5: Blogging and Publishing Content|
|Now we are into the most critical part of blogging.
Wordpress consists of 2 parts - the post and the page, and each of these serve a different purpose. This module deals with these differences and about what would you need in your strategy.
|A blog is a reflection of your personality. Hence it becomes important that it showcases it to the world.
Customizing your blog and its content is how you will be able to blend your blog with your personality. This module deals with styling your content pages and posts using various methods like bolding, italicizing etc.
|Linking and back-linking is one of the important aspects of a Wordpress blog. This module deals with the steps involved in creating links - hyper-linking your content. While just linking is a simple thing to do, there are a lot of options available from within the blog dashboard which helps in optimizing your links for search engines.
|Images are very important for optimizing your content for the search engines. Wordpress makes it extremely easy to insert images in your blog posts and pages. While inserting images is just a drag and drop, it is critical to understand the options like the alt description, title etc for an image. At the same time Wordpress also offers a lot of image editing options. All of these are explained in this module.
|Wordpress gives you a lot of options to embed multimedia content into your blog posts. But embedding from different sources involve different methods.
Youtube is one of the biggest repositories of videos and this module discusses about embedding content from Youtube into your blog posts and other content pages and how to optimize them for your viewers.
|The Sidebar widgets of your blog is one of the biggest and best blog real estate. From adding banners of your sponsors, to including optin forms and other links, the sidebars offer a lot of customization options.
Because of the many options available for your sidebars, it becomes important to understand how a sidebar works and how to modify and customize it according to your needs,
This module deals with sidebars and their customizations.
|The content in a blog is neatly organized and arranges into categories. Categories are a brief one or, two word introduction to the topic that your blog post covers.
In order to prevent your blog from the blog-clutter syndrome it is important that you understand how a category is created and what is the basic rule in creating one.
This module deals with categories and everything about it.
Linking and back-linking is a very important part of Search Engine Optimization. Wordpress offers you the option of adding a blogroll.
The blogrolls further offers you various options like adding a link from a link swap partner, your sponsors, recommended resources etc.
In this module we will learn how to segment and create links using Blogrolls.
|You might want to add co-authors and co-editors to your blogs. Guest bloggers also help you build your blog and provides valuable content to your readers. It is here that it becomes necessary to add new users. Learn how to do that in this module.
|Themes let you customize your WordPress blogs' appearance. While there are a lot of paid themes you can install, quite a few free themes provide better look and feel and functionality than the paid ones. In this module we learn how to install find and install these free themes.
The latest versions of Wordpress comes with a customizable menu option. This comes in extremely handy when you want to provide your visitors with a clear navigation.
Menus are in the form of primary, secondary and footer menus and is primarily decided by the theme that you are using.
In this module we will learn how to use these menus.
|Section 6: Conclusion|
|So that is the end of the Wordpress for Noobs video training course. While it is good that you have finished this course, it is recommended that you go through the course at least a couple of times in order to completely understand every aspect of it.
I would recommend that you go about getting a domain name and a hosting and start your first Wordpress installation. That way you will get hands-on with every aspect of it.
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