WordPress Tutorials

What is WordPress?

WordPress is simply  the easiest and most powerful website creation system and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today.

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You’re in good company if you use WordPress to publish on the web. Many famous blogs, news outlets, music sites, Fortune 500 companies and celebrities are using WordPress.

For example, famous blogs like Mashable and TechCrunch are both on WordPress. News outlets like The New York Times’ blogs and CNN’s on-air personality blogs all use WordPress, too.

If you’re ever curious about about who uses WordPress, head on over to the WordPress site showcase and you’ll be impressed by the number of well-known sites and famous people using WordPress to power their websites.

How do I get started using WordPress?

Now you’re probably asking, “how do I get it?”

WordPress is free. Yep, that’s right – it’s 100% free.

WordPress can be downloaded for self-hosted installations from WordPress.org or it can also be used as a hosted service via WordPress.com.

 

These tutorials will give you a solid start in understanding and using WordPress

What is WordPress?
You’ll learn what WordPress is and what it is used for in this video. With this, you’ll know more about WordPress and you’ll have an idea on how to use it for your own needs!
VIDEO ONE

WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com
In this video, I discuss the differences between WordPress.org and WordPress.com. I also provide the pros and the cons of each so that you can easily decide which of the two would you choose for your site!
 VIDEO TWO

Logging in to WordPress
I’ll be walking you through the process of logging in to your WordPress site in this tutorial. The steps in this video are easy to follow so that you’ll have an easy time logging in to the admin part of your WordPress site!
 VIDEO THREE

The WordPress Dashboard
The WordPress Dashboard is the control panel of your WordPress site. I’ll be providing an overview on what the Dashboard is and what can be done with it. You’ll find helpful information about the WordPress Dashboard for your site in this video.
 VIDEO FOUR
The WordPress Admin Toolbar
The WordPress Admin Toolbar has useful shortcuts and functions that you’ll find handy and important. You’ll easily learn what you can do with the WordPress Admin Toolbar in this video!
 VIDEO FIVE

Settings
The ‘Settings’ section of your WordPress Dashboard has links to the settingsyou’re your WordPress site’s appearance, comments, posts, pages and many more. Information about the ‘Settings’ section and how to change the various settings will be discussed in this video.
 VIDEO SIX

Pages and Posts in WordPress
There is a difference between a page and a post in WordPress. In this video, you’ll easily learn when to create a post or a page on your WordPress site!
 VIDEO SEVEN

Writing a Post in WordPress
In this video, I will walk you through the steps on writing a post in WordPress. You’ll easily learn how to create a post via WordPress and publish it – no advanced technical skills or knowledge required!
 VIDEO EIGHT

Making Links in Posts in WordPress
Links in a post or a page is extremely helpful especially if you want to provide a ‘shortcut’ to your visitors on a certain website or location in the Internet. The steps on how to make a link in this video is simple and easy to follow, so you should be able to create links on your WordPress post or page after watching this video!
 VIDEO NINE

Inserting Pictures into a Post in WordPress
It is a known fact that pictures greatly enhance an article, a post, or a page, whether it is in the Internet or not. In this video, I will show you a step-by-step process on how you can add pictures to your post in your WordPress site.
 VIDEO TEN

The Media Library
The Media Library is where all of the pictures, audio, video and other multimedia that you upload to your WordPress site is stored. I’ll walk you through the Media Library in your WordPress site. You’ll easily learn through simple steps how to upload pictures to your Media Library as well as viewing the files in the library via its file type.
 VIDEO ELEVEN

Formatting Your Posts in WordPress
Formatting posts lets you make your posts look more interesting visually and it also helps in delivering your message to your website visitors. In this video, I’m going to show you the formatting options for your posts on your WordPress site. You’ll see how easy it is to write and format posts for your WordPress site!
 VIDEO TWELVE

How to Schedule Your Posts
In this tutorial, I will show you, step by step, on how to schedule your posts in WordPress. With this, you can write your posts anytime you want and set those to post on your site at a later time. Now, you won’t need to immediately post what you write!
 VIDEO THIRTEEN

Categories and Tags
There is a difference between tags and categories in WordPress. In this video, I will discuss what are tags and categories. I will also provide Information on the uses and difference between using tags and categories.
 VIDEO FOURTEEN

Pages in WordPress
Pages in WordPress are used for content that don’t change often, like the ‘About Me’ or ‘Contact Us’ pages that you see in most sites. With this video, you’ll learn how to create a page for your WordPress site. The steps outlined in this video are easy to follow and simple, so by the end of this video you should be able to easily make a page on your site using WordPress!
 VIDEO FIFTEEN

Page Templates
In this video, I’ll provide a step-by-step process on how to use a page template for a page in your WordPress site. The steps are simple so you should be able to easily follow those and complete the process outlined in this video.
 VIDEO SIXTEEN

WordPress Plugins
WordPress plugins are very helpful in various ways and can enhance your site and blogging experience as a whole! I’ll also provide information on free plugins vs. premium/paid plugins, and what advantage does premium plugins have over the free ones.
 VIDEO SEVENTEEN

Installing Plugins in WordPress
You’ll see how a plugin is installed to a WordPress site in this tutorial. The step-by-step process is simple and easy enough that no advanced technical knowledge is required to complete it!
VIDEO EIGHTEEN

WordPress Themes
WordPress themes are used to visually enhance a site made in WordPress. I’ll also provide information on free themes vs. premium/paid themes, and what advantage does premium themes have over the free ones.
VIDEO NINETEEN

Customizing Appearance
The looks of a WordPress site can be customized by changing the settings of the various visual elements of the site. In this tutorial I will show you how to customize the appearance easily.
VIDEO TWENTY

Installing WordPress Themes
In this video, I’ll walk you through the steps of installing themes for your WordPress site. The video includes 2 ways of installing themes, one of which is via the Themes in the WordPress Dashboard and the other is by installing a theme which has been downloaded onto the computer.
 VIDEO TWENTY ONE

Making a Custom Menu
A custom menu is a list of links that is usually shown in your WordPress site. The steps outlined in this video tutorial is easy to follow and doesn’t require any special technical skill or knowledge, so rest assured that you or anyone else will be able to complete the steps mentioned in this video with no problems at all!
VIDEO TWENTY TWO

Comments in your WordPress site
Your website visitors can leave comments in the posts that you have in your WordPress site. In this video, I’ll provide an overview of the ‘comments’ section in your dashboard, plus I’ll also show you how you can easily manage the comments posted on your site.
 VIDEO TWENTY THREE

Users in your WordPress site
The ‘Users’ section of the Dashboard will be discussed in this video. I’ll provide you easy-to-follow steps on how to add users to your WordPress site, and I’ll also provide tips about users and user roles.
 VIDEO TWENTY fOUR