Thursday, July 7, 2011

How to use WordPress 3 - Video Tutorials for Beginners

If you want to learn how to use WordPress 3, then check out these free WordPress 3 video tutorials for beginners from the WordPress 3 Essential Training Course by - one of the best software training sites on the web today. The free WordPress 3 video tutorials below will teach you how to setup a WordPress account, how to edit your profile, how to create a new post, and how to change your site's background. Other topics included in the full training course are: setting up a self-hosted WordPress site, utilizing page templates, inserting images, video, and other media, working with themes, understanding widgets, working with the Twenty Ten theme, launching a self-hosted site using BitNami, setting up a site for search engine optimization (SEO), and ensuring site security. If you want to access the entire course, become a member today or sign up for a FREE 7-day trial.

How to use WordPress 3
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WordPress 3.0 Essential Training — Welcome

Setting up an account - How to use WordPress 3 | Video tutorials for beginners

Editing your profile - How to use WordPress 3 | Video tutorials for beginners

Creating a new post - How to use WordPress 3 | Video tutorials for beginners

Changing the background - How to use WordPress 3 | Video tutorials for beginners

Course Information

Training Provider:
Title: WordPress 3 Essential Training
Author: Morten Rand-Hendriksen
Duration: 5hrs 36mins
Date of release: 02 November 2010

Chapter 1: Getting to Know WordPress
What is WordPress?
Course progression: Cloud hosting, then self-hosting

Chapter 2: Getting Started with
Setting up an account
Setting up a new blog or web site
Navigating the back end

Chapter 3: Building a Profile
Editing your profile
Creating profile images with
Modifying personal settings
Adjusting site settings to improve privacy and findability
Advanced sharing options

Chapter 4: Posts
Understanding the difference between posts and pages
Creating a new post
Advanced text formatting in a new post
Creating text links
Adding images
Adding images from URLs and external sources
Adding categories, tags, excerpts, and other elements
Publishing a post

Chapter 5: Pages
Writing a basic page
Organizing page hierarchy
Using page templates

Chapter 6: Managing Images, Video, and Other Media
Managing media from the Admin panel
Managing Media Library assets from within posts and pages
Inserting external media from YouTube and other services

Chapter 7: WordPress Settings
Customizing the front page of a site
Managing users
Managing comments
Creating ratings options
Creating polls

Chapter 8: The Appearance Tab
Selecting a theme
Understanding page widgets
Creating custom sidebar widgets using text widgets
Creating custom menus
Using Typekit to integrate specialized fonts

Chapter 9: The Twenty Ten Theme
Changing the background
Changing the header image
Creating featured header images in posts and pages
Using asides to create short posts

Chapter 10: Moving to Self-Hosting
Transitioning from to a self-hosted site
Option 1: Setting up a production environment using BitNami
Option 1: Logging in to and navigating a local WordPress installation with BitNami
Option 2: Setting up a production environment using WAMP on Windows
Option 2: Installing WordPress into a WAMP installation on Windows
Option 3: Setting up a production environment using MAMP on a Mac
Option 3: Installing WordPress into a MAMP installation on a Mac

Chapter 11: Using Plug-Ins
Installing plug-ins from Admin
Troubleshooting when a plug-in crashes the site
Ten must-have plug-ins for all WordPress sites

Chapter 12: New Custom Themes
Installing new themes from inside WordPress
Troubleshooting when a custom theme crashes the site

Chapter 13: Understanding the WordPress File Structure
Working in the wp-content folder
Manually installing themes and plug-ins

Chapter 14: Basic Theme Hacks
Introducing child themes
Modifying a child theme
Creating custom page templates

Chapter 15: Launching Your Self-Hosted WordPress Site
Setting up the hosting service
Configuring WordPress before upload
Uploading WordPress to an external web host
Running WordPress on your server for the first time
Importing and exporting existing content from different sources

Chapter 16: WordPress Site Maintenance and Security
Backing up a WordPress site
Troubleshooting when something goes wrong
Keeping a WordPress installation current

Chapter 17: Getting Readers
Creating user-friendly permalinks
Setting up a WordPress site for search engine optimization
Setting up and writing good content to get more readers
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