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Introducing WordPress Learn by Video

Video Description

This innovative product combines interactive video and a full-color printed reference to explain everything a beginner needs to know to create a blog from scratch using Wordpress. Experienced instructor Joe Chellman presents 4.5 hours of exceptional quality video tutorials, complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes, and review materials. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows the viewer to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow the student to work alongside in iMovie. Project files used in the lessons are included so viewers can practice what they've learned, and interactive review questions help reinforce freshly gained knowledge. The video is bundled with a printed booklet that provides supplemental material to enhance the video training.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to WordPress
    1. What WordPress Is and Why to Use It 00:02:32
    2. WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org 00:04:12
    3. Tools You Should Have 00:05:54
    4. WordPress Technical Requirements/Recommendations 00:02:04
    5. WordPress.org Installation Options 00:03:33
  2. Installing WordPress Yourself
    1. WordPress Code and Database Settings 00:03:42
    2. Editing the Configuration File 00:07:06
    3. Uploading WordPress Files 00:04:02
    4. Running the Installer 00:03:30
    5. Possible Gotcha- File Permissions 00:10:23
    6. Advanced- Setting Up the Database (Mostly) Yourself 00:06:36
    7. Advanced- Installing WordPress on Your Own Computer 00:07:19
    8. Advanced- Moving WordPress from Folder to Root 00:05:10
  3. Initial Configuration
    1. Hiding and Showing Settings with "Screen Options" 00:03:51
    2. A Few Settings to Configure Right Away 00:06:44
    3. Security Tweaks 1- .htaccess Tweaks 00:06:57
    4. Security Tweaks 2- Extra Admin Protection 00:05:48
  4. Writing and Managing Content
    1. Posts Overview 00:04:41
    2. Writing a Post 00:09:13
    3. Post Formats 00:03:00
    4. Working with Post Revisions 00:02:41
    5. Pages Overview 00:07:31
    6. Categories and Tags 00:05:34
    7. Menus 00:07:49
    8. Media Library 00:04:07
    9. Working with Media in Posts 00:09:05
    10. Blogroll/Links 00:05:21
    11. Comments 00:09:24
    12. RSS Feeds 00:02:48
  5. Theming and Visual Design
    1. Themes Overview 00:03:35
    2. Basic Theme Configuration 00:07:20
    3. Widgets 00:08:13
    4. Choosing and Installing a Free Theme 00:07:15
    5. Good Idea- Create a Child Theme from Twenty Eleven 00:07:13
  6. Customizing Your Site with Plugins
    1. What Plugins Are and Where to Get Them 00:05:43
    2. Installing Plugins 00:03:36
    3. Essential Plugins 1- Cache 00:06:13
    4. Essential Plugins 2- Spam Protection 00:05:29
    5. Essential Plugins 3- Photos and Media 00:07:35
    6. Essential Plugins 4- Forms 00:05:52
    7. Essential Plugins 5- Analytics 00:06:28
  7. Maintaining WordPress
    1. Making Backups 00:07:27
    2. Updating Your WordPress Core 00:06:16
    3. Updating Plugins and Themes 00:05:07
    4. Advanced- Updating "This Old WordPress" 00:04:24
  8. Find Out More
    1. Introduction to the WordPress Codex 00:02:01
    2. Other Online Sources of Help 00:03:33
    3. Giving Back and Meeting Up 00:03:25