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Ten Ton WordPress Mastery

Video Description

Learn the ins and outs of the world’s most popular blogging platform, WordPress! In this 8+ hour course, award-winning expert software trainer Geoff Blake teaches you how to install and set up a blog (both on a local machine and on a live site), create pages and posts, add in images and media, and how to integrate some of your favorite applications, like Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Illustrator. From there, delve into blog customization and learn about widgets, blogrolls, custom sidebars, plugins, and a whole lot more. Jump into the world of blogging with Ten Ton WordPress Mastery!

Table of Contents

  1. Welcome to Ten Ton WordPress Mastery!
    1. Ready for Some WordPress? 00:01:30
  2. Chapter 1: Understanding What WordPress Is
    1. About Blogging And WordPress 00:06:31
    2. The Main Areas Of A WordPress Blog 00:02:56
    3. A Blog's Front End And Back End 00:04:46
  3. Chapter 2: Lets Getcha Up And Running with WordPress
    1. Setting Up A Free Blog On WordPress.com 00:09:20
    2. Setting Up A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog 00:09:06
    3. Installing Locally On A Mac Part One: Installing MAMP 00:08:17
    4. Installing Locally On A Mac Part Two: Installing WordPress 00:14:04
    5. Installing Locally On A PC Part One: Installing XAMPP 00:05:54
    6. Installing Locally On A PC Part Two: Installing WordPress 00:11:40
    7. TASK #1: Applications You May Use With WordPress 00:04:38
  4. Chapter 3: The Sights: A Tour Of The WordPress Interface
    1. Viewing And Customizing The Dashboard 00:09:59
    2. Touring The Rest Of The Admin Interface 00:07:29
    3. The WordPress Codex And Online Forums 00:04:14
  5. Chapter 4: Making Your Blog Your Own
    1. Gettin' To Settin' Up Your Profile 00:07:32
    2. Setting The Blog's General Options 00:05:50
    3. Now On To Themes: Changing Your Blog's Design 00:05:27
    4. Discovering Even More Themes 00:07:10
    5. Viewing Your Blog's Theme Files 00:06:36
    6. Using The WordPress Theme Directory 00:04:50
    7. Manually Installing Themes 00:03:37
    8. Auto Installing Themes From The Theme Directory 00:03:00
    9. TASK #2: Ten Awesome WordPress Themes To Explore 00:03:49
  6. Chapter 5: Let's Get Creating Some Posts
    1. Touring The Edit Post Screen And Writing Posts With The Visual Editor 00:07:52
    2. A Quick Mention: Setting Your Post's Discussion Options 00:01:14
    3. Editing Your Posts And A Look At The Quick Edit Feature 00:03:05
    4. Formatting And Previewing Your Posts 00:06:10
    5. Inserting And Editing Links To Sites And Email Addresses 00:07:46
    6. Super-Sweet: It's WordPress's Kitchen Sink Toolbar 00:05:01
    7. Setting Publishing Options For Your Posts 00:05:45
    8. Understanding Excerpts, Trackbacks, And Pingbacks 00:07:07
  7. Chapter 6: Additional Posting Techniques
    1. Get Editing Your Published Posts 00:03:38
    2. Making Your Blog Easier To Read: Adding 00:05:16
    3. Creating And Editing Posts With The HTML Editor 00:07:29
    4. Ready For This? Creating HTML Posts With Dreamweaver 00:08:33
    5. Adjusting Your Blog's Writing Settings 00:04:25
    6. Password Protecting A Post 00:04:44
  8. Chapter 7: Adding Media To Posts, Part One
    1. First Up, Setting Your Blog's Media Options 00:06:01
    2. Droppin' Graphics Into Posts 00:06:41
    3. Adding An Image From A URL 00:04:08
    4. Loading Images Into The Media Library 00:04:25
    5. Inserting Images Into Posts From The Library 00:02:13
    6. Editing Your Inserted Images 00:06:22
    7. Editing Images In The HTML Editor 00:05:05
    8. Dig This: Using WordPress's Image Editor 00:06:35
    9. Understanding Graphics In Web Design 00:09:57
    10. TECHNIQUE #1: Preparing Images In Photoshop For Use On Your Blog 00:17:16
    11. TECHNIQUE #2: WordPress Workflow: From Illustrator To Photoshop To Your Blog 00:12:35
    12. And Now On To Video 00:00:50
  9. Chapter 8: Adding Media To Posts, Part Two
    1. Adding In Some Video To Your A Posts 00:05:51
    2. Using Auto-Embed To Add In Video 00:04:03
    3. Droppin' In Some Audio 00:04:17
    4. Linking To PDFs And Other Types Of Media 00:04:05
    5. Managing Your Inserted Media 00:03:57
  10. Chapter 9: Working With Categories And Tags
    1. Getting Started With Categories 00:03:32
    2. Creating New Blog Categories 00:03:46
    3. Gettin' Organized; Applying Categories To Posts 00:04:39
    4. Setting Your Blog's Default Category (And A Fast Way For Creating Categories) 00:04:55
    5. Get Applying Tags To Posts 00:05:09
  11. Chapter 10: Working With WordPress Pages
    1. Understanding Pages Versus Posts 00:08:00
    2. Editing And Scratch Building WordPress Pages 00:06:55
    3. TECHNIQUE #3: Creating An HTML Contact Page With Dreamweaver 00:17:22
    4. Setting Your Blog's Front Page And Going Further With Dreamweaver Design 00:08:40
    5. Controlling Page Order And Hierarchy 00:05:00
    6. Makin' Use Of Your Theme's Page Templates 00:06:03
  12. Chapter 11: Creating And Managing A Blogroll
    1. What The Heck Is A Blogroll? Let's Get Started 00:05:01
    2. Adding Links To Your Blogroll 00:05:32
    3. Adding And Removing Blogroll Links 00:02:24
    4. Creating Custom Link Categories 00:05:41
  13. Chapter 12: Viewing Comments And Adding Users
    1. A Real-World Look At The Disqus Commenting System 00:04:25
    2. Moderating Comments On Your Blog 00:03:43
    3. Setting Up Discussion Options 00:05:40
    4. Allowing Others To Contribute: Adding Additional Users 00:06:37
    5. Understanding WordPress's Different User Privileges 00:06:51
  14. Chapter 13: Customizing Permalinks And RSS Feeds
    1. Setting Your Blog's Permalinks 00:05:05
    2. So Let's Get Creating Custom Permalinks 00:07:31
    3. Viewing Your Blog's .Htaccess File 00:02:12
    4. Blog Syndication: Understanding RSS Feeds 00:03:27
    5. Determining Your Blog's RSS URL 00:04:25
    6. Figuring Out RSS Feeds For Your Blog's Categories 00:04:00
  15. Chapter 14: Extending Your Blog With Widgets
    1. Diggin' Into Sidebar Customization 00:04:17
    2. Getting More Comfortable With Widgets (And Setting Up An RSS Widget) 00:03:30
    3. A First Look At The Arbitrary Text Widget 00:03:49
    4. Using Dreamweaver To Create A Custom Widget 00:06:04
    5. TECHNIQUE #4: Adding A Twitter Widget To Your Blog 00:08:39
  16. Chapter 15: Into The World Of Plugins
    1. Now On To Plugins: A Big Toe In The Massive Pool Of WordPress Plugins 00:05:44
    2. Exploring The WordPress Plugin Directory 00:06:07
    3. Installing And Configuring Plugins 00:05:44
    4. Manually Installing Plugins On Your Blog 00:06:14
    5. TASK #3: Ten Killer WordPress Plugins To Explore 00:02:49
    6. Adding In Some Custom Widgets 00:05:22
  17. Chapter 16: Uploading Your Completed Site!
    1. Step One: Exporting the Local Database 00:04:18
    2. Step Two: Changing Local URLs to Remote URLs 00:04:44
    3. Step Three: Creating the Live MySQL Database 00:02:27
    4. Step Four: Adding A User to the Live Database 00:02:00
    5. Step Five: Importing the Local Database into the Live Database 00:02:32
    6. Step Six: Setting Live Database Info 00:03:48
    7. Step Seven: Uploading the Site Files 00:02:57
    8. Step Eight: Viewing the Live Result 00:01:23