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Using WordPress

Video Description

Using WordPress brings you 60 media elements detailing everything from installing WordPress to fixing it when it’s broken, and also includes podcast interviews on other topics related to WordPress and the larger WordPress community. Watching this media is the fastest way to get comfortable with the WordPress. Topics covered include using the WordPress image editor, finding the right plugins, installing themes, creating a Web site with WordPress, using WordPress as a collaboration tool, enabling multisite mode, and much, much more!

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Show Me Media IN.1—Important WordPress-Related Websites 00:02:26
    2. Tell Me More Media IN.2—WordPress and the WordPress Community 00:02:02
  2. Chapter 1: Domains and Hosts: Getting the Foundation in Place
    1. Tell Me More Media 1.1—How to Choose a Good Webhost 00:10:31
    2. Show Me Media 1.2—Updating Your DNS Settings 00:01:34
    3. Show Me Media 1.3—Checking the DNS for Your Domain Name with nslookup 00:06:20
    4. Show Me Media 1.4—Using Your Control Panel 00:05:14
  3. Chapter 2: Installing WordPress on Your Own Server
    1. Show Me Media 2.1—Web Host Compatibility with WordPress 00:06:58
    2. Show Me Media 2.2—Uploading WordPress to Your Own Server, Creating a MySQL Database, and Editing the Configuration File 00:08:08
    3. Show Me Media 2.3—Running the Installation Script to Complete the WordPress Installation 00:05:16
    4. Show Me Media 2.4—One-Click Install of WordPress 00:04:28
    5. Tell Me More Media 2.5—What’s the Right Way to Install WordPress: One Click or Manually? 00:07:11
  4. Chapter 3: Getting Around WordPress
    1. Show Me Media 3.1—WordPress Administration Area: Dashboard and Content Block 00:04:24
    2. Show Me Media 3.2—WordPress Administration Area: Core Settings 00:06:57
    3. Show Me Media 3.3—Secrets of the Dashboard 00:02:24
    4. Tell Me More Media 3.4—Do WordPress Settings Make Sense? 00:06:23
  5. Chapter 4: Configuring WordPress to Work Its Best
    1. Show Me Media 4.1—What Are the Best Settings for WordPress? 00:05:34
    2. Show Me Media 4.2—How to Pick Out Spam Comments 00:05:52
    3. Show Me Media 4.3—Picking the Right User Roles for Security 00:04:26
    4. Tell Me More Media 4.4—User Roles and Security 00:08:09
  6. Chapter 5: How WordPress.com Is Different Than WordPress.org
    1. Show Me Media 5.1—WordPress.com Dashboard and How It’s Different from DIY WordPress 00:05:30
    2. Show Me Media 5.2—Core Settings on WordPress.com 00:05:58
    3. Show Me Media 5.3—What Are the Upgrades Available to Me on WordPress.com and How Do They Work? 00:05:43
    4. Tell Me More Media 5.4—WordPress.com Versus WordPress.org 00:05:40
  7. Chapter 6: Finding and Using Plugins
    1. Show Me Media 6.1—How to Find the Right Plugin for the Job 00:03:47
    2. Show Me Media 6.2—Installing Plugins, Automatically and Manually 00:04:09
    3. Show Me Media 6.3—Plugins for Social Media and Mobile Users 00:04:51
    4. Tell Me More Media 6.4—Tris and Catherine Winters Talk About wp-Typography 00:03:42
  8. Chapter 7: All About Themes
    1. Show Me Media 7.1—Finding Themes for WordPress 00:04:26
    2. Show Me Media 7.2—Installing WordPress Themes 00:05:00
    3. Show Me Media 7.3—Setting Up and Using WordPress Menus 00:05:09
    4. Tell Me More Media 7.4—Are Premium Themes Worth It? 00:06:36
  9. Chapter 8: Organizing the Content on Your Blog
    1. Tell Me More Media 8.1—Using Custom Post Types in the Real World 00:07:51
    2. Show Me Media 8.2—Creating Link Categories 00:07:51
  10. Chapter 9: Creating and Managing Content with WordPress
    1. Show Me Media 9.1—Post and Page Editors 00:05:27
    2. Show Me Media 9.2—WordPress Image Editor 00:03:34
    3. Show Me Media 9.3—Embedding Videos and Images into Your Posts or Pages 00:04:04
    4. Tell Me More Media 9.4—Tris’ Secret Tips and Tricks in the Editors 00:04:20
  11. Chapter 10: Creating Sites with WordPress
    1. Show Me Media 10.1—Creating a Website with WordPress 00:07:39
    2. Show Me Media 10.2—Using WordPress As a Collaboration Tool 00:07:41
    3. Show Me Media 10.3—Using BuddyPress to Make Your Own Social Network 00:05:24
  12. Chapter 11: Tuning WordPress for Search Engines
    1. Show Me Media 11.1—The Core Settings for WordPress and SEO 00:05:34
    2. Show Me Media 11.2—Using All in One SEO and Theme-Specific SEO Options 00:05:38
    3. Show Me Media 11.3—Setting Up and Verifying Your Site with Google Webmaster Tools 00:06:28
  13. Chapter 12: Managing Multimedia with WordPress
    1. Show Me Media 12.1—Using YouTube and Flickr for Managing Media 00:05:49
    2. Show Me Media 12.2—Using SlideShare.com and Scribd.com for Uploading and Managing Files for Your Site 00:06:01
    3. Show Me Media 12.3—Inserting WordPress Galleries in Your Posts 00:08:42
  14. Chapter 13: Maintaining WordPress
    1. Show Me Media 13.1—Manually Updating WordPress with FTP/SFTP 00:07:44
    2. Show Me Media 13.2—Updating Plugins and Themes in WordPress 00:03:23
    3. Show Me Media 13.3—Using WP-DBManager to Backup and Maintain Your Database 00:04:29
  15. Chapter 14: Understanding WordPress Security
    1. Show Me Media 14.1—Creating a Secure Password 00:04:40
    2. Show Me Media 14.2—Looking at a WordPress Update Change Log 00:05:15
    3. Show Me Media 14.3—See How Easy It Is to Get Your Password Using a “Regular” FTP Session 00:06:43
  16. Chapter 15: Troubleshooting Common Problems
    1. Show Me Media 15.1—Reviewing How to Find and Fix Problems 00:06:54
    2. Show Me Media 15.2—How to Fix Problems with Widgets, Themes, and Plugins 00:05:35
    3. Show Me Media 15.3—phpMyAdmin and How You Use It for Managing Your WordPress Database 00:04:55
  17. Chapter 16: Tips and Tools for WordPress
    1. Show Me Media 16.1—Using a Blog Editor to Post 00:04:53
    2. Show Me Media 16.2—Picnik and Aviary Online Image Editors 00:08:00
    3. Show Me Media 16.3—How to Use a CSS Editor to Style WordPress Themes 00:07:40
  18. Chapter 17: Managing Multiple Blogs
    1. Show Me Media 17.1—Enabling Multisite Mode 00:05:53
    2. Show Me Media 17.2—How I Manage Multiple Blogs with “Regular” WordPress Installs 00:06:23
  19. Bonus Media
    1. Show Me Media 8.3 Combining Post Categories 00:05:11
    2. Show Me Media 8.4 Converting Tags and Categories 00:05:25
    3. Show Me Media 13.4—Updating WordPress from the Command Line and SVN 00:05:06
    4. Tell Me More 15.4—What's the Most Common WP Problem? 00:08:53
    5. Tell Me More Media 17.3—Custom Post Types, WordPress 3 00:07:46