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WordPress Explained Video

Video Description

WordPress Explainedrequires absolutely no experience with WordPress content management, website construction, scripting, or even HTML. Top WordPress trainers have taught thousands of beginners—and thousands more who’ve experimented with WordPress but haven’t mastered it yet. This video takes WordPress Users on the learning curve from confusion to results by teaching all of the essential concepts and knowledge you need to build and manage a WordPress 3.3 website. Starting with an introduction to WordPress and how to install it, the video will detail how to add content, control users, make links and then add extra features to a WordPress site. The video simplifies things to avoid difficult tasks that are unnecessary for beginners to understand and offers clear instructions, simple explanations, and real-life examples.

About the Author:
Stephen Burgeis the founder of Open Source Training. He was a teacher for many years before starting Alledia.com, a web development firm. After several years of full-time web work, he found the desire to teach coming back again and started Open Source Training (ostraining.com). He now travels widely teaching people how to use Joomla, WordPress and Drupal. He has been heavily involved in various Open Source projects, writing books, starting user groups and serving as a board member. Originally from the U.K., Stephen now lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. What is new in WordPress 3.3? 00:04:03
    2. Introduction 00:09:30
  2. Install
    1. Install at WordPress.com 00:03:29
    2. One-Click Installation at a Webhost 00:06:07
    3. Manual Installs 00:04:31
  3. Create
    1. The Dashboard 00:03:57
    2. Creating Posts 00:09:52
    3. The WYSIWYG Editor 00:08:50
    4. Categories 00:04:32
    5. Tags 00:05:02
    6. Comments 00:04:14
    7. Creating Pages 00:05:36
    8. The Media LIbrary 00:07:25
  4. Design
    1. Links 00:03:34
    2. Themes 00:05:10
    3. Widgets 00:03:10
    4. Menus 00:06:03
  5. Extend
    1. Plugins 00:05:52
    2. Contact Form 7 00:08:48
    3. Photo Galleries 00:05:20
  6. Manage
    1. Managing Users 00:06:37
    2. Tools 00:02:30
    3. Settings 00:11:46
  7. Security
    1. Security 00:05:13
    2. Backup Your Site 00:09:52
    3. Upgrading WordPress 00:02:39
    4. Upgrading Plugins 00:01:21
    5. Upgrading Themes 00:01:15
    6. Guarding Against Spam 00:06:54
  8. Local Installs
    1. Run WordPress Locally on Your Mac 00:05:46
    2. Run WordPress Locally on Your PC 00:08:07
    3. Using Real Content 00:02:58
    4. Files and Databases 00:04:45
  9. MultiSites
    1. Enabling Multisites 00:08:11
    2. Multi-sites: Starting Your Network 00:11:16
  10. Speed and SEO
    1. Search Engine Optimization 00:13:51
    2. Testing Your Site Speed 00:06:29
    3. Speed Up Your Site 00:07:41
  11. More With Themes
    1. Simple Theme Edits—HTML and PHP 00:05:29
    2. Simple Theme Edits—CSS 00:05:19
    3. Overview of Theme Frameworks 00:07:39
    4. Creating a Simple Child Theme 00:06:01
  12. Getting Social
    1. Managing Comments with DISQUS 00:07:07
    2. Overview of BBPress Discussion Board System 00:06:45
    3. Overview of Twitter Widget Pro 00:05:28
  13. Getting Interactive
    1. Introduction to Gravity Forms 00:08:21
    2. Gravity Forms—Advanced Fields 00:06:30
    3. Configuring SMTP to Send Email 00:03:10
    4. Subscribe2—Letting People Subscribe to Your Content 00:04:33
    5. Podcasting with WordPress 00:04:18
  14. Getting Money
    1. Introduction to WordPress E-Commerce 00:05:53
    2. E-Commerce—Cart66 Settings 00:09:10
    3. E-Commerce—Cart66 Administration 00:06:09
    4. E-Commerce—Cart66 Front End 00:08:14
  15. Custom Content
    1. Introduction to Custom Content Types 00:06:42
    2. Easy Custom Content Types—Metabox 00:04:36
    3. Easy Custom Content Types—Taxonomies 00:06:54
    4. Easy Custom Content Types—Admin Area Column Editor 00:03:32
  16. Site Management
    1. Restricting Access to Your Content 00:05:54
    2. Query Posts—Getting Content in Your Sidebar 00:07:01
    3. Widget Logic—Choosing Pages Where Widgets Show Up 00:05:02
    4. Posting Via Email 00:05:06
    5. Finding and Fixing Broken Links 00:03:56
    6. Alternative Search—YoLink 00:04:11
  17. Getting Statistics
    1. Google Analytics 00:02:16
    2. Google Analytics—Dashboard Widget 00:01:41
    3. Overview of JetPack—Statistics for WordPress 00:02:38
  18. Summary
    1. Summary to Wordpress Explained 00:02:06