If you are new to using WordPress watch these WordPress training videos to help you get started building your first website today.
How to install WordPress with Fantastico on the root of your domain
If you want to install WordPress on the root of your domain eg. www.domain.com this video will show you how to do that.
How to install WordPress with Fantastico on a subdomain
If you want to install WordPress on a subdomain eg. subdomain.domain.com then this is the video that will show you how to do that
How to install WordPress with Fantastico in a directory/folder
If you want to install WordPress in a directory/folder eg www.domain.com/directory then this video will demonstrate how to do that.
How to Upload a Theme via FTP
Some WordPress themes need to be manually uploaded via a FTP program like Filezilla. If you need to manually upload a WordPress theme then this video will show you how to do that.
How to Upload a Theme via the Dashboard
A lot of themes can be uploaded from the WordPress dashboard and you can even select and install WordPress themes that are in the WordPress repository from the Dashboard. Watch this video to see how easy it is to upload themes via the WordPress dashboard.
Cleaning Up WordPress
By default WordPress comes with some content already created. In this video I’ll show you how to remove that content and clean up the WordPress install.
Customizing the Dashboard
It’s often helpful to customize your WordPress dashboard to suit your needs. In this video I’ll show you how you can rearrange your WordPress dashboard to suit.
Using WordPress Plugins
WordPress plugins are pieces of code that add functionality to your site without the need to hire a programmer. There are thousands of WordPress plugins available to the WordPress community (many of which are free). In this video I’ll show you to install a WordPress plugin via ftp and via the WordPress dashboard.
Using WordPress Widgets
Widgets are also pieces of code that add functionality to your site. You can use a widget in any area of your WordPress theme that allows widgets. You will find that WordPress by default has widgets that can be used within your theme and, some plugins, also have a widget.
Now that your site is built it’s time to add some content. You can add content through Posts/Pages and Links as well as using Widgets and Plugins.
If you are using your site as a blog (as opposed to a static website) then you probably will enable comments.
You can add media files like videos, images and podcasts for people to view or download on your site. In this video I demonstrate how to add a images, video, audio and a pdf file for visitors to download.
Media, Ping Lists, Users
This video will show you some of the different functions and features available in WordPress
In WordPress 3.0 Menus were added to the core WordPress functions. Menus make it easy for you to create custom navigation for your site.
Your Profile in the WordPress Dashboard can also be customized.
Static Front Page
Often people want to have a static front page on the front of their site (for example you might want a sales letter to appear there) and have posts on another part of the site. This video shows you how to create a static front page.
In order to have visitor friendly and search engine friendly permanent links to your content you need to customize your permalinks. This video shows a few ways you can create custom permalinks for your site.
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