This video series goes into detail on how to setup your first Wordpress website. Everything from planning, keyword research, and hosting to installation, security, themes and plugins is covered in detail. WP will be another important tool in your online marketing toolbox.
- Getting Started With Wordpress – Video 1
In this video you will learn some key organizational tips and ideas you can use to keep your information together. Keeping an organized record of your site is crucial in the event of a problem and as a backup. It’s always best to plan ahead with accurate records and logs of your work.
- Wordpress – Keyword Research – Video 2
Keywords and how to find them are at the heart of being successful in marketing your site on the Internet. This video shows you the rudimentary tools you need to understand in order to find good keywords. Topics like using Google, finding keywords and keyword niches are all introduced in this video.
- Wordpress – Choose A Domain – Video 3
Choosing a Domain or site name is important, and so is deciding how and were to buy it. This video shows you how to buy a Domain name and what to look for in a Domain name. In addition, you’ll learn how to obtain Domain name options you may not have been aware existed.
- Wordpress – Hosting Basics – Video 4
This video features several ways to find the web hosting service that is right for you. Buying a web hosting service requires a little knowledge. Terms like hosting accounts, reseller accounts and dedicated accounts are covered in this video.
- Wordpress – Update Nameservers – Video 5
Moving your domain can be a little tricky. This video walks you through the basics of moving your account from your domain registration service to your hosting provider.
- Wordpress – Using FTP – Video 6
This video teaches the basics about transferring data from one computer to another. FTP stands for file transfer protocol and is an important tool for adding to your site. Learning about FTP is essential to uploading files to your blog.
- Wordpress – CPanel Basics – Video 7
This video provides an basic overview of your CPanel which controls your site and is part of your individual domain hosting account. CPanel controls your site’s theme, security,subdomains and so much more. Your CPanel hosting interface is very important to the success of your site.
- Wordpress – Subdomains in CPanel – Video 8
Subdomains are great for getting your site ranked higher on search engines by creating additional links to your main domain. This video shows you how to create a subdomain. Also, you will learn the difference between a subdomain and a subdirectory.
- Wordpress – Auto Install – Video 9
This video teaches you how to finally get your site or blog on Wordpress. With CPanel you can install in Wordpress your domains, subdomains and directories using the auto install function. You will also learn how to keep your information organized in case you need it.
- Wordpress – MySQL Database Creation – Video 10
Learn the first three steps of how to manually install a Wordpress site or blog. Using MySQL database or structure query language database you can build a database that is the first step in installing you website manually. This video is intended to help you understand the first step in manually installing a website on Wordpress.
- Wordpress – Manual Install – Video 11
The following video deals with the detailed process of manually installing your site or blog to Wordpress. The importance of this video is to teach you all the functions the automated system uses so you will know where to look to fix problems when they arise. Knowledge is a very powerful tool.
- Wordpress – Version Upgrades – Video 12
This video shows you how to upgrade your version of Wordpress both automatically and manually. Updating is important so you can use the latest upgrades in Wordpress for your site or blog.
- Wordpress – Security Pt 1 – Video 13
The following video is the first in a series of introductions to Wordpress security for your site or blog. You probably already understand how important security is to your site. These videos are dedicated to helping you keep the bad guys away from your site.
- Wordpress – Security Pt 2 – Video 14
This is the second security video in the series and deals with securing your content directory. Although this was fixed in the latest versions of Wordpress it still may be an issue and you should be aware of how to fix the problem.
- Wordpress – Security Pt 3 – Video 15
Video three in the security series deals with the issues of securing your Wordpress administrative login. Hackers use robots to perform ” brute force attacks” against sites all the time and this video explains how they do it and how you can stop them.
- Wordpress – Security Pt 4 – Video 16
Security video four talks about keeping your Wordpress and plug-in versions as current as possible. There are some caveats to installing newer versions you should be aware of and they are pointed out in this video.
- Wordpress – Security Pt 5 – Video 17
This security video deals with the issue of backing up your Wordpress database and directories in the event of a security breach. There are a couple types of backup plugins to automate the backup process and they are explained in this video.
- Wordpress – Security Pt 6 – Video 18
Security video six deals with securing your wp-config file. This file controls the heart of your site and must be protected. Although Wordpress has put in protection in its latest versions you should still be aware of how to fix this problem should there be a need.
- Wordpress – Security Pt 7 – Video 19
In this video we teach you how to change your admin name and initial password to a more secure name and password. This helps to keep the bad guys that use “brute force attacks” from gaining access to your site.
- Wordpress – Security Pt 8 – Video 20
Membership gives your site a community feel but may compromise your security. However, there are safe ways to give your site or blog that community feel and keep it secure at the same time. This video will guide you through the steps you need to take to keep your site safe.
- Wordpress – Clean & Customize – Video 21
The following video shows you how to customize your Wordpress dashboard so it becomes more useful to you with your preferences. Also, you will learn how to clean-up your initial dashboard defaults.
- Wordpress – Intro To Themes – Video 22
Wordpress has many ways to customize your site or blog using different themes to obtain the look you want. This video provides an introduction to changing your Wordpress theme from the default and how to preview, add and edit a new theme.
- Wordpress – Intro To Plugins – Video 23
In this video you will learn some basic steps you can take to customize your Wordpress site or blog by increasing its functionality using plugins. Your will be introduced to some ways to find plugins and how to install them on your site.
- Wordpress – Install Plugins – Video 24
In this video you will learn how to upload multiple plugins using your FTP client that was discussed in a prior video. In addition, you will gain a basic knowledge of how to install multiple plugins in one easy step.
- Wordpress – Configure Akismet – Video 25
In this video you will learn the basics of how to reconfigure your akismet plugin. This is an important step in reducing the volume of spam your site or blog receives.
- Wordpress – Configure All In One SEO – Video 26
There is a Wordpress Search Engine Optimization plugin that could be important to your wed site or blog. In this video we introduce to the all in one traffic SEO plugin and how to install it on your site.
- Wordpress – Configure Traffic SEO – Video 27
This video shows you an inexpensive way to prepare your site or blog for SEO using a traffic getting SEO plugin. It is good to know this is an option especially if you plan to make money from your site.
- Wordpress – Configure Contact Form – Video 28
In this video you will learn how to install your contact form plugin so you can create a contact form and a contact me tab on your navigation bar. You will also learn how to create a really simple CAPTCHA so you can keep the spam to a minimum.
- Wordpress – Configure Analytics – Video 29
Tracking visitors to you site or blog is an important step in working with your site. Google analytics is a great plugin that allows you to track your customers or visitors. This video will teach you how to set-up, sign-up and install Google analytics to your Wordpress web site.
- Wordpress – Auto Posting – Video 30
This video will show you several examples of some auto posting plugins that will automatically add content on a regular basis to you site or blog. You will learn how to sign-up, configure and install an auto posting plugin to your Wordpress site.
- Wordpress – Create a Post – Video 31
In this video you will learn how to publish or add a new post to your site or blog. You will even learn how to create a post in WordPress using a plugin or by uploading a post using QuickPress from another word processing application.
- Wordpress – Create Pages – Video 32
Learning to add new pages to your site or blog is an important step in creating the look and feel of your site. In this video, you will learn how to create a page and what options are available for viewing and navigating to your new page.
- Wordpress – Add New Users – Video 33
Adding new users to your site or blog is probably something you will want to do. In this video, you will learn how to add new users to your site and to configure the level of access or permission you wish them to have.
- Wordpress – What Is A Widget – Video 34
This video touches on the basics of widgets and how they add customization to your site or blog. You will see how to install and customize your widgets depending on the plugins you installed on your site.
- Wordpress – Backups, Auto & Manual – Video 35
Backup, backup, backup are the keywords to keeping your database and files for your site or blog safe. This video will teach you how to operate and configure both automated backup pluggins and how to manually backup.
- Wordpress – How To Create A Sales Page – Video 36
Adding a sales page to your blog or site can be a desirable idea. This video tackles the set-up and creation aspects of using a template sales page.
- Wordpress – How To Create A Minisite – Video 37
This video teaches you how to create and add a minisite within you web site or blog. Minisite’s can be useful in selling a product or service and getting ranked on search engines.
- Wordpress – How To Create a Static Front Page – Video 38
You may want to create a static page for your opening or introductory page of you web site or blog. This video will teach you how to create a static page that is separate from your blog page.
- Wordpress – How To Add A Dropdown List To Nav – Video 39
Adding a dropdown menu to your navigation bar can help visitors to your site or blog get to the place on your site they want to see. In this video you will learn how to put dropdown links on your navigation bar tabs.
- Wordpress – How To Stream Video From Your WP Site – Video 40
Videos are more popular then ever today and can add a lot of life to your site or blog. In this video, you will see how video plugins work to upload and install your videos.
- Wordpress – How To Customize Your Video Player – Video 41
You may want to spice-up or change the look of your video to fit your web site or blog theme. Customizing your video is presented in an easy to follow step by step instructional format.
- Wordpress – How To Add Streaming Audio To Your WP Site – Video 42
In this video, you will learn the basics of installing an audio player plugin and putting an audio file on your Wordpress site or blog.
- Wordpress – How To Customize Your Audio Player – Video 43
Customizing your audio may be something you would like for your Wordpress site or blog and this video will show you how to do that.