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WordPress Training » Module 1

WordPress Tour

In this module, my WordPress specialist, Steve, takes you through an overview of WordPress. If you are familiar with WordPress, you can skip this module.

1.1 WordPress History

Let’s get started with a brief outline of the history of WordPress.

1.2 Installing WordPress

This video shows you how to install WordPress on your domain and which settings you should change or update during the installation set up process.

1.3 WordPress Dashboard Tour

In this video, we take you through the Dashboard touching on what each of the various buttons and tabs do.

1.4 WordPress Cleanup After Installation

In this video, we cover the clean-up of the default placeholder details and all other unrequired installed components on the site and how you remove these dead weight items.

1.5 Revisions & Auto Save

In this video we cover the Revision and Auto Save functionality. What they do, what they are for and how you can use them.

Resources

 Autosave revisions code (TXT)

1.6 Settings > General Tab

In this video, we cover the Settings > General Tab functionality and what you might need to do on this panel.

1.7 Settings > Writing Tab

In this video, we cover the Settings > Writing Tab functionality and what you might need to do on this panel.

1.8 Settings > Reading Tab

In this video, we cover the Settings > Reading Tab functionality and what you might need to do on this panel.

1.9 Settings > Discussion Tab

In this video, we cover the Settings > Discussion Tab functionality and what you might need to do on this panel.

1.10 Settings > Media Tab

In this video, we cover the Settings > Media Tab functionality and what you might need to do on this panel.

1.11 Settings > Permalinks Tab

In this video, we cover the Settings > Permalinks Tab functionality and what you might need to do on this panel.

1.12 WP Settings 3rd Party

Some plugins and themes overwrite the default WordPress settings and display their settings in various places on the WordPress dashboard sidebar. This video covers what you might expect to see in such instances.

1.13 Changing Site Login Details

In this video, we teach you how to change the site and/or other users login details.

1.14 Gravatars

You should have a Gravatar attached to your blog because it should form part of your branding. In this video, we cover what Gravatars are and how you set up a Gravatar for your blog.

1.15 RSS and How to Use It

RSS is a powerful tool and is something you should have set up on your blog. It can be powerful and enable your site to get traffic and possibly backlinks automatically as people look for RSS content. In this video, we show you how you can use RSS and set it up.

1.16 Setting Up Your About Page

In this video, we show you how to set up your “About Us” page.

1.17 Setting Up Your Contact Page

In this video, we show you how to set up your “Contact Us” page.

1.18 Comments and Spam Management

In this video we teach you how to set up your blog to set up your comments and how you can reduce or even eliminate spam.

1.19 Adding Commenters to Your Email List

This video is a clever way to direct those people that comment on your posts to join your email list. The process is fully automated, and this video shows you the steps to take.

1.20 How to Add an Opt In Form to Your Blog

In this video we show you how to add an Opt In Form to your blog. We show you how you can create the form in your autoresponder and copy the form HTML on to your Blog. There is no plugin for Builderall, so you would have to copy the HTML. We show you a Mail Chimp plugin as an example of adding a form to your Blog using a plugin.