In these Video Workshops I’ll tell you all there is to know about WordPress and how to use it.

Some of these tutorials don’t actually exist in reality yet – hence they’re not clickable links 😉 With the arrival of a new Backend Layout in WordPress 3.2 I’ll redo these soon and complete the collection. Subscribe to my updates and you’ll be the first to know when they’re available!

WordPress Basics

Case Study: Creating a static website from start to finish

Content Management

  • Posts vs. Pages
  • Adding content using Posts
  • Categories
  • Tags
  • Archives and Search
  • Media Management and File Uploads
  • URLs and Pretty Permalinks
  • SEO and Privacy Settings
  • Multiple Users and how to give them access to the backend
  • Updating your Profile and changing your Password

Case Study: adding a Blog to your website

Maintenance

Styling your website with Themes

  • Installing Themes via WordPress
  • Installing Thems via FTP
  • Premium Themes vs. Free Themes
  • Tweaking an existing Theme

Advanced: Extending WordPress using Plugins

You can do just about anything by adding a Plugin to your WordPress site: add a funky picture gallery, a shopping cart, a contact form – you get the picture.

Some Plugins can be as complex as WordPress if not more. I’ll talk you through some Plugins that I frequently use. Others may receive their own multi-part workshops in the future.

  • How to add Plugins
  • Contact Form 7
  • Akistmet Spam Protection
  • WordPress.com Stats
  • Next Gen Gallery
  • WP eStore Shopping Cart

Case Study: selling products on your website