An Overview of WordPress (Part 9)

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Now that you've completed the Wordpress installation, it's time to go through a brief overview of Wordpress to get you familiar with the dashboard control panel. This is where you will be administering all your Wordpress features. This is not an exhaustive tutorial but we will cover all the major areas of Wordpress in following videos.

How to format and beautify your blog posts (Part 12)

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This video tutorial walks through how to beautify pages and posts in Wordpress. A very simple process, once you understand the similarities with a word processor. Beautification is more than just choosing colors and fonts, images and video. You need logical order and structure that leads your visitor to make a decision. For this page, I want my visitors to watch...

Improve the Look and Feel of your WordPress Site (Part 16)

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You've completed the beginner's series on how to make a blog/web site. I hope this tutorial series helped you get a web presence you can be proud of.  Your next steps should be finding ways to improve conversions, generate traffic and reach goals you set for your web site. In the coming tutorials we'll cover ways to incorporate web site analytics...

How to create pages in WordPress (Part 11)

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This video tutorial walks through how to create pages in Wordpress. The process is similar to creating posts, and once you get either of these down, it's pretty simple if you already are familiar with using Microsoft Office or similar word document editing software. You use pages in your Wordpress site when you're not planning to make constant updates to them....

How to set your nameservers: Pointing your domain name (Part 4)

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Pointing your domain name to your web site host is a crucial step in the process of building your web site. Once you complete this step, it usually takes a anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours, you will be able to access the files you upload to your web site host through your domain by going to...

How to embed Youtube video in WordPress (Part 14)

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This video tutorial walks through how to embed a Youtube video into your Wordpress web site. In fact this procedure will work with basically any web site. It also will work with embedding any video from any source, provided you can access the video via a url. Embedding a video that you own or have the mp4 file for, for example,...

Working with menus and navigation in WordPress (Part 13)

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This video tutorial walks through how to build a navigation system for your Wordpress web site. There are many ways to create navigational elements that incorporate the most valuable pieces of information on your web site. Most commonly, a horizontal bar across the top or vertically along the left side of the page is space that is traditionally used...

How to create posts in WordPress (Part 10)

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This video tutorial walks through how to create posts in Wordpress. In a later video I will walk through exactly how to beautify your posts and pages. Posts form the life blood of content for any blog style web site. Posts are traditionally displayed in the order of latest first, similar to how email is displayed. A Few Tips on Posts One...

Preparing files for upload to your web server (Part 5)

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Wordpress (Blogging Software) Download Wordpress FileZilla (FTP - File Transfer Protocol) Download FileZillaContinued in part 6 where we will walk through how to upload files via FTP. All web site hosts that are worth their salt, offer some way for you to upload files to their web server. Most reliably though, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is used. In this demonstration it is...

How to install WordPress on your web server (Part 8)

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Now that you have your database installed and your database user created with secure permissions, you are ready to install Wordpress on your web server. Wordpress is usually a pretty simple install, and even though you can do a one click install through most web site hosts, I would advise against it.It is also good practice to become familiar...