WordPress for Beginners

Video description

Build Amazing WordPress Sites Now: Just Watch!
Master the #1 Web Publishing Toolset in 5 Hours of Easy Video


Create great websites with WordPress—painlessly! WordPress for Beginnersputs all the stunning power of WordPress at your command… even if you've neverused WordPress, neverbuilt or run a site, never even created a web page! In 5 hours of brilliantly crafted video, top instructor John LeMasney gets you 100% comfortable, productive, effective— just watch!You'll learn how to use hosted services or install WordPress on your own computer… master WordPress's powerhouse tools… use themes to instantly get pro-quality look-and-feel… organize content and add media… invite contributors, organize forums, and manage users… add slick features with free or cheap plug-ins… keep your site secure. Then, go even further: integrate your site with Facebook, Twitter, and RSS subscription feeds… even attract more visitors with proven SEO techniques and advanced Google Analytics. WordPress can do it all: that's why WordPress skills are in huge demand. With these videos, those skills are yours, in just 5 hours. It's all hands-on, up-to-date, and (above all) easy!


6 modular lessons, organized for instant access & fast mastery!


Part 1: Getting Started

Discover what WordPress is and what it does… choose between hosted WordPress.com and self-hosting… reliably install and upgrade WordPress… get comfortable with the Dashboard… create pages and posts… work efficiently with content.

Part 2: Working with Plugins

Find, download, and install the best WordPress plug-ins, including the incredible Jetpack toolset… Akismet for stamping out comment spam… Zemanta's supercharged content production tools… easy tools for creating maps, impressing search engines, and more!

Part 3: Working with Themes

Instantly create or revamp your site's look-and-feel… discover, choose, and modify the perfect visual theme… create great magazine-style sites with Magazino… or simple, elegant photography sites with AutoFocus.

Part 4: Working with Widgets and Menus

Quickly build professional navigation with menus… organize top-level pages… create attractive sidebars… add powerful content features with widgets (including default, plug-in, and theme-based widgets).

Part 5: Users and Roles

Safely allow and control contributions from many users… identify new site authors… set profiles and establish roles to define what everyone can and can't do… control discussion settings to create the best possible community.

Part 6: Taxonomies, Sharing, and Analytics

Use tags and categories to attract users and search engines… share content to Facebook, Twitter, and other networks… use your WordPress site as a newsletter… use RSS to automatically forward your content to subscribers… improve site performance with Jetpack stats and Google Analytics!

Table of contents

  1. Part 1 Getting Started
    1. Lesson 1.1 What is WordPress? 00:01:53
    2. Lesson 1.2 WordPress.com and WordPress.org 00:03:19
    3. Lesson 1.3 Installing and Upgrading 00:00:57
    4. Lesson 1.4 Dashboard and settings 00:02:35
    5. Lesson 1.5 Pages and Posts 00:02:20
    6. Lesson 1.6 Working with Content 00:02:57
  2. Part 2 Working with Plugins
    1. Lesson 2.1 Finding great plugins 00:06:32
    2. Lesson 2.2 Jetpack 00:08:05
    3. Lesson 2.3 Akismet 00:01:01
    4. Lesson 2.4 Maps integration 00:02:42
    5. Lesson 2.5 Snippets 00:01:37
    6. Lesson 2.6 WordPress SEO 00:04:18
  3. Part 3 Working with Themes
    1. Lesson 3.1 Choosing a theme 00:08:32
    2. Lesson 3.2 Modifying themes 00:03:48
    3. Lesson 3.3 Default Themes (Twenty-somethings) 00:04:28
    4. Lesson 3.4 Magazino 00:04:26
    5. Lesson 3.5 Autofocus 00:02:24
  4. Part 4 Working with Widgets and Menus
    1. Lesson 4.1 Top Level Pages as Menus 00:01:01
    2. Lesson 4.2 Creating custom Menus 00:03:28
    3. Lesson 4.3 The default widgets 00:03:57
    4. Lesson 4.4 Plugin based widgets 00:02:15
    5. Lesson 4.5 Theme based widgets and sidebars 00:03:56
  5. Part 5 Users and Roles
    1. Lesson 5.1 The First User 00:11:52
    2. Lesson 5.2 User Management 00:01:20
    3. Lesson 5.3 Author Identification 00:01:44
    4. Lesson 5.4 Profile Settings 00:01:17
    5. Lesson 5.5 Roles 00:06:05
  6. Part 6 Taxonomies, sharing, and analytics
    1. Lesson 6.1 Tags and categories 00:05:53
    2. Lesson 6.2 Sharing to Facebook, Twitter, and other networks 00:07:37
    3. Lesson 6.3 Using your WordPress site as a newsletter 00:02:56
    4. Lesson 6.4 Jetpack stats and Google Analytics 00:05:58
    5. Lesson 6.5 RSS feeds 00:02:32

Product information

  • Title: WordPress for Beginners
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: June 2014
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0133853829