If you’ve ever had to call a “professional” to add a small bit of content to your website, you’ll appreciate widgets. They’re drag-and-drop blocks of content that you can easily add and move in just seconds. You’ll learn all about widgets in this lesson.
When you start working with WordPress, the first decision you have to make is which version you’re going to use — WordPress.com or WordPress.org. In this article, I’ll explain the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each. By the time I’m done, you will have a better understanding […]
If you’re running your own WordPress site it’s essential that you have a backup. But you also need a plan for dealing with any disaster. This screencast shows you how to prepare for the worst. The lesson also includes a worksheet to help you create your own disaster recovery plan.
A grand tour of the Dashboard, the first thing you see when you log into WordPress.
This tutorial shows you how to install WordPress on your web hosting account. While that may sound complicated, it’s pretty easy. WordPress is famous for its legendary five-minute installation. That’s not an exaggeration either. If anything you’ll have WordPress up and running in well under five minutes. Once you’ve got all the pieces in place, […]
Move a WordPress site from one location to another can be a bit tricky. Because WordPress content and settings are stored in a database there’s a bit more involved than just transferring files between servers. In this tutorial, I demonstrate how to use the free Duplicator plugin to move any WordPress website. For example, can […]
There are many reasons why you might want to install WordPress on your desktop computer or laptop. Unfortunately, installing WordPRess isn’t as simple as installing traditional desktop software. Or rather, it wasn’t until the Desktop Server application came along. In this tutorial I show you how to install WordPress home computer. You can use that […]
The standard WordPress widgets are somewhat limited in terms of display options. In this lessons I demonstrate Widgets Reloaded, a plugin that adds a number of additional settings and options to each of the built-in WordPress widgets.
This one hour session explains the challenges involved in setting up a new theme and provides you with tips and tricks to make any theme look great on your website. Included in this webinar: Why is theme setup so complicated (it’s not just you) 5 tips to tame any WordPress theme Setup walk through: Learn […]
Screen Options give you control over which bits of information are displayed on each of the WordPress admin pages. These options are a great way to customize WordPress by hiding the stuff you don’t need to worry about. Unfortunately Screen Options are tucked away next to the help tab and tend to get overlooked. This […]
There are times when you need to make a downloadable file available to your users. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to add a PDF download to a post or page. The same technique can be used for any type of file, including Microsoft Office.
There are several different ways to add images to your WordPress posts. This tutorial shows you how to embed images in a post and how to add a featured image. You’ll get some tips on image positioning along the way.