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.
A grand tour of the Dashboard, the first thing you see when you log into WordPress.
The General settings control your site name, tagline, timezone, and a number of other basic functions.
There are thousands of themes to choose from, but there are tens of millions of WordPress websites. This screencast shows you how to customize your theme and make it your own. If you want to avoid looking like everyone else, you’ll need to customize your theme. In this lesson you’ll learn how to change your theme header, background, and set custom theme options.
Before you start building your WordPress website, you need a place to put it. For that, you’ll need a web hosting account. This screencast gives you the lowdown on what to look for and decrypts the sometimes confusing jargon used by web hosting companies.
If you’re moving your site from WordPress.com, you probably want to move your content as well. There’s no reason you have to re-type everything. This screencast shows you how to transfer your content in a few easy steps.
Part of managing your content is, well, managing it. This screencast shows you how to manage (and edit) your posts.
It’s easy to complain about unwanted SPAM (is any SPAM really wanted?), it’s another matter entirely to do something about it. This lesson shows you how to stop comment SPAM in it’s tracks.
WordPress themes let you to change your site design the way you change your wardrobe (for some, more frequently). This lesson introduces you to themes and shows you how they work.
This in-depth lesson teaches you everything you could ever want to know about creating a post.
This lesson teaches you not only about comments, moderation, and discussion settings, but you’ll also learn a thing or two about trackbacks and pingbacks. As usual, WordPress makes it all painless and easy.
User roles are a powerful WordPress feature that allows you to create complex editorial workflows. The key is in understanding what they are and how they work. This lesson introduces you to the core WordPress user roles and explains when you should use each.