The General settings control your site name, tagline, timezone, and a number of other basic functions.
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.
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.
Thanks to WordPress’s multi-user capabilities you can easily delegate day-to-day site management tasks to someone else. Just create an account for that user and assign the appropriate user role. This lessons walks you through the details.
Now that you’re running your own self-hosted WordPress site (as opposed to using WordPress.com) you’re responsible for performing updates whenever a new version of WordPress is available — and it’s critical that you do so. Updating your WordPress website is the number one defense against being hacked. Fortunately, it’s incredibly easy to perform an upgrade. You’ll learn all the details in this lesson.
Discussion settings determine which comments get published on your website and which are held for moderation. Fine-tune your discussion settings to facilitate conversations while minimizing SPAM.
Reading settings influence how your theme displays content on your site. You’ll use these settings to limit the number of posts that appear on any given page and to set a custom home page.
Writing settings allow you to fine-tune the post editor and enable the ability to post by email and other applications.
There are many ways to install WordPress. In this lesson you’ll see three. Two super easy and one that’s just plain easy.
Permalinks settings control the structure and format of the links to individual pages (and posts) on your website. This lesson simplifies an unnecessarily complex topic that has a huge impact on user experience, and a noticeable impact on search engine performance.
Privacy settings determine whether or not your site is indexed by search engines. If you’re in the small minority of site-owners who doesn’t want your site listed in search engines, this lesson is for you.