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    Free WordPress Video Tutorials for Beginners

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    WordPress is one of the best platform for Blogging but people who just started with blogging or using BlogSpot platform, and looking forward to start with WordPress, they find it hard to use WordPress. WordPress is bit technical, but if you can manage a Blogger blog, managing a WordPress blog would not be any tough. I realize, when I started with WordPress, I never got any WordPress guide or a complete WordPress video tutorials, which will help a newbie (Back in those days) to get started with WordPress.

    Here I’m compiling a list of those videos tutorials for WordPress, which a beginner needs to start with WordPress.

    Why Video tutorials for WordPress:

    If images speaks hundred Words, similarly Videos speaks thousand. WordPress interface, dashboard, installing plugin and all these steps sounds easy for existing WordPress user like you and me, but for a newbie it’s pain to understand Installing WP plugin, Installing theme and so on. More over configuring plugin is pain and in these WP video tutorials, I will include videos of some of the WordPress plugins which I use here at ShoutMeLoud.

    You can always refer to my WordPress guide and bookmark it for later use. These videos are going to be lengthy and if you are reading on mobile or anywhere, I suggest to save the link and open later on your PC for better viewing experience.

    WordPress Videos for newbies:

    First: What is WordPress

    Lets start with classic What is WordPress video. If you are first timer and never heard of WordPress, it’s a blogging platform which will let you create your own blog. It comes in two variants: WordPress.com and WordPress.org.

    WordPress.com will let you create free blog like yourname.WordPress.com (Custom domain name) is also an option. On Self hosted WordPress blog, you need to install WordPress on your server and you manages it. This is bit technical but self hosted WordPress site have it’s own advantages over free one. We will look into that later or you can learn about it here. So, lets watch this video and learn a bit about history of WordPress and what is WordPress:

    Second: Installing WordPress

    In this video, you will learn how to install your WordPress blog on Bluehost server. You can grab Bluehost hosting for discounted price, using this special promo link.

    Third: Essential setup guide

    After installing WordPress, there are few essential settings which you need to do. In this video, you will learn about few essential settings which you need to do after WordPress installation.

    Fourth: Installing new plugin

    One of the best thing about WordPress is “WordPress plugins”. They will let you add new features, and functionalities to your WordPress blog. In this video, you will learn steps to adding new plugin to your WordPress blog. You can refer to my earlier article on Plugins I use at ShoutMeLoud, and few essential WordPress plugins.

    Fifth: How to install new WP theme

    In this video, you will learn how to add a new theme to WordPress. You can find a big list of WordPress premium theme provider here. (Link will be updated soon)

    Sixth: Generating WordPress sitemap

    XML sitemaps are an essential part of your blog, and learn how to generate WordPress sitemap using Google XML sitemap plugin.

    Seventh: WordPress feed setup using Feedburner

    Feedburner is best free way to burn and optimize WordPress blog feeds. In this step by step guide, you will learn how to burn WordPress blog feed using Feedburner.

    8th: Taking WordPress db backup

    In this WordPress training video, you will learn how to take backup of your blog database. This is important part, as backup will be very helpful at the time of chaos.

    Ninth: Updating WordPress

    Maintaining a WordPress blog is easy, and if you know WordPress self hosted software, keep getting lots of update to add new features, and fix all security exploits. in this WordPress video tutorial, you will learn how easy it is to update WordPress to latest version.

    Tenth: Optimizing WP database

    WordPress uses database to store our data, and to keep your blog healthy, you should optimize your blog database after regular interval. In this WordPress video, you will learn how to use optimize WordPress database with few clicks.

    This is first part of WordPress video series, and with time I will be creating more videos for learning WordPress and will share the next post in this series. For now, if you want any specific video tutorial for WordPress, let me know via comments. You can also subscribe to my Youtube channel, for more such WordPress training videos.

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    karun

    Thanks harsh for giving video tutorials. Can I download all videos ? If yes then please tell me how ?

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Karun
    There are tools/addons available, using them you can download these Youtube videos.

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    Gaurav Kapri

    Karun you can download these videos by right clicking on the video and copying the url of vidoe.Then paste the url in new tab and just add pwn before youtube.Then you will get many links to download these videos.

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    Fairooz @ TechnoTweaks

    Or if you are using an android smart phone, You can easily download YouTube videos with an App called TubeMate. :)

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    Chirag Dodiya

    Hello karun…

    The easiest way to download this YouTube video is… Grab the video URL …
    Visit keepvid.com and paste… You will be able to download the video in multiple format..

    Have a great time…

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    Anchit Shethia

    I am confused between HostGator and BlueHost.
    But mostly i will go for BlueHost as one blogging mate of mine also recommends this.
    I wanted to ask if i can shift my current database, files and stuff to Bluehost. Do they provide free DB transfer??

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Anchit
    Unfortunately they don’t offer free website migration kind of service, but you can always do it yourself. It’s quite easy…
    You can refer to this DIY guide: http://www.shoutmeloud.com/how-to-move-wordpress-site-to-new-host-zero-downtime.html

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    Rajkumar Jonnala

    Thanks for the ultimate list of Free Wordpress Tutorial videos. It will surely help people who are beginners to blogging.

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    Krishna

    awesome, this is really great peace of information Thanx Harsh Sir, the idea and way if presentation is really more than great, really thanx for this guidance..

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    Ehimond

    Does this video tutorials apply to other hosting services apart from Hostgator and bluehost?

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    Fairooz @ TechnoTweaks

    Great post… It can help newbies to easily setup their wordpress.. of course videos play a major role in making this easier to understand

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    ankit sharma

    Hello mr. harsh ,very usefull and one of the best videos ,one request that we are new bloggers and english is not our first language ,so please can you upload some seo tips videos in hindi…this may helps us a lot.thank you

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    Chirag Dodiya

    That is a great resource for Wordpress…. And not everyone is capable of solving some minor problem in Wordpress by themselves.. Videos are much better to provide better understanding and know how of wp…

    Thanks for the videos and resources Harsh…

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    sameer

    This is very great post and video is very nice and very user friendly. This article useful for new blogger for How to install and configure wordpress on web hosting account.
    Thanks for sharing this post.

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    PrIyAnGsHu

    Hello Harsh, thanks for sharing these basic WordPress video tutorials. I think these videos will be pretty helpful for the WordPress beginners who have just started out with it. Starting from installation to the configuration, everything is included. Thanks for the share :).

    #PrIyAnGsHu

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    Sanjay Sajeev

    Hi, Harsh. Thank you for sharing this. Free and very useful information for beginners

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