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.
- Download WordPress Setup guide in .PDF format (Right click and save as)
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.