Free WordPress Video Tutorials for Beginners

Free WordPress Video Tutorials
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WordPress is one of the best platforms for blogging, but people who’ve just started blogging, or are using BlogSpot, may find it hard to use WordPress.

WordPress is bit technical, but if you can manage a Blogger blog, managing a WordPress blog will not be that much tougher.

When I started with WordPress, I never got a WordPress guide or a complete WordPress video tutorial to help me get started with WordPress.

But because I know how invaluable it would’ve been, I’m compiling some video tutorials for WordPress to help out anyone struggling to get started.

Learn WordPress Watching Video Tutorials:

If images speak a thousand words, videos speak… millions!

For a beginning WordPress user, words like interface, dashboard, plugins, themes, etc. all sound intimidating. For a newbie, learning how to install a plugin on WordPress can seem overwhelming. And even before you start installing plugins, how do you decide which plugins to install?

These videos will help you answer all of those questions (including which plugins are essential to have on your WordPress site).

You can also refer to my static WordPress guide and bookmark it for later use.

Note: These videos are going to be lengthy, and if you are reading this on mobile, I suggest you save the link and open it later on your computer for a better viewing experience.

Free WordPress Tutorial Videos for Beginners:

1. What is WordPress?

Let’s start with the classic “What is WordPress” video. If you are a first-timer and have 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.

  • Do you really know what WordPress is?

WordPress.com will let you create a free blog like yourname.WordPress.com, though having a custom domain name is also an option. On a self-hosted WordPress blog (aka WordPress.org), you need to install WordPress onto a server and manage it yourself.

This sounds a bit technical, but self-hosted WordPress sites have many advantages over free ones. We will look into that later (or you can read about it here).

Video coming soon…

2. Installing WordPress

In this video, you will learn how to install your WordPress blog onto the Bluehost server.

You can grab Bluehost hosting for a discounted price using this special promo link (checked Nov. 2016).

 

3. Essential Setup Guide

After installing WordPress, there are a few essential settings which you need to take care of. In this video, you will learn about a few things you need to do after the WordPress installation.

 

4. Installing New Plugins

The best things about WordPress are the plugins. They let you add new features and functionalities to your WordPress blog. In this video, you will learn the steps necessary for adding new plugins to your WordPress blog.

For more on plugins, check out:

http://youtu.be/RcGyx_HMUxU

 

5. How To Install New WP Theme

In this video, you will learn how to add a new theme to WordPress.

For more on finding themes, check out:

Video coming soon…

6. Generating WordPress Sitemap

XML sitemaps are an essential part of your blog. Learn how to generate a WordPress sitemap using the Google XML Sitemap plugin.

 

7. WordPress Feeds- Feedburner

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

 

8. Taking WordPress DB Backup

In this video, you will learn how to take a full backup of your blog’s database. This is an important step because backups will be very important during a moment of chaos.

 

9. Updating WordPress

From time to time, WordPress updates its platform to keep your site safe and secure. Watch this video to learn how to update the databse in the proper way.

http://youtu.be/9k3MeNHAkn0

 

10. Optimizing WP Database

WordPress uses a database to store data and to keep the blog healthy. You should optimize your blog’s database at regular intervals. In this video, you will learn how to optimize your WordPress database with a few clicks.

Watch these videos several times to make sure you have a good idea of the processes involved.

Over time, this stuff will become second nature. It seems daunting at first but becomes very easy with practice.

For now, if you want any specific video tutorial for WordPress, let me know via the comments.

You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel for more such WordPress training videos.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

23 thoughts on “Free WordPress Video Tutorials for Beginners”

      1. 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.

    1. Fairooz @ TechnoTweaks

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

    2. 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…

  1. 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??

  2. Rajkumar Jonnala

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

  3. 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..

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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…

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. Hi Harsh,

    I am looking for a free PDF / PPT on basic wordpress course, but not able to find.

    Can you plz help me……..

    1. Subscribe to his Newsletter and Get a Nice one for Free πŸ™‚

      There is a lot of useful Stuff in there. He really worked very hard on it.

      Awesome EBook Harsh. Thumbs Up. You can sell it. It’s well worth it πŸ™‚

  10. Karan Bhardwaj

    Hey harsh sir, i follow all your video tutorials for WordPress but i have a problem Sir, please give me solution asap please.
    i wanna add posts in separate pages, actually the problem is when i add a new post in my blog then it appears in default home page but i want it to appear in the specific page which i want and home page as well. please give me solution asap please. Please make a step by step video about this problem and add this to your youtube channel.

  11. which is a better platform blogger or word press if i want to operate free account for my college blog
    please give me suggestions you relay inspired me,thanks

    1. Hey Aditya,

      If you just looking for a free blog and you don’t want to ever upgrade it, then go for Blogger.

  12. Dear Harsh… Thanks a lot for sharing these WordPress video tutorials for layman like us! Earlier, I had faced a lot of problem during the making of my website (www.gossipganj.com). Even for small things, I had to completely depend on the person who had designed my website. But after watching your videos, I think these are very helpful for the beginners like me. From installation to the configuration, everything is included. Now, I need not to depend on anyone for my second website. Thanks once again for such important and useful share πŸ™‚

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