Watch this complete WordPress 101 Video series to learn WordPress basics for free.
As WordPress is frequently updated, most of the beginner tutorials on several websites might easily look out-dated. The screenshots or videos of the WordPress dashboard within those tutorials might look different to that of the current version of WordPress you might be using.
If you are looking to learn WordPress as a complete beginner, I advise you to try and find the latest WordPress tutorials. The easiest way to do this is to note the current version of WordPress (on WordPress.org) and see if the tutorials are catered to that specific version.
Having said that if you are looking to learn the basics of WordPress now, you might be in luck. MyThemeShop, one of the premium WordPress themes providers, has released a series of beginner-friendly videos to help you learn the basics of WordPress – WordPress 101.
Follow along the short screencast videos on several beginner topics to help you quickly get acquainted with WordPress.
1. What is WordPress? – WordPress 101
The video introduces you to the WordPress platform.
2. WordPress.org VS WordPress.com – WordPress 101
This is the most common confusion for beginners and it’s better to have a clear distinction between the two – WordPress.org and WordPress.com.
3. WordPress 101 – How To Install WordPress? – WordPress 101
Installing WordPress is one the most difficult steps for beginners. Let us know if we can help you to get started by our free WordPress installation service.
4. Introduction to the Dashboard – WordPress 101
The video helps you get familiar with the WordPress dashboard and introduces you to the main menus within the dashboard.
5. WordPress Posts VS Pages – WordPress 101
The video describes more about Posts and Pages, two different types of content that you will be creating in WordPress.
6. Introduction to WordPress Editor – WordPress 101
WordPress editor is where you will write your posts and pages.
7. Creating a WordPress Post – WordPress 101
Learn how to create your first post in WordPress.
8. How to Edit WordPress Post? – WordPress 101
Once you have created and published your posts, you might want to edit them. The video explains how to edit your posts!
9. How to Create and Edit WordPress Page? – WordPress 101
Learn how to create and edit pages, similar to creating and editing posts in the videos above.
10. Introduction to WordPress Categories & Tags – WordPress 101
Categories and tags are essential for you to understand how to organize the content of your blog.
11. Adding Images in WordPress Posts – WordPress 101
Learn how easy it is to add images to your WordPress Posts and pages using the Add Media option in the WordPress editor.
12. How to Add Videos in WordPress Posts? – WordPress 101
Learn how to embed videos in your WordPress posts using third-party services or upload your own directly to the media library.
13. Introduction to WordPress Post Formats – WordPress 101
Post formats are different types of content on your blog, such as quote, link, chat etc.. The different post formats, however, will only appear if your current theme supports them. This might be confusing to learn while getting started, so feel free to skip it if you want.
14. Creating Navigation Menu – WordPress 101
Learn how to create Menus and Manage locations of the menu (assigning menus to defined locations such as header or footer in your theme).
15. Managing Comments – WordPress 101
Learn how to manage comments that your blog readers add to your post.
16. Using Media Library – WordPress 101
You will learn how to use the media library to manage your images, videos or files that you upload to your WordPress.
17. Creating Links in Post Content – WordPress 101
Learn how to insert links in your post content. Adding both internal links and external links related to your content is essential for search engine optimization (SEO).
18. Changing the Theme – WordPress 101
19. Adding & Setting Up Widgets – WordPress 101
Learn how to add and remove widgets to different areas within your WordPress theme, such as in your sidebar or footer.
20. How To Install a WordPress Plugin – WordPress 101
Learning how to install plugins can really useful if you want to extend the functionality of WordPress. Plugins let you add additional features to your website.
21. User Management – WordPress 101
Learn how to add and remove users and assign different roles to the users within your WordPress dashboard. If you have multiple authors on your blog/website, this can be really essential.
22. Updating WP to the New Version – WordPress 101
You will always need to keep your WordPress updated to the latest version and this video demonstrates you how to update your WordPress version. You can follow WordPress updates on our website to know the latest updates and features in WordPress.
23. Import and Export Feature – WordPress 101
The import and export feature can be useful for you if you want to import posts and pages from another platform such as Blogger or import content from some other WordPress blog.
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