‘Beginner’ Videos

  • Sticky Posts: A Super-Easy WordPress Tutorial

    Sticky Posts: A Super-Easy WordPress Tutorial

    July 19, 2015 — What is a Sticky Post? How can I make a post sticky? What does a Sticky Post look like? Compare the appearance of sticky posts in three different themes.

    This is a beginner-level tutorial.

  • Michael Hunter: WordPress Themes 101

    Michael Hunter: WordPress Themes 101

    WordCamp Denver 2015Speaker: Michael Hunter

    July 1, 2015 — This talk discusses how WordPress has evened the playing field for website creation. I share tools, tips, strategies and resources to help new WordPress users, freelancers, and small businesses get a great looking and effective blog/website up fast. I have a 6-point checklist that I use to analyze whether or not a theme is a good fit for any website or blog.

  • Bethany Siegler: Where to Begin with WordPress

    Bethany Siegler: Where to Begin with WordPress

    WordCamp Denver 2015Speaker: Bethany Siegler

    July 1, 2015 — Each time I go to WordCamp, there is a group of folks (either site owners, newbie bloggers or graphic designers) who want to understand the basics of WordPress. They struggle to fit in, they don’t know how to get started.
    By sharing tales of my own start in 2005, as well as how my colleagues, collaborators and clients got their feet wet (sometimes falling on their eventual road to success), I believe it can do several things:
    • Fill a missing gap in the beginner’s struggle
    • Provide confidence (and tips) to overcoming the curve
    • Begin their day feeling connected and ready to learn from the rest of the event’s storytellers

  • Shanta Nathwani: WordPress 101

    Shanta Nathwani: WordPress 101

    WordCamp Hamilton 2015Speaker: Shanta Nathwani

    June 21, 2015 — This talk is intended for people who have never touched the platform before. It is intended to help people make decisions to get them on the right path from the beginning, even before they’ve logged in.

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  • Jessica Rose: Easy, Lazy SEO

    Jessica Rose: Easy, Lazy SEO

    WordCamp London 2015Speaker: Jessica Rose

    June 2, 2015 — Between WordPress development, content production, editing, publishing and keeping your plugins and themes in order you’ve already got enough on your plate. This presentation focuses on how to optimize your WordPress site for search without adding another full time task to your schedule. We take a beginner-friendly look at how to optimize your site, your content and manage the off page factors that all impact where you show up in the search ratings. We also look at the fundamentals of how search engines rank content to lend a better understanding of how these optimization processes work. In the interests of keeping costs down we’ll take a quick tour through free tools you can use as you optimize your sites. The session also touches on some of the dangers of getting carried away with your SEO, touching on Google penalties and how best to avoid them.

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  • David Bird: Google Analytics and WordPress for Beginners

    David Bird: Google Analytics and WordPress for Beginners

    WordCamp Montreal 2014Speaker: David Bird

    May 16, 2015 — This session is a beginner’s guide to best practice set up of Google Analytics and navigating the user interface so you can look at your traffic more critically. We’ll also talk about how Google Analytics WordPress plugins simplify your set-up and analysis.

  • Caspar Hübinger: Der WordPress Editor

    Caspar Hübinger: Der WordPress Editor

    WordPress Potsdam MeetupSpeaker: Caspar Hübinger

    May 1, 2015 — Caspar Hübinger-Der WordPress Editor
    WP Meetup Potsdam 04/2015

  • Daniel Schwabe: WordPress Einführungs-Schulung für Redaktionen

    Daniel Schwabe: WordPress Einführungs-Schulung für Redaktionen

    WordPress Potsdam MeetupSpeaker: Daniel Schwabe

    March 31, 2015 — Einführung in den Backend-Bereich für Redakteure, die mit WordPress arbeiten sollen. Übersicht über Beiträge/Seiten, Text- und visueller Editor, Upload von Medien sowie Werkzeuge wie z.B. “press this”

  • Rina Chhadwa: WordPress for Newbies

    Rina Chhadwa: WordPress for Newbies

    WordCamp Mumbai 2014Speaker: Rina Chhadwa

    March 9, 2015 — This session is targeted towards introducing WordPress to newbies.

  • Gregg Franklin: Intro to WordPress

    Gregg Franklin: Intro to WordPress

    WordCamp Maui 2015Speaker: Gregg Franklin

    March 5, 2015 — This session helps you understand WordPress while you learn to build and manage your website. Topics include everything from initial setup to publishing posts, adding categories, tagging content, and much more. It goes through the entire Dashboard, sharing all the useful tools and providing tips along the way.

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