‘Beginner’ Videos

  • Mickey Kay: The Art of N00b - Tips for beginners in the world of WordPress

    Mickey Kay: The Art of N00b – Tips for beginners in the world of WordPress

    WordCamp San Francisco 2014Speaker: Mickey Kay

    October 31, 2014 — New to the world of WordPress? Wondering how best to jump in? Intimidated by all the stuff you “don’t know”? Come join the party for an action-packed flash talk covering LOADS of goodies including: simple steps to getting involved, experience-based insights for developing your skills, plenty of useful resources for your bookmarks tab, and lots more. The talk will also cover some of my own adventures in WordPress land, including some of the projects, plugins, and people I’ve been involved with. So if you’re newer to the WordPress community and want to up your game (build a plugin, code a theme, get involved, etc), come join us!

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  • Marc Gratch: Your First WordPress Site

    Marc Gratch: Your First WordPress Site

    WordCamp Dallas/Fort Worth 2014Speaker: Marc Gratch

    October 28, 2014 — When many of us take the dive to set up our first WordPress site, whether it’s for yourself or a client it’s easy to lose enormous amounts of time. For many veteran WordPress developers it is very easy to forget that first experience of stumbling through the dashboard, or sifting through countless plugins. Marc walks through the process of getting a domain to launching a basic site.

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  • Tanner Moushey: Introduction to the command line

    Tanner Moushey: Introduction to the command line

    WordCamp Vancouver 2014Speaker: Tanner Moushey

    September 24, 2014 — Web developers are often faced with challenges that require a basic knowledge of the Unix command line. This topic will break down the basic commands needed to navigate and perform basic functions within the command line.

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  • Se Reed: Small Business - Big Website

    Se Reed: Small Business – Big Website

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2014Speaker: Sé Reed

    September 24, 2014 — Awesome WordPress plugins that can help small business owners take their websites from basic to bada$$, including content development, e-commerce, and customer relations.

  • Russell Fair: Customizing Widgets and Nav Menus

    Russell Fair: Customizing Widgets and Nav Menus

    WordCamp Asheville 2014Speaker: Russell Fair

    September 11, 2014 — If you’ve used WordPress for very long chances are you’ve used these features before. This talk will cover how to configure widgets and menus and possibly show you some new tricks that you may not have known about. Aimed for beginners and intermediate users.

  • Ольга Горяева: Стабильный сайт на WordPress. 5 вещей, которые нужно сделать

    Ольга Горяева: Стабильный сайт на WordPress. 5 вещей, которые нужно сделать

    WordCamp Russia 2014Speaker: Olga Goryaeva

    September 2, 2014 — В докладе, предназначенном для начинающих пользователей, Ольга расскажет, какие меры нужно предпринять, чтобы созданный вами сайт продолжал радовать вас стабильной работой на долгие годы.

    Будут затронуты вопросы резервного копирования и настройки системы анти-спама, кратко рассказано о ролях и правах пользователей и важности своевременного обновления, а также о том, чем могут быть полезны плагины-защитники.

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  • Ross Jones: WP 102

    Ross Jones: WP 102

    WordCamp Nashville 2014Speaker: Ross Jones

    August 26, 2014 — Part of the beauty of WordPress is that you don’t need to be a programmer to have a great website. This session is presented by a WP user who is not a developer so don’t worry if you’re not highly technical.

    The presenter explores some of the common settings and uses of WordPress. Learn the right way to create content, organize it and make sure it’s easy for both your visitors and search engines to find your content.

  • Nile Flores: Basic Plugin Recommendations To Get Your WordPress Started

    Nile Flores: Basic Plugin Recommendations To Get Your WordPress Started

    WordCamp Kansas City 2014Speaker: Nile Flores

    August 22, 2014 — So you started a WordPress powered website, or you’re contemplating it, or you already have and not sure what to do next. Out of the box WordPress can do a lot, but there are some functionalities you might want it to do, like:
    – Allow people to contact you
    – Allow people to share your articles over social network sites
    – Some plugins for search engine optimization
    – Plugin suggestions for security
    … and a few other fun plugins in case you need them
    This session is to help you get your best foot forward with a basic list of plugins to get your site rolling right away, even today!!!

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  • Michael R. Hunter: How to Find, Choose, and Install The Best Theme For You!

    Michael R. Hunter: How to Find, Choose, and Install The Best Theme For You!

    WordCamp Kansas City 2014Speaker: Michael R. Hunter

    August 21, 2014 — Michael teaches beginner and intermediate WordPress users where to find, how to select, and how to install the best WordPress theme for their blog or website. He has created a 5 point checklist that anyone can use to measure the quality of any WordPress theme.

  • Nancy West Johnson: Create Your First WordPress Website

    Nancy West Johnson: Create Your First WordPress Website

    WordCamp Seattle 2014Speaker: Nancy West Johnson

    August 10, 2014 — This session is everyone from bloggers to business owners who is an absolute beginner (or just needs a refresher) on their first journey in the wonderful world of WordPress. Join Nancy West Johnson (Rampant Web Designs) to find out how WordPress can help your website project and how to choose which version of the WordPress platform (WordPress.com or self-hosted [aka WordPress.org]) is best for you. We’ll also take a tour of the dashboard and learn five essential settings to get you started. Feel free to bring your laptop and follow along on your own domain.

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