‘Beginner’ Videos

  • Andy Henderson: Website in a Day

    Andy Henderson: Website in a Day

    WordCamp Sydney 2016Speaker: Andy Henderson

    January 30, 2017 — Some of the reasons WordPress is the most popular web development platform in the world is it’s ease of use, and it’s ability to use themes.

    These features also makes it possible for complete beginners(with a little guidance) to create their very own professional looking website in a single day.

    This session outlines the steps and activities that should be covered by a complete beginner to create their own website in just one day.

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  • Winston Tony: WordPress Basics

    Winston Tony: WordPress Basics

    WordCamp Nairobi 2016Speaker: Winston Tony

    January 25, 2017 — This session will be about WordPress basics. Opening up with how I stumbled upon WordPress community on the Internet leading to the birth of http://www.winstontony.com. This talk is CENTRED around demystifying the age old myth that one needs to be a born pro to run a word press site. In a nut shell I will take the audience through blogging passion, getting started, setting your site and basic back office, posting and issues of frequency, Social sharing just to mention a few. I use my personal blog to reiterate the aspect of alternative career informed by the high rate of unemployment on Kenya and Africa at large. That will mark my closing remarks.

    When people ask me about WordPress normally I tell them I am self taught. (some say self made) from stumbling on WordPress to turning into an Internet nomad as a career to building a business around the aspect of blogging, it’s been a story of learning one curve at a time. It’s journey in progress. Like everyday friends and Internet strangers ask me to help out with WordPress related tasks. I do with an open heart. I have spoken previously at the Amref child development Centre (by Amref Foundation) about blogging. Recently I spoke at the Road to Nairobi Event in Nairobi organised by Ye community and Building Bridges Initiative. On frequent basis I speak about blogging to community based groups am involved with as part of TWIC GROUP undertakings.

  • Stephen Mwanza: WordPress SEO – The Basics

    Stephen Mwanza: WordPress SEO – The Basics

    WordCamp Nairobi 2016Speaker: Stephen Mwanza

    January 25, 2017 — I will share rich and easy to understand content that will help my audience start and market their blogs online through Search Engine Optimization. I’ll articulate the steps required for one to start a successful niche blog at home. I have been doing SEO for the past 10 years. I was one of the trainers at Livity Africa which was running a Digital Skill Training Program sponsored by Google.

  • Francis Kamau: WordPress DIY

    Francis Kamau: WordPress DIY

    WordCamp Nairobi 2016Speaker: Francis Kamau

    January 9, 2017 — How to use WordPress to easily reach large audience with little knowledge of code/web design

  • Angie Meeker: WordPress 101 – What IS WordPress Anyway?

    Angie Meeker: WordPress 101 – What IS WordPress Anyway?

    WordCamp Cincinnati 2016Speaker: Angie Meeker

    January 7, 2017 — WordPress 101 is a full-day workshop designed for those who are just getting started with WordPress, or who may not even have a WordPress website yet.

    Below is a brief outline of the topics covered.

    What IS WordPress Anyway? On overview of the software.

    WordPress.com vs Self-Hosted WordPress
    Installing WordPress
    Adjusting The General Settings

    Review the General Settings
    Review Your Writing Settings
    Review Your Reading Settings
    Review Your Discussion Settings
    Review Your Media Settings
    Getting to Know Your Dashboard

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  • Ivana Cirkovic: WordPress 101 – From My Point Of View

    Ivana Cirkovic: WordPress 101 – From My Point Of View

    WordCamp Belgrade 2016Speaker: Ivana Ćirković

    December 28, 2016 — How did I get dragged into the world of WordPress and ended up loving it from the very first start

  • Aleksandar Savkovic: Hello WordPress

    Aleksandar Savkovic: Hello WordPress

    WordCamp Belgrade 2016Speaker: Aleksandar Savkovic

    December 28, 2016 — Welcome to WordPress. How To Start, How To Use and How To Make the Money by using it.

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  • Pramana Adi Putra: Introduction to WordPress

    Pramana Adi Putra: Introduction to WordPress

    WordCamp Denpasar 2016Speaker: Pramana Adi Putra

    December 4, 2016 — Watch Pramana Adi Putra giving an introduction about WordPress at the WordCamp Denpasar 2016.

  • Lynne Rutledge: How I Learned to Stop Overthinking and Hit Publish

    Lynne Rutledge: How I Learned to Stop Overthinking and Hit Publish

    WordCamp Montreal 2016Speaker: Lynne Rutledge

    December 2, 2016 — Newbies can get overwhelmed by being aware of how much we don’t know. It’s easy to use learning or researching as a way to avoid doing. Who do you trust for answers? A quick intro to the basics of information literacy can help you choose a few good sources from those millions of results. It isn’t just research though, is it? Once you have your site, post, or idea who do you run it past? The WordPress community of course! We will look at some of the ways to get your idea out and connect with others. (Blogging fundamentals, community pool, social media…)

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  • James Soller: Taking a Realistic Approach to Starting Out in WordPress

    James Soller: Taking a Realistic Approach to Starting Out in WordPress

    WordCamp Baltimore 2016Speaker: James Soller

    November 21, 2016 — I was a newbie to WordPress three years ago and I had little or no technical experience at the time. In a nutshell, I made a lot of mistakes using WordPress my first year, but my knowledge has grown exponentially since then I work in WordPress everything. For people just starting out and trying to use WordPress for a small business, startup or blog, I think there is a lot of misunderstanding out there about how to use WordPress, how to get over the fear of using WordPress and what the expectations should be.