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Jim Hague helps you utilize WordPress to create spectacular websites without having to worry about coding. Jim has over 15+ years experience designing websites, developing media products, and creating dozens of WordPress sites. He covers both WordPress.com (free hosting) and WordPress.org (self hosting) and helps you choose and set up the best option. Jim teaches through tons of real world examples and makes technical jargon easy to understand. He goes over everything from setup, uploading media, editing themes, SEO, and widgets to syndicating and backing up your blog.

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I. Introduction
  Overview of WordPress 13:41
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:14 
   Sample Blog 1:29 
    Best Blog on WordPress 1:50 
    Controllable in Admin Panel: Title of the Blog, a Short Description, Side Bar (About, Recent Comments, Archives) 2:08 
    What You Have Inside a Blog 2:38 
    Leave a Reply 3:33 
    Control the Reply: Approve, Disapprove, Mark as Spam 3:44 
   Sample Websites 4:23 
    wordpress.org/showcase 4:42 
   Important Facts 7:06 
    8.5% of All Websites Are WordPress 7:25 
    Two Options for Programmers (.org) and the Average Person (.com) 7:48 
    Plugins 9:46 
    Themes: Look-n-Feel 11:11 
    Interface Evolution 11:59 
    Admin Panel/ Dashboard 12:17 
    Notable Sites 12:51 
  Blog vs. Website 17:11
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:49 
   Control and Programming 2:02 
    Intro 2:32 
    .com Features 2:46 
    Less Programming, Some Plug Ins, Interaction, More Use of Pre-Installed Themes 3:26 
    Blogging and Hosted in WordPress 3:51 
    Best Blog on Wordpress 4:47 
    URL Name 5:23 
    .org Gives You Full Control of How Your Website Looks 5:53 
    Some Plug Ins, Add Plug Ins, Interaction, Less use of Pre-Installed Themes, More Custom Themes 6:29 
    For Programmers and Users 8:00 
    WordPress.com 8:37 
    WordPress.org 10:25 
    Browser: WordPress Plugin Directory 12:27 
    WordPress Widgets 13:39 
    Tags 14:41 
    Plugin Forums 15:26 
    Plugin Directory 16:10 
II. Setting up WordPress
  Starting a WordPress Blog 48:39
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:38 
   Target Audience and Naming 3:31 
    Complete Domain Name 4:00 
    Masking 4:33 
    Keyword Rich Domain Names 5:02 
    Baseball Musings Blog 5:47 
    Lottie + Doof Blog 7:09 
    The Lego Car Blog 8:52 
    Domain Names Should be Keyword Rich or Purposeful 10:06 
   Setting Up Account 11:35 
    WordPress.com 12:28 
    Sign Up 13:26 
    Get Another WordPress.com Blog 15:08 
    Privacy 16:25 
   Intro to Dashboard 18:32 
    What You See When You Log In 19:49 
    Home 20:34 
   Posts 21:23 
    Posts Link 21:33 
    All Posts 22:46 
    Clicking of Title Goes to Edit Mode 23:28 
    Preview 23:57 
    Add a New Blog 24:44 
    Categories 27:16 
    Tags 27:26 
   Media 28:00 
    The Purpose of Media: Upload Pictures, Videos and Audio 28:09 
    Media Library 28:58 
    Upload New Media 29:30 
   Links 30:04 
    SEO - Good for Link Exchange 30:10 
    Links, Add New Links, and Link Categories 30:45 
   Pages 31:04 
    Theme 31:15 
    Edit About Page 31:50 
    Pages Section is Mostly for Creating Websites 33:03 
   Comments / Feedback 34:02 
    Comments Webpage 34:43 
    Feedbacks 36:00 
   Appearance 36:16 
    Manage Themes 36:57 
   Plugins 39:02 
    WorPress.com May Not Allow for Plugin 39:25 
    WordPress.org Does Allow Plugins 39:43 
   Users 42:01 
    Users Webpage 42:36 
    Invite New Users to Your Blog 42:58 
   Tools 43:29 
    Import and Export 43:37 
    Export Webpage 44:46 
    Install Plugins 44:56 
    Import Webpage 45:22 
    Settings 46:41 
  Installing WordPress 19:18
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:19 
   WordPress.com 1:40 
    Browser: WordPress.com 1:49 
    WordPress Through LinkedIn 2:00 
    WordPress.org 3:35 
    Browser: WordpPress.org 4:06 
    Download 4:20 
   Download/ Extract 4:44 
    Manual Download - Zip File 4:51 
   Install Files 6:30 
    Sample Folders 6:37 
    Sample Php Files 6:54 
    Linux Based Server 7:09 
   Manual Install 8:06 
    WordPress is a Database Driven Web Application 8:21 
    Stored in MySQL 9:00 
    GoDaddy 10:09 
    How-To WordPress Website 11:43 
   File Manipulation 12:30 
   File Upload 14:47 
   Automatic Install 15:49 
    GoDaddy.com Install Wordpress 16:59 
    Install Now Button 18:09 
  Assigning Domain Names 18:35
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:21 
   Registrars 1:15 
    Browser: Best Blog on Wordpress 1:19 
    Browser: Creative Ad Awards 1:34 
    Registrars to Get Domain Name 2:36 
    GoDaddy Search For New Domain Name 3:18 
    Network Solutions 3:35 
    Two Most Popular 3:58 
    Register.com 4:49 
   WordPress.com 5:36 
    Browser: WordPress.com 5:53 
    Sign Up for Free 6:25 
    Domain Registrar and Hosting 8:07 
   Points To… 8:39 
    Hosting 8:44 
    Server 9:15 
    Cloud Series and Google Drive 9:46 
    Domain Name Needs IP Address, DNS Server, and A Name 11:50 
    GoDaddy Account: Domain Names 14:10 
    Zone File Editor 14:45 
   Points 17:06 
    Index File 17:15 
III. Using WordPress
  Adding/ Copying Posts 23:32
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:18 
    Webtipstv.com 1:52 
   Adding Posts 2:50 
    Browser: Posts 3:27 
   Icons 5:07 
    Icons Menu 5:46 
    Demonstration in Browser 8:08 
   Right Side 17:26 
    Publish or Save as Draft 17:31 
    Visibility 18:35 
    Timing It Is Published 18:57 
    Demonstration in Browser 19:11 
    Format 20:45 
    Standard, Aside, and Gallery 20:53 
    Categories 22:01 
  Categories 12:07
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:24 
   Category Page 1:25 
    New Category 1:48 
    Slug 2:10 
    Parent 2:48 
    Categories Demonstration in Browser 3:35 
    Add New Post 5:28 
    Edit Category 5:44 
    Posts 7:57 
    Category, Description, Slugs 8:46 
   RSS 9:37 
    Browser 9:53 
    Slug Line as Part of URL 10:12 
    Have These When It Comes to WordPress: Address, category, Slug Line, and Feed 11:05 
  Tags 8:09
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:26 
   Tags 0:51 
    What Tags Are Associated With 1:12 
    Popular Tags 2:18 
    Browser: Tags 2:48 
    Where Do You Embed Tags 3:18 
    Add Something, Add Transmedia 4:45 
    Add New Posts 7:48 
  Media 23:55
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:14 
   When to Add 2:17 
    Upload Media 2:53 
    Two Places to Add Media 3:09 
    Edit Post 3:41 
    Media Library 5:11 
    Two Ways of Adding Media 6:47 
    Shrink Image 8:58 
   Add Media 13:41 
    Add From URL 13:46 
   Media Library 17:00 
    Browser: Media Library 17:17 
   YouTube 18:38 
    Embed Videos 19:44 
    YouTube Video 20:15 
    Embed This Video 21:14 
    WordPress Posts 22:02 
  Used Content 10:09
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:42 
   From Website 2:14 
    CNN Website 2:34 
    Visual Mode 3:29 
    How To Protect Yourself & Your Name as a Writer 4:39 
   Bullet Points / Links 5:40 
    What You Should Add in Your Post 6:22 
    Keywords 6:58 
    Sample 9:32 
  Link 24:23
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   Creating Links 2:29 
    Dashboard 2:47 
    Posts 3:10 
    Edit This Item 4:46 
   Link Word 4:56 
    Edit Post 8:07 
    Best Way to Market 12:39 
    Publish/Update 12:49 
   Links Page for Widgets 13:11 
    Links That Appear to Have a Widget 13:26 
    Links 14:00 
    Widgets 14:16 
    Link Exchange 16:01 
   Go to Widgets 16:51 
    Add New Link 16:58 
    Appearance: Widgets 20:46 
   Sidebar 21:02 
    Widgets 21:30 
  Comments 15:05
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:45 
   Comments 2:57 
    Leave a Reply 3:06 
    Trackback 3:36 
    Browser Example 4:08 
   Popularity of Comments 6:09 
    CNN 6:36 
   Comments Access 8:17 
    Approve and Disapprove a Comment 8:24 
   Comment Management 8:46 
    IP Address 8:59 
    Email Address 9:41 
    Menu 9:55 
    Difference Between Spam and Trash 11:11 
    Browser Comments 11:50 
   Fighting Spam 13:36 
    Install WordPress Widget 13:42 
    Most Popular: Askismet.com 13:54 
    Defensio.com 14:10 
  Users 8:02
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:47 
   Types of Users 1:09 
    Subscriber 1:24 
    Administrator 2:33 
    Editor 3:12 
    Contributor 3:43 
    Browser: WordPress Dashboard 4:47 
    Users 4:56 
    Profile 6:44 
  Themes 13:55
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:41 
    Browser: Theme Example 1:40 
    Tools and Widgets That Allow You to Add Functions 2:44 
   Edit Themes 3:30 
    Appearance: Themes 3:43 
    Manage Themes 4:39 
    Fusion 4:55 
    Menu 5:43 
    Browser: Customize Link 5:59 
    Background Color 7:19 
    Static Front Page 8:34 
   Switch Themes 9:59 
    Browser: Available Themes 10:35 
    TemplateMonster.com 12:57 
    Template Monster: WordPress Themes 13:10 
  Widgets 15:00
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:30 
   Browser: Widgets 2:20 
   The Widget Page 2:48 
    Pre-Installs Widgets 3:11 
    Browser: Widgets 3:56 
    Browser: Recent Posts, Archives, Meta, Blog roll 4:22 
    Need a Side to Use Widget 6:54 
    Browser: Theme Options 8:05 
    WordPress Dashboard: Click on Widgets 9:46 
    Dragging 10:07 
   Drag and Drop 14:17 
  Installing Widgets 17:00
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:31 
   Header/ Footer Widget 1:20 
    Change the Header and Footer to the Same on Every Page 1:32 
    Browser Example 2:05 
   Google Search 3:54 
    How to Find Widgets 4:16 
    Download Wordpress.org/extend/plugins 5:12 
    Browser: Plug-Ins 6:09 
   WordPress Plugins Page 7:20 
    Browser: PlugIn Directory 8:25 
   Download 9:30 
    Upload into WordPress After You Download 10:11 
   Filezilla 10:22 
    You Have to Host Your WordPress Software 11:08 
    After You Download Filezilla, You Need to Know Your FTP 11:58 
    Upload into WP-Content/Plugins Folder 12:33 
   Activate 12:57 
    Dashboard 13:38 
    PlugIns 13:49 
    Previous Created Plugins 14:01 
    Widgets 15:07 
  The Menu 19:53
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:14 
   On the Right Side 2:58 
    Things to Create 3:11 
    Browser 3:38 
   Menu 4:26 
    Browser: Dashboard>Appearance>Menu 4:40 
    Create a Menu 5:00 
    Step 1: Name the Menu 5:09 
    Step 2 and 3: Different Links and Custom Links 5:23 
    Creating the Menu 7:36 
    Doesn't Work Yet Because It's Not Added to the Right Side 11:12 
    Need to Create Something Like Posts and Categories 12:23 
   Name the Menu 15:59 
    Review the Steps 16:04 
    Decide What the Links Are 16:11 
   Add to Menu 16:51 
    Label 16:57 
    Browser: Navigation Label 17:08 
   Back to Widget Page 18:24 
    Browser: Widgets Page 18:40 
  Header 10:26
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:10 
    Live Browser Examples 0:37 
    Top Section and Different Controls Based on Themes 2:02 
   On the Right Side 2:36 
   Appearance > Header 2:47 
    Browser Example 3:15 
    Browser: Header 3:48 
   Where is the Header Link? 4:25 
    Sometimes You Don't Have an Option and Have to Use the Theme Option Itself 4:32 
    Browser Example 4:46 
   Installed Plugins 6:34 
    Browser: Control Panel 7:15 
    Browser: Control Header and Footer 7:53 
    Demo 8:18 
  Theme Options 10:33
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:46 
   Nav Control 2:05 
   Browser 2:34 
    Makes Reference to Other Websites That Allow You to Make Your Own Theme 3:20 
    FlexiThemes 4:14 
    Theme Warrior 4:57 
    Google WordPress Theme Free Generator 5:19 
    WordPress> Themes 8:05 
    Feature Filter 8:21 
  Drop Down Menu 12:15
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:19 
   Create Page 2:12 
    Browser: WordPress Pages 2:34 
    Add New Page 3:07 
    Quick Edit for Pages 6:56 
    Move Current Page to Appear Under Another Page 8:56 
    Drop Down Menu From a Widget or Plugins 10:24 
  Creating the Theme 25:47
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:13 
   Create or Borrow? 4:36 
    Browser: Google WordPress Themes 5:12 
   PHP 7:01 
    Index 7:15 
    Header 7:32 
    Footer 7:42 
    Sidebar 7:54 
    Functions 8:01 
    Style 8:19 
    What You Really Need and What is Optional 9:04 
    Illustration of the Six Files 9:29 
   Download Structure.php 10:10 
    Text Editor: Example of Structure 10:39 
   Style.CSS 13:26 
    Name Your Theme 14:02 
    URI: Where the Theme is Located 14:20 
    Text Editor: Style.css 14:41 
   Header.php 16:57 
    Text Editor: Header.php 17:41 
   Footer.php 19:11 
    Text Editor: Footer.php 19:24 
    Many Themes Do Not Have a Footer 19:35 
    Browser 19:51 
    Text Editor: Footer.php 21:37 
   Index.php 22:27 
    Purpose is to Call Other PHP Files 22:32 
    Content/Container 22:53 
   Sidebar.php 23:14 
    Text Editor: Sidebar 23:21 
    Categories 23:53 
   Theme Generators 24:10 
    They Create Codes For You 24:22 
    Browser Example 24:47 
  HTML > WordPress 18:09
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:21 
   Use HTML Tab 1:18 
    Browser 1:42 
    Control + A on PC ; Command + A on Mac 2:08 
    Add the Site in a New Post 3:18 
    Preview 3:51 
    HTML Tab 4:10 
    Alternate Option to Copy & Paste HTML 5:26 
   Theme Generators 6:32 
    Template is Provided 7:08 
    You Can Change Layout, Colors, Pictures 7:32 
    You Can Download the Files 7:50 
    Upload to WordPress (Themes Folder) 8:00 
    Browser: Wordpress>Appearance>Themes 8:37 
    Download TripWire Magazine 9:48 
    Browser: Artisteer 10:30 
    Browser: ThemeSchock 12:29 
    Come Up With Your Own Design 13:52 
   HTML to WP (as Plugins) 14:11 
    Browser Examples 14:27 
    Get HTML 2 WP 16:50 
  Editing WP Files 9:56
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:41 
   Use Editor Tab 1:45 
    Different Forms of Editing: WordPress Editor and Text Editor 2:08 
    Back-Up All Files 2:50 
    Browser: Appearance > Editor 4:26 
    Browser: Sidebar 8:07 
    Why Editor Is Not Listed Under Appearance 8:32 
  Tools 13:09
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:26 
   Available Tools 1:11 
    Browser 1:46 
    Press This 2:00 
    Another Example 3:32 
    Categories and Tags 5:54 
   Export 6:14 
    Moving Files 7:14 
    Browser: Export 8:51 
    Download Export File 9:42 
    Downloads as .XML File 11:01 
   Import 11:32 
    Browser: Import 12:18 
    Import from WordPress 12:38 
  Settings, Part 1 10:00
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:21 
   Settings 0:52 
    My Hosted WordPress Account vs. WordPress Hosted Account 0:58 
    Widgets (Add-On) 1:50 
    General 2:08 
    Browser: Settings> General 2:41 
    Writing Settings 4:42 
    Reading Settings 6:51 
  Settings, Part 2 13:33
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:13 
   Settings 0:22 
    Plugins 0:44 
    Discussion Settings 1:07 
    Media Settings 5:23 
    Privacy Settings 7:31 
    Poll Settings 10:09 
    Text Messaging Settings 10:58 
    Header and Setter Settings 11:53 
    iTunes Loopup Widget Options 12:03 
    Sharing Settings 12:18 
  Syndicating Your Content 20:05
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:19 
   Jet Pack 3:01 
    What is Jet Pack? 3:10 
    Sharing 3:38 
    Browser: Jet Pack 4:05 
    Posts > Edit Posts > Sharing 5:04 
    Sharing Links Icons 6:05 
   Plugin Search 8:07 
    Browser: Plugins 8:20 
    Sharing Settings 10:10 
    Difference Between Sharing 11:35 
   Domain Names 13:28 
    Domain Names & Web Search is Bolded 13:40 
   Important Facts 14:56 
    Browser: Permalink Settings 15:02 
    All Posts 16:21 
   Important Facts 17:27 
    Post Name 17:35 
   Face Book 18:04 
    Browser: Embed Plugin into Facebook 18:14 
  Polls & Ratings 13:23
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 1:04 
   Plugin Search 2:52 
    Browser: WordPress Plugin Directory 3:08 
    Jetpack Plugin Ratings 3:36 
    Plugins: Sharing 4:35 
   Plugin Search 5:09 
    Install Polls 5:22 
    Where to Find the Plugin After You Installed It 6:30 
    Browser: Preview Poll/ Plugin 7:32 
    Widget 8:21 
    Manage Poll 9:39 
    Plugin Search > Add New 10:31 
   Add to Side Bar 11:06 
   Ratings 11:12 
    Rating-Widget Settings 12:14 
  Embed YouTube 10:18
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:16 
   HTML Tag 0:59 
    Concept of iFrames 1:20 
    Example Code Talks About iFrame 2:48 
   Embed Code 3:41 
    Src = Source 3:49 
    Frameborder 4:28 
    Generate Code 4:47 
   YouTube 5:06 
    Browser: Embedded YouTube Video 5:18 
    WordPress Posts 6:09 
    Edit Post: Visual vs. HTML 6:34 
    YouTube Share Button 7:57 
    Embed YouTube Video 8:26 
  Creating Forms 17:21
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:11 
   Form Icon 1:11 
    Make Sure Jetpack is Installed 1:23 
    Add New Page/Post 2:26 
    Add a Custom Form 2:51 
    Enlarged Version of the Icon 3:04 
    Form Builder 3:51 
    Email Notifications 5:15 
    Appearance > Widgets 8:30 
   Plugin Search 8:57 
    Browser: Form Maker 9:06 
    Would Not Suggest Using This Form 10:06 
   IFrame 10:30 
    Form Communicate with a Database 10:40 
    Complex Form 11:01 
    Edit Form 11:30 
    Form Builder: Only Adds a Field 12:04 
    Checkbox 12:37 
    Page Created Outside of WordPress 13:18 
    Create a Form Using iFrame 13:43 
    First Look for iFrame Code, Then Embed URL f the Form 14:07 
  Finding Help 8:32
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:19 
   WordPress Help 1:15 
    Developers 1:30 
    Browser: Themes Directory 1:55 
   Support Forums 3:02 
    Theme That's Not a Part of WordPress 3:06 
    Browser: Manage Themes > Theme ID 4:02 
    WordPress: Other Theme Example 5:09 
   Google 5:56 
    Previous Responsive Theme 6:05 
    Keyword Search: Type in the Name of Theme, WordPress, and Question 6:42 
  Backing Up 11:49
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:38 
   Backup Content 1:54 
    Export When Backing Up 2:12 
    Browser: Tools > Export 2:56 
    Places to Download: Hard Drive, External Hard Drive, and iCloud Drive 4:13 
   Database 5:39 
    Store Information Regarding Users, Authors, Commentators 5:43 
    Backup Icon 7:22 
   Google 8:00 
    Themes Download as a Zip File 8:04 
    Browser: WordPress Install Themes 8:41 
    You Can Edit if You Install Themes 10:46 
  RSS Feeds 15:53
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:46 
   RSS 1:10 
    Real Simple Syndication 1:16 
    Example: Blog Where You Write the Article Completely 2:38 
    Share 3:28 
   Access Feeds from Site 3:39 
    This Blog Uses Meta Box for Site Admin, Log Out, Entries RSS 3:49 
    Browser: Meta 4:28 
    Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets 5:09 
    If You Don't Want It There, Just Drag It Away 5:45 
    How Do You Find RSS Feeds 6:17 
    Wed Addresses to Find Feeds 6:27 
    Example of What a Regular Feed Looks Like 8:19 
    If You Want to Have a Category 9:07 
    Tech News 11:16 
   How to Create a Feed 12:31 
    Need to Have Web Address of Feed 12:49 
    First Step: Click on Build 12:58 
    Questions: Do You Want to Show the Channel, Number of Items to Display, etc 13:22