Advanced WordPress Use

Now that we’ve covered both basic and intermediate WordPress skills, let’s move on to advanced skills! Today’s tutorials include:

Managing Widgets

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Restoring a Post

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Restoring a Page

[wpmudev-video video=”restore-page”]

Trashing (deleting) a Post

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Trashing (deleting) a Page

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That’s all for now! If you enjoyed these tutorials, have questions or need assistance, let me know in the comments section!

Intermediate WordPress Tutorials

We’ve barely scratched the surface of fun things you can do with your new WordPress site. Today’s tutorials include:

Adding Video to your WordPress site:

[wpmudev-video video=”oEmbed”]

Using QuickPress:

[wpmudev-video video=”quickpress”]

Creating and Managing Custom Navigation Menus

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Tomorrow will be our last day of tutorials. We’ll be covering the version manager and deleting (trashing) posts and pages.

As always, please leave a comment if you have questions or need help!

Beyond WordPress Basics

Now that you’ve mastered the basic techniques of working with WordPress, it’s time to take a look at some of the additional features of your WordPress site. Today’s tutorials:

Working with WordPress Pages

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WordPress Comment Manager (if we have configured Facebook commenting on your site, feel free to ignore this):

[wpmudev-video video=”comments”]

Using the WordPress Excerpt function:

[wpmudev-video video=”excerpt”]

Working with Lists (ordered & unordered):

[wpmudev-video video=”lists”]

If you have any questions or comments, please leave me a comment!

WordPress Tags & Categories

WordPress offers the ability to use tags and categories to sort and refine post data. Many advanced themes use tags and categories to display additional post information within pages or sidebars. Here are some helpful tutorials on using these functions within your WordPress site:

Using the Tags function in WordPress:

[wpmudev-video video=”tags”]

Working with WordPress categories:

[wpmudev-video video=”categories”]

Tomorrow: intermediate WordPress skills, such as working with pages, comments and versions.

WordPress and Links

Working with links in WordPress is fairly straightforward. The following tutorials go into more depth about link tools available in your WordPress site:

Adding Links:

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Editing Links:

[wpmudev-video video=”edit-links”]

Working with Link Categories:

[wpmudev-video video=”link-categories”]

Editing Images in WordPress

Yes, you can do basic image editing functions within WordPress. Here are some basics:

Understanding the Image Editor

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Editing Images

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Cropping and Scaling an image via the Image Editor

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Flip, Undo, Redo your image in the Image Editor

[wpmudev-video video=”image-editor-rotate-flip-undo-redo”]

Replacing an Image

[wpmudev-video video=”replace-image”]

WordPress and Pictures

WordPress looks best when it has pictures and images to accompany text. Today’s lessons are on working with images in WordPress via the Media Library:

The WordPress Media Library

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Adding an Image From Media Library

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Adding an Image From Your Computer

[wpmudev-video video=”add-image-from-pc”]

Adding an Image From a URL

[wpmudev-video video=”add-image-from-url”]

Deleting an image from your post or page

[wpmudev-video video=”delete-image”]

Using Featured Images

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Join us tomorrow for editing images in WordPress.

Getting Started with WordPress

As promised, more WordPress tutorials! Today’s lessons cover:

Navigating the WordPress admin bar:

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Working with Hyperlinks:

[wpmudev-video video=”hyperlinks”]

Editing Text:

[wpmudev-video video=”edit-text”]

Pasting from Word files:

[wpmudev-video video=”paste-from-word”]

image of the WordPress logo

WordPress Support

Lately my development plate has been heaped full of WordPress goodness. Accordingly, I’ll be using my blog for the next interval for some basic WordPress training.

Today’s tutorials are on getting started with a WordPress site.

The WordPress dashboard:

[wpmudev-video video=”dashboard”]

Using the visual editor:

[wpmudev-video video=”the-toolbar”]

Adding a new post to your blog:

[wpmudev-video video=”add-new-post”]

Adding paragraphs to posts or pages:

[wpmudev-video video=”add-paragraph”]

Tomorrow I’ll have 4 more tutorials on WordPress basics. If you have questions or comments on today’s tutorials, please leave a comment.

Upgrade Joy

Today for fun we upgraded the site from 2.1 (Ella Fitzgerald) all the way up to 3.0 so that I could begin blogging here again. Oddly enough, the upgrade itself went smoothly, but somehow the feed got corrupted; while I thought I’d have a more interesting first post, this will allow me to test it out.

How is your day going?