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Overview

This innovative product combines interactive video and a full-color printed reference to explain everything a beginner needs to know to create a blog from scratch using Wordpress. Experienced instructor Joe Chellman presents 4.5 hours of exceptional quality video tutorials, complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes, and review materials. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows the viewer to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow the student to work alongside in iMovie. Project files used in the lessons are included so viewers can practice what they've learned, and interactive review questions help reinforce freshly gained knowledge. The video is bundled with a printed booklet that provides supplemental material to enhance the video training.

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"Excellent Video" - by Anonymous on 11-DEC-2013
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Although this is from 2012, it gave me a great basis of how to use WordPress.  The examples were clear and concise and was the perfect place to start.  Wis he had an up to date version.  Excellent Teacher!
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"S/Ware Engineer" - by Martin on 28-AUG-2013
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I am pretty new to WordPress and I found this very useful especially the Plugins section as there are so many and it got me going in the right direction.  This is a good measured introuduction to WordPress for a beginner such as myself.
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Table of Contents

Chapter/Selection

Time

Introduction to WordPress

What WordPress Is and Why to Use It

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00:02:31

WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org

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00:04:12

Tools You Should Have

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00:05:54

WordPress Technical Requirements/Recommendations

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00:02:04

WordPress.org Installation Options

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00:03:33

Installing WordPress Yourself

WordPress Code and Database Settings

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00:03:42

Editing the Configuration File

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00:07:06

Uploading WordPress Files

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00:04:02

Running the Installer

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00:03:30

Possible Gotcha- File Permissions

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00:10:23

Advanced- Setting Up the Database (Mostly) Yourself

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00:06:35

Advanced- Installing WordPress on Your Own Computer

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00:07:18

Advanced- Moving WordPress from Folder to Root

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00:05:09

Initial Configuration

Hiding and Showing Settings with "Screen Options"

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00:03:50

A Few Settings to Configure Right Away

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00:06:44

Security Tweaks 1- .htaccess Tweaks

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00:06:56

Security Tweaks 2- Extra Admin Protection

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00:05:48

Writing and Managing Content

Posts Overview

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00:04:41

Writing a Post

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00:09:13

Post Formats

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00:03:00

Working with Post Revisions

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00:02:40

Pages Overview

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00:07:31

Categories and Tags

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00:05:34

Menus

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00:07:48

Media Library

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00:04:07

Working with Media in Posts

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00:09:05

Blogroll/Links

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00:05:21

Comments

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00:09:23

RSS Feeds

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00:02:47

Theming and Visual Design

Themes Overview

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00:03:35

Basic Theme Configuration

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00:07:19

Widgets

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00:08:13

Choosing and Installing a Free Theme

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00:07:15

Good Idea- Create a Child Theme from Twenty Eleven

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00:07:13

Customizing Your Site with Plugins

What Plugins Are and Where to Get Them

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00:05:42

Installing Plugins

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00:03:36

Essential Plugins 1- Cache

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00:06:12

Essential Plugins 2- Spam Protection

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00:05:28

Essential Plugins 3- Photos and Media

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00:07:35

Essential Plugins 4- Forms

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00:05:52

Essential Plugins 5- Analytics

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00:06:27

Maintaining WordPress

Making Backups

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00:07:27

Updating Your WordPress Core

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00:06:16

Updating Plugins and Themes

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00:05:06

Advanced- Updating "This Old WordPress"

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00:04:24

Find Out More

Introduction to the WordPress Codex

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00:02:01

Other Online Sources of Help

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00:03:33

Giving Back and Meeting Up

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00:03:24

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Lesson Files

  • WordPress_LBV_Booklet.pdf
  • Project_Files.zip