Intro to WordPress Website & Blogs

The following is a series of WordPress website training videos.

These videos provide a short introduction for writing, editing, and publishing a WordPress blog or website. The videos may be watched online here or easily viewed from your smartphone or tablet.


Introduction – What is WordPress? (1:45)

WordPress began in 2003 and is now the largest blogging/website platform in the world.

One issue that people get confused about when first hearing about WordPress is that there are two versions. One version is hosted at wordpress.com. This platform allows you to have use of a site which they host for you, but you must meet strict terms and conditions.

The other version is operated from wordpress.org. This platform allows you to use WordPress any way that you want to, as the site remains your property. You can use your own domain and install plugins and widgets to customize your site as you choose.

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How to Log In to WordPress (:39)

This video reviews where you may expect to login to your new site once WordPress has been installed.

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Creating a Page in WordPress (2:11)

This video begins by reviewing the difference between a blog post and a website page. You may choose only one type for your site or you may choose posts and pages on your site.

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How to Create and Publish a WordPress Post (5:38)

This video reviews how you go about setting up posting functionality, along with a quick look at the “draft” and “publish” functions, how to schedule a post, and how to edit a post once it has been published.

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More video training is available upon request.