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WordPress Seminars

WordPress 4.7 Crash Course

This seminar is a great place to start for beginning WordPress users. You’ll learn how to install and setup WordPress. How to add content and how to customize both the appearance and functionality of your website. We highlight anything that is new in WordPress as well. With this latest release there have been updates to the WordPress Editor, the Media Library and the Customizer. You can think of the information in this seminar as reference material as you work on your site.

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Solve Every Website Admin Headache with WPEngine

If you’re like most small business website owners maintaining your site becomes increasingly painful. You’re afraid to upgrade WordPress or plugins because something might fail or you’ve forgotten how to properly backup your site so you need to wait to upgrade until you relearn how to backup. You may even have a backup but you’ve forgotten how to restore and you don’t have time to recover from a disaster. WPEngine servers are dedicated to WordPress and it solves these problems – and many more! These videos are available to free members

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How to Add Free SSL to your WordPress Website

Why Bother with SSL? Overview of the Process of Switching from HTTP to HTTPS Add SSL with BlueHost Add SSL with HostGator Add SSL with WP Engine Change Settings in WordPress Identify Unsecure Content Issues in Chrome Change All References to http in the Database Change All References to http in the Plugin & Theme […]

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Comparison of Genesis and Thesis

If you are trying to decide which theme, Thesis or Genesis, is best to use for your small business website then watch this public seminar where we compare Thesis to Genesis in 10 key areas. These videos are available to the public.

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WordPress 3.9 Crash Course

Learn all the basics of using WordPress 3.9 in this extensive video tutorial series. You’ll learn everything there is to know about the basic workings of WordPress from how to install it on various domains to ways of setting WordPress up for different types of websites and all it’s tools and settings. You’ll also learn about the new features in the media library and editor.

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Everything You Wanted to Know about the WordPress Media Library (but were afraid to ask)

WordPress 3.9 introduced a number of changes in the Media Library. In this seminar you’ll learn everything you need to know about how to use the Media Library effectively and you’ll learn all about its new features as well. You will come away with an understanding of how to add and manipulate images, videos and audio for your WordPress website.

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How to Upgrade Your WordPress Website – A Best Practices Demonstration

We take you through a live upgrade of our website and discuss best practices as we go along. We begin with an overview and then cover what to back up for your site, what to deactivate, an automatic update and then we test the upgrade.

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How to Fix a Hacked WordPress Site

Follow along as we fix a hacked WordPress site and learn how to both prevent the problem from happening to you and what to do if it ever does happen. We give an overview of the process and then go through each of the necessary steps to fix the site. In the final part we discuss how to prevent your site from being hacked.

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How to Fix a WordPress Site that is Totally Screwed Up!

This seminar walks you through the process of troubleshooting a live site that has fundamental failures in part of the site. This series is applicable to anyone who needs to problem solve a serious error on their site that is preventing it from working properly. The theme on this site is Thesis but the principles apply to any theme and the take away is learning a systematic way of troubleshooting serious problems.

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How to Identify and Repair a Hacked WordPress Site

Learn how to identify and repair a hacked WordPress site by following the steps outlined in this seminar. We show how to identify specific problems and what steps to take to fix them. Then we talk about specific actions you can take to prevent your site from being hacked in the future.

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How to Use the WordPress Image Editor

Learn how to use the WordPress Image Editor and the Media Library. We discuss all aspects of inserting images into Posts and Pages as well as editing images (rotating, scaling, cropping) directly in the Image Editor.

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Using the WordPress Dashboard

Learn all about the WordPress Dashboard. In this beginner series we take you on a tour of the Dashboard, show how to use the menu elements, and then explore how to use and change the dashboard widgets.

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How to Use Category and Tag Pages in WordPress

If you want to learn how to use categories and tags in WordPress posts and how to use the archive pages that display your categories and tags then this seminar is for you. We also show how to make specific display style changes for the archive pages in both Thesis and Genesis.

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How to Create a Free Membership Website

Free membership sites can be used for homeowners associations, clubs, private learning communities and more. Here you’ll learn how to create a Free Membership Site in WordPress with special content for your members and teaser content for visitors.

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How to Add Self Hosted Videos to Your Site

Learn how to host your own videos on your site using the FV WordPress Flowplayer plugin. We’ll show you how to upload videos to your site, configure the plugin, add a video to a post or page, and how to add a video to the sidebar. These videos are available to the public.

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How to Create Video Sitemaps

Learn how to create video sitemaps so that videos hosted on your site get indexed by Google. We explain what video sitemaps are, examine all the elements of the sitemap and the show how to add a Vimeo video.

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WordPress Shortcode Seminar

Learn how to create a shortcode that styles content text. Our example styles two text boxes that sit side by side. You’ll also learn how to create shortcode for a twitter link with icon. These videos are available to the public.

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Optimizing Images For the Web

This series is a beginners guide to optimizing images. Learn how to find the right balance between file size and image quality. We discuss image size, resolution, compression, and what types of images jpeg, gif and pngs are best suited to.

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Customize Your Social Networking Links

Learn how to add an image sprite for your social networking links. We also show how to use unordered lists and CSS to create some basic styling.

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How to Setup an Affiliate System for Your Products

Learn how to set up an affiliate system using the WP Affiliate Platform Plugin. You’ll also learn how to configure email and autoresponder settings using Aweber and integrate it with the plugin and as well as how to configure your affiliate links and ads.

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How to create 301 Redirects using an .htaccess file

Learn how to resolve 404 errors using 301 redirects in an .htaccess file. We discuss 404 errors, what an .htaccess file does, how to create one and then correct syntax for the file.

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Customizing the Content with HTML and CSS

Learn how to stylize blocks of text that are in the WordPress content area. The content area known as the_content in WordPress code is the main content of each post and page. The text you enter using the text editor is within the content area. You can use css to highlight blocks of text with different background colors, borders and font styles. We are going to look at 4 examples of this in these videos.

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How I Develop My Video Courses

Rick discusses how he develops and creates his video courses. He talks about workflow, video length and shows examples of how he uses Camtasia, Power Point and Google Docs.

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Style Tables with CSS

Learn how to present data in a table format. We show how to add a table in NetBeans, explain the HTML structure of tables and then show you how to style a table with CSS.

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How to Convert Tables Created in Word to Standards Compliant Markup

Learn how to convert Tables created in Word to standards compliant markup for your site. We show how to do this and then how to style the new text by adding HTML and CSS.

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How to Create a Local Installation of WordPress

A local installation allows you to test customization for your site before making actual changes to your live site. Here you’ll learn how to create a local installation of WordPress using Bitnami and then how to convert it into a NetBeans project.

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How to Manually Clone Your WordPress Website

The main purpose for learning how to manually clone a WordPress site is for porting a development site to its final domain. If you want to learn how to do this process manually rather than with BackupBuddy, then this series is for you.

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How to Use Bitnami and Netbeans to Create a Local Development Site

Learn what the tools Bitnami, NetBeans, FileZilla and Web Developer are and how they work together to create a local development site.

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Create a Development Copy of your Live WordPress Site on a Subdomain

Learn how to manually create a development copy of your site on a subdomain to use for testing customization before editing the actual website. This is a much simpler process than setting up a local copy of your site on your server.

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How to Transfer a WordPress Site from a Development Server To a Live Server

We demonstrate the process of transferring a WordPress site using BackupBuddy. You’ll learn how to copy the site, upload it, check the site functionality and how to replace old URLs.

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