WordPress Tutorials

This WordPress tutorial series will take you from beginner to WordPress pro in no time. Each video demonstrates one aspect of how to use your WordPress site. Watch them all, or just the ones you need, as you need them.

WordPress doesn’t have to be confusing or difficult. Once you know the tricks, it’s an easy program that will allow you to put content up on your website regularly to keep your customers, and the search engines happy.

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How to Build a Successful Blog and Engage Your Readers

While you may know everything there is to know about driving traffic to your website and your blog, what do you do if none of your readers are actively participating? All the page views mean nothing if your blog remains inactive from a community perspective. Luckily, there are several steps you can take to begin engaging your… Read More

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How to Add a WordPress Post

To add a WordPress Post, first, log into your website and you will be in your dashboard area. Click on Posts on the left column and on the flyout click Add New. (Click here for the video version of how to add a WordPress Post.) Now you will be on the “Add New Post” page and in the middle of it… Read More

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WordPress Tutorial: How Long Should You Make Your Blog Posts?

A frequent question for bloggers just starting out is, “How long should I make my blog posts?” Tisha and special guest, Chloe, explain…

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WordPress Tutorial: How often should I add content?

Having a WordPress website makes it super-easy to add content to your site regularly. But did you know that there is a minimum frequency you need to be hitting in order to maximize your search engine results? Watch this video to learn more!

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WordPress Tutorial: Add a Custom Link to a Menu

There are  lot of reasons you might want to add a Custom Link into your main WordPress menu. It’s actually a pretty simple thing to do, once you know how of course. In this video, I’ll show you how.

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WordPress Tutorial: How to Delete an Image Completely [VIDEO]

Sometimes you want to delete an image completely off of your website. This instructional video will show you how to completely delete it off your server and make it no longer available (from your website) on the internet.

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WordPress Tutorial: How is Your List?

Today, I wanted to talk briefly about the number one thing you can be doing right now to create a passive stream of income for yourself in years to come — and that is growing your list. This is the number one way to create passive income in your business in the long run. If… Read More

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WordPress Tutorial: How to Make a Numbered List [VIDEO]

There are a number of occasions when using a numbered list in a WordPress post or page is not only useful, it’s critical to the overall goal of the article. In this video, I’ll show you how to convert a list of text into an automatically formatted numbered list in your post or a page.

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WordPress Tutorial: How to Make a Bulleted List [VIDEO]

Unnumbered or bulleted lists do a great job of helping to tell a story in an orderly fashion. They can be used for short lists, long explanations, or whatever else you can imagine. In this WordPress Tutorial, I’ll show you how to convert your list of text into a bulleted list with confidence and ease.

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WordPress Tutorial: What Tags are and How to Use Them [VIDEO]

WordPress Tags can seem useless when you’re writing your posts — but they aren’t. Intentionally choosing and creating appropriate WordPress tags can be a significant help to organizing your blog. In this WordPress Tutorial video, I’ll explain what tagare, how they might be used, and how they can enhance your blog. This video was shot on location at the Butte Creek Mill in Eagle Point,… Read More

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WordPress Tutorial: What Categories are and How to Use Them [VIDEO]

WordPress Categories can be a bit confusing — but they don’t have to be. Intentionally choosing and creating appropriate WordPress categories can be a significant help to organizing your blog. In this WordPress Tutorial video, I’ll explain what categories are, how they might be used, and how they can enhance your blog. This video was shot… Read More

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WordPress Tutorial: Distraction Free Writing

I know that Microsoft Word has so many more tools to aid a writer, but most of the time, I have to admit that I just compose my WordPress posts in the Post Editor. It’s just easier somehow. In this post, I’ll show you how to use the default post editor in a distraction free… Read More

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WordPress Tutorial: How to Replace a Picture

Sometimes, you just need to replace an image — and the good news is that in the new 3.9 version of WordPress, replacing that image is easier than ever. In this video, I’ll demonstrate how to quickly and easily replace an image. Of course, you can always delete the image and re-insert it — but… Read More

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WordPress Tutorial: 3.9 Media Changes

You may have noticed that WordPress 3.9 has a number of changes to the media uploader – and you haven’t noticed yet, the first time you try to load a picture, you’re bound to see them — they are significant, and they make WordPress BETTER. In this WordPress Tutorial, you’ll learn how to use the… Read More

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WordPress Tutorial: Where did the Word Clipboard Button Go? [VIDEO]

Surprise! The Word Paste Button is MISSING in WordPress 3.9! In this video, you’ll learn how to paste content from Microsoft Word into WordPress safely and conveniently.

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WordPress Tutorial: Essential Blogging Checklist [VIDEO]

Blogging for business is subtly different than blogging just for pleasure. And while both *should* be enjoyable, the purposes are intensely different. In blogging for business, we find it is helpful to follow this checklist to make sure you are maximizing the time you are spending on your website. Dixie Nuñez joined me today to talk… Read More

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WordPress Tutorial: How to Manage Site Security through Updates [VIDEO]

Did you know that in 2012 more than 117,000 WordPress installations were hacked? (the most recent year I could find data). And that today, 73.2% WordPress installations are vulnerable to being hacked? This is because these sites had software that was out of date on them. And that’s bad enough, but it’s been a bad week in… Read More

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WordPress Tutorial-How to Use Zemanta and Set a Featured Image

I was recently talking with a client about finding images to go on his blog. Obviously Zemanta is, by far and away, the easiest method for locating images that can legally be used on a website. But the downside to using the Zemanta tool is that the images aren’t eligible for use as a Featured… Read More

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WordPress Tutorial: Managing External Links [VIDEO]

It seems like lately there has been a rash of request to remove links like the one below. Hi there, My name is ###### ####### and I am responsible for the website http://######.com/ The reason why I am contacting you is the content of the following link that points towards my site: Link: https://paraduxmedia.com/#### Above links are violating current formal Google… Read More

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WordPress Tutorial: How to Make a Landing Page or Squeeze Page

In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how two different ways to make a landing page or squeeze page in your Genesis WordPress website. Landing pages (or squeeze pages) are a page designed to limit the distractions available to your reader and focus their attention on the one simple choice you are asking them to… Read More