While Lizzy and I were eating a bagel this morning I got an email from indie author Julia Crane. The email basically read “I just switched my website to WordPress, now what??” Talk about one of those questions where it’s easier to show then to tell!
I made three YouTube videos showing where I give a VERY basic WordPress introduction, and demonstrate a few things you can do to make your WordPress exactly what you want it to be. If you’re an experienced WordPress user these are probably of little interest to you. In the videos I deal with one plugin to demonstrate the concepts, but be sure to check out my post on plugins we use on our site to see some other handy ones.
In video one we take a quick look at the WordPress dashboard, discuss the difference between a page and a post and introduce you to widgets.
In video two we find, download, install and configure a plugin and we show you how to control when your posts publish and why you would want to alter that.
In the third and final video we discuss categories, themes and show how to modify your post URLs for better search engine visibility.
I’m a little stuffed up and still trying different things with my new microphone so please excuse the less then stellar audio, I hope the content makes it worth it! As always, please feel free to ask any questions.