Things to do on Your First Day with a WordPress Site

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.

4 thoughts on “Things to do on Your First Day with a WordPress Site

  1. Another great article!! As always! I sure could have used these when I first started blogging. I ended up choosing blogger simply because wordpress made my head spin. Blogger was easier to understand. Although I preferred wordpress I just couldn’t figure it out.

  2. Thanks!!

    This site was Joomla for about a week but I just really liked a lot of the great plugins for WordPress and how automated it made everything. If you spend all day at work programming the last thing on earth you want to do is come home and do website tasks.

    Of course now I come home and link build so either way I’m at the keyboard 🙂

  3. I despise Joomla. I tried it for all of about two days. It made me feel “trapped”. Although it could have been my lack of understanding of how to properly work the thing.

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