Designing a WordPress Website

WordPress is the #1 blogging software available on the Internet. It’s incredibly robust, containg numerous powerful features, and that can be overwhelming. This Youtorial series is designed to take you through step by step on how to design a WordPress blog. You will learn how to make posts, install and edit themes, work with widgets and plugins and much more. When you complete this series, not only will you have a solid blog set up, you will have invaluable knowledge to keep expanding your content.  This series is an advanced course, building off the the Basic WordPress Youtorial Series.

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This series contains over three hours of content.  Here are details on each lesson:

  • Outlining Your WordPress Blog
    • Before diving into any creative process, it’s always important to have an outline or idea. Designing a WordPress blog is no different. In this lesson I go over the important steps you must take before logging into the Dashboard.
  • Adjusting User Account Settings
    • Adjusting user settings on WordPress is an important element. You or a user may forget a password, of a screen name may need to be changed for blogging purposes. This lesson covers this simple yet important step.
  • Finding and Installing Themes
    • WordPress themes setup the basic layout, look and feel of your blog. Depending on the theme, you can design, tweak and swap out different elements. This lesson will focus on where you can find WordPress themes and how to install them.
  • Customizing Theme Options
    • Now that you have a WordPress theme, I show you the various ways on how to tweak it. You can alter many design aspects of a theme, both big and small.
  • Creating Posts and Pages (view for FREE!)
    • Posts and Pages are the heart of your WordPress blog. This is what will draw your viewers in. This lesson focuses on the aspects of the text editor and how to utilize categories and tags.
  • Customizing WordPress Widgets
    • WordPress widgets allow you to change the look of your website with a simple drag and drop interface. Here, we look at how to add, delete and edit different widgets.
  • Extending Your Blog with Plugins
    • Plugins how you extend WordPress beyond it’s default settings. There are plugins for anything you could imagine, giving the blogging software endless power. Given this broad subject, this tutorial focuses mainly on how to find and install plugins. From there we setup a plugin, giving you an idea of how WordPress plugins can be worked with.
  • Implementing Custom Menus
    • Widgets can give your WordPress blog a lot of flexibility. However, there are some limitations in how items can be listed. Custom menus can give you lots of options when it comes to displaying content. Themes usually contain areas for custom menus. They even work with widgets!
  • Creating a Links List
    • WordPress has a feature that easily allows you to share your favorite links. Or perhaps you have some affiliate programs you want your viewers to check out? With the help of widgets, you can display your links for everyone to see.
  • Adjusting Your Blog Settings
    • Do you need to change your WordPress site title? Maybe you want a different URL for your blog? You can do all that through the Dashboard settings in the backend of your WordPress blog.
  • Setting Up a Contact Form
    • Comments are a great way for viewers to communicate on your WordPress blog. However, these comments are typically viewable by the public. You can set up a contact form so viewers can contact you privately, without even revealing your email address. All it requires is a simple plugin.
  • Spam Block with Akismet
    • Spam is everywhere and your WordPress blog is not immune. But with the help of the built in plugin Akismet, you can give your site a fighting change. Begin your battle with spam right here!
  • An Overview of Google Adsense
    • WordPress plugins and themes make it easy to put Google Adsense code into any blog. If you’re looking to make money with your blog, this tutorial is for you!
  • Essential Social Networking Plugins
    • Social Networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are a great way to advertise and boost your search engine rankings. In this Youtorial I go over three plugins that will help propel your WordPress Blog.
  • Privacy and Permalinks
    • By default, WordPress masks your blog from search engines. Learn how to turn this off as well as make your URLS friendly for both viewers and search engines.
  • Updating WordPress and Plugins
    • Learn how to update your WordPress software and plugins with this simple and easy to follow Youtorial.
  • Backing Up Your Blog
    • Keeping backups of your WordPress blog is not only smart, but essential. In this lesson I show you a useful database backup plugin.

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