It’s certainly no secret that I think the WordPress platform is the way to go in developing a web presence for any design professional who wants to do it on their own and control the result. What sets WordPress apart from other blogging software are the many free templates, tutorials and extensions available through plug-ins to help you to achieve your goals.
With so many blogging software programs available, its often difficult to choose which is the right one for you. It’s important to take into consideration not just the up-front cost but also your future needs for advertising, categorizing, updates etc.
For those who choose to design their blog via WordPress route, Here we present a Ultimate Round-up of Quality WordPress Screencasts and Tutorials which helps you to enhance your blog design and features.
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Having a website of our own may seem exciting in the first moment, but building it on own may be a cumbersome task. WordPress, an open source publishing platform makes it quite easier for creating your own blog or website where you can add photos, videos and a lot more. Quite easy to install, guides to help you with a good start, customizable to suit your own interests, spam resistant, expandable to a large number of modules and good to increase your search engine optimization.
So, we are done with the first step of installation and the basics, now to move on to the second step of learning the details and nuances we need an experienced tutor who could take us further.
Screencasts take the role of a teacher and guide you further in improving your skills and learning the latest features to improve your blog or website.
We present you with some of the tutorials and screencasts which may be a great start for you as a beginner or advance in WordPress with its latest features added to its new version.
Learning WordPress becomes quite easy with the help of these tutorials. Give it a start in WordPress, learn to install WordPress first, then design your theme and develop your blog and lot more to explre from the tricks section.
WordPress has grown rapidly from a publishing platform to integrating social bookmarking sites like Twitter, Digg and others. Check out how to integrate Twitter in WordPress, create your widgets and compiling your code in this section.
After creating an account in WordPress, you could change you settings like creating your own directory, importing and exporting data and learn, enable HTTPS and update your blog members through subscription. These tutorials teach you the same.
WordPress has a variety of themes for its members. You could create your theme, modify the existing theme with many of the custom settings and give the theme a look of your choice. Include widgets in your theme and learn to turn a web template to a WordPress theme.
Plugins help to change the layout of WordPress and not only this but these tutorials teach you more about the layouts, creating a custom page template , more about featured posts, and posting your blogs in different columns.
Navigation makes it easier for people to move around the site freely and to search the relevant data which they are looking for. There are many ways to control this navigation, you could categories them in a horizontal drop down menu, or have sliding doors or have a simple drop down menu.
Plugins are tools to extend the functionality of WordPress .Ther are lots of varieties in plugins for WordPress which makes it possible to do any kind of task. Learn to create and build a basic plugin, and also create your own customized one.
There are several different kinds of feeds, read by different feedreaders. Some feeds include RSS, An introduction to RSS is found in the first tutorial, how to format the images for different feedreaders, publishing external RSS headlines and creating posts to appear in WordPress is taught in these tutorials.
Designing the comments page properly is also equally important because sometimes they may not be displayed or sometimes get displayed when we do not want to show them. So learn to style your comments page, separate the comments and trackbacks and highlight the author comments.
All those things which you needed may not be covered up in the earlier sections, So presented here are some other topics in WordPress which could give you a more detailed idea like CSS, uploading pdf files in WordPress, sharing your content with others and lot more.
The most important step where WordPress helps to make a lot of money online is through SEO. So it becomes mandatory to optimize your blog for search engines. How to invite more traffic to your blog, make this as search engine friendly are discussed in these topics.
While compiling this list, it’s always a possibility that we missed some other great resources. Feel free to share it with us.