Ultimate Roundup of WordPress Screencasts and Tutorials

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.

Ultimate Roundup of WordPress Screencasts and Tutorials

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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Ultimate Roundup of WordPress Screencasts and Tutorials

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.

Begin with WordPress

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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.

01. Installing WordPress

02. How to Design a WordPress Theme

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03. How to Become a Developer for WordPress

04. Upgrading your WordPress

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05. HodgePodge of WordPress Tricks

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Customization

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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.

06. Creating your First Widget

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07. Adding a Twitter Field

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08. Putting a Custom Header in your WordPress Blog

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09. Comipling WordPress Code

10. WordPress as CMs

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Administration Tutorials

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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.

11. Adminstrator Settings of a WordPress Blog

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12. Creating a User Directory in WordPress

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13. Subscribing to all Members in your Blog

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14. Enable HTTPS

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15. Import and Export of WordPress Data

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Themes

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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.

16. Creating a WordPress theme

17. Turning a Web Template into a WordPress Theme

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18. Modifying a WordPress Theme

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19. Widgetize a Theme

20. WordPress Theme Hacks

Design and Layout

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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.

21. Image Captions and Text Layout

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22. Creating a Custom WordPress Page Template

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23. Featured Posts Section for WordPress

24. Posting your Blogs in Different Columns

Menu and Navigation

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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.

25. WordPress Tags in Drop Down Menu

26. Sliding Doors with WordPress Navigation

27. WordPress Categories in Horizontal Drop Down Menu

28. Adding Private Pages to Blog’s Navigation

WordPress Plugins

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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.

29. Writing a Simple WordPress Plugin

30. Building a WordPress Plugin

31. Creating a Custom WordPress Plugin from the Scratch

WordPress RSS and Feed Tutorials

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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.

32. What is RSS?

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33. Creating Posts that Appear in RSS

34. Formatting Images for Feed Readers

35. Publishing External RSS Headlines to your WordPress

Comments Page Tutorials

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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.

36. Comment Styling in WordPress

37. Seperating WordPress Comments and Trackbacks

38. Adding Form Validation to WordPress Comments using jQuery

39. AJAX Commenting

40. Highlighting Author Comments in WordPress

WordPress Post Tutorials

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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.

41. WordPress CSS Guides

42. Uploading PDF’s

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43. How to Share your Content for Traffic?

44. Creating Statistics Page for Advertisers

45. Making WordPress Archives

46. Embedding YouTube in WordPress

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47. Laying Text over Lead Graphics / Images

48. Placing a login form in the sidebar

49. How to put AdSense on your WordPress Blog

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WordPress SEO

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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.

50. How to make WordPress Blog as Search Engine Friendly

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51. Configuring Google Sitemap

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52. Related Posts Plugin

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53. WordPress Blog Meta Optimization

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54. Tag Plugin Setup

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19 Comments

  1. It’s a great idea for the post to describe all the main steps in website development with WordPress. Guess all the main features are mentioned. Sorry that some links are broken or not found on site.
    Some more additional information on creation WordPress Theme you can find at http://nixsolutions.com/blog/development/php/wordpress-theme-in-ten-minutes/. It really will take you only ten minutes.

  2. nice collection here

  3. nice collection list.
    thanks for sharing

  4. I’m using wordpress and its fantastic…

  5. useful collection you sharing. thanks

  6. First time i ready fully about wordpress. nice article
    Thanks

  7. This is great for someone starting out in WordPress…. Very handy will keep this for my interns :-)

  8. WOW. i love it like a pro ^_^ Nice stuff here

  9. Nice roundup! Thanks for including my WordPress article as a “Quality Reference”. Much appreciated!

  10. Very nice tutorial, thanks!

    When I started career in web development then I did not understand why so many people WP, but soon realized that how easily I can deliver a website to my clients.

  11. i have stayed up for hours and even BROKE NIGHT looking at all ththese links ! great job !

  12. Hey siva,

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  13. Thank u very much for the great tutorials

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