WordPress Tutorial 1: Introduction

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46 responses to “WordPress Tutorial 1: Introduction”

  1. Jack Ward Avatar

    Ok noob alert everyone I have a question. Why do you need a host and does WordPress work as a host??

  2. Mehrdad Zamani Avatar

    Where do i start wordpress?

  3. Chris Ellis Avatar

    Great! Thank you!

  4. Vinay Singh Avatar

    Hi I am WordPress Developer 4 year Experience I Can Make Theme & Plugin

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  5. bardos Avatar

    How to get to first screen?

  6. DEEPAK SINGH Avatar

    hi sir,
    can you pls let me know,,, how to use Amazon affiliate links, with image and text both format ..

  7. Erik Bush Avatar

    bruh you sound like seth green it's killin me but you break this stuff down easily and quickly so.. thanks

  8. Stuart Biggs Avatar

    please update this series for wordpress 4.7

  9. k balaji Avatar

    Thank you! Excellent intro. Very encouraging to a beginner.

  10. The Shroud Avatar

    2tsp sugar pinch of cinnamon.

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  12. cannyclass Avatar

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  14. anileweb Avatar

    Thanks to share this useful video!

  15. Erika Avatar

    I am trying to learn WordPress to edit my college student government website (I work in marketing) and this looks like it will involve a lot of coding and it seems way more difficult and harder to figure out than Wix. I have figured out how to use Wix with no issues or confusion at ALL and I am so overwhelmed by WordPress. I hope to figure it out but people that talk to me about WordPress express a lot of frustration with the organization and coding, saying they are up all night trying to figure stuff out. I know the basics of website building and got this tutorial easily so it wasn't exactly all that helpful for me personally. I have no choice but to use WordPress and I hate this already… wish me luck.

  16. Palguna Rao Avatar

    Once Layout is ready can be upload in hosting …

  17. webddss Avatar

    hello! WordPress security and seo without plugins….this is cool?

  18. Yatish Poojari Avatar

    Thanks. This video is very helpful.

  19. Lydia Avila Avatar

    This version is very different from the free version. My free version is very different on the dash and it's limited.

  20. sum1sw Avatar

    My ultimate goal is a wiki website. Is WordPress still the way to go?

  21. dongangadhar Avatar

    can i create website like E-commerce website like amazon ….flipkart

  22. Mike Morgan Avatar

    Great intro vid, well explained. Thanks for this!

  23. free thinker Avatar

    you have presented in very nice way.

  24. free thinker Avatar

    you have presented in very nice way.

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  26. BLUE MOXIE Avatar

    This Is helpful, to me at least… :-/

  27. Outsourcing Training Center Avatar

    Five Key Benefits of Using WordPress For Your Website

    Here are five key benefits of using WordPress for your website:

    Themes allow you to change the design of your website quickly. There are thousands of themes available for WordPress.

    Plugins allow you to extend the functionality of your WordPress site without knowing how to program. There are over 10,000 plugins available that help you add all kinds of functionality to your site, like social media sharing, SEO, photo slideshows, and much more.

    They are easy to update. If you can create a Word document, you can publish a new article to your WordPress website. Once it is set up, you can update it any time you want, and that is important for engagement with your visitors and for the search engines.

    Google loves WordPress sites. Because they are updated more frequently, and the content tends to be structured well, you can get a WordPress site ranking very quickly compared to a static website. Google has even gone on record as recommending WordPress for business sites (see YouTube video)

    WordPress is supported by a thriving, engaged community. A recent study estimates that approximately 8% of the sites on the Internet are run by WordPress. There are thousands of designers, developers and enthusiasts out there to help if you get stuck. Help is just a Google or Bing search away.

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  28. Jamshid Jamshidi Avatar

    under my website name there is two site one is "visit site" and the other is "visit store". why there is two site and how i can delete visit site and only make my store>>

  29. V.S. Castle Avatar

    How did you add recipes in the dashboard list????


    well i would like to learn how to use word press but i cant download

  31. Brigid Berger Avatar

    Sorry, WordPress is not this simple. It's qwerky and frustrating. When I put in simple content, it has a will of it's own and does weird formating that I'm not able to change. For example, I built a page with a series of text and pictures to display our nonprofit board of directors. It displays just fine on the dashboard but it truncates the text and pictures in funky & unchangeable ways.
    Regarding your video – it was not helpful or truthful. It's a promo for WordPress. WordPress is not the savor that you claim it to be.

  32. Tom Evans Avatar

    Great intro. I especially like the flexibility part in creating websites from my own custom themes which I am planning on creating.

  33. Vulcan Viper Avatar

    For some reason, this video doesn't play past 9:409:50 for me. What might there be at this point in the video, that keeps it from playing on?

  34. Aryan vedh Avatar

    how to include multiple stylesheets? same method again, or just keep adding another like of "wp_enqueue_style ('style', get_stylesheet_uri()); " ? or only this one method will automatically will add all the stylesheets?

  35. Photo Editing Sweta Avatar

    Thank you for the tutorial. It's clear and informative ( I love how you explain how things work in WP ) straight to the point and easy to follow.Thanks

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  37. Shivam Thakur Avatar

    tjhanks man! ol vids are of great help. XD

  38. Priyanka Goyal Avatar

    This is a usefull vedio

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