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Where can I learn the basics of wordpress?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Zakhar, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Zakhar

    Zakhar Power Member

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    any websites, youtube links that can help a begginer using wordpress for the very first time - thanks
     
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    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    Try lynda.com

    They charge $25 a month but you can see a ton of videos. They have 1000s of videos on everything internet and business.


    or download their series on the topic somewhere on a torrent site.
     
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    Virus is right, Lynda might be good for you.

    Use this link to get 7 free days. Just cancel if you donĀ“t like it.

    http://www.Lynda.com/trial
     
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    Just use the help doc on the website, that's where I learned most of my stuff :)
     
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    Also remember to check out YouTube.

    Whether it be Wordpress, Scrapebox or any other tool, someone seems to have made a video about how to use it.

    This is assuming that you want to know the basics of setting up, posting and plugins.

    From there you then just spend time using it and reading the forums and you learn many little tips and tricks along the way.

    I don't know what I did for video before YouTube came along, maybe it was IRC :p
     
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    Definitely this. Lynda.com is amazing IMO when it comes to tutorials, generally speaking.
     
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    florflor Senior Member

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    Code:
    http://members.expand2web.com/wordpress-beginner-videos
    login:

    Code:
    Username: smallbiz
    Password: expand2web
    This is a public login they publish elsewhere on their site in public so it's not a stolen login or anything like that.
     
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    Best way to learn Wordpress?

    Install it, skin it, play with the templates, break it, no backup, re-install it, rebuild it, rank the site, kill it again, lose ranking because of it, rebuild it, break it...

    On and on, every day is a school day :D
     
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    calebus Newbie

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    The "WordPress 24-Hour Trainer" is a very good book for a beginner.
    You can find it on Amazon for about $20
     
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    rickstar Elite Member

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    Luckily WordPress is super user friendly. Search up 'Wordpress for beginners' (or something similar) on YouTube, Scribd or SlideShare and you'll get plenty of results.

    Alternatively, I offer play-by-play consultancy services via Teamviewer.. ;)
     
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    kazumasama Newbie

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    Best way to learn in my opinion as well. Actually how I learned to server admin lol My buddy made me an account with WP on his VPS and said "Now figure out what's broke. Then I'll break it again >:)" Frustrating at times, but "learning by doing it yourself" had always been the way it sticks in my head (rather than watching someone else do it).
     
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    jimmyjanga Newbie

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    I just ordered the "WordPress 24-Hour Trainer" book... we'll see how it goes!
     
  19. PhillipsPierce

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    Check out Lynda
     
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    When I was learning (reality is I still am) I searched the Internet for stuff like "Wordpress tutorial PDF" then installed it and played around with it. If you break your installation no problem, just reinstall it and play with it some more. Only way to learn is if you get into it and mess around.