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WordPress

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL for creating websites and blogs. Features include a plugin architecture, a template system and strong management, customization and search systems; through its dynamic presentation of content, webmasters have the flexibility to create websites easily.

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How to Create WordPress Blog With Free Self Host Service
The is a quite short video tutorial. In this video, I'm going to show you how to create self-host WordPress blog with free hosting service.
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Setting Up Basic WordPress SEO
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to set up basic WordPress SEO.

This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. The plugin used will be WordPress SEO by Yoast.

1. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the following: mywebsite.com/wp-login.php

2. Go to Add Plugins under Plugins tab in the Dashboard sidebar.

Click on Plugins, then Add New

3. Search for WordPress SEO by YOAST. Install and activate it.

There are many WordPress plugins that can do SEO. This one tends to be one of the most robust, and it has a lot of really cool features that I will point out.

4. Click on SEO tab in WordPress Dashboard. Click on Titles and Metas. Then go to Home tab in top navigation.

5. Add Title and Meta Description.

In the title cell, we put the site-wide title, and in the meta description put the description for your site. This is what will show up under the URL in the search engines. Click save.

6. Go to Posts section and either start a new blog post or click on an old one.

7. Scroll down to the new SEO section added by the plugin. Choose a Focus Keyword. Make sure that it appears in the site title, content of post, SEO title, and Meta description. Publish or Update post.

The first thing to look at is the snippet preview. The next thing is the Focus Keyword. Every blog post should have a Focus Keyword. This section also counts the number of instances in which the Focus Keyword shows up. SEO title is where you put in the title that will show up on the snippet preview, and the meta description will show up right below it. Make sure that the focus keyword is in both the SEO title and meta description.

8. Click on “Page Analysis” Tab in the SEO section and see which changes can be made. Update post again.

We'll see a very detailed description, from least important to most important, of things that you can do to improve your SEO. As you improve SEO, the red dot will change from red to yellow to green to signify your SEO is good.

9. Make sure that the images in your blog posts are SEO friendly by making sure that they have relevant titles and Alt Text which include the Focus Keyword

Make sure the alternative text has the Focus Keyword is in it as well. It would help if the title had the Focus Keyword in it too.
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by:l marc
you might want to talk about Wordpress in general, what SEO is first and if there are better alternatives without a database
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Setting Up a RSS Feed forWordPress
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to set up an RSS Feed on a WordPress Website.

This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Feedburner will be used for this demonstration.

1. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the following: mywebsite.com/wp-login.php

2. Go to Feedburner.google.com

3. Sign-in or register for an account. An existing Google account will let you add Feedburner to the Google tools you already use.

4. Click on the “Burn a feed right this instant” form and put in your URL followed by the page name where you want your RSS Feed. EX: If your URL is ABCD.com you can put in ABCD.com/feed

5. Click submit. Then Fill in Feed Title and a Feedburner feed address.

6. Check that your feed is working entering the feed address into your Browser bar. EX: ABCD.com/feed

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How to Import and Export Wordpress Files
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to Import and export files in WordPress.

This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC.

1. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the following: mywebsite.com/wp-login.php

2. Click on Tools – Export in Dashboard. Select what you want to export and hit Download Export File on the bottom of the page.

3. On the blog onto which you want to Import files to:

4. Click on Tools- Import in Dashboard

5. Select Wordpress on the provided table

6. A plugin installation window will appear. Install and activate plugin: WordPress Importer.

7. Select the XML file which you Downloaded in Step 2.

8. Click Upload File and Import Bottom

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How to Update Your WordPress Site Version
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to update a WordPress Site’s version. WordPress
releases new versions of its software frequently and it is important to update frequently in order to
keep your site secure, and to get new WordPress features.

This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC.

1. Log into your WordPress site by going to your url with /wp-login.php added. Ex: www.mysite.com/wp-login.php

2. Click on the yellow box at the top of the dashboard, OR go to Dashboard- Home- Updates.

3. Make sure that your site is backed up.

4. Click on the blue Update Now button.

5. Your new version of WordPress will install.

6. Make sure that everything on your site works properly.

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How to Manually Reset/Change WordPress Password Using PHPmyADMIN
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to reset a WordPress password if you are locked
out and cannot reset the password. A typical use would be if you cannot access the email to which
WordPress would send the password recovery email to.

This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC, and the Host will be GoDaddy.

1. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the following: mywebsite.com/wp-login.php

2. Establish that you cannot reset WordPress password the traditional way, by clicking on “Lost Your Password” on the login screen. WordPress sends a reset email to the email account connected with WordPress but if you lost your password to that email account, you will not be able to reset your password this way.

3. Log into your hosting server account ( Godaddy is used in the demonstration).

4. Locate PHPmyADMIN

5. Open PHPmyADMIN and find the appropriate database. Make sure that the database is correct by checking “siteurl” field in wp_options.

6. Click on wp_users and locate the username to which you need to reset the password. Click on the edit button. Locate “User_Pass” field.

7. Find a MD5 Hash generator using google. (http://www.miraclesalad.com/webtools/md5.php is used in demonstration).

8. Enter a new password and generate a new MD5 Hash for it. Enter the string into “User_pass” field (refer to Step 6 )

9. Go back to your login page and Log in successfully using your new password.

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Excluding a Post Category from the Main Blog Page
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to exclude a particular blog category from the main blog page. This is can be used when a category already has its own tab, or you simply want certain types of posts not to show up on the main blog.

This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Ultimate Category Excluder will be used.

1. Log into your WordPress backend

2. Go to Plugins - Add New

3. Search for “Ultimate Category Excluder.”

4. Install and Activate the plugin

5. Go to Settings- Category Exclusion

6. Select the categories you wish to exclude, and where you would like to exclude them.

7. Click save.

8. Blog posts sorted into the selected categories should now be excluded from the desired locations.

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Migrating the Website
This video teaches users how to migrate an existing Wordpress website to a new domain.
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How to Manually Back Up WordPress Database
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to manually back up a WordPress Database.

This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. The Host used will be IPage.com

1. Log into your Hosting account. IPage will be used for demonstration

2. Locate PHPmyADMIN. This is usually in a section called Home, or is listed as a subsection of Databases.

3. Select the Database you wish to export or back up.

4. Once in PHPmyADMIN, click on EXPORT.

5. Select Zipped compression and hit Export.

6. Save the exported file for future use or reference

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How to Insert an Iframe into WordPress
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to insert an Iframe into WordPress.

This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC.

1. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the following: mywebsite.com/wp-login.php

2. Open Page or Post into which you will place Iframe

3. Select your Iframe code. If you wish to create an Iframe, you can use an online Iframe generator. 7thspace.com/webmaster_tools/iframe_generator.html is used in the tutorial.

4. Go back to selected Page or Post in Wordpress. Into “Text” section, paste Iframe code.

5. Check the actual Page or Post to make sure that the Iframe is working correctly.

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On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era
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On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

How to Embed a Vimeo Video into a WordPress Website
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to properly insert a Vimeo Video into a
WordPress site or Blog.

This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC.

1. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the following: mywebsite.com/wp-login.php

2. Open Page or Post into which you will place Vimeo Video

3. Find the Vimeo video which you want to embed. Click on share button which looks like a paper airplane.

4. Click Show Options. Make sure that the size is correct and doesn’t exceed size of the receiving page.

5. Select colors and styles. Look over Special Stuff section of options an select those which apply.

6. Choose “Select Old Code.” (some WordPress blogs may not show this code properly). Copy Code.

7. Paste code into Tet section at the desired location. Update page.

8. Click View Post to ensure that the video looks correct.

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How to Automatically Show Related Posts at the Bottom of a Blog Post in WordPress
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to automatically show related posts at the
bottom of a blog post in WordPress.

This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Plugin “Yet Another Related Posts Plugin”
will be used.

1. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the following: mywebsite.com/wp-login.php

2. Go to Add New under the Plugins tab and search for “Yet Another Related Posts Plugin”. Install and activate.

3. Click on Settings- Related Posts tab in dashboard.

4. Select Where you want the related posts to show. Select the number of related posts to show.

5. Enter The Heading, Default Image, and a Default Display to show.

6. Choose order. (Relevance chosen in demonstration).

7. Save Changes

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has the plugin been removed?  I was not able to find it to download.
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Creating a Printer Friendly PDF on a WordPress Page
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to create a Printer Friendly PDF on a WordPress
Page.

This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Tools Used are Photoshop, Awesome
Screenshot” Google Chrome Extension, and SmallPDF.com

1. Log into WordPress Backend

2. Open the page out of which you want to make a PDF of

3. Create a Screen capture of the page. The Demonstration used “Awesome Screenshot” Google Chrome Extension.

4. Copy Screenshot to image editing software. Photoshop was used in demonstration. Edit as needed. Save as a JPG.

5. Convert JPG to PDF. SmallPDF.com was used in the demonstration.

6. Back on the WordPress back end. Upload the PDF as a media file under the Media – Add New tab.

7. On the WordPress page, create a link which opens the PDF. Stylize as needed.

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Connecting Google Analytic to WordPress
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to connect a WordPress website to Google
Analytics.

This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC

1. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the following: mywebsite.com/wp-login.php

2. Go to Add Plugins under Plugins tab in the Dashboard sidebar.

3. Search for Google Analytics. Install and Activate Google Analytics plugin

4. Go to Google.com/analytics

5. Login or Create a new account.

6. Click on ADMIN tab on the top menu

7. Click on “Create New Account” and fill out the form (website name, URL, etc.) Submit Google User Agreement, and copy tracking code.

8. Go back to WordPress site ad click on Google Analytics in SETTINGS tab in WordPress dashboard. Paste tracking code into form.

9. Go back to WordPress site ad click on Google Analytics in SETTINGS tab in WordPress dashboard. Paste tracking code into form.

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How to Automatically Add a Mailchimp Signup Form onto a WordPress Sidebar
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to set up the WordPress backend so that each
page automatically generates a Mailchimp signup form in the sidebar.

This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Tools Used are Photoshop, Awesome
Screenshot” Google Chrome Extension, and SmallPDF.com

1. Log into WordPress Backend

2. Go to Plugins- Add New. Search For “Mailchimp List Subscribe Form” Plugin by Mailchimp. Install And Activate it.

3. Go to the plugin and go to its settings.

4. Log into your Mailchimp account in a separate window or tab.

5. Back on the Settings page for the Mailchimp Plugin, Click “Connect”

6. Select the appropriate list, and click on Update List.

7. Edit Custom Styling to your needs. Click on Update.

8. In Appearance – Widgets, Drag the Mailchimp widget into desired Sidebar.

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WordPress

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL for creating websites and blogs. Features include a plugin architecture, a template system and strong management, customization and search systems; through its dynamic presentation of content, webmasters have the flexibility to create websites easily.