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How To Change Your Permalinks Structure In WordPress
 
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How To Change Permalinks Structure You can download a PDF here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/article/How_to_Change_Permalinks_Structure.pdf or visit the page here at:http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-change-permalinks-structure/ In this specific video, you're going to learn how to change the permalinks' structure. Now what are permalinks? Permalinks are just a fancy word in short, for making your links of your WordPress site, more search engine friendly. So let me give you an example here. Normally, if you've installed your WordPress site, it's going to look like this -- "yourdomain.com/?p=123" Now, you want to make your site as search engine friendly as possible, and you want to help the search engines know what your site is all about. So if the search engines were to come to your site, and they see something like this, they're not really going to know what this means. Now imagine this, your site looks more like this "yourdomain.com/_______(your title or keyword) like this. If I were to create, let's say, a page titled "Internet Video Tutorials" then when the search engine comes to my site, they're going to see "yourdomain.com/InternetVideoTutorials" -- think about that. Search engines are going to know what this is about, versus what this is about. How to Change Permalinks Structure On WordPress Now that you understand what permalinks are, and why you need to change them, let me show you how to do that. To edit the permalinks, if you go to Settings, and go to Permalinks, this is where you can actually change the permalinks. Now before I actually do that, you're going to need to create what we call a ".htaccess" file. To do that, it's easy. You're going to need to upload that file with an FTP program, so we're going to be using a program called FileZilla, as you can see here. And if you don't have the program, then download FileZilla, and you can do a Google search on this and download, and install the program. To create a ".htaccess" file, it's very easy to do. If you're using Windows, right click; click on New; and click on Text Document. We can rename this later, at this point you need to login to your FTP program, you're going to need to find the location of your WordPress files; and the main directory or the root directory, simply copy this text file over to the main directory. At this point, locate that text file, we're going to rename it as ".htaccess" and that's it. At this point, click on it; right click on it; click on File Permissions. We're going to change these to 777; click on Okay; we're going to go back to your WordPress Dashboard and select Post Name; click on Save Changes, and as you can see, the permalink structure has been updated. At this point, you're going to need to secure your ".htaccess" file, so do the same thing -- right click File Permissions; but in this case, change it back to 644, and that's it! Now whenever you create a post or a page, or anything like that, it'll create a friendly URL. http://youtu.be/lOvY4pAZK2E
Views: 477 WordPressPowerSites
How To Add And Manage Users In WordPress
 
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How To Add And Manage Users In WordPress You can download a PDF here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/article/How_to_Install_Themes_in_WordPress.pdf or visit the page here at: http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-install-themes-in-wordpress/ How To Upload And Install Themes Manually With WordPress You can download a PDF here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/article/Understanding_Different_User_Permissions_in_WordPress.pdf or visit the page here at: http://wordpresspowersites.org/understanding-different-user-permissions-in-wordpress/ Understanding Different User Permissions in WordPress In this specific video, we're going to be talking about different user role permissions. How To Understand Different User Permissions in WordPressSo let's say for example, you want to take your WordPress site to the next level -- you want to get authors, editors, contributors to submit content; but you want to give them a limited amount of permissions that will enable them to do their job while avoiding the possibility of them actually doing any type of damage to your WordPress site. So let me explain exactly what that means. If I hop on over to my WordPress Dashboard here, and you go under Users, and click on Add New, you'll see that you can add a new user and each user has a specific role. We can see that there's Subscribers, Administrator, Editor, Author, and Contributor. So let me explain to you exactly what these user roles are so you have an idea of how you can effectively get people to submit content, but without allowing them to do too much to your site by simply giving them a limited amount of permissions. So let's talk about the types of users. First of all, we're going to talk about the Subscriber user. Basically this is everybody. Everybody who wants to simply register at your site and leave comments. And normally this happens if you have it set in your Comment Settings where people have to register first, before they actually make a comment. So this would be a Subscriber. They have a limited amount of rights. They only are able to login and simply interact with your site by leaving comments. Then we have the Contributor user. This type of person is great for article writers, content writers, or people that you hire that can login to your WordPress site and simply submit content to your WordPress site. However, they do not have the ability or rights to publish the content to the site. So basically if you want somebody to be able to create a lot of good content, and simply submit it, but it cannot be published to the actual site. It actually has to go through you, or has to go through another person with a different user role/rights that has the ability to publish the content. So in other words, their content goes into the Drafts or Pending Review. Now we have the Author, the author can basically do everything that the contributor can do. So they can submit content, but they can take it to the next level. They can actually publish any content that passes through without your consent. So let's say you have a contributor -- an article writer, and you just want them to have the ability to submit content, but you don't want to have them have the ability to approve it because you want to make sure that whoever approves it, is somebody that you actually trust. Because you want to keep the integrity of your WordPress site. So you've got to trust the Author. The author has a little more power than the contributor. They however, cannot view Drafts and Scheduled Posts. So they have a little more rights, but there are still some limitations to their ability to do certain things. Then we have the Editor, the editor has the ability to do everything that the subscriber, the contributor, and the author can do; but they cannot only write articles and publish them, they can also edit them. So in other words, they can write, they can publish, and they can edit the articles. And of course, last but not least we have the Administrator. This should be you, and only you. And I've got to emphasize this. DO NOT MAKE ANYBODY ELSE AN ADMINISTRATOR as they can do a lot of damage. So as an administrator, remember you can update, you can delete, you can do a lot of different things. So this user has the ability to do anything to your WordPress site. They can do a ton of damage, and they can ultimately delete the blog! So make sure that you take advantage of these user roles. Think about how you can get people involved in your site, and you can use it to build your site up, whatever it might be. http://youtu.be/yJI7-mkBUiI
Views: 926 WordPressPowerSites
How To Use The Akismet Spam Plugin In WordPress
 
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How To Use The Akismet Spam Plugin In WordPress You can download a PDF here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/article/How_to_Install_Themes_in_WordPress.pdf or visit the page here at: http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-install-themes-in-wordpress/ How To Upload And Install Themes Manually With WordPress You can download a PDF here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/article/How_To_Get_a_New_WordPress_Website_Ready.pdf or visit the page here at: http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-get-a-new-wordpress-website-ready/ How To Get a New WordPress Website Ready In this specific video, you're going to learn how to get a brand new WordPress website ready. So basically anytime you have installed a brand new copy of WordPress on your site, what they do is they populate it with a bunch of stuff that you just don't need. So I want to walk you through the process of deleting all the stuff that you do not need so that you can begin to start working on setting up your site. How To Get a New WordPress Site Ready So if you go under Posts, normally you're going to see this "Hello world" post that you just don't need. So simply click Trash here, and then go under Categories here, and we're going to delete this uncategorized category. Select it here, click on Delete; click on Apply; and under Media there's not anything under Media so you're good to go there. under Pages, depending on your WordPress themes, some WordPress themes have what we call a sample page; and what I like to do is I usually either delete this, or I click on Edit, and I make this my homepage by Renaming it to "Home" clicking on Update, and there we go. So you can either delete it or use it later on, but for me, I usually call it home because I'm going to use it later down the road; and in terms of my settings and everything, I might actually need this especially when I make this page, a static page. If we click on Comments here, there are no comments so we're good to go there. Under Appearance and Themes you can easily customize your theme here, but I'm not going to show you that in this specific video. Under Widgets, normally there is going to be some widgets, so if I click on the View the site here, you are going to see that the sidebar has a bunch of widgets. So normally for me, I use different widgets, so it really depends on you. But under the main sidebar, you'll normally see the Search widget, the Recent Posts widget, the Recent Comments widget, and so forth. So normally what I do is just drag and drop, and the Widget area here, you can simply drag a widget into the sidebar. So what I normally do is simply remove all of the widgets, and if I do that, and I go back to the main site here, you'll notice that the widgets from the sidebar have disappeared. So that just gives me a clean slate where I can move from that point, and work from there. Under Menus, there are no menus so we're good to go here. Under Plugins, there is a Hello Dolly plugin that you just don't need, so click Delete here; click Yes, Delete these files; and sometimes in order to delete plugins you will need to have your FTP user name & password, so enter that here; click on Proceed, and there we go. Now Akismet is a spam plugin which protects you from spam. There is a free account, but I believe right now it does cost money. So if you want to protect yourself from spam, you can Activate this, however you will need to sign up for an API key which actually costs money. So you can see there's a Pro Version, Enterprise, and Personal; and if you want to use your site for commercial use, it does cost money. So if you don't need that, you can click Delete as well, and Proceed. Under Users it's going to be simply you as the user, so you can leave that as it is. Under Settings click on General; you can always change this information. Basically when somebody goes to your main site the site title is going to be here, your tag line is going to be here, your WordPress address will be here, and your email address will be here. And you can change the date format if you choose to do so, here, and the time format as well. You can also make it so somebody has to register at your blog or your WordPress site, and if we go under the Writing Setting, you have different options which, you can actually post via email -- I'm not going to go into this information in this specific video because we simply want to clean the WordPress site. You Can Read The Rest Here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-install-themes-in-wordpress/ http://youtu.be/blnoGodmgkE
Views: 3385 WordPressPowerSites
Remove The Admin Username For Better WordPress Security
 
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http://wordpresspowersites.org/remove-the-admin-username-for-better-wordpress-security/ Attacks on WordPress sites often target the admin user name. Which is why it's important to use a unique user name for your profile. If you already have a site where your using admin as your user name, it would be beneficial for the security of your site to create a new user and delete the admin profile. To do this you will sign into your site using your admin user, then you will crate a new user with a unique user name. You will need to use a different email address then your admin user, but you can edit this once you've deleted the admin user. After creating a password make sure to assign the administrator role to this new user. Now you will log out of your site and log back in using the new admin user that you've created. Go into your users and delete the user with the admin username. It will now give you the option to assign these post to another user or just delete all those post. And then you need to confirm the deletion. And now simply by deleting your admin user you've helped to increase security on your site. http://youtu.be/lsad24taRs0
Views: 287 WordPressPowerSites
How To FTP - Upload Files Using Filezilla
 
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How To Install WordPress Manually via FTP You can download a PDF here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/article/How_to_Install_WordPress_Manually_via_FTP_.pdf or visit the page here at:http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-install-wordpress-manually-via-ftp/ In this specific video, you're going to learn how to install WordPress manually via FTP. In order for this to work, you're going to need the following: your webhost needs to support php and MySQL; you need the ability to create databases; you're going to need to have some sort of FTP software (in this case, I recommend FileZilla); and you're going to need to have your webhosting user name and password; and the WordPress files. So I'm going to show you how to get all of this stuff, and use it to install WordPress manually. Now, first thing's first, let's talk about the FileZilla FTP program which is basically a software that will allow you to upload files from a computer to your website. So if you go to google.com and type in "FileZilla" click on "filezilla-project.org" How To Install WordPress Manually via FTP Now I like FileZilla because it's easy to use, it's free, plus if you click on FileZilla Client, you will notice that it is compatible with Windows, Linux, and Mac. So go ahead and install it, because we're going to be using in the few minutes. Next, you're going to need to have the WordPress files. To do that, simply go to WordPress.org and at the very top you're going to see "Download WordPress" -- simply download WordPress to your computer, and then next, you need to access your webhosting panel. So that's usually, if you're using cPanel or any other webhosting panel, simply login to it. In this case, I'm using cPanel and in order for this to work, you're going to need to have something that says "MySQL Databases Wizard" or "MySQL Databases." Now we're ready to go and begin the installation process of WordPress. So what I want you to do now is to locate the WordPress files. At this point, you're going to need to unzip the WordPress installation zip file, and if you click on (right click), click on Open With Windows Explorer or any other unzipping program that you might have. In this case I've already unzipped the file, and if we click on the folder here, we're going to see the installation files that run the WordPress platform here. So now what I need to do is simply upload these files; so I'm going to select all these files; and then I'm going to go to FTP the FileZilla program and simply enter your host, which is normally ftp.yourdomain.com whatever that might be; and enter your user name and password, which is normally the same as the cPanel access or whatever webhosting user name that you might have. So go ahead and enter this information and click on Quick Connect. At this point, you're going to need to locate the folder that holds your main website files. Now in this case, most of you, you're going to have "public_html" some of you will have "http.docs" and so forth. So if you don't know, you're going to need to see your webhosting company about that. At this point, all you need to do is select all the files, installation files of WordPress on your computer, and drag and drop it into this empty folder here. Now as this is uploading files, I'm going to go ahead and create the MySQL databases. To do that, all you need to do is simply click on MySQL Databases, or the Wizard. I prefer the wizard because it's an easier route to create your MySQL databases. At this moment, you need to create a database, and you can name it whatever you want it to be. Now you have to create a user, and we're going to create a password by clicking Password Generator. And you need to make sure that you save this to a safe location. So the database name was "profits_db" and the user was "profits_user" and my password is here, and click on Use Password; and click on Create User; and then click on All Privileges; click on Next Step, and there we go. So make sure that you store this information in a safe location, because you're going to need it later on. Alright so now, as we can see here, the files have been uploaded, and we can start the installation process. So if you go to the top here, and click on the "domain.com/WordPress-admin/install.php" so if you go to this page here, it's going to start the installation process. So what we need to do is create a configuration file, so click on the button here. And we already have all this information, so we can click on Let's Go! Read The Rest Here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-install-wordpress-manually-via-ftp/ http://youtu.be/Ci7iPXaKYQU
Views: 5778 WordPressPowerSites
How To Use WordPress Widgets In The Sidebar
 
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How To Use WordPress Widgets In The Sidebar You can download a PDF here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/article/How_To_Use_WordPress_Widgets_Effectively.pdf or visit the page here at: http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-use-wordpress-widgets-effectively/ How To Use WordPress Widgets Effectively In this specific video, we're going to be discussing how you can use WordPress widgets effectively So what do you need to do now, is simply to login to your WordPress Dashboard, and to access Widgets, if you go under Appearance and click on Widgets, you'll see the widgets drag and drop system. I love widgets simply because it enables you to easily control the sidebar, or any other type of widgetized area. So let's say for example that I look at the main site here. When you look at a website that is run by WordPress, there are certain areas in terms of a theme. And the way a theme is created, there are certain areas that are widgetized, which basically means you can add widgets to that specific area. Now normally by default, a WordPress theme, the sidebar is widgetized. So if I were to add widgets over here, for example Pages, a Calendar, Search Box, and so forth -- and I refresh the page, you can see that the search box is here, and the widgetized area is right here. How To Use WordPress Widgets Effectively Now for this specific theme, we can see that only the sidebar is widgetized. If you're using a specific theme where the footer and other areas of the page are widgetized, then that gives you the ability to really control information, content, and data on those pieces of that specific site. So it really depends on which theme and what it's layout looks like. Now as you saw earlier, putting widgets into the sidebar is actually very, very easy to do. It's simply a drag and drop system. So all you have to do is simply find what you want, and simply click on it with your mouse and drag and drop it over here. Now widgets are very easy to edit in terms of settings. As you can see here, the Calendar -- the only thing with the calendar you can change is the title. With certain widgets, you can actually edit the settings. For example Pages here, you can sort by page title, page order, or page ID. You can also exclude certain pages. So depending on the widget, each widget is very different and gives you the ability to simply edit the settings. So you need to have an idea of what your layout is going to look like. If you know how your WordPress site layout is going to look like, then you can easily put widgets in certain widgetized areas. So that's really how to use widgets, and as you can see, it's very, very easy to use. It's a simply process of planning ahead of time, and knowing where to put them. http://youtu.be/myu_7egDeS8
Views: 367 WordPressPowerSites
How To Upload and Install WordPress Plugins Manually
 
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How To Upload and Install WordPress Plugins Manually You can download a PDF here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/article/How_to_Install_Plugins_on_Your_WordPress_Website.pdf or visit the page here at: http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-install-plugins-on-your-wordpress-website/ How to Install Plugins on Your WordPress Website In this specific video, you're going to learn how to install plugins onto your WordPress site. In order to get started, you're going to need to have the following, you're going to need to have the plugin and to install it, and there are two ways to go about doing this. You can either install it automatically through the WordPress Dashboard, or you can install it manually through FTP software. I'm going to show you both ways in case you need to know. Right now I'm at the WordPress Dashboard, so if you're not here, go ahead and login. Next, go under Plugins and click on Add New. In this area, you can actually search for plugins if you don't already have a plugin. So depending on what you need, you can either select the popular tags down here, or simply click on the search bar here, and do a search for a specific plugin that you want.How to Install Plugins on Your WordPress Website Let's say for example that I want a plugin that will allow me to upload images or banner ads and so forth, and put them onto my sidebar. So what you need to do is simply enter the keyword into here, and click on Search Plugins. Now the beauty of this is that you can do a search on a keyword, and you can see many different plugins that are free to install. Now the best way to do this is simply enter the keyword, look at the ratings because if something's not good about a specific plugin, people are going to say something about it. So if something is not rated, I would avoid installing it onto your website. Now in this case, I'm going to install the Image Banner Widget. So to install it, click on Install Now, click Okay, and of course it's going to ask you for your host name, your FTP user name, and FTP password. Go ahead and enter that information and click on Proceed. After that, click on Activate Plugin, and there we go. So we have successfully activated that specific plugin. Now for some of you, you're going to have a plugin in hand, and you're going to want to know how to install that plugin. And to do that, if you click on Add New, and let's say for example that I go to google. If I go to Google and I search for WordPress plugins, I find this page, I'm going to go ahead and download the WP Super Cache Plugin so I can use this as an example. So what you need to do is simply locate that file, and whatever plugin that you're using, you're going to need to unzip this zip file onto your computer. And basically what you need to do is simply upload this folder through FTP software, to get this to work. Now you can also install it through the Dashboard, and to do that, if you go over here and click on Upload. All you have to do is Choose File, and locate this ".zip" file and click on Install Now, go through the same process that I showed you earlier with entering your FTP user name and password, and go through that avenue. Now if you install it through FTP software, unzip this folder, so we've got this folder here; go to the FTP program in this example we're using FileZilla; you need to connect to your FTP site; you're going to locate your WordPress files; locate the wp-content folder; the Plugins folder after that; and simply drag and drop the folder here. so simply get this folder here, drag and drop it to over here, and once it's finally uploaded all the files, you can go back to your WordPress Dashboard, click on Install Plugins; and that's the WP Super Cache; click on Activate, and there we go. Now for some plugins it will ask you to do a few more steps for the majority of the plugins, when you click on activate, it'll actually activate the plugin. But for some plugins will require you to do a few more steps in order to activate it. And that's it! So that's how to install a plugin through the Dashboard automatically or through FTP software. http://youtu.be/qkTwRnzvZXQ
Views: 19950 WordPressPowerSites
How To Use Gravatars For Your WordPress Site
 
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How To Use Gravatars For Your WordPress Site http://youtu.be/QhvNCY2OVQk
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Update Your wp config php Keys For Better WordPress Security
 
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wordpresspowersites.org/update-your-wp-config-php-keys-for-better-wordpress-security/ Update Your wp-config.php Keys For Better WordPress Security The wp-config.php file contains a series of security keys. These keys are used for different authentication and security methods used by WordPress and are an important part of your sites security. The keys should be unique to each site. Update ding the keys is highly recommended to protect your site from a variety of different attacks.Security Tips For WordPress To create or change your keys you will need to download your wp-config.php file from your server location. Then you will go to the online generator to create your unique keys. The url for this is listed in your wp-config.php file. Copy those keys and then find the keys in your wp-config.php file. And replace the old keys before re ftp ing the file to your host. Changing these keys will cause everybody to need to login again, but this also invalidates any compromised logins. http://youtu.be/AaQmb6anOEk
Views: 488 WordPressPowerSites
How To Insert Audio or MP3 Files Into WordPress Post And Pages
 
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http://wordpresspowersites.org/insert-audio-mp3-files-wordpress-post-pages/ How To Insert Audio or MP3 Files Into WordPress Post And Pages http://youtu.be/waHiLBGkTcc
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How To Upgrade and/or Delete WordPress Plugins Automatically
 
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How To Upgrade and/or Delete WordPress Plugins Automatically You can download a PDF here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/article/How_to_Install_Plugins_on_Your_WordPress_Website.pdf or visit the page here at: http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-install-plugins-on-your-wordpress-website/ How to Install Plugins on Your WordPress Website In this specific video, you're going to learn how to install plugins onto your WordPress site. In order to get started, you're going to need to have the following, you're going to need to have the plugin and to install it, and there are two ways to go about doing this. You can either install it automatically through the WordPress Dashboard, or you can install it manually through FTP software. I'm going to show you both ways in case you need to know. Right now I'm at the WordPress Dashboard, so if you're not here, go ahead and login. Next, go under Plugins and click on Add New. In this area, you can actually search for plugins if you don't already have a plugin. So depending on what you need, you can either select the popular tags down here, or simply click on the search bar here, and do a search for a specific plugin that you want.How to Install Plugins on Your WordPress Website Let's say for example that I want a plugin that will allow me to upload images or banner ads and so forth, and put them onto my sidebar. So what you need to do is simply enter the keyword into here, and click on Search Plugins. Now the beauty of this is that you can do a search on a keyword, and you can see many different plugins that are free to install. Now the best way to do this is simply enter the keyword, look at the ratings because if something's not good about a specific plugin, people are going to say something about it. So if something is not rated, I would avoid installing it onto your website. Now in this case, I'm going to install the Image Banner Widget. So to install it, click on Install Now, click Okay, and of course it's going to ask you for your host name, your FTP user name, and FTP password. Go ahead and enter that information and click on Proceed. After that, click on Activate Plugin, and there we go. So we have successfully activated that specific plugin. Now for some of you, you're going to have a plugin in hand, and you're going to want to know how to install that plugin. And to do that, if you click on Add New, and let's say for example that I go to google. If I go to Google and I search for WordPress plugins, I find this page, I'm going to go ahead and download the WP Super Cache Plugin so I can use this as an example. So what you need to do is simply locate that file, and whatever plugin that you're using, you're going to need to unzip this zip file onto your computer. And basically what you need to do is simply upload this folder through FTP software, to get this to work. Now you can also install it through the Dashboard, and to do that, if you go over here and click on Upload. All you have to do is Choose File, and locate this ".zip" file and click on Install Now, go through the same process that I showed you earlier with entering your FTP user name and password, and go through that avenue. Now if you install it through FTP software, unzip this folder, so we've got this folder here; go to the FTP program in this example we're using FileZilla; you need to connect to your FTP site; you're going to locate your WordPress files; locate the wp-content folder; the Plugins folder after that; and simply drag and drop the folder here. so simply get this folder here, drag and drop it to over here, and once it's finally uploaded all the files, you can go back to your WordPress Dashboard, click on Install Plugins; and that's the WP Super Cache; click on Activate, and there we go. Now for some plugins it will ask you to do a few more steps for the majority of the plugins, when you click on activate, it'll actually activate the plugin. But for some plugins will require you to do a few more steps in order to activate it. And that's it! So that's how to install a plugin through the Dashboard automatically or through FTP software. http://youtu.be/A5DmvcCeyK4
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How To Edit WordPress Theme CSS Styles
 
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http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-edit-wordpress-theme-css-styles/ How To Edit WordPress Theme CSS Styles As a web developer, I frequently wrangle with codes. one of such is building and customizing WordPress Themes. Am a big fan of WordPress Genesis framework, i do use it to build amazing WordPress themes. I also install and further customize their child themes to suite my style. If you really want to know, my blog is using the Genesis Focus Theme. I have seen quite a number of WordPress users making CSS changes inside the wordpress theme template core stylesheet. I do wonder, what if something goes wrong, how do you revert back to the initial design? Some will say, they do make backup of their theme before making any changes to the CSS. i see that as a pain in the ass. Reasons You Shouldn't Alter Your WordPress Theme CSS stylesheet Damage Of Theme -- Not everyone has the habit of always backing up files before editing. If for example, you made a change to your theme style sheet, and after previewing, you didn't like the output, you may have difficulty changing or reverting the changes. Mind you, CTRL-Z won't work 'cos the browser was loaded when you saved the changes, therefore, you can't undo the change. Keep Theme Design Even After Update -- If you make changes to your theme files, all your customization will be lost if you update the theme to the latest version. If you follow the best practice rule below, you may still have your site customization even after an update only if the update didn't change the CSS ids and classes of the theme. but the customization can be lost if it was a major theme update like from version 1.5 to maybe 2.0 It can speed up theme customization time. For those of us using WordPress theme framework like Genesis, Thesis, e.t.c that develop themes as child themes of their framework, it is advisable you don't make any changes to the CSS style sheet. rather Get either the CSS ID, class or both controlling the design of the theme and add either an Internal Style Sheet or External Style Sheet below the theme external stylesheet. NOTE -- adding the new stylesheet you want to overwrite the theme CSS must not be above the default WordPress CSS stylesheet else it won't have an effect. More on WordPress Theme CSS Practice ALTERNATIVELY There are plugins that can save you of the above stress. all you need do is, place the CSS you want to over-rule in the specified plugin textarea, save and preview the output. Some of this custom WordPress custom CSS plugins include: Jetpack Custom -- If you are new to WordPress or even if you are a Pro, i advice you install and use Jetpack my Automattic(founder of WordPress). one of the feature that come with it is the Custom CSS. i personally use it to make CSS changes to my theme. to use this jetpack feature, you have to install Jetpack plugin. PC Custom CSS -- This plugin provides an easy and effective way to use your own custom CSS code with any theme. it a top-notch plugin when it comes to adding custom CSS. saying from my experience using it. WP Live CSS Editor -- A CSS live Editor that allows you to edit, preview changes and save all your project's CSS stylesheets live in the browser. My Custom CSS -- With this plugin you can put custom css code without edit your theme and/or your plugins (really useful in case of any theme/plugin update). Live CSS Preview -- This plugin adds a textarea to the new Customize page that allows theme editors to write, preview & implement css code in real-time. Best Custom CSS -- This plugin help you to manage your css files with an easy and convenient method directly from WordPress dashboard. Custom CSS Manager -- Simple plugin to manage Custom CSS Code to change the appearance of your WordPress website. This Plugin stores the CSS Code in the WordPress Options Database. Your Custom CSS -- Add your own CSS to your WordPress Backend and Frontend. Read The Rest Of This Article Here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-edit-wordpress-theme-css-styles/ http://youtu.be/jkD-KSXQNeY
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How to Install WordPress Manually Using FTP
 
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How To Install WordPress Manually via FTP You can download a PDF here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/article/How_to_Install_WordPress_Manually_via_FTP_.pdf or visit the page here at:http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-install-wordpress-manually-via-ftp/ In this specific video, you're going to learn how to install WordPress manually via FTP. In order for this to work, you're going to need the following: your webhost needs to support php and MySQL; you need the ability to create databases; you're going to need to have some sort of FTP software (in this case, I recommend FileZilla); and you're going to need to have your webhosting user name and password; and the WordPress files. So I'm going to show you how to get all of this stuff, and use it to install WordPress manually. Now, first thing's first, let's talk about the FileZilla FTP program which is basically a software that will allow you to upload files from a computer to your website. So if you go to google.com and type in "FileZilla" click on "filezilla-project.org" How To Install WordPress Manually via FTP Now I like FileZilla because it's easy to use, it's free, plus if you click on FileZilla Client, you will notice that it is compatible with Windows, Linux, and Mac. So go ahead and install it, because we're going to be using in the few minutes. Next, you're going to need to have the WordPress files. To do that, simply go to WordPress.org and at the very top you're going to see "Download WordPress" -- simply download WordPress to your computer, and then next, you need to access your webhosting panel. So that's usually, if you're using cPanel or any other webhosting panel, simply login to it. In this case, I'm using cPanel and in order for this to work, you're going to need to have something that says "MySQL Databases Wizard" or "MySQL Databases." Now we're ready to go and begin the installation process of WordPress. So what I want you to do now is to locate the WordPress files. At this point, you're going to need to unzip the WordPress installation zip file, and if you click on (right click), click on Open With Windows Explorer or any other unzipping program that you might have. In this case I've already unzipped the file, and if we click on the folder here, we're going to see the installation files that run the WordPress platform here. So now what I need to do is simply upload these files; so I'm going to select all these files; and then I'm going to go to FTP the FileZilla program and simply enter your host, which is normally ftp.yourdomain.com whatever that might be; and enter your user name and password, which is normally the same as the cPanel access or whatever webhosting user name that you might have. So go ahead and enter this information and click on Quick Connect. At this point, you're going to need to locate the folder that holds your main website files. Now in this case, most of you, you're going to have "public_html" some of you will have "http.docs" and so forth. So if you don't know, you're going to need to see your webhosting company about that. At this point, all you need to do is select all the files, installation files of WordPress on your computer, and drag and drop it into this empty folder here. Now as this is uploading files, I'm going to go ahead and create the MySQL databases. To do that, all you need to do is simply click on MySQL Databases, or the Wizard. I prefer the wizard because it's an easier route to create your MySQL databases. At this moment, you need to create a database, and you can name it whatever you want it to be. Now you have to create a user, and we're going to create a password by clicking Password Generator. And you need to make sure that you save this to a safe location. So the database name was "profits_db" and the user was "profits_user" and my password is here, and click on Use Password; and click on Create User; and then click on All Privileges; click on Next Step, and there we go. So make sure that you store this information in a safe location, because you're going to need it later on. Alright so now, as we can see here, the files have been uploaded, and we can start the installation process. So if you go to the top here, and click on the "domain.com/WordPress-admin/install.php" so if you go to this page here, it's going to start the installation process. So what we need to do is create a configuration file, so click on the button here. And we already have all this information, so we can click on Let's Go! Now we can enter the database name, which is "profits_db" in this case, the user name, which is "profits_user" and then the password. Now, for most of you, the database host is going to be Local Host, and you can use any table prefix you want to. In this case, we're going to leave everything else as it is, and click on Submit. You Can Read The Rest Here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-install-wordpress-manually-via-ftp/ http://youtu.be/52RbHwvd028
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How To Register A Domain Name For Your WordPress Website
 
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http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-register-a-domain-name-for-your-wordpress-website/ So first of all, in step number one, I'm going to show you some creative ways to finding your domain name for your WordPress Site, if you don't already know what you want. And of course, step number two, I'm going to show you how to register it, so let's go ahead and get started. So what I want you to do is hop on over to google.com and type in "domain tools" and there's a specific tool on domain tools.com called Domain Suggestions. And I really like this tool because you can type in a bunch of keywords and figure out if the domain that you want is taken, or it'll also give you some suggestions on other domain names that are related to those specific keywords. How To Buy a Domain Name for WordPress WebsitesSo let's say for example that I want a domain that is related to internet video tutorials. So if I click on Get Suggestions, as you can see here, InternetVideoTutorials.com is already taken, but the .net -- the .org - .info -- is available. Now domain tools also generate synonyms that are related internet video tutorials. So as you can see here, we've got "internet film tutorials" "internet recording tutorials" "internet video tutorials site" and so forth. And that's what I like about this tool. Now let's talk about registering the specific domain name. Let's say for example, in this case, that I want this specific one here "internet video tutorials world" -- there are many different domain registrars out there. For example, there's GoDaddy.com and there's NameCheap.com. In this specific video tutorial, I would recommend that you use NameCheap.com, and that's "NameCheap.com". Now if you go to NameCheap.com and you type in that specific domain name, "internetvideotutorials.com" click on Search; and as you can see here, NameCheap.com displays which domains are available. So as we can see here, the ".com" is available here. And I would recommend that you go ahead and create an account by clicking Sign Up. To pause this video at any time, create an account, go ahead and log in, and simply click on the domain name that you want; click on Add to Cart; and simply go through the Add to Cart process. Now before I end this specific video, I do want to mention that NameCheap provides a coupon if you do a Google search. So if I go to google and I type in "NameCheap" and what you want to do is, whatever specific day, for example this is January 2013. So I would say "January 2013 coupon" and do a search for a coupon, and it's about a dollar off, but you save some money! So I click on this link here, and it says here that this specific coupon code will give us a discount. So if I go back over here, in order to use the coupon, you need to be logged in; so I'm going to go ahead and log in. Once I'm logged in, I can simply apply the coupon code, and it should deduct, as you can see here, we've saved about a dollar. So now what you need to do is click on Checkout, and just basically go through the process of purchasing the domain name. So as you can see here, you don't actually purchase it forever, but you basically register it for a yearly basis. So if I do something like five years, and I know I'm going to use this domain for a long, long time, and I'm building a business around it, it might be a smart idea to get it for a longer period of time, and that's it! Now the reason why I recommend NameCheap is simply because their customer service goes above and beyond most other domain registrars that I have encountered. Download The PDF Here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/article/How-to-Buy-a-Domain-Name-for-WordPress-Websites.pdf http://youtu.be/XLbK0ND93ZM
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Learn How To Create, Setup, and Design WordPress Websites
 
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http://WordPressPowerSites.org Learn How To Create, Setup, and Design WordPress Websites * Unlock The True Potential Of Your WordPress Site * Learn To Create WordPress Sites From Start To Finish * Learn Shortcuts To Make It Easy * Learn Advanced WordPress Secrets * WordPress Training Solution * Visual Step By Step Guide! * Easy To Follow WordPress Videos * Take Action and Create A Great Looking Site Fast! * Learn The Fastest & Easiest Way To Master WordPress * Learn Shortcuts To Make WordPress Quick and Easy * Learn At Your Own Pace We Make Learning WordPress Easier... Are You Ready To Become A WordPress Expert? http://youtu.be/tQltQoHJmqg
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Manually Install WordPress For Better WordPress Security
 
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http://wordpresspowersites.org/manually-install-wordpress-for-better-wordpress-security/ Manually Install WordPress For Better WordPress Security It's best to consider security from the very start of your site build. Installing WordPress manually instead of using one of the quick install programs often found on host helps you harden your sites security from the very beginning. To manually install WordPress you will begin by creating a database in your host cpanel or you're PHP myadmin. When you use a quick install program that create the database for you it uses wrdp to name the database. This is a well-known default so it is important to use a unique name for your database as extra security. Then you will download the files from wordpress.org Next you will unzip the WordPress file and find the wp-config-sample.php file and open it in the text editor of your choice. First enter the information for your database. Then you will create unique authentication keys using the link provided. You'll copy these keys and paste them into your file. Lastly you want to create a unique table prefix for your database tables much like database names the default WP_prefix for tables is well known and makes it easier for hackers to break into your site. Now save this file as wp-config.php and then you are ready to FTP your files to your server. Once you have uploaded your files you can go to your domain name forward slash wp-admin. Here you will create your username and password. Remember you do not want to use admin as your username. http://youtu.be/g8fYzbu0Kfg
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How To Create New Blog Post With WordPress
 
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How To Create New Blog Post With WordPress You can download a PDF here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/article/How_To_Create_A_New_Post_In_WordPress.pdf or visit the page here at:http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-create-a-new-post-in-wordpress/ In this specific video, you're going to learn how to create new posts in WordPress, and optimize your permalinks for search engine friendliness. Now before I go to WordPress and show you how to create posts, and so forth; I want to talk about blog post titles because it's very crucial that you get this part right. Because this can either decrease or increase your conversions in terms of people clicking on your blog post and reading them. So I want to make sure that you get the highest conversion, as much as possible, so let's talk about it. Congruency is very important, and what I mean by that is this -- your blog title, if it promises something, then your blog body needs to fulfill that promise. So it's sort of like a bridge from the blog title to your blog body. Post titles -- I'm going to give you three different examples that you can use. The first one is a promise, for example, "How to Effectively Use Videos to Gain Trust on Your Website."How To Create A New Post In WordPress Or "How to Effectively Use _______" whatever your website is selling or offering, or giving away to solve some sort of problem, or to gain trust, or anything like that. Or you can have some sort of intrigue. So you've got promise versus intrigue. "Are Your Website Conversions Hurting Due to Lack of Good Video?" So it's sort of a negative. "Ten Mistakes That Website Owners Use or Make with Video That Loses Thousands of Dollars." And as long as your blog body fulfills the promise or the intrigue, then you'll have an effective blog post title. I want to talk about a piece of software that you might want to check out that's called AdvantageBot. So if you go to google here and you type in "AdvantageBot" it's this software here; and what AdvantageBot does is this -- its software that basically has taken a lot of data. And it's really cool because all you have to do is enter your blog title or your headline, or subject headline, and so forth; put it into the software, and what it does is it actually analyzes the title. And it compares it with the data that it has, and tells you whether the title is good or not. So you can test 2, 3, 4, 5 different titles, and see which one measures up against each other; and then use the one that has the highest score. So that's just a nifty tool that you can use and that can really take away the guess out of which titles are good, and which titles are not. So with that said, let me go ahead and go to WordPress, and show you how to create a post! So what you need to do now, is to log into your WordPress Dashboard, and under Posts, you'll see a link that says Add New. So click on Add New, and as you can see, it's very, very easy to create a new post. All you need to do is enter a title here and of course the body of the post. And when you're ready, simply click on Publish. In this example, I'm going to be using a different title, and I'm going to say, "How to Effectively Use WordPress to Create Your Site." Now to be consistent, you want to make sure that your title is similar to your permalink, in that your title contains the keyword that you want to rank on. So assuming that this is the title that you want, WordPress is automatically going to generate your permalink. Now depending on your site, if you're trying to rank on -- let's say a local keyword. Let's say for example, "How to Find a Good Roofer or Plumber in Atlanta, Georgia." You want to make sure that your permalink is similar, so put dashes in between all the words. Or we could also do "Plumber-Atlanta-Georgia" and just want to make sure that you have the keywords up here and the words down here. So in this example, I'm going to keep it as, "How to Effectively Use WordPress to Create Your Site." And for the sake of congruency, your title's here, your permalink's here, and you want to make sure that the keyword is in your body. So let's say for example, we can say "In this article, I am going to talk about how you can effectively use WordPress to create your site." And I'm going to bold this, and let's say for example, I have the body here. You want to make sure that your keyword or related keywords are in your body. And then you want to make sure that the keyword or keyword phrase is at the very end of the sentence as well. "I hope you enjoyed learning how you can effectively use" or "how you can create your site by using WordPress effectively." And you can mix and match the words, and once you're ready and done, click on Update, and there we go! Read the rest here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-create-a-new-post-in-wordpress/ http://youtu.be/dYgN5xnV4Ik
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How To Install WordPress Automatically Using cPanel
 
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How To Install WordPress Automatically Using cPanel You can download a PDF here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/article/How_to_Install_WordPress_automatically_by_using_cPanel.pdf or visit the page here at:http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-install-wordpress-automatically-by-using-cpanel/ Now you need to have Fantastico and cPanel in order to do this. Most webhosting companies have this option, but if you don't, you're going to need to install WordPress manually. So with that said, let's go ahead and get started. Okay so the first thing that you're going to need to do, is to log into your cPanel. And your webhosting company should give you access to your cPanel, and normally it is located at www.(whateveryourdomainis).com/cpanel and simply enter your user name and password, and there we go.How To Install WordPress Automatically By Using cPanel So this is the cPanel as you can see here. now in order to install WordPress automatically, if you scroll down all the way to the bottom, or depending on the layout of your cPanel; look for a blue smiley face that says Fantastico, and simply click on it. At this point, click on WordPress, and there we go. And if you click on New Installation, this gives you the ability to install WordPress on your main site, or in a sub-directory. In this example, I'm going to install WordPress on the main domain name. So I'm going to leave this blank, if you want to add it into a sub-directory, simply enter the sub-directory folder name right here. This is the Admin Access Data, in other words, to access the WordPress Dashboard where you're going to do all the WordPress editing and so forth, this is going to be your user name and your password. So you can create any user name and password that you would like. And right here is the Admin email, so simply enter your email here; your site name and your description. So let's call this "Internet Video Tutorials" and here you're going to put your description, and one key to remember is if your site is surrounding a specific keyword or specific word that you're trying to rank on google, then it would be wise to have this in the site name here, as well as the description; and to have it inside the description here. So with that said, enter this information and your email address, and simply click on Install WordPress. And we're almost done, simply click on Finish Installation, and that's it! So as you can see, it's very, very easy to install WordPress automatically. Now this information, you're going to need to store it somewhere, so make sure that you store this information to a safe location. But if you open this in a new tab, and you can also email the details of this installation through email, and if you go to the link that we were redirected to -- which is basically "yourdomain.com/wp-admin" and I want to make sure that you know this, just in case you need to go to this link in the future. So just put a slash, "/wp-admin" and this is your WordPress administrative dashboard. So I'm going to enter my user name and password, and click on Login, and there we go! As you can see, I have successfully installed WordPress onto my website. So if I go to the -- click on Visit Site here, the main domain here, as you can see here we have installed the WordPress site. http://youtu.be/XiZWdvbzems
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Security Plugin Tips For Better WordPress Security
 
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Security Plugin Tips For Better WordPress Security Preventing your sight from being hacked is a lot easier than trying to cleanup after an attack. There are a couple of simple things you can do to help protect your site. http://wordpresspowersites.org/security-plugin-tips-for-better-wordpress-security/ There are a number of plugins that can help keep your site secure. One such plugin is Login LockDown (http://wordpress.org/plugins/login-lockdown/). Which allows you to block a user after a set number of login attempts. With login lockdown you can set the number of attempts you would like the user to have. And how long the user is locked out after failed attempts. You can also lock out invalid user names. so for instance if you don't have a user with admin as the username and someone tries to use that to login. They will be locked out of your site. There is also services like Sucuri (http://wordpress.org/plugins/sucuri-scanner/) which scans your site for malware. And they can also help you pardon your WordPress security. And there pro version does much much more. During the site building process. It's likely that you have installed and tested a number of themes and plugins. It's important that you remove any inactive themes and/or plugins as they can be used to compromise your site. Similarly it's important you keep all your themes and plugins in WordPress up to date. These simple steps can help ensure the security of your WordPress site. http://youtu.be/N7vz7MRNeL0
How To Customize Your Theme Menu In WordPress
 
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How To Customize Your Theme Menu In WordPress You can download a PDF here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/article/How_to_Install_Themes_in_WordPress.pdf or visit the page here at: http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-install-themes-in-wordpress/ How To Customize Your Theme Menu In WordPress In this specific video, you're going to learn how to install WordPress themes. In order to get this to work, you're going to need to have a WordPress theme, and there's going to be two ways to installing it. You can install it automatically through the WordPress Dashboard, or you can install it manually through the FTP software. So login to your WordPress Dashboard, and if you click on Appearance, and click on Themes, that's where you can install the themes. So if you click on Install Themes, there are several ways to install themes. You can access some free themes through WordPress's system, or you can go on Google and find some free themes -- and if you take that route, then you'll have to download the theme, and then of course you can install it in here. But first thing's first, I want to show you where you can find themes, and you type a keyword into here if you want to, or you can use the feature filter and choose colors here. Let's say for example we're going to choose blue, let's say I want a two column website, I want Fix Width, and you can choose specific features. I'm going to leave it as it is, and click on Find Themes. Now you can scroll through the themes, and find a theme that you like.How to Install Themes in WordPress Let's say for example that this theme appeals to me. To install it, all you have to do is click on Install Now, enter your host name which is normally "localhost" your FTP user name and password, and click on Proceed; and then click on Activate; and if we go to the main site to take a look at the site, we can see that we have installed the theme. Now this is a great way of finding themes, but let's say for example that you have a theme in hand, and you've gone to Google, you did some research and you found a theme that you like, you downloaded the file, and now you want to install the theme. There are two different ways to do this. If you click on Install Themes, and click on Upload, choose a file. You're going to need to locate the zip file that you downloaded, and simply click on Install Now, and go through the same process that you saw earlier. Or you can also install it through your FileZilla FTP program. To do that, open your FileZilla FTP program, click on wp-content, go under Themes, and simply drag and drop the theme here. Now you're going to need to unzip the folder, so let me give you an example. If I go to WordPress.org/extend/themes and let's say for example that I find a WordPress theme that I like, in this example let's say we're going to use this here. If I click on Download, this is the file that we need to upload to the site. So I'm going to locate that file, I'm going to unzip the file, and all I need to do now is simply drag that folder into the Themes folder on the live site. So simply drag and drop it over here and after it has been uploaded, you can go back to the WordPress Install Themes section, click on Manage Themes, and you're going to see the theme under Available Themes. And of course to activate it, simply click on Activate, and that's it! So if we refresh the page, you can see here that we have successfully updated the theme. So installing and updating themes is very, very easy to do in WordPress. And you want to make sure that you do all this in the beginning of setting up your website, because once after you set up your website, if you do this, you're going to lose a lot of your configuration settings. So make sure that you do this in the beginning. http://youtu.be/H77qqXExuHo
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How To Insert And Format Images In WordPress
 
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How To Insert And Format Images In WordPress How To Create a Gallery with WordPress Media Manager You can download a PDF here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/article/How_to_Create_a_Gallery_with_WordPress_Media_Manager_.pdf or visit the page here at: http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-create-a-gallery-with-wordpress-media-manager/ In this specific video I'm going to go ahead and show you how to create a gallery with the Media Manager. So let's go ahead login to the WordPress Dashboard here. Now in order to create a gallery, you don't go to the media section. What you do is you basically edit a post or edit a page. Now, what I'm going to do is simply create a new post. So I'm going to click on Add New, we'll enter a title, and click on Add Media at the very top here, and you'll notice that it says Create Gallery. How To Create a Gallery with WordPress Media Manager Now you can create a gallery from the images that you see here, or we can simply upload files here. so in this example I'm going to create a gallery of this little man here, and I'm going to simply just drag and drop these files here, and Upload these files and create a gallery. So drag and drop that over here, and as you can see we're uploading 24 files. Okay there we go, so we just simply uploaded all of the files. And basically for a gallery, whatever is checked is going to go into the gallery. And as you can see, I have left these blank because I do not want those images in my gallery, and all we have to do is click on Create Gallery. Now the neat thing about this gallery is it's a drag and drop system. So what I can do here, is simply -- say I want this video "guy with the video" first, and the "guy with the time clock" here. So that's pretty neat, you can actually drag and drop it, and re-order the images as to how you want it to be. You can enter a caption here, and you get the gist here; and you can also reverse the order. So if I click on that, as you can see here, the ones at the beginning basically reversed. The Gallery Settings here, you can link it to a media file or an attachment. You can create many different columns if you want to. For example right now there are three columns; however, we can make it five columns if we want to do that. So when you're done and you're ready, click on Insert Gallery, and there we go! Now if you ever want to edit the gallery, if you select this and click on Edit Gallery; you will be able to edit the gallery. So in this case, I'm going to click on Preview, and as you can see here, we have the gallery. And that's how to create a gallery with the Media Manager feature of WordPress! http://youtu.be/brGaJeb2DV0
How to Create New Pages in WordPress
 
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How to Create New Pages in WordPress You can download a PDF here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/article/How_to_Create_New_Pages_in_WordPress.pdf or visit the page here at: http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-create-new-pages-in-wordpress/ How to Create New Pages in WordPress In this specific video, you're going to learn how to create new pages in WordPress, and we're going to talk about optimizing permalinks for each and every page for the search engines. Now, before I talk about that, I want to make sure that I cover creating good and effective, high converting blog page titles. Because the title, if you have a bad title and somebody clicks on the title and it's not what they're expecting, then your conversions are going to actually drop. So I want to make sure that you understand how to create effective titles. Congruency is very, very important. Imagine that your blog page title is some sort of bridge over to your blog body. So your title needs to be exactly the same thing as your blog body. So let me give some examples that you can use right away. In your blog title, you can make a promise. Say something like, "how to effectively use video tutorials to gain trust on your website." So how to effectively do this, or do that. Or, you can use intrigue. "Are your website conversions hurting due to bad video? And how you can solve this issue."How to Create New Pages in WordPress You can do something like, "The Top Five Mistakes" or "Five Mistakes That Website Owners Make with Video, and How to Avoid Them." Or top five things to do, or top five ways to solve this problem, or solve this issue. Then of course you want to make sure that when you create your blog body, that you fulfill that promise, or you fulfill that blog title. I want to talk about a piece of software that you might want to check out that's called AdvantageBot. So if you go to google here, and you type in "AdvantageBot" it's this software here. And what AdvantageBot does is this -- it's a software that basically has taken a lot of data, and it's really cool because all you have to do is enter your blog title, or your headline, or subject headline, and so forth; put it into the software, and what it does, is it actually analyzes the title. And it compares it with the data that it has and tells you whether the title is good or not. So you can test two, three, four, five different titles, and see which one measures up against each other, and then use the one that has the highest score. So that's just a nifty tool that you can use and that can take away the guess out of which titles are good, and which titles are not. So with that said, let me go ahead and go to WordPress and show you how to create a WordPress page. So what you need to do now is to login to your WordPress Dashboard, and we're going to be creating pages, so go under Pages and click on Add New. At this point, you're going to notice that you can enter a title here, and a article body. So it's actually very, very simple to do. Let's say I want to make a "promise" title and say, "How to Effectively Use Video Tutorials to Gain Trust on Your Website." Now you want to make sure that this is SEO friendly. So whatever keyword that you're trying to rank on, needs to be somewhere in this specific title. And then again, what you should do in the body, is to copy and paste that down here; and you can say something like, "In this article, you will learn how you can effectively use video tutorials to gain trust on your site." And then you want to have the body, and I'm showing you this for search engine optimization purposes, and somewhere in the middle somewhere, you might want to have the keyword and then of course at the very end you can say something like, "I hope you have enjoyed this article on how you can effectively use video tutorials on your website to gain trust." So I'm kind of mixing it around because you also don't want to spam the search engines with your keywords. So at this point, to make sure that your permalinks are search engine friendly, you can see Permalink here. If you click on Edit, this gives you the ability to change the permalink, to make sure that it is a keyword that you want to rank on. So the key here is congruency. If your title is the same, and your permalink is the same, and your keywords are in here, then you're going to be a lot more search engine friendly. Now keep in mind that you can also edit the text. So if you wanted to edit a certain amount of text, you can highlight it; you can bold it; you can italicize it; you can strike through it; you can create an unordered list; or something like this; or you can even create ordered lists, and you can highlight text and make it left align; middle align; right align. You Can Read The Rest Here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-create-new-pages-in-wordpress/ http://youtu.be/zNcuv0dLgEo
How To Add A Subdomain Or Addon Domain For Your WordPress Website
 
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http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-add-a-subdomain-or-addon-domain-for-your-wordpress-website/ In this video you will learn how to add a subdomain name and/or how to add a addon domain using your account in cpanel. http://youtu.be/ZY4JEQua8VA
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How To Choose and Register a Web Hosting (Account) Provider
 
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How To Choose and Register a Web Hosting (Account) Provider How to Connect Your Domain To A Web Hosting Account http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-connect-your-domain-to-a-web-hosting-account/ You can Download the PDF here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/article/How_to_Connect_Your_Domain_To_A_Web_Hosting_Account.pdf In this specific video, we're going to be talking about connecting your domain to a web hosting account. In order for this to work, you will need to have registered your domain name to a web hosting account. In order for this to work, you will need to have registered your domain name and your web hosting account. So the first thing that you're going to do is, you're going to access the "welcome" email that your webhosting company gives you. And then you're going to get the DNS or nameservers. And in step number two, we're going to go to your domain registrar, and enter them. Now if you have no idea what I just said, don't worry, because I'm going to show you step-by-step how to go about doing this. So this is an example of an email that HostGator.com is going to send you, or if you use a different webhosting company, this is also a good example of what they will send you. Basically what you're looking for are what we call "name servers" and the webhosting company is basically going to provide you with either two name servers, or three or four. In this case, we've got two name servers. So I'm going to copy this over, because I'm going to need these two pieces of information when I go to my domain registrar, and basically enter these in. So in this case, I'm using NameCheap.com and what you can do here is -- since you've purchased the domain name under NameCheap.com or if you're using GoDaddy, you can use that as well. But in this case, you need to go to Domains, and Manage My Domains. And then at that point, you're going to see a list of domain names, and you're going to select the domain name that you're going to connect. At this point, you're going to click on Transfer DNS to Webhost, and this is the area where you're going to enter the DNS or name servers. So simply copy the first name server at the top here, and the second one here; and if they provide you with any more than that, you can simply enter the rest of them here. Now in this specific example, I'm not using HostGator, I'm going to be connecting it to a different webhosting company. And once I'm done, simply click on Save Changes. Now in this example I'm using a different domain name, but this works on any type of domain name. So since I've connected it to my webhosting account, usually it takes anywhere from 24-72 hours. Now if I go to the site here, and if all works, and if you're connected to HostGator you're going to see a HostGator landing page; but if you're connected to a different webhosting company, you're more likely going to see something like this. So now we know that we've connected the domain name with the webhosting company, and we're good to go! http://youtu.be/5bFXLu483d8
How To Change Domain Name Servers For Your Domains (DNS)
 
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http://wordpresspowersites.org How To Change Domain Name Servers For Your Domains (DNS) http://youtu.be/IO9yXEk5BKM
Use a Better Password For Better WordPress Security
 
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http://wordpresspowersites.org/use-a-better-password-for-better-wordpress-security/ One of the best and easiest ways to help prevent your site from being hacked is to make sure you have a strong password. It's important to create a password that is both easy to remember and difficult to guess. Try to pick a password that is at least 12 characters long, and is a combination of upper & lower case letters, numbers and symbols.Security Tips For WordPress Another good recommendation is to try to use a pass phrase instead of a password. So instead of using something like this (Badger5!) Try and use something more like this (HOneyBadger5^RedFOx). You can also use one of the many password tools available, like 1Password (https://agilebits.com/)or LastPass (https://lastpass.com/). With programs like LastPass you only have to create one memorable password that you use to login to LastPass. Your other passwords can be as long and un re-memorable as you like cause LastPass will remember them, so you don't have to. http://youtu.be/7jTpdjEqDdw
How To Install Plugins Automatically In WordPress
 
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How To Install Plugins Automatically In WordPress You can download a PDF here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/article/How_to_Install_Plugins_on_Your_WordPress_Website.pdf or visit the page here at: http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-install-plugins-on-your-wordpress-website/ How to Install Plugins on Your WordPress Website In this specific video, you're going to learn how to install plugins onto your WordPress site. In order to get started, you're going to need to have the following, you're going to need to have the plugin and to install it, and there are two ways to go about doing this. You can either install it automatically through the WordPress Dashboard, or you can install it manually through FTP software. I'm going to show you both ways in case you need to know. Right now I'm at the WordPress Dashboard, so if you're not here, go ahead and login. Next, go under Plugins and click on Add New. In this area, you can actually search for plugins if you don't already have a plugin. So depending on what you need, you can either select the popular tags down here, or simply click on the search bar here, and do a search for a specific plugin that you want.How to Install Plugins on Your WordPress Website Let's say for example that I want a plugin that will allow me to upload images or banner ads and so forth, and put them onto my sidebar. So what you need to do is simply enter the keyword into here, and click on Search Plugins. Now the beauty of this is that you can do a search on a keyword, and you can see many different plugins that are free to install. Now the best way to do this is simply enter the keyword, look at the ratings because if something's not good about a specific plugin, people are going to say something about it. So if something is not rated, I would avoid installing it onto your website. Now in this case, I'm going to install the Image Banner Widget. So to install it, click on Install Now, click Okay, and of course it's going to ask you for your host name, your FTP user name, and FTP password. Go ahead and enter that information and click on Proceed. After that, click on Activate Plugin, and there we go. So we have successfully activated that specific plugin. Now for some of you, you're going to have a plugin in hand, and you're going to want to know how to install that plugin. And to do that, if you click on Add New, and let's say for example that I go to google. If I go to Google and I search for WordPress plugins, I find this page, I'm going to go ahead and download the WP Super Cache Plugin so I can use this as an example. So what you need to do is simply locate that file, and whatever plugin that you're using, you're going to need to unzip this zip file onto your computer. And basically what you need to do is simply upload this folder through FTP software, to get this to work. Now you can also install it through the Dashboard, and to do that, if you go over here and click on Upload. All you have to do is Choose File, and locate this ".zip" file and click on Install Now, go through the same process that I showed you earlier with entering your FTP user name and password, and go through that avenue. Now if you install it through FTP software, unzip this folder, so we've got this folder here; go to the FTP program in this example we're using FileZilla; you need to connect to your FTP site; you're going to locate your WordPress files; locate the wp-content folder; the Plugins folder after that; and simply drag and drop the folder here. so simply get this folder here, drag and drop it to over here, and once it's finally uploaded all the files, you can go back to your WordPress Dashboard, click on Install Plugins; and that's the WP Super Cache; click on Activate, and there we go. Now for some plugins it will ask you to do a few more steps for the majority of the plugins, when you click on activate, it'll actually activate the plugin. But for some plugins will require you to do a few more steps in order to activate it. And that's it! So that's how to install a plugin through the Dashboard automatically or through FTP software. http://youtu.be/x9g3d7EKDQw
How To Upgrade WordPress Themes Automatically
 
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How To Upgrade WordPress Themes Automatically You can download a PDF here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/article/How_to_Install_Themes_in_WordPress.pdf or visit the page here at: http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-install-themes-in-wordpress/ How To Upload And Install Themes Manually With WordPress You can download a PDF here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/article/How_to_Install_Themes_in_WordPress.pdf or visit the page here at: http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-install-themes-in-wordpress/ How to Install Themes in WordPress In this specific video, you're going to learn how to install WordPress themes. In order to get this to work, you're going to need to have a WordPress theme, and there's going to be two ways to installing it. You can install it automatically through the WordPress Dashboard, or you can install it manually through the FTP software. So login to your WordPress Dashboard, and if you click on Appearance, and click on Themes, that's where you can install the themes. So if you click on Install Themes, there are several ways to install themes. You can access some free themes through WordPress's system, or you can go on Google and find some free themes -- and if you take that route, then you'll have to download the theme, and then of course you can install it in here. But first thing's first, I want to show you where you can find themes, and you type a keyword into here if you want to, or you can use the feature filter and choose colors here. Let's say for example we're going to choose blue, let's say I want a two column website, I want Fix Width, and you can choose specific features. I'm going to leave it as it is, and click on Find Themes. Now you can scroll through the themes, and find a theme that you like.How to Install Themes in WordPress Let's say for example that this theme appeals to me. To install it, all you have to do is click on Install Now, enter your host name which is normally "localhost" your FTP user name and password, and click on Proceed; and then click on Activate; and if we go to the main site to take a look at the site, we can see that we have installed the theme. Now this is a great way of finding themes, but let's say for example that you have a theme in hand, and you've gone to Google, you did some research and you found a theme that you like, you downloaded the file, and now you want to install the theme. There are two different ways to do this. If you click on Install Themes, and click on Upload, choose a file. You're going to need to locate the zip file that you downloaded, and simply click on Install Now, and go through the same process that you saw earlier. Or you can also install it through your FileZilla FTP program. To do that, open your FileZilla FTP program, click on wp-content, go under Themes, and simply drag and drop the theme here. Now you're going to need to unzip the folder, so let me give you an example. If I go to WordPress.org/extend/themes and let's say for example that I find a WordPress theme that I like, in this example let's say we're going to use this here. If I click on Download, this is the file that we need to upload to the site. So I'm going to locate that file, I'm going to unzip the file, and all I need to do now is simply drag that folder into the Themes folder on the live site. So simply drag and drop it over here and after it has been uploaded, you can go back to the WordPress Install Themes section, click on Manage Themes, and you're going to see the theme under Available Themes. And of course to activate it, simply click on Activate, and that's it! So if we refresh the page, you can see here that we have successfully updated the theme. So installing and updating themes is very, very easy to do in WordPress. And you want to make sure that you do all this in the beginning of setting up your website, because once after you set up your website, if you do this, you're going to lose a lot of your configuration settings. So make sure that you do this in the beginning. http://youtu.be/fzxH7bjwniQ
How To Upload And Install Themes Manually With WordPress
 
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How To Upload And Install Themes Manually With WordPress You can download a PDF here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/article/How_to_Install_Themes_in_WordPress.pdf or visit the page here at: http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-install-themes-in-wordpress/ How to Install Themes in WordPress In this specific video, you're going to learn how to install WordPress themes. In order to get this to work, you're going to need to have a WordPress theme, and there's going to be two ways to installing it. You can install it automatically through the WordPress Dashboard, or you can install it manually through the FTP software. So login to your WordPress Dashboard, and if you click on Appearance, and click on Themes, that's where you can install the themes. So if you click on Install Themes, there are several ways to install themes. You can access some free themes through WordPress's system, or you can go on Google and find some free themes -- and if you take that route, then you'll have to download the theme, and then of course you can install it in here. But first thing's first, I want to show you where you can find themes, and you type a keyword into here if you want to, or you can use the feature filter and choose colors here. Let's say for example we're going to choose blue, let's say I want a two column website, I want Fix Width, and you can choose specific features. I'm going to leave it as it is, and click on Find Themes. Now you can scroll through the themes, and find a theme that you like.How to Install Themes in WordPress Let's say for example that this theme appeals to me. To install it, all you have to do is click on Install Now, enter your host name which is normally "localhost" your FTP user name and password, and click on Proceed; and then click on Activate; and if we go to the main site to take a look at the site, we can see that we have installed the theme. Now this is a great way of finding themes, but let's say for example that you have a theme in hand, and you've gone to Google, you did some research and you found a theme that you like, you downloaded the file, and now you want to install the theme. There are two different ways to do this. If you click on Install Themes, and click on Upload, choose a file. You're going to need to locate the zip file that you downloaded, and simply click on Install Now, and go through the same process that you saw earlier. Or you can also install it through your FileZilla FTP program. To do that, open your FileZilla FTP program, click on wp-content, go under Themes, and simply drag and drop the theme here. Now you're going to need to unzip the folder, so let me give you an example. If I go to WordPress.org/extend/themes and let's say for example that I find a WordPress theme that I like, in this example let's say we're going to use this here. If I click on Download, this is the file that we need to upload to the site. So I'm going to locate that file, I'm going to unzip the file, and all I need to do now is simply drag that folder into the Themes folder on the live site. So simply drag and drop it over here and after it has been uploaded, you can go back to the WordPress Install Themes section, click on Manage Themes, and you're going to see the theme under Available Themes. And of course to activate it, simply click on Activate, and that's it! So if we refresh the page, you can see here that we have successfully updated the theme. So installing and updating themes is very, very easy to do in WordPress. And you want to make sure that you do all this in the beginning of setting up your website, because once after you set up your website, if you do this, you're going to lose a lot of your configuration settings. So make sure that you do this in the beginning. http://youtu.be/DEon3xIzVzg
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How To Install WordPress Themes Automatically
 
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How To Install WordPress Themes Automatically You can download a PDF here: http://wordpresspowersites.org/article/How_to_Install_Themes_in_WordPress.pdf or visit the page here at: http://wordpresspowersites.org/how-to-install-themes-in-wordpress/ How to Install Themes in WordPress In this specific video, you're going to learn how to install WordPress themes. In order to get this to work, you're going to need to have a WordPress theme, and there's going to be two ways to installing it. You can install it automatically through the WordPress Dashboard, or you can install it manually through the FTP software. So login to your WordPress Dashboard, and if you click on Appearance, and click on Themes, that's where you can install the themes. So if you click on Install Themes, there are several ways to install themes. You can access some free themes through WordPress's system, or you can go on Google and find some free themes -- and if you take that route, then you'll have to download the theme, and then of course you can install it in here. But first thing's first, I want to show you where you can find themes, and you type a keyword into here if you want to, or you can use the feature filter and choose colors here. Let's say for example we're going to choose blue, let's say I want a two column website, I want Fix Width, and you can choose specific features. I'm going to leave it as it is, and click on Find Themes. Now you can scroll through the themes, and find a theme that you like.How to Install Themes in WordPress Let's say for example that this theme appeals to me. To install it, all you have to do is click on Install Now, enter your host name which is normally "localhost" your FTP user name and password, and click on Proceed; and then click on Activate; and if we go to the main site to take a look at the site, we can see that we have installed the theme. Now this is a great way of finding themes, but let's say for example that you have a theme in hand, and you've gone to Google, you did some research and you found a theme that you like, you downloaded the file, and now you want to install the theme. There are two different ways to do this. If you click on Install Themes, and click on Upload, choose a file. You're going to need to locate the zip file that you downloaded, and simply click on Install Now, and go through the same process that you saw earlier. Or you can also install it through your FileZilla FTP program. To do that, open your FileZilla FTP program, click on wp-content, go under Themes, and simply drag and drop the theme here. Now you're going to need to unzip the folder, so let me give you an example. If I go to WordPress.org/extend/themes and let's say for example that I find a WordPress theme that I like, in this example let's say we're going to use this here. If I click on Download, this is the file that we need to upload to the site. So I'm going to locate that file, I'm going to unzip the file, and all I need to do now is simply drag that folder into the Themes folder on the live site. So simply drag and drop it over here and after it has been uploaded, you can go back to the WordPress Install Themes section, click on Manage Themes, and you're going to see the theme under Available Themes. And of course to activate it, simply click on Activate, and that's it! So if we refresh the page, you can see here that we have successfully updated the theme. So installing and updating themes is very, very easy to do in WordPress. And you want to make sure that you do all this in the beginning of setting up your website, because once after you set up your website, if you do this, you're going to lose a lot of your configuration settings. So make sure that you do this in the beginning. http://youtu.be/_QF41CqFRUQ