I talk a lot about WordPress. I’ve developed websites since 1994, and WordPress is the single best tool for websites that I’ve found. The reasons are subtle and non-obvious; While it’s easy for people to learn (relatively), and thereby gives a small business a great way to communicate via the web without having a dedicated HTML jockey on staff, that’s not the main impact. The main impact is that it is Search Engine Catnip!
This first series of ScreenCasts I’ve made are a simple introduction to WordPress. Each is only 5 minutes, and they are just me voicing-over a tour of WordPress in a web browser. They’re bite-size and painless.
The second series will actually guide you into creating Posts and Pages, placing photos, embedding content from sites like YouTube, and so on.
Series One: Intro to WordPress
- Introduction to WordPress… this 5 minute video shows you some basic WordPress parts. Click here for the 1st Video on ScreenCast.com
- A quick look at editing a Post, and some different site designs with WordPress as the core publishing engine. 2nd Video on ScreenCast.com
- Basic parts of a WordPress blog on a mature site. Note that the last few words are cut off in this video. I said “…and that’s critically important to being found on the Search Engines. 3rd Video on ScreenCast.com
- Growing your site content and the impact on traffic and getting found. 4th Video on ScreenCast.com
In later series, I’ll gradually introduce you in-depth to these features and concepts behind them… I’d like your opinion of these screencasts, please comment!