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WPBrix & WordPressNinja.com present: WordPres for Beginners, Easy as 1-2-3!

FREE Beta edtion - v 0.3 - covering WordPress 3.4

To download the most recent version of this guide, please visit:

www.wpbrix.com/wordpress-for-beginners-tutorial/

Written By N.J.

WordPress for Beginners, Easy as 1-2-3

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About the author

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About this guide

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Where to find help?

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Introduction

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What is WordPress?

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WordPress.com vs WordPress.org

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Why choose WordPress?

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Installation

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Preparation

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Step by step installation

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Web host with a pre-installed version of WordPress

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More information

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Getting to know the dasbhoard

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Front end / back end

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Log in (to get access to the back end)

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Configuring WordPress (Settings)

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General Settings

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Writing Settings

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Reading Settings

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Discussion Settings

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Media Settings

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Privacy

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Permalinks

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The Basics Of WordPress

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The WYSIWYG editor

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Hyperlinks

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Images

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Media

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Pages

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Usage

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Overview

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How to add a new page

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How to edit an existing page

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How to delete a page

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Posts

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Usage

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Overview

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How to add a new post

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How to edit an existing post

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How to delete a post

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Post categories

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Post tags

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Custom menus

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Introduction

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How to create a custom menu

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How to attach your custom menu to your theme

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Add custom links, pages and categories to your menu

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How to change the order of the menu items?

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How to remove a menu item?

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User management

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Introduction

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The 5 different roles in WordPress

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How to add a new user

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Tip: create at least 2 user accounts

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How to extend the basic user management?

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WordPress Themes

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The different possibilities

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Installing a theme

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Widgets

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What’s a widget?

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Examples

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How to activate a widget?

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Plugins

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What’s a plugin?

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Find a plugin

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How to install a plugin?

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How to configure a plugin

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My favourite plugins

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What’s next?

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About the author

Hi, my name is Nico and I’ve been creating websites for over 13 years now.

I studied to become a teacher and graduated in 2002. After my graduation, I started working in a bank where I wrote applications in MS Access and MS Excel.

After 3 years I quit my job to start at a university college where I helped developing the digital learning environment and training the staff. In this period, I also started to create PHP-MySQL applications. I’ve worked there for 4 years.

Today, I’m full time web developer, developing PHP-MySQL applications. I also run a small company that creates websites running on WordPress. In the free time that’s left I run my blogs wordpressninja.com and wpbrix.com (which is my newest blog).

About this guide

I created this free guide as a start for people who want to start with WordPress.

After reading this guide, you’ll be able to create your own blog or CMS-driven website with WordPress. Allthough not every aspect of WordPress is described in detail, I enclosed enough links to other sites and books so you’ll know where to find the right information.

Please note that much of this publication is based on personal experience. The author is not responsible for any errors, mistakes, any loss of profit or any other commercial damage.

To download the most recent version of this guide, please visit: www.wpbrix.com/wordpress-for-beginners-tutorial/

Where to find help?

For most of your questions, the official WordPress forum is a great place to find information or to ask a question. You can find this forum at:

www.wordpress.org/forums

If you have questions about a commercial theme or plugin, it’s better to first contact the author. Some of them have their own forum, some of them also use the official WordPress forum.

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