12 Self-Study Modules

We want to make knowing how to use WordPress easy and fun for you, whether you are a WordPress blogger or website owner, or a WordPress seller, designer, or developer. To do this we need to provide the largest and most up to date WordPress training on the market and keep that training enjoyable to consume. Additionally, as WordPress is constantly evolving you need to find someone you are comfortable with to keep you informed and up to date on all things WordPress. We hope we can fill that rather big role.

Module 1 | Module 2 | Module 3 | Module 4 | Module 5 | Module 6 | Module 7 | Module 8 | Module 9 | Module 10 | Module 11 | Module 12

This is a 12 module video training series that covers most aspects of using WordPress. This is desirable information for anyone wishing to use WordPress in a serious or professional way, from hobby blogging to earning your living through ecommerce or as an online presence foundation for professional business activities. If you are going to make your way online by selling WordPress websites or developing auxiliary components or services for WordPress users then this material will give you a complete inside view of WordPress from the user perspective.

There are 12 sets of about 13 to 27 videos each. Purchase any module from this series on this page and get immediate access to the self-study video program plus bonus downloads. Purchase also includes lifetime Silver Level membership in the WP Business Network membership program which includes discounts on all courses and programs. Additional modules in this series are just $17.00 for members. 
 

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Module 1 - WordPress Primer

This is the real beginning of your WordPress training. It introduces you to the WordPress software, the new items being added with each new version. These 22+ videos also give you a tour of the Admin Dashboard and walk you through the first steps of setting up your WordPress site. Even if you think you know WordPress well, you should watch each of these videos. They are thorough and contain information you may not already know.

Videos In This Series (with run time)

  • WordPress History - Time 2:31
  • WordPress.com vs WP.org - Time 4:20
  • What's New In WP 4.5 - Time 5:18
  • What's New In WP 4.6 - Time 5:42
  • What's New In WP 4.7 - Time 6:51
  • What's New In WP 4.8 - Time 5:03
  • What's New In WP 4.8.1 - Time 5:59
  • What's New In WP 4.9 - Time 8:53
  • What's New In WP 4.9.6 - Time 7:45
  • What's New In WP 5.0 - Time 4:18
  • Install Manually W/cPanel - Time 8:23
  • Install Manually W/FTP - Time 7:57
  • Auto-Install W/cPanel - Time 5:44
  • Dashboard Tour - Time 5:23
  • Cleanup After Install - Time 6:54
  • Revisions & Auto Saves - Time 8:37
  • Settings General - Time 3:55
  • Settings Writing - Time 6:15
  • Settings Reading - Time 4:52
  • Settings Discussion - Time 6:35
  • Settings Media - Time 2:05
  • Settings Permalinks - Time 3:56
  • Settings 3rd Party - Time 1:37
  • Change Login Details In Database - Time 3:37
  • Gravatars - Time 4:59
  • Admin Tool Section - Time 3:38
  • RSS & How To Use It - Time 6:09

WordPress Introduction - a 27 video course plus downloads. Requires purchase.
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Module 2 - WordPress Security

WordPress is really quite secure right out of the box. WordPress core files are checked thoroughly for security issue before being issued as well as after. Most quality themes and plugins are also usually quite secure. In addition there are several organizations that regularly test WordPress components for their security resilience and report discovered issues so they can be fixed. All that said, there are still additional things you can (and should) do to improve your own WordPress website and/or blog security. These 16 videos cover a lot of ground. You may want to take notes.

  • Backups - Time 8:40
  • Security Begins At Home - Time 2:41
  • Secure Install - Time 5:05
  • Remove User ID 1 & Why - Time 5:14
  • Block Hackers F/Admin Usernames - Time 5:04
  • Hiding Usernames - Time 7:08
  • Change DB Prefix - Method 1 - Time 5:51
  • Change DB Prefix - Method 2 - Time 4:57
  • Replace The Salt - Time 2:33
  • Securing Your wp-config.php File - Time 2:52
  • Secure Hosting Services - Time 4:02
  • Customizing Login Error Messages - Time 2:53
  • Stop Brute Force Attacks Method 1 - Time 4:14
  • Stop Brute Force Attacks Method 2 - Time 4:00
  • Stop Brute Force Attacks Method 3 - Time 5:41
  • Removing Version Numbers - Time 4:03
  • Allow Others To Work On Your Site - Time 5:42
  • Has Your Site Been Hacked - Time 3:01
  • Hacked Site Cleanup - Time 3:34
  • After Hacked Site Cleanup - Time 2:30

WordPress Security - a 20 video course plus downloads. Requires purchase.
Regular Price Just: $47.00 - Includes Lifetime Silver Level Membership

 

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Module 3 - Content Creation

This module walks you through the different items within your WordPress site that allows you to create your content. What is the difference between a post and a page, how to use the Media Manager and much more.

  • Pages vs Posts Running Time 3:33
  • Categories - Time 4:31
  • Tags - Time 3:43
  • Post Manager - Time 4:42
  • Post Formats - Time 2:31
  • Page Manager - Time 2:50
  • The Visual Editor - Time 4:42
  • Creating Pages & Posts - Time 7:28
  • The Media Library - Time 6:09
  • The Visual Editor – Hyperlinks - Time 3:27
  • Visual Editor Create Playlists - Time 3:45
  • WordPress Plugins - Time 7:19
  • Custom Menus - Time 5:28
  • Managing Widgets - Time 7:30
  • Managing Themes - Time 4:31
  • Editor Gutenberg vs Classic - Time 2:44
  • A Closer Look At Gutenberg - Time 4:48
  • Gutenberg & Current Content - Time 4:55
  • How To Disable Gutenberg - Time 5:44
  • More Tools & Options - Time 7:08

WordPress Content Creation - a 20 video course plus downloads. Requires purchase.
Regular Price Just: $47.00 - Includes Lifetime Silver Level Membership

 

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Module 4 - Local Hosting

The Local Hosting module shows you the steps in setting up a fully functioning WordPress site on your computer. This is where you can learn and test things on your localhosted WordPress site. Do your testing here instead of your live site and once you see everything works, then do those customizations or code tweaks on your live site. Plus you’ll learn how to move your localhosted site to your live host and vice versa.

  • Local vs Online - Time 2:54
  • Why I Chose XAMPP - Time 3:32
  • Installing Free ServerPress - Time 8:27
  • Uninstalling Free ServerPress - Time 4:12
  • Installing XAMPP - Time 3:33
  • Start XAMPP As Admin - Time 3:27
  • Install With Bitnami (not best) - Time 6:27
  • Install Without Bitnami (best) - Time 6:59
  • Quick & Simple Backups - Time 3:44
  • Moving Live Site To Local - Time 7:42
  • Can Not Login On Local After Move - Time 2:57
  • Move Local Site To Live - Time 10:46
  • Increase Max Size Of File Uploads - Time 2:42
  • General Issues - Time 3:57
  • Fixing Windows Firewall Blocking - Time 1:08
  • Fixing Port Conflicts pt 1 (Why) - Time 2:52
  • Fixing Port Conflicts pt 2 (How) - Time 4:49
  • Fixing Port Conflicts pt 3 (After) - Time 6:59
  • XAMPP Control Panel Red X’s - Time 2:37
  • Configure XAMPP Console - Time 2:56

WordPress Local Hosting - a 20 video course plus downloads. Requires purchase.
Regular Price Just: $47.00 - Includes Lifetime Silver Level Membership

 

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Module 5 - Faster Page Speed

This module shows you various methods to speed up your WordPress site and keep it running fast. From your hosting service to things on your site that can be adjusted for peak performance.

  • Why The Need For Speed - Time 3:19
  • Hosting For Speed - Time 5:02
  • Speed Testing Tools Intro - Time 3:00
  • GTMetrix - Time 7:33
  • Pingdom - Time 3:37
  • Page Speed Insights - Time 4:34
  • Website Pulse - Time 3:38
  • WebPagetest - Time 5:38
  • Image Optimization Part 1 - Time 3:53
  • Image Optimization Part 2 - Time 7:23
  • Web Caching Introduction - Time 3:41
  • Web Caching Plugin Install & Setup - Time 8:02
  • Leverage Browser Cache - Time 2:35
  • Serve Scaled Images - Time 2:49
  • GZip - Time 3:51
  • Minify and Concatenate - Time 5:19
  • Render Blocking Error Fix - Time 7:24

WordPress Page Speed - a 17 video course plus downloads. Requires purchase.
Regular Price Just: $47.00 - Includes Lifetime Silver Level Membership

 

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Module 6 - WordPress SEO

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is important if you want to enjoy the benefits of free traffic from the search engines. You will learn how to properly install and configure one of the most powerful and popular SEO plugins on the market.

  • What Is SEO - Time 4:22
  • Keywords - Time 3:37
  • LSI - Time 3:42
  • SEO Plugin For WordPress - Time 4:07
  • Display & User Role Settings - Time 6:52
  • Configuration Wizard Walk through - Time 5:02
  • General-Dashboard - Time 2:34
  • General-Features - Time 4:35
  • General-Webmaster Tools - Time 2:18
  • Search Appearance-General - Time 3:09
  • Search Appearance-Content Types - Time 4:39
  • Search Appearance-Media - Time 3:37
  • Search Appearance-Taxonomies - Time 3:44
  • Search Appearance-Archives - Time 2:48
  • Search Appearance-Breadcrumbs - Time 4:53
  • Search Appearance-RSS - Time 2:53
  • Search Console - Time 4:25
  • Social - Time 3:51
  • Tools - Time 5:28
  • HTML Sitemaps - Time 4:51
  • Submitting Sitemap To Google - Time 4:57
  • On Page-Post Module - Time 9:13

WordPress SEO - a 16 video course plus downloads. Requires purchase.
Regular Price Just: $47.00 - Includes Lifetime Silver Level Membership

 

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Module 7 - Theme Customization

This module how you can quickly make your WordPress site stand out from the crowd or the millions of other WordPress sites on the web. This is a fun course and a great idea is to first setup your localhosted site and then customize your theme there before doing these on your live site. Don’t worry, I show you every step along the way.

  • How To Create A Child Theme - Time 4:49
  • Before We Customize - Time 3:49
  • Personal Greeting Shortcode - Time 3:22
  • Flex Date Shortcode - Time 5:45
  • Remove URL Underline - Time 4:54
  • Remove Incorrect Login Shake - Time 1:39
  • Rebrand Admin Bar WP Logo - Time 2:46
  • Remove Top White Space - Time 1:33
  • Adjust Gap B/T Posts On Homepage - Time 1:55
  • Add Border Below Header - Time 2:19
  • Customize Site Description - Time 2:16
  • Customize Site Title - Time 2:17
  • Random Admin Announcement - Time 4:47
  • Add Drop-Down Menu To Admin Bar - Time 3:59

WordPress Theme Customization - a 14 video course plus downloads. Requires purchase.
Regular Price Just: $47.00 - Includes Lifetime Silver Level Membership

 

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Module 8 - Forum Setup

This module walks you through the steps involved in properly setting up a forum and gives you examples of other forums to see how theirs are set up. A Forum is a powerful addition to anyone’s site for several reasons and we touch on those reasons as well.

  • What Is A Forum - Time 3:04
  • Different Forum Apps - Time 5:10
  • Install bbPress - Time 3:34
  • Convert Others Into bbPress - Time 5:51
  • Forum Structure - Time 3:32
  • Create Forums - Time 5:54
  • Creating Categories - Time 4:55
  • Customize Category Display - Time 3:25
  • Creating Sticky Topics - Time 4:03
  • Creating Registration Page - Time 5:52
  • Customizing Search Boxes - Time 5:52
  • Create Password Reset Page - Time 2:29
  • Forum Spam Prevention - Time 5:58

WordPress Forum Setup - a 13 video course plus downloads. Requires purchase.
Regular Price Just: $47.00 - Includes Lifetime Silver Level Membership

 

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Module 9 - WordPress Plugins

Plugins are a major part of your WordPress site. They provide additional functionality that allows you to pretty much make your WordPress site do whatever you want it to do. This course will break down what a plugin is and even show you how to build a basic plugin that you can use on your own site.

  • What Is A Plugin - Time 2:22
  • Choosing The Best Plugin - Time 5:33
  • Plugin Tester - Time 5:46
  • Plugin Structure - Time 4:15
  • Contact Us Page - Time 5:42
  • Secure Video Player - Time 5:16
  • TinyMCE Advanced - Time 4:36
  • Visual Editor For Widgets - Time 5:11
  • Widget Options - Time 4:56
  • Grid Shortcode - Time 3:49
  • Notification Bars - Time 5:29
  • Free Akismet Alternative - Time 6:42
  • WordPress Activity Logs - Time 6:02
  • Customize User Roles - Time 8:38
  • Plugin Directory Checker - Time 5:12
  • Data Exporter/Importer - Time 7:14
  • Classic Editor Plugin - Time 4:20
  • More & Enhanced Gutenberg Blocks - Time 4:46

WordPress Plugins - a 18 video course plus downloads. Requires purchase.
Regular Price Just: $47.00 - Includes Lifetime Silver Level Membership

 

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Module 10 - WordPress Multi-Site

Multi-Site is a built-in feature of WordPress that lets you build a community of WordPress sites all from within a single main site that you control. All the guesswork is removed with these videos. You’ll know what a multisite is, why you might want one and of course how to build & secure them.

  • WP Multisite-What & Why - Time 3:19
  • Enable Multisite - Time 4:29
  • Activate Multisite - Time 2:15
  • 1-Click Multisite Install - Time 2:42
  • Quick Cleanup - Time 2:59
  • Network Admin Tour - Time 4:02
  • Create & Manage Sites Part 1 - Time 4:08
  • Create & Manage Sites Part 1 - Time 3:00
  • Create Users 1 – Auto/Network - Time 3:58
  • Create Users 2 – Manual/Super Admin - Time 5:04
  • Create Users 3 – Manual/Site Admin - Time 4:03
  • Create Users 4 – Site Visitor/Own - Time 7:57
  • Add & Manage Plugins - Time 4:48
  • Single Site Registration - Time 5:18
  • Add & Manage Themes - Time 2:35
  • Updating Networks - Time 2:44

WordPress Multi-Site - a 16 video course plus downloads. Requires purchase.
Regular Price Just: $47.00 - Includes Lifetime Silver Level Membership

 

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Module 11 - eCommerce Sites

This module covers what many of us are mainly interested in when it comes to WordPress. How Can I Make Money? The training in this section will introduce you to a couple of no-cost tools that allows you to build a small one-person online shop or you can easily scale it up to a huge enterprise.

  • What Is eCommerce - Time 3:30
  • WooCommerce Pre-Setup Checklist - Time 3:02
  • Install Part 1 - Time 4:46
  • Install Part 2 (Settings & Cleanup) - Time 2:41
  • Install Part 3 (Payment Options) - Time 4:37
  • Settings General Tab - Time 3:49
  • Settings Products Tab - Time 8:52
  • Settings Taxes Tab - Time 6:16
  • Rest of Tabs - Time 4:51
  • Add Demo Content - Time 2:33
  • Add Theme - Time 4:19
  • Create Dropship Account - Time 4:59
  • Connect To Our Store - Time 4:47
  • Product Ideas - Time 3:14
  • Master The Mockup - Time 5:52
  • Adding A Product To Our eStore - Time 4:33
  • Test Purchase (& Buying A Sample) - Time 2:26

WordPress eCommerce - a 17 video course plus downloads. Requires purchase.
Regular Price Just: $47.00 - Includes Lifetime Silver Level Membership

 

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Module 12 - Traffic Generation

This is one of the more important training modules because it covers some tips and techniques on generating traffic to your sites. You can have the best site on the web but if no one visits your site it is doomed.

  • WordPress Traffic Overview - Time 4:02
  • Add Newsletter Signup Form - Time 7:34
  • Google Analytics - Time 5:41
  • Article Writing - Time 5:05
  • Slide Submission Part 1 - Time 2:54
  • Slide Submission Part 2 - Time 6:44
  • Video Marketing Part 1 - Time 3:53
  • Video Marketing Part 2 - Time 8:19
  • PDF Submission Part 1 - Time 2:48
  • PDF Submission Part 2 - Time 7:12
  • Social Media - Time 3:54
  • Paid Traffic - Time 2:26
  • Guest Blogging Introduction - Time 2:30
  • Guest Blogging 1-Find The Gig - Time 6:40
  • Guest Blogging 2-Pre-Contact Prep - Time 4:11
  • Guest Blogging 3-Contact The Owner - Time 5:16
  • Guest Blogging 4-Click-through Plan - Time 5:42

WordPress Traffic Generation - a 17 video course plus downloads. Requires purchase.
Regular Price Just: $47.00 - Includes Lifetime Silver Level Membership

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