How-To Videos

–Post originally created by Margaret Galavan for OpenCUNY.info

Below is a collection of short videos (around 1 minute) that walk you through how to perform common WordPress tasks. They’re collected together in groups of increasing complexity.

Ready?
Writing and publishing a post
Adding categories and tags to your posts
Saving and returning to draft posts & pages
Embedding photos, video & audio into your posts
Previewing and activating themes

Set.
Creating an image gallery
How to use the Media Library
Choosing a theme for your blog
Adding and deleting categories
Adding participants to your blog (or removing them) (To better understand uses and roles, check out this page; to learn about how to add non-GC participants, read here.)
Creating a post excerpt & using the ‘more’ tag
Using Quick Edit and Bulk Edit to manage your posts in half the time
Publishing your post at a later date
Adding an ‘About Me’ (or any other static) page

Go!
How to create a custom navigation menu
Changing your default media settings
Customizing your header image
Customizing your writing settings
Changing your reading settings
Creating a static front page for your blog (This can be used especially well if you want a website without blog content.)
Changing your discussion settings
How to embed a YouTube or other off-site video into a post
The Text Widget for WordPress
Import your WordPress blog into Facebook
Checking your stats & inbound links from the dashboard

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  1. […] can I get help with my WordPress questions? We’ve put together a collection of answers to some basic questions here. WordPress.tv has a bunch of short instructional videos and the WordPress.org forums are also a […]

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