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WordPress Seminars and Tutorials

Videos and eBooks from our ongoing Seminars

Every month we present seminars on various web topics through Meetup.com and Oceanside Chamber of Commerce. The WordPress centric seminar videos and accompanying ebooks are collected here. Videos vary from 45 minutes to one hour in length. Join the Meetup.com group and get regular updates of new seminar videos and ebooks

 

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Introduction to WordPress

Introduction and overview of the WordPress platform. The video and ebook are a good indepth introduction to WordPress for the beginner or a causal user that wants to go beyond the basics.

Click the video icon on the right and view. An accompanying ebook is availalble: Understanding WordPress

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Understanding and Customizing Themes

With 1,600+ themes on the WordPress.org site, along with many commercial themes and theme builder systems, you would think that anything you can imagine is available. With all of that, most people still feel the need to customize or tweak a theme. Understanding how themes are constructed is the first step in determining what and how to customize a theme. At the most basic level, if the theme is built correctly, editing the CSS file will cover 80% of your needs.

From there some tricks of the trade and programming will be required to do more serious theme alterations.  You may not want to ever do anything major but you should at least understand what it is you are hiring a professional to do for you.

Click the video icon on the right and view. An accompanying ebook is availalble: Getting the Right Start - WordPress Themes

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Getting a RightStart - Plugins

There are 21,000+ plugins listed in the WordPress.org site. If you were to spend 24 hours a day looking at each plugin for only 5 minutes it would take you 76 days, obviously way beyond the time any of us have. This is where word of mouth and video/ebooks like this one are so important. We have our favorites and others will have theirs and we try and give you enough of an overview of each to help you make informed decisions about what you need and where would be a good place to start.

Click the video icon on the right and view. An accompanying ebook is availalble: Getting the Right Start - WordPress Plugins

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Securing Your WordPress Site

WordPress has become one of the most popular website building and blogging platforms on the web. Because of that popularity it also has a very big red target painted on it. Hackers and spammers have WordPress in their sights and it is becoming increasingly common for sites to get hacked and spammed.

This video and ebook discusses security for WordPress, various plugins you can use along with "best practices" to keep your site safe, clean and healthy.

Click the video icon on the right and view. An accompanying ebook is availalble: Getting the Right Start - WordPress Security