WordPress Tutorials and Blog Posts - OSTraining http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/ Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:49:52 -0400 MYOB en-gb Why is WordPress Easy? Can It Become Simpler? http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/wordpress-easy/ http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/wordpress-easy/

WordPress logoA lot of people say that WordPress is easy to use.

I hear that claim all the time, but rarely see anyone show evidence that it is true.

I sat down to test WordPress.

Which tasks in WordPress are really easy? Which tasks could be made easier?

I used a system called WICS to find the answers. Here are the results ...

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steve@ostraining.com (Steve Burge) WordPress Tutorials Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:08:01 -0400
Your Video Introduction to WordPress 3.9 http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/wp-39/ http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/wp-39/

wp-39WordPress 3.9 is due to be released in mid-April.

Topher, our WordPress teacher, is here to give you your video introduction to 3.9.

In the content creation screen there's a new version of TinyMCE and also some gallery improvements. Topher also highlights some audio and video improvements.

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steve@ostraining.com (Steve Burge) WordPress Tutorials Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:57:06 -0400
A First Look at Akeeba Backup for WordPress http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/akeeba-backup-for-wordpress/ http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/akeeba-backup-for-wordpress/

akeeba backup wpThe de facto standard for backing up a Joomla site is Akeeba Backup. The software is excellent, feature rich, and very reliable.

The developer of Akeeba Backup has now created Akeeba Backup for WordPress, which is now in Beta and available to subscribers for testing.

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nick@ostraining.com (Nick Savov) WordPress Tutorials Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:17:06 -0400
Why WordPress for Developers? Watch the Webinar http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/wp-dev-webinar/ http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/wp-dev-webinar/

Why WordPress from the Developer Perspective

Last week, we launched a new video class called Why WordPress? The Developer Perspective.

We also held a webinar on the same topic. Our WordPress trainer, Topher DeRosia, guided us through the thought process behind why a site developer should choose WordPress to build a site.

Topher explained the features of WordPress that make it attractive for developers to use.

Watch the full webinar recording below:

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steve@ostraining.com (Steve Burge) WordPress Tutorials Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:27:27 -0400
Why WordPress? The Developer Perspective http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/why-wp-dev/ http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/why-wp-dev/

Why WordPress from the Developer Perspective

This week our Monday class release is Why WordPress? The Developer Perspective.

In this course, our WordPress trainer, Topher DeRosia, guides us through the thought process behind why a site developer should choose the WordPress CMS to build a site.

Topher explains the features of WordPress that make it attractive for developers to use.

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rod@ostraining.com (Rod Martin) WordPress Tutorials Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:03:00 -0400
Topher's Testing: WP Smush.it Plugin for WordPress http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/wp-smushit/ http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/wp-smushit/

topher testing

Topher is our WordPress teacher, and he tests WordPress plugins for us.

This week Topher introduces us to the WP Smush.it plugin.

Smush.it is a Yahoo service that optimizes your website's images. Its a "lossless" tool, which means it optimizes the images without changing their look or visual quality. This plugin uses the Smush.it API to work within your WordPress site.

So, is the Smush.it plugin worth using? Let's ask Topher:

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steve@ostraining.com (Steve Burge) WordPress Tutorials Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:22:14 -0400
Why WordPress? The User Perspective http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/why-wp-user/ http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/why-wp-user/

Why WordPress - From the User Perspective

This week our Monday class release is Why WordPress? The User Perspective.

In this course, our WordPress trainer, Topher DeRosia, guides us through the thought process behind why a site developer should choose the WordPress CMS to build a site. This week he approaches the subject from the end-user perspective.

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rod@ostraining.com (Rod Martin) WordPress Tutorials Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:03:28 -0400
Topher's Testing: WP Remote Plugin for WordPress http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/wpremote/ http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/wpremote/

topher testingThis plugin review is part of a series we call "Topher's Testing".

Topher is our WordPress teacher, and he's testing some really useful new WordPress plugins.

This week Topher introduces us to the WP Remote plugin which can monitor and update all of your WordPress sites.

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steve@ostraining.com (Steve Burge) WordPress Tutorials Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:11:57 -0400
Topher's Testing: Block Bad Queries Plugin for WordPress http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/block-bad-queries/ http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/block-bad-queries/

topher testingThis plugin review is part of a series we call "Topher's Testing".

Topher is our WordPress teacher, and he's sitting down to test some really useful new WordPress plugins.

This week Topher introduces us to the Block Bad Queries plugin which is a security plugin that protects your website against malicious URL requests.

Block Bad Queries checks all incoming traffic and quietly blocks bad requests. This plugin is based on the 5G Blacklist which fixes many potential security problems.

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steve@ostraining.com (Steve Burge) WordPress Tutorials Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:23:38 -0400
Topher's Testing: WP Updates Notifier Plugin http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/wp-updates-notifier/ http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/wp-updates-notifier/

topher testingThis video review is part of a series we call "Topher's Testing".

Topher is our WordPress teacher, and he's sitting down to test some really useful new WordPress plugins.

This week Topher introduces us to the WP Updates Notifier plugin, which monitors your WordPress installation for core, plugin and theme updates and emails you when they are available.

This plugin is an option if you don't login to your WordPress admin regularly or you support client sites.

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steve@ostraining.com (Steve Burge) WordPress Tutorials Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:03:48 -0400