What do WordPress "Noobs" need to know?

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Hey Guys, I am trying to come up with the "ultimate" WordPress video tutorial course (free).

I have come up with over 40 videos to create, but just so I can have a bit more input than just myself, what do you think should be included?

So, if you have been using WordPress for a while, what do you think people would want to know when just getting started?

and if you have just started using WordPress, what would you like to know how to do?

I really appreciate ANY input here guys! (I am aiming for around 50 videos, I have around 40)
#beginners #noobs #tutorials #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author ozki
    Off the top of my head:
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    There are tons of them on line. See what they are offering.

    11 Online Places To Learn WordPress Inside And Out (Paid And Free Options)
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    As a wordpress expert that is creating tutorial videos then you should know what a noobie needs to know.

    I just don't like to do peoples product research for them

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    • Profile picture of the author MartieDread
      lol but you take the time to be rude? I even said that I have a bunch of ideas, and just wanted to make sure there wasn't anything I am missing.... plus, no-one said I was an expert, just better than the beginners...
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      • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
        Originally Posted by MartieDread View Post

        lol but you take the time to be rude? I even said that I have a bunch of ideas, and just wanted to make sure there wasn't anything I am missing.... plus, no-one said I was an expert, just better than the beginners...
        Martie

        For four years I did the making of """""" in PLR , But word press has been done to death and most of what everyone can learn is on You Tube you would be better off finding something else that is no so over crowded IMHO

        I did even see a WSO offering 40 videos on how to that had been updated

        Jason
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  • Profile picture of the author StingGB
    Chances are, your target market will be 1st time website builders who have chosen WP as their platform, as I was all those years ago. So...

    In one of your first videos you could demonstrate how that unfamiliar WP dashboard can create the newbie's first impressive page very quickly.

    I fiddled around for hours trying to work out what to do.

    Oh, and you could do one about what a useless bunch of a*seholes populate the Wordpress help forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    If you really want to help "noobs", and not-so-noobs, teach them how to do simple things without becoming addicted to plugins. Things like creating child templates and tweaking the files with simple code to do things like adding opt-in forms or updating copyright notices.

    You could also teach them things like doing their own manual installation with secure names and passwords for the database and install instead of relying on the open source one-button install every hacker knows about.
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  • Profile picture of the author AceOfShirts
    John McCabe already mentioned my number 1 idea; showing them how to do a manual install including all of the MySQL steps.

    I would also show them some basic CSS coding so they know how to change things if they need to. Including how to use the Inspect Element in Firefox (and whatever GC uses) to show "live" css changes.

    Maybe how to do a backup somewhere for when they mess up their site.
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    How to use a plugin like bootstrap shortcodes (free) to build pages that don't look like poop. Things like the static index page, contact form, potentially category pages.

    Never really seen page builders covered in anything, ever.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Here's 95 or so questions about Wordpress asked on Quora.com:


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    • Profile picture of the author antidajjal
      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      Here's 95 or so questions about Wordpress asked on Quora.com:


      Ads just began appearing on my WordPress blog posts though Ive made no changes to the blog How can I remove these ads?
      Are there any WordPress themes that have similar functionality and results as Adobe Slate?
      Are there any disadvantages to using wordpress Multisite?
      Can I have a WordPress blog with a static html homepage?
      Can I install a Wordpress plugin for a Weebly website?
      Can I make a price comparison website using WordPress?
      Can I update a WordPress theme without FTP access?
      Can I use React as my front end to my WordPress site?
      Can WordPress be used to create a crowdfunding site?
      Can you embed emails in WordPress?
      Does OpenCart work with Wordpress?
      Does Quoras blog connect feature work with self hosted WordPress blogs?
      How can I use woocommerce plugin on a normal wordpress theme not a wootheme?
      How can you uninstall a theme on WordPress 3 9?
      How do I build a website on wordpress with themeforest themes?
      How do I create a WordPress site that lets users register post and vote on work submitted?
      How do I create and sell custom WordPress themes if I am a designer who doesnt know PHP?
      How do I make a price comparison site in WordPress?
      How do I modify a post template in Wordpress?
      How do MODX and WordPress compare to one another?
      How do you backup and extract a WordPress site?
      How do you edit the body html on every page of my wordpress site?
      How do you export a WordPress site to a static HTML?
      How does WordPress make money?
      How ethical would it be to fork a paid WordPress plugin licensed under GPL into a free one and continue to add features to the fork?
      How long does it take to be a WordPress developer What are the steps?
      How many websites are built on Wordpress?
      How many wordpress plugins are there?
      How much knowledge of PHP is required for WordPress development?
      How much should I charge to develop a WordPress site?
      How much should a custom WordPress website cost?
      How well does WordPress scale?
      I am powering a banks website using WordPress What security measures should I take?
      I need to build a bilingual website using WordPress Is there a good solution to switch the site between Chinese and English?
      I want to replace a German with an English Wordpress Version Can I just install the English Package over my existing German one?
      I want to setup an E commerce site via WordPress Should I pay for the plan that supports E commerce 240 or buy a theme with an e shop functionality and host it elsewhere?
      In WordPress how can I move things around?
      Is WordPress a PHP framework?
      Is WordPress good for e commerce?
      Is WordPress safe for an E commerce website?
      Is it a good idea to use Bootstrap with WordPress?
      Is it possible to rename the WordPress folder?
      Is there a Quora plugin for WordPress?
      Is there a WordPress plugin that can automatically import RSS feeds into my WP blog several times a day?
      Is there a Wordpress plugin that auto posts to Twitter and Facebook with a trackable http bit ly URL when you publish a new post?
      Is there a good WordPress plugin for video chat?
      Is there a good WordPress plugin to create a Press page for a site?
      Is there a wordpress theme that works like Uber?
      Is there an LMS that runs on Wordpress thats SCORM compliant for mobile elearners?
      Is there any tool to publish WordPress draft posts automatically or with some clicks?
      Legal to modify a Wordpress plugin and to distribute it?
      My WordPress Twenty Ten Theme does no have a share option under settings Is there a way to install the share buttons another way?
      Shopify versus WordPress what is the comparison between each one?
      Should I start web development with WordPress or HTML+CSS+PHP?
      Should I use WordPress or Adobe Muse to create my crowdfunding website?
      Startup website Wordpress com vs Wordpress org?
      Thinking SEO is WordPress or Tumblr better for a business persona blog?
      What 3 features are missing would you add to WordPress to make it a better solution for business use?
      What WordPress plugins do you start every new WordPress site with?
      What are examples of successful SaaS startups powered by WordPress?
      What are some of the better email capture plugins available for WordPress?
      What are the best SEO plugins for WordPress?
      What are the best WordPress themes?
      What are the best approaches to master WordPress from scratch designing developing theme converting and plugin developing for a newbie?
      What are the best forum plugins for wordpress?
      What are the best sites for a WordPress developer?
      What are the best sources to purchase Wordpress themes?
      What are the differences if any between WordPress hosting and general web hosting?
      What are the disadvantages of using WordPress?
      What are the limitations of developing a site using WordPress?
      What is Wordpress and why should I use it?
      What is a similar WordPress theme to the custom Quartz qz com website?
      What is best WordPress hosting site?
      What is the best Facebook like plugin for WordPress?
      What is the best WordPress theme for SEO?
      What is the best WordPress theme or plugin for creating a classified website?
      What is the best free appointment scheduling plugin for Wordpress?
      What is the best plugin for quizzes on WordPress?
      What is the difference between a WordPress powered site and an HTML 5 powered site?
      What is the future of WordPress?
      What is the market size of the WordPress themes?
      What is the typical hourly rate being charged by a WordPress consultant in the US?
      Where can I find a good WordPress consultant in San Francisco?
      Where can I find local freelance Wordpress developers in New York?
      Which blog platform is better WordPress or Blogger?
      Which is a better blogging platform WordPress or Tumblr Why?
      Which is best WordPress theme for an event website blog?
      Which is better ExpressionEngine or WordPress?
      Which is more SEO friendly HTML site or WordPress site?
      Who offers the best inexpensive Wordpress hosting?
      Why didnt Textpattern catch on like WordPress?
      Why is Wordpress VIP hosting so expensive?
      Why there are no full featured Wordpress plugin for mixpanel analytics?
      WordPress Can a website like Quora be built using WordPress even if it requires some custom PHP and HTML coding If yes what all plugins would be required?
      Wordpress Error Failed to write file to disk how can I solve?
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    Here's the 100 most asked questions about Wordpress asked in Google search:


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    No it's not. It's flexible, you can do anything with it. I love it! The only thing i don't like is that it's so easy to hack.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sean DeSilva
    I think if you can attach a money motive to learning WordPress, and answer questions around that topic, you'll have a much easier price justification for any products you offer. 2 sub niches that come to mind are WordPress development for clients and WordPress for Internet marketers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonah
    Well.... my take. If you consider the vast, vast, vast amount of information on this topic - the real question is " how are you going to improve someone's life with the knowledge you have" which seems to be wordpress - specifically - teaching beginngers. K, cool. But, you went feature. Don't go full feature. You thought to yourself "I need 40 videos and that will make a cool free wordpress beginner package, but I need 10 more" Seems to me if I understand what you want to do here, and if I were in your shoes and boxed myself into the "give wordpress info for free" format - well, maybe I could think of something, but then, I'd never go in that format in the first place.

    WTF am I talking about? right? I just learned wordpress, here's how I went about doing that: How do I _____ google? Where can I get a ______ google. But doing all of that took a long time, and to be honest, after going through the journey, I had no idea there was so much involved.

    So, if you had caught me a few months ago, and you had a headline like " Are you about to delve into Wordpress even though everyone else has? I applaud your courage! And I've been there. Let me give you this carefully put together package of like the questions everyone has when they start out"

    But even THAT is general. Because I have a programming background, and a marketing background. But it was tough to learn it even for me.

    Most people who want to "learn wordpress" are even more clueless than that. What they really want is "to make money" but "wordpress", for whatever reason, is the thing they view as the vehicle to do it.

    But that's a whole other segment of people - I'm assuming these are people with no making money online experience and they just happen to be dead set on wordpress or blogs. And there's a lot of people like that. But they STILL don't get it.

    They wan to make money. Is wordpress the tool for them to do it? Maybe. I think, that is the real problem to fix if you want to help people with your information.

    I hope somewhere in all of this you got some kind of answer
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonah
      My point is. Know who you're targeting and why, and be very capable of communicating your differentiation, and make that clear as possible. Be mindful of the end goal.
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