So far I just haven't been able to find the time unfortunately, but to get you all going I thought I'd at least assemble some of the existing videos that are already out there, so you can use this as a "Getting started" guide for Wordpress.
These videos reflect my own process for setting up new Wordpress sites, with the absolute essentials covered. There are some other things I do often as well, but these are the steps that get followed every time.
Some of these are a little old, but I've found the best ones available, and they should still give you enough of a start to understand what to do.
Hope this is helpful to everyone trying to setup their first Wordpress sites!
* Install with Fantastico:
* Install manually, through cPanel:
Setup SEF permalinks:
Activate Akismet (block spam comments):
Plugins I personally install as a "must have" each time:
- allows you to optimize your entire blog for search engines - WordPress › All in One SEO Pack WordPress Plugins
Google (XML) Sitemaps
- creates a Google friendly XML sitemap of your site - Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator for WordPress
MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer
- prevents you from inadvertantly putting out an excess of pings and being marked a 'ping spammer' - WordPress › MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer WordPress Plugins
Install new theme:
* Install a theme in 2.8
* Install a theme in 2.7
Configure All In One SEO:
Configure Google XML Sitemaps:
Configure MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer (annoying music, sorry, was the only one):
I do plan to get around to putting together some up to the minute material, but hopefully this helps in the meantime.