This is the original WordPress 101 video tutorial series that has helped more than two million beginners learn how to use WordPress. Since 2008, we've updated this video series with every major WordPress release! These videos are for the Classic Editor in WordPress 4.9 and older. If you are running WordPress 5.0 or newer, please stay tuned for our new WordPress 101 course.
After taking this course, you'll know how to use WordPress to create or manage your own business website, hobby blog, or any other type of site you want. The videos are best viewed in order, since each one builds on concepts from the previous videos.
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Introduction to WordPress
The WordPress Dashboard
In the first video in this series, take a tour of the WordPress administration panel, which provides access to all the functions and features of your WordPress-powered website.
Posts vs Pages
This video explains the two primary forms of content supported by WordPress: Posts and Pages
The WordPress Editor
A detailed look at the WordPress editor toolbar, which is used for editing posts, pages, and other types of content in WordPress.
Creating a New Post
This tutorial video demonstrates how to create a new post (more simply thought of as an article) for your WordPress site‘s blog.
This tutorial video takes a detailed look at the various Post Formats in WordPress, which enable you to create specific types of posts, each one with its own unique style.
Edit an Existing Post
This tutorial video shows you how to edit an existing post in WordPress using either the Post Editor or the Quick Edit tool.
Using Categories and Tags
This tutorial video demonstrates how to use categories and tags in WordPress to make it easy for your readers to find related content on your site.
Creating and Editing Pages
This tutorial video demonstrates how to create a new static page in WordPress, or edit existing pages in your site.
Adding Photos and Images
How to add visual interest by inserting photos or images into your pages or posts in WordPress.
How to Embed Video and Audio
How to embed video and audio files in WordPress pages and posts, including tips and best practices.
Using the Media Library
How to use the Media Library to manage and upload files (like images, PDFs, or Word documents) for use in your WordPress posts and pages.
Enabling and moderating comments on your WordPress site, including tips and best practices to encourage discussion with your visitors.
How to Create a Link
How to create image and text links to other pages on your own site, or to 3rd-party sites elsewhere on the web.
Customizing the Theme
How to find and install a new theme for your site, or use the Customizer to change the look of your site.
How to Add a Widget
What are widgets? In this video, you‘ll learn what widgets are and how they can be used to easily add blocks of content to your site‘s sidebar or footer.
Custom Navigation Menus
This video demonstrates how easy it is to build and edit custom navigation menus, including drop-down menu items.
This tutorial video will show you how to install WordPress plugins to add new functions and features to your WordPress site.
Adding New Users
How to add new users or multiple authors to your WordPress site, and assign different roles and permissions.
A quick look at the tools provided by WordPress to manage your site, including importing, exporting, and backing up your content.