About WP Screencasts

WP Screencasts is a collection of training videos for managing web based content using the WordPress publishing platform.  The videos in this web site will help you learn how to use WordPress to publish blog posts and pages, edit existing content on your WordPress powered web site, moderate reader comments, and many more common tasks for site administrators and editors.

Why are we doing this?
Because the web is lacking in a comprehensive compilation of training videos for WordPress.  The WordPress codex is wonderful.  Furthermore, there are some great books on WordPress available, including WordPress for Dummies by Lisa-Sabin Wilson.  If you are a WordPress user, you should definitely be familiar with these resources as they are excellent.  However, it is our belief that people learn in different ways and these videos should provide additional education to those who need it. 

Who is this site for?

These videos aren’t aimed at helping you to develop or design a web site with WordPress.  But these videos will help you add, edit, and manage the content within a site that has already been deployed with WordPress. 

The primary target audience is blog authors and editors using WordPress to manage their web-based content. 

How do I find what I need?

The videos are organized primarily by the name of the screen in the WordPress dashboard.  Within each category are a number of short training videos associated with that section of the WordPress administrative dashboard.

What is a screencast?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screencast
The wikipedia screencast page states that “A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration.”

What you won’t find here?

Site content will consist of screencasts of basic, intermediate, and advanced WordPress content management tasks.

Videos so not cover WordPress development, theme designing, plug-in coding, or installation (at least not initially). It is assumed that these tasks are complete and a visitor to wpscreencasts is responsible for using WordPress, i.e. content management, and not developing with WordPress.