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Get a free user’s guide to WordPress 2.9

You do realize that this is massively out of date material and you should be using WordPress Version 3.5+ by now (both because it’s a Responsive Design and it’s much more secure), don’t you? There are some short video tutorials here that can take you through adding and editing content with the current version of WordPress.



Huzzah! I’ve finally gotten to Beginner’s Guide to WordPress, a simple, step-by-step training tutorial for new WordPress users,  updated to version 2.9. And yes, you can still download it for free. You can even give it to students or clients with the Use Guidelines listed below. Downloading or copying the guide constitutes agreement to follow the Use Guidelines (I can’t believe I actually have to say that, but my lawyer says it’s necessary to protect my copyright and material). It’s a great tutorial and manual for new users and to help train other people who are contributing to a WordPress-based site.

What are the primary differences between WordPress version 2.7 and 2.9? Well, there are a lot of geeky things that I won’t go into here, but the main difference for most people is plugin installation integration and the new snazzy image editing capabilities when you add images to a post. The Beginner’s Guide to WordPress 2.9 also comes with a convenient Table of Contents absolutely free!

What’s in the WordPress Tutorial Guide?

  • Logging into WP Administration
  • Posts vs. Pages
  • Write a New Post
  • Tips on the Title & SEO 2
  • Tags
  • Categories
  • Comments
  • Publishing
  • Editing a Post
  • The Editing Buttons
  • Adding a Hyperlink
  • Adding Photos & Other Media
  • Trashing & Deleting Posts
  • Adding & Editing Categories
  • Adding & Editing Pages
  • Adding & Editing Links

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In a hurry and don’t plan on sharing, click below to download the file:

Beginner’s Guide to Using WordPress 2.9 (29MB in PDF format)

And you may also want to check out:

  • Essential WordPress SEO & Set Up
  • WordPress Theme Sources You Can Trust

Oh, and I’m working on the Beginner’s Guide to WordPress SEO & Administration for launch in June, so please check back.

Oh, and if you need a premium WordPress theme in a hurry, check out these options:
How smart is your Theme?  How good is your support? Check out ThesisTheme for WordPress.

Now about those Use Guidelines…

Use Guidelines

You may download and distribute the Beginner’s Guide to WordPress 2.9 to others without changes or charges and with the copyright and attribution notices intact. You may not sell, trade, barter or exchange for any form of payment. You may include for download on your site, provided a) the copyright and attribution notices remain intact and unchanged, b) you do not charge for the Beginner’s Guide to Using WordPress 2.9 nor include it in any package or product for which you charge and c) you maintain a link to my website. Downloading or copying the Beginner’s Guide to Using WordPress 2.9 constitutes agreement with these terms of use.

And don’t forget to spread the word with a link, a post or a tweet. Thank you!

And if you made it this far, thank you, thank you, thank you!

Click below to download the WordPress tutorial:

Beginner’s Guide to Using WordPress 2.9 (29MB in PDF format)

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