14 episodes

Join Jay Versluis for a full course on how to use WordPress, aimed at beginners and medium casuals alike. Whether you've been away from WordPress for a while, or a complete newbie, this is a very un-intimidating "getting started" guide for everybody.

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Join Jay Versluis for a full course on how to use WordPress, aimed at beginners and medium casuals alike. Whether you've been away from WordPress for a while, or a complete newbie, this is a very un-intimidating "getting started" guide for everybody.

    How to remove the Jetpack Feedback Tab

    How to remove the Jetpack Feedback Tab

    In this episode I’ll explain how we can hide the Feedback Tab that the Jetpack plugin adds to the sidebar of the admin interface in WordPress.







    This tab is part of the Contact Form feature, which sadly cannot be switched off with a single slider. We’ll have to delve into debug mode and do it “the hard way” – but fear not, there’s not code hacking involved, and I’ll be with you every step of the way.

    • 6 min
    How to hide WordPress Update Notifications with ZEN DASH

    How to hide WordPress Update Notifications with ZEN DASH

    In this episode I’ll show you how to hide and remove those (almost daily occurring) WordPress Update Notifications. I’ve built this functionality into a plugin I’ve written over 5 years ago called ZEN DASH. The plugin’s main purpose is to hide all kinds of clutter from the WordPress admin interface, such as unused tabs, dashboard widgets, footer attributions – and Update Notifications.







    You can install the plugin by searching under Plugins – Add New, or download it from the official WordPress repository here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/zen-dash







    The project is also on GitHub: https://github.com/versluis/Zen-Dash

    • 9 min
    How to bring back the Classic Editor in WordPress 5.x

    How to bring back the Classic Editor in WordPress 5.x

    In this episode I’ll show you how to install the Classic Editor plugin in WordPress 5.x. I’m also showing you how to upgrade to WordPress 5.0 and how to bring back the welcome screen that appears only once after the update.







    From now on, Gutenberg will be the new post and page editing experience in WordPress by default. The Classic Editor is now a plugin that will be supported until 2021, so there’s ample time to get acquainted with Gutenberg in our own time.







    If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments.

    • 13 min
    WordPress 111: Users, Roles and Capabilities

    WordPress 111: Users, Roles and Capabilities

    In this video I’ll show you the multi-user capabilities of WordPress: how to create new users, and what capabilities the different user roles have over your WordPress site.

    This feature comes in handy if you collaborate with other users: each user can create posts, but such users can be restricted from deleting other people’s posts, or change the layout and functionality of the website.

    You can watch the full course on one convenient YouTube Playlist.

    Enjoy!

    • 14 min
    WordPress 110: URLs and Permalinks

    WordPress 110: URLs and Permalinks

    In this episode I’ll explain how you can change the URLs for your posts and pages, as they appear in your web browser. By default, WordPress uses numeric links (such as domain.com?p=123) but those are not so easy on the eye.

    We can change this to something like domain.com/awesome-post instead, and I’ll explain how to do it, as well as the implications of changing URLs retrospectively.

    You can watch the full course on one convenient YouTube Playlist.

    Enjoy!

    • 8 min
    WordPress 109: Mysteries of the MORE Tag

    WordPress 109: Mysteries of the MORE Tag

    In this episode I’ll show you how the MORE tag works. It’s a “break mark” you can use so that longer posts don’t take up too much space on your front page. I’m also explaining a related feature called the NEXTPAGE tag with which you can break even longer posts into individual pages.

    You can watch the full course on one convenient YouTube Playlist.

    Enjoy!

    • 5 min

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