WordPress for Newbies Materials Are Now Free!

In response to concerns on the WordPress support forum that folks with disabilities, especially those using screenreaders, were experiencing difficulties using WordPress, I’ve decided to make these materials available for free, with some provisos. First, I will not respond to emails requesting support. If you require help using WordPress with assistive technology, please post your request to:

WordPress Accessibility Forum

 

The password for the materials is Wp4noobs.com

 

You’ll need to right-click (shift f10, applications key) the .zip file, then choose ‘Extract All’ from the menu, browse to or create the folder you wish to extract the file(s) to, then provide the password when requested. Please either copy & paste it, or take note of letter case & punctuation if you choose to type it.

 

Please also be advised that some of the material is out of date. Specifically, I no longer recommend the plugins AHS Admin Dropdown or CK Editor. Those were recommended because of accessibility problems w/Wordpress 3.31, which have long since been remedied. I also use Softaculous instead of Fantastico Deluxe if I autoinstall, because the former tends to provide more recent scripts.

 

Note: Since upgrading to Firefox 47, I’ve found that I’ve experienced difficulties w/some sites in terms of collapsing menus, & I’ve therefore reenabled AHS Admin dropdown on these occasions. This appears to be more of a Firefox issue than a WordPress one, as it does not happen in Internet Explorer, from what I can determine. Thus, if you’re experiencing problems in Firefox w/menu items seeming to disappear, AHS Admin Dropdown is once again your solution.

 

Enjoy.

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Marked-up Demo

Today’s lesson consists of:

  • how to make ordered and unordered lists
  • How to incorporate a link into your text

 

Other lessons in this chapter will discuss:

  • The differences between tags and categories
  • Creating tags and categories
  • Uploading media to your posts.

 

The steps for creating a list or link are actually quite similar. They are:

  1. Select the text for the list or link.
  2. Press the appropriate tool bar button or keyboard shortcut.

 

A list of keyboard shortcuts can be found here

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Plain Demo

Today's lesson consists of:
how to make ordered and unordered lists
How to incorporate a link into your text

Other lessons in this chapter will discuss:
The differences between tags and categories
Creating tags and categories
Uploading media to your posts.

The steps for creating a list or link are actually quite similar. They are:
1) Select the text for the list or link.
2) Press the appropriate tool bar button or keyboard shortcut.

A list of keyboard shortcuts can be found here

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CKEditor Shortcut Keys

A list of the CKEditor shortcut keys can be found here

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WordPress for Noobs Lesson 5 Creating Content

I’m posting the WordPress chapter 5 text material. I have been battling bronchitis for awhile now–the cough just does not seem to wanna give it up. I’ll upload audio when I can do more talking than coughing. The file is zipped, & the password is the usual.wordpress lesson 5 creating content

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Lesson 4 WordPress Settings

Lesson 4, on WordPress settings, is now up.

lesson-4-part-1

lesson-4-part-2

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Lesson 3 Up

Lesson 3 on permalinks is now up.

lesson 3 permalinks

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Lesson 2 Up

Lesson 2, on installing plugins & themes, is now up. The password is the usual. Enjoy your studies.

lesson 2 plugins and themes

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WordPress Lesson1 Up

A recorded demonstration of installing WordPress using CPanel & updating core files is now up. Enjoy.

wordpress lesson 1

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WordPress Class Up

The link to the WordPress class is attached. It’s a .zip file. The pw is the same as for the class & will be sent via email as well.

WordPress Class

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