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User Management

I’m often asked to add, remove or change users on my clients’ WordPress sites. But it’s actually really easy to do this yourself. This video explains why you would use multiple user accounts and talks you through adding a new user in WordPress. We also look at deleting and editing users, and re-visit the password reset process.

What’s new in WordPress 4.8

WordPress 4.8 contains lots of “behind the scenes” stuff that you probably won’t notice.  But these changes will make your website editing easier, either now or in the future. However, on the surface there’s not so much to see.  This “what’s new” video is only three minutes and shows you just two main new features.  Enjoy!

What’s new in WordPress 4.7

OK, WordPress 4.7 isn’t new now, but it’s been a while since I did a screencast, but I’m way overdue an overview of what’s new in WordPress version 4.7. So here it is.

Keeping WordPress post types code clean with simple classes

My previous screencast for developers went down pretty well. I had some constructive feedback about it. And at the end of the last screencast I hinted at something useful that I do in my code that might be useful to others.

So, partly with the aim of just “having another go”, to see if I can improve this style of teaching, and partly because I felt that I had something else useful to teach, I’ve made a video that explains how I use some simple object oriented classes to make my code for querying post types cleaner, simpler, more re-usable, and easier to understand and maintain.

In response to feedback on the previous developer video, I’ve tried to make the screen and text appear bigger, and I’ve tried to fix the problem of keyboard noise – it’s not quite gone but should be better.

Here’s the video. Useful links are below.  Feedback is, again, welcome.

Useful links

What’s new in WordPress 4.6

This is a short overview of what’s new in WordPress version 4.6.  There’s not much, but hopefully a few helpful tips and pointers to help you through the new release.

WordPress 4.5 update

This is a short video giving an overview of the main changes for users in WordPress 4.5.

 

WordPress Loops and Queries – A guide for developers

This video is a screencast for WordPress developers describing the different types of WordPress loops and queries:

  • WP_Query
  • query_posts
  • get_posts

I outline the different uses, show code examples, explain the pros and cons and so on.

 

Confession: this was a bit of an excuse to try out some recording kit and to try doing a more in-depth screencast tutorial. It’s a bit long and rambling (despite editing) and far from perfect, but isn’t so bad for a first go at this kind of thing. Do let me know what you think!

WordPress version 4.4 update and overview of embedding

A quick update on what’s new for users in WordPress version 4.4. To be honest, the answer is “not much”, but it’s an excuse to look at the “oEmbed” feature of WordPress.

What’s new in WordPress 4.3

This is LONG overdue, but WordPress version 4.5 is now on the horizon, so it’s time I did my update tutorials for WordPress 4.3 and 4.4.  The first of these tells you what’s new in WordPress 4.3.  There’s some really useful tips and tricks for both content editors and site administrators.

What’s New In WordPress 4.2 😀

It’s been a while, but I’m back.

Now…all my Press Ups so far are based on WordPress version 4.1.

I’d held off covering the changes in WordPress 4.2 (the current latest version) because there are some new things which don’t quite work as they should, and I was hoping that they would be fixed quickly, but that didn’t happen.

WordPress version 4.3 is now coming out soon though, so it’s time to record the What’s New in Four Dot Two screencast. 5 minutes showing you the changes and new features that have been introduced.

The last one is one of my favourites, so worth watching til the end.

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