Getting Started with WordPress

Read to the end if you like free stuff

September 4, 2013 | 8 Comments

A few months ago, the ever talented and tall Ryan Irelan reached out to me and asked if I’d be interested in creating a screencast series for Mijingo about WordPress. I’d already watched a few of the OmniFocus related screencasts that Ryan himself had made, and I recognized he was putting together quality work. I also recognized that if I said yes I’d be working on a project far above my paygrade.

I said yes.

Learning wordpress by mijingo coverOutlining the course was fun, and the hours spent recording it were tolerable. Reviewing the videos for edits while my own voice clawed at my eardrums was awful. Seeing the screencast series go up for sale on the Mijingo website last week was a delight.

If you’ve wanted to learn more about how to create your own custom website with WordPress, I hope you’ll give it a look. No, I hope you’ll buy it. And if not, could you please tell at least 372 other people about it?

I have a few download codes to give away. If you’d like one, leave a comment or send me a tweet. Early next week, I’ll draw winners from the names that have shown interest.

  • bvehon

    Hey John! The preview looks and sounds great! I am starting to try to dive into WordPress and this looks like a great starter.

  • I’ve recently been giving WordPress a serious look for building a multisite network so I’ll toss my name in the hat. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • John M

    Hi John! I’m a member of Vox Veniae (now in CT) and a big fan of MacSparky. He linked to you today and I thought that name sounded familiar. It’s a small world. I run the website for my dad’s church (it was built in iWeb) and I’m looking to bring it up to date. Looking at this series and your portfolio, WordPress might very well be the ticket!

  • The preview video looks sweet. Would love to learn more!

  • The preview screencast looks and sounds great. Would love to learn more from you!

  • Pam

    Hope this works for true beginners

  • John, following you for years. Am beginning to explore WordPress. Would love your lessons. Goodness knows, I could use some. Bob

  • Is this still available? I work for a non-profit hospital so we are always on the lookout for high quality free offers. We build our sites in Drupal now but would love to take a look at WordPress. Seems like it’s gained quite a bit of popularity over the past few years. Ok, thanks and have a good one!