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LOCALSYNC Training - Total WordPress - Vol 9

Course Contents

The WordPress Complete Training Course – Volume 9 from Localsync Training contains over 60 minutes of instructional videos on your continued journey through this website building powerhouse program. This WordPress training course dives deep into WordPress plugins: what they are, how to use them, and some suggested plugins to enhance your WordPress site.

WordPress Complete Training Course

Volume 9 – Lesson Breakdown

Episode 1 – What are Plugins

Running Time 2:40

A plugin is a program that contains codes to enhance your WordPress site without adjusting the core programming. Episode 1 will start this course off with more detail on what is a plugin and why it's encouraged to use them.

Episode 2 – Choosing Plugins

Running Time 5:50

There are tens of thousands of plugins available from free to paid options. In this episode, we will provide direction on where to look and what to look for when selecting a plugin.

Episode 3 – P3 Plugin Replacement

Running Time 6:03

Plugin Performance Profiler (P3) is an outdated plugin previously used to troubleshoot plugins that cause site performance issues. In episode 3, we will walk you through an alternative method to check the impact individual plugins might have on your WordPress site. 

Episode 4 – Plugin Structure

Running Time 4:32

Plugins don't have to be sourced elsewhere because anyone can design a plugin. In this episode, we will build a plugin to illustrate the basic make-up of a typical WordPress plugin.

Episode 5 – Contact Form

Running Time 5:59

Adding a Contact Us page to your WordPress site doesn't have to be a daunting task. Episode 5 discusses a free WordPress plugin that makes this task super simple.

Episode 6 – FV Video Player

Running Time 5:33

FV Flowplayer Video Player is a responsive plugin that secures multiple video file types within your pages or posts. In this episode, we will set up this free WordPress video player plugin by demonstrating with Amazon S3 hosted videos.  

Episode 7 – TinyMCE Advanced

Running Time 4:54

TinyMCE Advanced provides additional buttons and features to the page and post editor. Episode 7 will show you how to add and configure the TinyMCE Advanced WordPress plugin.

Episode 8 – Black Studio TinyMCE

Running Time 5:28

Black Studio TinyMCE is a plugin that copies the visual tab from the post and page editors into the widget area. In episode 8, we will install and illustrate how to use this WordPress plugin.

Episode 9 – Widget Options

Running Time 5:13

Widget Options is a plugin that customizes how and where widgets are displayed. In this episode, we will examine this WordPress plugin from installation into usage.

Episode 10 – Grid Shortcode

Running Time 4:06

Grid Shortcode is a plugin that perfectly displays your content in a grid style no matter the device used. Episode 10 explains this WordPress plugin and why it might come in handy.

Episode 11 – Notification Bar

Running Time 5:46

There are plenty of notification bar plugins, however, not all are created equal. In episode 11, we will review a few WordPress notification bar plugins that are both responsive and provide loads of features.

Episode 12 – Free Akismet Alternative

Running Time 6:58

Akismet is an anti-spam plugin, however, it's only free for personal use sites. In this episode, we will cover Antispam Bee as a free alternate plugin for an income-generating WordPress site.

Episode 13 – WP Activity Logs

Running Time 6:19

WordPress activity logs can track who logs on, who tries to log in, pages visited, etc. Episode 13 will evaluate the free WP Security Audit Log plugin from WordPress.

Episode 14 – Customize User Roles

Running Time 8:55

The default WordPress roles and capabilities may not accommodate all users who need access to your admin or backend area. In episode 14, we will walk you through the User Role Editor plugin from WordPress to create custom user roles.

Episode 15 – Plugin Security Check

Running Time 5:29

If WordPress finds a plugin to be a security concern they will remove it from the plugin directory, however, plugin users aren't notified. In this episode, we will perform a security check on the installed plugins and show you how to handle any detected problems.

Episode 16 – Data Exporter Importer

Running Time 7:31

WP All Export plugin allows you to export all or some of the site's data into an easy to manage .csv spreadsheet. WP All Import plugin allows you to import the edited .csv file back into the WordPress site. Episode 16 walks you through each plugin's process.

Episode 17 – Classic Editor

Running Time 4:37

Classic Editor plugin gives you the flexibility to either disable the Gutenberg Editor or allow you to work with both. In this episode, we will take a closer look at the Classic Editor plugin from WordPress.  

Episode 18 – More Blocks

Running Time 5:03

The final episode in this course introduces you to which WordPress plugins can provide more functionality within your block editor by adding custom blocks or enhancing existing blocks.


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