WP User’s Guide

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Figaro's WordPress User's Guide

Figaro's WordPress User's Guide

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  1. October 3rd, 2009 at 17:05 | #1

    Great, thank ! 😉

  2. October 4th, 2009 at 06:14 | #2


    Have you considered posting this to Scribd? http://www.scribd.com/

    You could embed the scribd viewer and let them cover the storage/bandwidth.

    Jan Dembowski

  3. October 4th, 2009 at 07:21 | #3

    @Jan Dembowski
    Thanks for the link Jan…I wasn’t aware of this service, but I’ll check into it a bit more later. For now, storage and bandwidth isn’t a problem…I have my own server with lots of each. I’ll be updating and expanding this quite a bit over the next couple of months, until I get it closer to it’s final form, it may be easier to just keep it here.

  4. TomGreen
    October 4th, 2009 at 07:42 | #4

    Thanks Figaro. I have been looking for something like this for few months. I actaully followed a link here to look at one of your excellent videos and ended up finding this guide. I’ll be watching for your updates.

  5. October 4th, 2009 at 08:02 | #5

    You’re welcome…hope you find it useful. Feel free to pass it on.

  6. notinio
    October 5th, 2009 at 23:55 | #6

    Thank you very much for this. You are very helpful. This manual complements your video tutorials well.

  7. October 11th, 2009 at 17:58 | #7

    Hi Figaro,

    I just moved my blog from wordpress.com to hostmonster. I got pretty much everything OK, except the blog stats. I installed the plugin, which works fine, but I don’t know how to recover the visit stats from wordpress.com and move then to my new host. Any idea?

  8. October 11th, 2009 at 18:32 | #8

    @Olivier: Not sure you can without being able to export the table from the db…and, as far as I know, you don’t have access to that on wp.com.

  9. Lynne
    October 19th, 2009 at 15:06 | #9

    This is genius! Very well done and clear. Thank you

  10. Tobias
    October 21st, 2009 at 11:52 | #10

    Looks like a fine PDF file. But I have two problems: it’s in RGB format, and the beige background is just a waste of toner. Could you fix this for version 2?

  11. October 21st, 2009 at 14:45 | #11

    The background is white in the new version…should have it published in a couple of weeks…you can preview it above.

  12. ink
    October 28th, 2009 at 07:32 | #12

    Great work! Just one comment though, it would be handy to have an index page.

  13. October 28th, 2009 at 08:00 | #13

    @ink: Thanks. I’ve added a table of contents to the version 2. I will have it posted for download in a week or so.

  14. November 1st, 2009 at 00:23 | #14

    Okay, I feel so stupid right now. I am trying to upload a wordpress theme and I’ve viewed about 4 different tutorials. But what no one seems to tell me is how in the heck I access the themes folder in WP. I have the theme on my desk top and I have Smart FTP client. I just can’t seem to get there. Where can I find step by step idiot proof instructions.


  15. November 1st, 2009 at 08:53 | #15

    @Tracy: You don’t need to ftp themes any longer. Just login to your WP admin and select Appearance/Add New Theme and at the upper-left, click on Upload. You can upload your theme zip file there.

  16. November 15th, 2009 at 03:51 | #16

    Please include bookmarks in your pdf (or links from the table of contents to the rest of the eBook).

  17. November 15th, 2009 at 08:28 | #17

    @Pearl: Good suggestion…will do.

  18. Gary Lea
    November 30th, 2009 at 11:09 | #18


    I’ve seen a post that you added that shows people how to edit the Kubrick WordPress webpage.

    However, there is no link to the video or lessons?

    Can you help?


  19. November 30th, 2009 at 11:59 | #19

    @Gary Lea: Try the Kubrick tag on this site.

  20. sumoman
    November 30th, 2009 at 15:25 | #20

    The userguide looks useful but I find it very difficult to read with the educhalk.org word emblazoned in the background…

  21. November 30th, 2009 at 16:10 | #21


  22. December 1st, 2009 at 15:24 | #22

    That’s fantastic! Its stopped me going cross-eyed! Its also reduced the size of the download by 2 MB.

  23. December 10th, 2009 at 00:09 | #23

    Very exhaustive!

    can you tell me the following. I have shifted from wordpress.com to .org

    Should I add www in url or not (I see you have not)? I cannot find anything on this on net. If yes, where from? From the option in dashboard region? I am low on tech knowledge.

    You have a great blog here. You could have published this booklet with MakeUseOf.

    You may install comment reply subscription plugin.


  24. December 10th, 2009 at 07:18 | #24

    @VIKAS GUPTA: I would recommend not setting it up with www. If your hosting account is set-up properly, and yours is, then if someone does enter your address with www it automatically redirects to the address without the www. Give it a try…type your web address with the www in the address bar and you’ll see it redirects properly.

  25. January 12th, 2010 at 02:42 | #25

    Thanks a lot for the information, I’m a newbie, I just downloaded the user’s guide. Hope to learn more from you. Keep up the good work. GOD BLESS YOU.

  26. Spencer
    March 16th, 2010 at 12:24 | #26

    Great product! Wish there was a link from the WP site to your manual. It would have saved me time. I have left money! Thanks!

  27. March 16th, 2010 at 14:45 | #27

    @Spencer: Thanks for the donation Spencer…much appreciated. Unfortunately, WP considers links to my site to be SPAM and they delete them…


  28. Hollie
    April 13th, 2010 at 10:34 | #28

    You are FABULOUS ! The PDF, the Videos, FABULOUS !

  29. George Dennis
    June 2nd, 2010 at 10:54 | #29

    How would you suggest rolling a current website that is not WordPress built into a WordPress theme. I’m still seeking tutorials on using WP2.9 but the main project is to take a website done in WebEditor 8.0 and switch to a theme based and, hopefully, easier to use WP

  30. June 2nd, 2010 at 11:21 | #30

    @George Dennis: May not be what you want to hear, but the manual process would be best…install WP and then manually move your existing content…good opportunity to do some “house cleaning” as well…if your sites are like mine, I have all kinds of old, not needed, content spread all over the place.

  31. June 29th, 2010 at 14:01 | #31

    Hi Figaro
    I have a small but important question i can’t find an answer to anywhere. I want to use my blog for affiliate marketing but when i write a post on my wp blog, my affiliate links that I put in my post to lead to the sale page are not live in the published post. Could you please help me with this? Thank you very much. I downloaded your amazing guide today, however I did not see this problem addressed in there. But it’s going to be my bible for wp though, finally something I can understand. Thank you so much!!

  32. KR
    July 29th, 2010 at 11:47 | #32

    Thanks a bunch!

  33. September 22nd, 2010 at 15:45 | #33

    Impressive stuff, Can we expect something similar for WP v3.X soon as well?

  34. September 22nd, 2010 at 20:57 | #34

    @Tanveer Malik
    Not anytime soon…I’m pretty swamped with other paying work at the moment.

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  36. September 27th, 2010 at 04:29 | #36


  37. December 14th, 2010 at 07:59 | #37

    Hi ther…I stumbled across your blog. there is a lot of great stuff here. Thanks for the WordPress guide, it will come very handy. I also enjoyed your article on Moodle. I was not aware of such serious security risks in Moodle. I know of a government institution that was planning to use Moodle as an e-learning platform for their highly confidential internal courses. I sincerely hope that they are aware of this problem….

    Best regards and thanks again…


  38. Rod
    January 29th, 2011 at 18:47 | #38

    Very helpful blog. The pdf looks very good. Thank you so much!

  39. Rachel
    August 22nd, 2011 at 23:45 | #39

    Just wanted to let you know how incredibly helpful you’ve been to me over the years. I “discovered” your videos series on running wordpress on a stick on Youtube years ago; I’ve downloaded and still use your videos every few weeks to monkey-see-monkey-do myself out of issues -which I usually cause!
    You’ve probably saved me thousands in consulting and webmaster fees – HUGE THANKS, Dude!

  40. Sara
    September 6th, 2011 at 19:20 | #40

    One word: AWESOME!

  41. February 19th, 2012 at 02:53 | #41

    Great one. I hope you are planing to publish an updated version of the same eBook as lot of stuff has changed.


  42. April 6th, 2013 at 12:19 | #42

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about wordpress.

  43. April 12th, 2013 at 13:57 | #43

    When I initially left a comment I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and
    now every time a comment is added I recieve four emails with the exact
    same comment. Perhaps there is a means you are able to remove me from that service?
    Thank you!

  1. October 24th, 2009 at 20:24 | #1