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Getting Started with WordPress — Video Tutorial on Installation

by Tom Johnson on Feb 7, 2007 •
categories: technical-writing wordpress

I re-recorded the initial WordPress installation demo video tutorial I did the other day. This one is about three times as long and has a lot more more information. I started out thinking it would be 10 minutes, but it ended up being 30 minutes.

If you're looking to get started with WordPress, this Getting Started / installation demo will (sort of) show you how to do it.

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I'm still experimenting with screencasting and Blueberry's Flashback Express Recorder, so I consider this practice. In this practice screencast, I reduced the size of the frame and also changed the hertz rate from 22 to 44 to supposedly increase the sound quality (but also the size).

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If the volume seems low, go into your control panel and increase your computer's sound properties. Start > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices.

I'm still fumbling around a lot with these. After I finished this screencast, I felt that I should impose a rule about the length of screencasts, limiting them to 10 minutes or less and keeping the focus more narrow. One can only sit so long in front of a computer listening. I'm also trying to add more personality to my narration.

As always, if you have any feedback on the tutorial, let me know. I think the screen movements sometimes get disjointed with the actual audio, but I'm not totally sure. I like that the 65 meg file plays almost instantly when you click it.

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