Making a WordPress site BikeGremlin video series
For some time now I've been thinking of making a series of videos, showing how I make WP websites. I wasn't 100% sure if it's a good idea. I suppose that the more experienced people prefer just reading an article - it's a lot faster, while the absolute beginners will probably look for shorter, more beginner-friendly options (managed WP hosting and similar).
Thanks to more than one acquaintance who wanted to learn, but prefered to have it shown (on a computer), I decided: what the hell. I'll make videos. In English for a start, since most of my countrymen understand Tarzan English.
Being a greedy bastard, I "hit" all the companies who's services I regularly use, with a practically identical email:
"I'm planning to make a series of videos on how to build a WordPress website, explaining it all from the start - domain registration, DNS config, hosting etc...
I'm using your services, so that's what I'll be showing (and practically promoting) in the video.
If you'd like to sponsor the videos, it would be great. If not, you'd get the promotion anyway, since it makes no sense for me to show something I'm not using."
Anyway - this is the first video in the series:
Registering a domain and securing the domain registrar account
It is long, boring and tedious - I'll try to make a script for the following videos and be more "efficient," while still showing everything.
If anyone has the time and the patience - I'd be grateful for any criticism and corrections.
I've also made a very short (2-minute) video version:
How to register a domain
That's too simple for my taste, it doesn't get into any details, but I thought it's a good idea to show just the basics. It came as an after-thought.
I plan to make further videos on:
- Creating a Cloudflare account and using their nameservers, DNS and other services (using the domains registered in the first video).
- Creating an MXroute account, and configuring all the necessary DNS records for email on Cloudflare.
- Creating a reseller hosting account.
- Automating website backups (with HostMantis and Hetzner).
- Creating a WordPress website (the basics, installation, config. etc).
@Mason feel free to delete this thread if it crosses the line of "shameless self-promotion." It is in fact sponsored content, after all.
Having said that - I really am genuinely interested in feedback, especially any corrections.
My websites and Youtube channel have helped me get some great expert lessons/feedback over the years, and I think that's brilliant. Likewise, I think it's nice sharing one's own knowledge and experience with those looking too learn. It's a win-win as the Americans say.
I can't tell you which hosting to buy, but I've written in great detail about the providers I've used so far:
BikeGremlin web-hosting reviews