WordPress.tv is a great place to go to catch up on your favorite WordCamp sessions, or perhaps virtually attend a Camp you could not make in person. These videos are a great way to up your game and learn about WordPress, especially if you are an aspiring developer, or established user.
However, for new users to WordPress, one thing we don’t have on WordPress.tv is videos of how to do things directly in the dashboard of their site. These are more “just getting started” kinds of videos, centered around common tasks or goals, such as:
- How to configure widgets
- Setting up a custom menu
- Managing comments
- How to insert an image gallery
These kinds of videos would do a lot to help teach WordPress to a new generation of users, and are just the kind of videos we want to host on WordPress.tv! How do we get there? That’s where you come in… 🙂
Submit your WordPress screencasts and video tutorials to WordPress.tv!
Are you a proud member of the WordPress community, who creates (or would like to create) videos that are focused on helping others learn how to use WordPress? If you answered “yes” then we would love your help in submitting your videos to WordPress.tv, so we can share them with the world in our “how to” section here: http://wordpress.tv/category/how-to/
Ready to go? You can use this handy upload form to send your video for review: http://wordpress.tv/submit-video/
What makes a good screencast or video tutorial?
We find that the following guidelines are all important to keep in mind when creating effective training videos for others to learn from:
- Shorter videos are better – 3 minutes or less is a good guideline.
- Focus on a single topic or task for your videos
- Clear audio – Make sure your voice is easy to hear and understand
- Focus on the browser window
- No self-promotion or logos in the video
That last bit bears some explaining. While we want you to be able to benefit from your work, WordPress.tv is a non-commercial community-run website; we can’t accept videos with watermarks, logos, or self-promotion of any kind. We do have a place for you to enter your WordPress.org profile name as a producer credit, so you will get noticed!
Here is an example of an existing (slightly out of date) screencast that meets all the above guidelines: http://wordpress.tv/2013/06/22/how-to-use-the-image-galleries/
So why not share the love, and help train a new generation the joys of using WordPress. Good karma (and a free copy of WordPress) will be your reward for helping out! Thanks!
– Your WordPress.tv Community Moderators (aka “The Mod Squad”)