Making a WordPress site BikeGremlin video series

edited October 14 in WordPress

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. :)

BikeGremlin
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  • @bikegremlin said:
    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 a shorter, more beginner-friendly options (managed WP hosting and similar).

    Thanks to more than one acquaintance who wanted to lear, 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 experience with those looking too learn. It's a win-win as the Americans say. :)

    Nice sir ! When i have time i would watch it ;) Keep going

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  • Good idea and nice work.
    However, I personally would never watch a video. I will never understand how people can prefer videos over readable text.

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  • edited October 15

    @rcy026 said:
    Good idea and nice work.
    However, I personally would never watch a video. I will never understand how people can prefer videos over readable text.

    Me too. :) I find articles (with screnshots when it matters) a lot more efficient.
    Still, some people prefer to have things demonstrated, i.e. "show me how that's done."
    It certainly does no harm to add a video to an article - for those who prefer to watch and listen.

    Perhaps psychologists could explain why.

    BikeGremlin
    Mostly harmless ™

  • YmpkerYmpker OGContent Writer

    I remember having watched that one video of yours about building your homepage. It was awesome :)

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  • Watched the short hand version. Good stuff, keep it up!

    P.s it’s very brave of you to choose PorkBun. Not because of any service related reasons, it’s just brave to screen record yourself typing “por” in the search bar. 😁

    My Rambles: MichaelCee.xyz

  • @MichaelCee said:
    Watched the short hand version. Good stuff, keep it up!

    P.s it’s very brave of you to choose PorkBun. Not because of any service related reasons, it’s just brave to screen record yourself typing “por” in the search bar. 😁

    Pornhub advertisement everywhere ;)

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  • @Chievo said:

    @MichaelCee said:
    Watched the short hand version. Good stuff, keep it up!

    P.s it’s very brave of you to choose PorkBun. Not because of any service related reasons, it’s just brave to screen record yourself typing “por” in the search bar. 😁

    Pornhub advertisement everywhere ;)

    I'll ask THEM to sponsor any future (Windscribe) VPN videos... :)

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  • @bikegremlin said:

    @Chievo said:

    @MichaelCee said:
    Watched the short hand version. Good stuff, keep it up!

    P.s it’s very brave of you to choose PorkBun. Not because of any service related reasons, it’s just brave to screen record yourself typing “por” in the search bar. 😁

    Pornhub advertisement everywhere ;)

    I'll ask THEM to sponsor any future (Windscribe) VPN videos... :)

    Brazzers and reality kings approve that ;)

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  • YmpkerYmpker OGContent Writer

    @MichaelCee said:
    Watched the short hand version. Good stuff, keep it up!

    P.s it’s very brave of you to choose PorkBun. Not because of any service related reasons, it’s just brave to screen record yourself typing “por” in the search bar. 😁

    I thought the same😂

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