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Ultimate WordPress Tutorial for Beginners – WinWithFred

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Welcome to the Win With Fred Ultimate WordPress Tutorial.

I have enjoyed helping numerous students learn the WordPress format to develop their blogs. I wanted to make it a little easier for people to access training for WordPress so they could look back and just do a basic refresher. This post will be updated often with updated videos.

So sit back, grab your favorite beverage of choice and get ready to get extremely acquainted with WordPress.

WordPress can be a very daunting setup to anyone just starting out. I am going to go through with different steps you need to take starting from scratch.

Make sure you bookmark this post because there will be more videos added due to possible updates within WordPress.

Ultimate WordPress Tutorial – Getting a Domain Name & Installing WordPress

  • How to find a domain name with NameCheap.com
  • Transfer the domain name to a hosting service. I use BlueHost.com in this tutorial because they are my favorite.
  • Installing WordPress onto your brand new Domain.

Ultimate WordPress Tutorial – Adding a Theme to Your Site

If you are looking for some really good professional themes here are some great options:

Ultimate WordPress Tutorial – Adding Plugins on your WordPress Site

I have a number of plugins I install on each and every WordPress site I have. Check them out on episode #28 of Marketing the Practical Way! Top Plugins for WordPress I use – Episode #28

Ultimate WordPress Tutorial – Customizing Your Site and Adding a Page

Ultimate WordPress Tutorial – Adding your first post and using Yoast

Ultimate WordPress Tutorial – Adding Media to WordPress

Ultimate WordPress Tutorial – Setting Up A Menu on Your Site

Ultimate WordPress Tutorial – Setting Up Widgets on Your Site

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#icebucketchallenge to ice ALS for Good!

ALS #IceBucketChallenge

My son Chase was nominated to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

I am extremely proud of him that he went through with it because it is an extremely good cause to help others. The point behind the ALS Challenge is to nominate someone to pour a bucket of ice over their head and then they donate $10 to ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) which is also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. They have 24 hours to complete the challenge. If they fail to complete the #IceBucketChallenge than they have to donate $100 to ALS. 

The point behind pouring a bucket of ice on your head is because people with ALS feel the same way you will feel when ice is dumped on your head, and that is a chilling fact!

My son Chase Doing the #IceBucketChallenge below

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.

My great friend and mentor Bob Beckett doing the #IceBucketChallenge, Great job Bobby!

I urge each and every person to take part in the ALS #IceBucketChallenge. You're not only helping an amazing cause but you have the opportunity to get someone drenched in ice water.

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My Awesome friend who has nominated me, Mr. Bradly Harris getting cooled off:)

Below is one of my best friends/Pastor catching 5 buckets for ALS.

My awesome friend Scotty Rhodes below:)

One of my favorite Marketers on the planet Earth… @PatFlynn and his kiddos taking some ice baths for a good cause:)

So get to it everyone! This is a challenge worth taking to help someone else in need and to bring awareness to this life threatening disease.

#IceBucketChallenge

To Donate to the ALS click below and help make a difference!

make a contribution to ALS

 

More #IceBucketChallenge takers…

 

getting back on track

Getting Back on Track | WinWithFred.com

Sometimes when your focused on something so hard you can lose sight of something else.

Yes, very true. That is exactly why I am posting this. You see, I was 173 lbs. roughly 2 years ago when I started working online. I hit it hard when taking off into the online world. I worked 12 – 14 hour days learning the basics of an online marketer. With that being said, I bet you can imagine what I wasn't focusing on…my fitness level.

Now let us fast forward to about 2 weeks ago.

getting back on track

Consider this, I was able to run 13 miles 2 years ago. Last year I ran 5.7 in a relay and finished without stopping. So when I looked at the scale at the doctor's office and it said 218 reality smacked me in the face!

What the french toast was I doing to myself? I gained 45 lbs since I started working online!

So in typical Fred fashion I laced up the good ol' Newton Gravity running shoes and hit the pavement. Garmin lock and loaded I started on the shorter route I used to run for training. The full route is about 2.6 miles.  I hit it hard as I did in the past, iPod blasting either Skillet, Eminem or Pearl Jam in most cases (I love my music).

Getting close to the 1/2 mile mark my body started doing something I really wasn't used to it doing in the past. I started to lose steam, and lose it really quick. Let me say I ended up doing a mile just under 10 minutes and I was spent.

My endurance was shot…toast that is.

I got home and my wife sorta chuckled as she explained to me you just can't get right back into shape.

So here is the point to this little rant. I am up to 1.5 miles and am determined to get back to my previous benchmark plus.

If you are not balanced in every area of your life it will show.

Looking forward to posting some progress next week so hold me accountable:)

– Fred

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Robin Williams Tribute from a 14 Year Old

The impact you make on someones life can make a huge difference. I came to realize this when the I saw a Facebook post from my son showing his sadness when he found out Robin Williams took his own life.

Robin Williams was a huge inspiration to my son Chase and so many others around the world. He made us laugh and cry.

I guess you could say that I have come to the realization that Chase is now starting to understand certain things that for so many years I tried to shelter him from. Chase was overjoyed when he got the part of Genie in the school play. He listened to the Aladdin soundtrack night after night when he went to bed. It was embedded in his brain, it brought him joy. robin williamsI wanted to put this out there because so many people can't seem to see the warning signs of depression. Depression is a very dark and lonely place to be. A lot of the time people are able to mask it with a smile. One of the biggest reasons I know this is because when my parents passed away I was in that place.

I think if we all did a serious gut check we could honestly say we have known of someone who has battled depression at one time or another.

This can be as a teenager all the way up to the elderly. I think we have an obligation to our friends and family to see those signs and address them in a caring matter.

Robin Williams is a shocker, I think we all can agree with that. This tragedy also shows us that even though it seems like someone may have everything, they still may be fighting through it.

Here are some of the warning signs that someone may be fighting depression or considering suicide:

Information via helpguide.org

Warning signs of depression

  • Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. A bleak outlook—nothing will ever get better and there’s nothing you can do to improve your situation.
  • Loss of interest in daily activities. No interest in former hobbies, pastimes, social activities, or sex. You’ve lost your ability to feel joy and pleasure.
  • Appetite or weight changes. Significant weight loss or weight gain—a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month.
  • Sleep changes. Either insomnia, especially waking in the early hours of the morning, or over sleeping (also known as hypersomnia).
  • Anger or irritability. Feeling agitated, restless, or even violent. Your tolerance level is low, your temper short, and everything and everyone gets on your nerves.
  • Loss of energy. Feeling fatigued, sluggish, and physically drained. Your whole body may feel heavy, and even small tasks are exhausting or take longer to complete.
  • Self-loathing. Strong feelings of worthlessness or guilt. You harshly criticize yourself for perceived faults and mistakes.
  • Reckless behavior. You engage in escapist behavior such as substance abuse, compulsive gambling, reckless driving, or dangerous sports.
  • Concentration problems. Trouble focusing, making decisions, or remembering things.
  • Unexplained aches and pains. An increase in physical complaints such as headaches, back pain, aching muscles, and stomach pain.

Warning signs of suicide:

  • Talking about killing or harming one’s self
  • Expressing strong feelings of hopelessness or being trapped
  • An unusual preoccupation with death or dying
  • Acting recklessly, as if they have a death wish (e.g. speeding through red lights)
  • Calling or visiting people to say goodbye
  • Getting affairs in order (giving away prized possessions, tying up loose ends)
  • Saying things like “Everyone would be better off without me” or “I want out”
  • A sudden switch from being extremely depressed to acting calm and happy.

Information via helpguide.org

Suicide is a tragedy that can be avoided, you just have to be aware of people you love and care about. One of the hardest things to do as a parent is trying to explain to your children why someone would do that to themselves.

Don't let it be too late, take action if you know of a loved one who is fighting depression before it is too late.

Here is the number of the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Please call if you are dealing with depression or feel like there is no hope. You will be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

I asked my son Chase a few questions about his favorite actor:

Why did you like Robin Williams so much?

Because he made me laugh and he was a great Genie.

If you could say anything to Robin Williams right now what would it be?

You're my hero

I personally can remember watching Robin Williams on Mork and Mindy. You where, and will always be remembered for making people smile.

chases drawing of robin williams

Chase drew this picture of Robin Williams the day he passed away

My family sends our love and prayers to the Williams family.

Last but not least, Thank you Mr. Williams for giving us the gift of laughter.