WPTrainMe Plugin User Guide

Learn how to install, configure, and use the WPTrainMe WordPress Training plugin.

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WPTrainMe Plugin User GuideHow To Use The WPTrainMe Plugin

In this section, you will learn how to use the WPTrainMe plugin menus, tabs and help sections.

You will learn what the different plugin tabs do, how to access the WordPress tutorials throughout your WP dashboard and how to upgrade your plugin if you would like to access more tutorials than your existing plugin edition allows.

If you have any questions that are not covered in this guide or in the additional information sections at the bottom of this section, please contact us.

WPTrainMe Menu

After the WPTrainMe plugin is installed, a new item is added to your main WP administration menu ...

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The screenshot below shows what the WPTrainMe menu item looks like when you are working with a compact WordPress menu (i.e. when you make your WordPress window smaller) ...

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The WPTrainMe menu includes the following sections ...

  • View Tutorials - The main tab where you can access the WordPress tutorials.
  • Updates - Check this section for updates and information that we occasionally post to plugin users (e.g. newly-added tutorials, plugin updates, WordPress-related news, etc.).
  • About - This section contains information about WPTrainMe.
  • Settings - This section is where you authenticate your plugin, and add your affiliate ID (optional).
  • Upgrade - This section only displays to FREE users.

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Let's go through each of the above sections.

Tutorials Section

The WPTrainMe WordPress tutorials are the main feature of the plugin. To access a list of all the tutorials available, click on WPTrainMe > View Tutorials ...

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This brings up the Tutorials screen with all of the tutorials organized under one of ten main WordPress training modules ...

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Click on a module title to expand the tutorial list ...

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This displays all of the tutorials listed under a training module ...

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Tutorials are listed in a logical and organized manner. Large tutorials are segmented into smaller sections and displayed as nested entries ...

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Depending on the plugin edition installed, some of the tutorials will be "greyed out" and unavailable unless you upgrade to the next Plugin edition (see 'Upgrade' section further below) ...

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To view a tutorial, click on the tutorial link ...

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This will instantly open up the tutorial in a separate browser window, allowing you to continue working on your site while viewing the training information ...

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*** Important ***

In order to keep our written step-by-step tutorials more easily up-to-date, all written tutorials for the WPTrainMe plugin are sourced from WPCompendium.org, our FREE WordPress tutorials site. All video tutorials remain exclusively available for WPTrainMe members only.

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Once you are inside the WPTrainMe tutorials area, you can access any available tutorial by clicking either on a link inside the tutorial section itself ...

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Or by clicking another link in the "View Tutorials" tab inside your own WP dashboard ...

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As new tutorials get added to the WPTrainMe WordPress training library, the plugin will automatically update the tutorial list inside your dashboard.

For example, the screenshot below shows the number of tutorials available to PRO level users before new tutorials were added to the WPTrainMe library ...

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After adding a couple of new tutorials, the plugin automatically updates the number of tutorials available for PRO level users ...

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As the WPTrainMe WordPress tutorial library grows, you will have instant access to an expanding training resource that provides you with ongoing WordPress help any time you need, right inside your own WP dashboard ...

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Additional Tutorial Help Sections

In addition to the features that can be accessed from the main menu or the tabs section, the WPTrainMe plugin also provides you with a built-in context-based "Help" section, giving you access to suggested tutorials related specifically to the area of WordPress you are currently working in.

For example, WPTrainMe displays a list of suggested tutorials in the main Dashboard ...

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You can also access context-sensitive tutorials wherever you are in your administration are by clicking on the "Help" tab ...

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This will display a list of WordPress tutorials related to the section you are in ...

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Different tutorials will display in the 'Help' tab, depending on where you are in your WP admin area ...

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You can also get help with WordPress when adding or editing content in your posts and pages section via a built-in sidebar widget ...

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Now that you understand how the tutorials feature works, let's go through the other sections of the plugin.

Updates Section

Visit this section for occasional updates and useful information about your plugin, new tutorials that we've added to our WordPress training library, the latest WordPress-related news, etc ...

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About Section

The "About" section contains information about WPTrainMe, and provides useful links to contact for plugin support, or to visit other areas of the WPTrainMe.com website.

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Settings Section

Until the plugin has been authenticated in the settings section, you won't be able to access any of the tutorials ...

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To authenticate your plugin, you will need to enter the username and password that were sent to you in your registration email when you first purchased or downloaded the plugin ...

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help For a step-by-step tutorial on how to authenticate your plugin, see the section below:

redarrow WPTrainMe Plugin Authentication

Affiliate Program Plugin Settings

We offer an affiliate program that is free to join and pays you commissions on all sales of WPTrainMe PRO plugin editions you refer to us ...

WPTrainMe.com - Affiliate Program

The 'settings' section contains a field where affiliates can enter their affiliate ID.The Affiliate ID entered into this field is then embedded into the 'Upgrade' fields and will cookie users who visit the WPTrainMe site after clicking on either the Upgrade tab or menu link.

This is useful if, for example, you build WordPress sites for others, and would like to provide them with WPTrainMe's WordPress training system as a value-added part of your service.

You could install the FREE edition of the plugin for your client and add your affiliate ID into the 'Referrer ID' field, before handing over the site. This way, if they decide to upgrade weeks or months later, you will be credited for the sale and receive a commission ...

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Note: The only information you need to enter into the 'Referred ID' field is your JVZOO affiliate ID.

To get your JVZOO affiliate ID, make sure you have:

  1. Registered an account with JVZoo (click here to register with JVZoo),
  2. Applied to become a affiliate (click here to become an affiliate)

Once you have been approved as an affiliate, click on the 'Get Links' button ...

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This brings up your affiliate link ...

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Your Affiliate ID is located after the "/c/" part of the link and before the product ID ("92959" in the screenshot below). In the screenshot below, the Affiliate ID is "3409" ...

WPTrainMe Affiliate

Enter just the Affiliate ID into the 'Referrer ID' field and click 'Save Changes' to update your settings ...

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To verify your affiliate link and ID, hover your mouse over the 'Upgrade' tab. You will see the correct link with your affiliate ID embedded in it displayed at the bottom of your screen ...

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If the user decides to upgrade their plugin edition, you will be credited for the sale that you helped to create.

help To learn more about the WPTrainMe affiliate program, visit the section below:

redarrow WPTrainMe Affiliate Program

help To learn more about our multiple user plugin licensing options, visit the section below:

redarrow WordPress Service Providers - Multiple User (Client) Licensing Information

Upgrade Section

As explained earlier, some tutorials are not available to all plugin editions and display as "grey" links.

For example, FREE plugin edition users have access to dozens of essential tutorials on how to use WordPress, but no access to tutorials in any of the other nine WordPress training modules. To access these tutorials, you would need to upgrade your plugin edition ...

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To upgrade,  click on the 'Upgrade' menu link or 'Upgrade' tab ...

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You will then be directed to the WPTrainMe site, where you can purchase an upgrade.

Note: If you are a PRO edition plugin user, no "Upgrade" section is displayed in the plugin. PRO level users get access to everything, so there is no need to upgrade 😀

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Congratulations! Now you know how to use the WPTrainMe plugin.

The next step is to start building a successful presence online with WordPress.

We look forward to being a part of your online success.

help To learn more about plugin support, requesting new features or tutorials, etc... visit the section below:

redarrow WPTrainMe Plugin Support

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Related Sections

For Additional Help And Information See ...

  • WPTrainMe FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Click Here

  • WPTrainMe Tutorials List

    Complete List  Of Tutorials

    Click Here

  • WPTrainMe Blog

    Latest News And Updates

    Click Here