The WP101 Plugin is simply the easiest way to teach your clients WordPress basics, cutting your support costs while providing an invaluable resource for your clients. It delivers a complete set of professionally-produced “WordPress 101” tutorial videos directly within your client’s dashboard!

Plus, the WP101 Plugin also includes a complete set of tutorial videos for WooCommerce, Jetpack, and Yoast SEO, if those plugins are also installed on the site. Videos for other popular plugins are in the works.

Simply enter your WP101Plugin.com API key to display our WordPress tutorial videos within your client’s WordPress administration panel.

You can choose which tutorial videos are shown, and even embed your own custom videos!

Stop wasting time teaching WordPress to your clients. Let the WP101 Plugin free your time to focus on what you do best!


  • The video tutorial selection and viewing interface.
  • The configuration interface, where you can enter your API key, hide videos from the list, or even add your own custom videos.


  1. Go to WP101Plugin.com to get your API key.
  2. Copy your API key from your WP101Plugin.com account page.
  3. Install and activate the WP101 Plugin in the ‘Plugins’ panel.
  4. Go to the Video Tutorials menu item and click the Settings button to enter your API key.
  5. Selectively hide/show individual videos from the list.
  6. Add your own custom videos to the list using simple embed fields.


Installation Instructions
  1. Go to WP101Plugin.com to get your API key.
  2. Copy your API key from your WP101Plugin.com account page.
  3. Install and activate the WP101 Plugin in the ‘Plugins’ panel.
  4. Go to the Video Tutorials menu item and click the Settings button to enter your API key.
  5. Selectively hide/show individual videos from the list.
  6. Add your own custom videos to the list using simple embed fields.
How do I get an API key?

Simply go to: WP101Plugin.com and follow the instructions to set up an API key in less than a minute.

Can I choose which video topics are displayed?

Yes! You can selectively hide or show individual tutorial videos. Simply go to the Video Tutorials menu item and click the Settings button to choose which videos you’d like to include.

Can I add my own custom videos?

Yes! You can add your own custom videos, and they’ll appear at the bottom of the list of tutorial videos. Visit the Settings panel to add new videos by simply pasting the video embed code from your video hosting provider.

Why aren’t the Jetpack, WooCommerce, or Yoast SEO videos showing up?

The tutorial videos for Jetpack, WooCommerce, and Yoast SEO will only appear in the list if the plugin in question is also installed on the same site. No sense showing videos that don’t apply to a particular site, now is there?

The plugin was installed by my developer, but their API key has expired. What do I do?

You can ask your developer to renew their subscription, or you can go to WP101Plugin.com to start your own subscription and get access to all of our videos.

Can I hardcode my API key into the plugin for use across multiple installations?

Yes! Simply enter your API key into the wp101.php file and then install your customized version of the plugin across your clients’ sites.

Or, if you prefer, define the $_wp101_api_key variable within your wp-config file:

define('WP101_API_KEY', 'XXXXXXXXXXXX');

Either way you choose, your API key will be preserved when you upgrade to future versions of the plugin.

Can I limit access to the settings panel?

Yes! By default, all administrators have access to the settings panel. Optionally, you may choose a specific administrator who alone will have access to the settings panel.

We’ve also added a series of filters to allow for a couple helpful scenarios:

  • wp101_is_user_authorized – allows a developer to override the authorization routine. A great use case would be if someone’s client has their user set to be the only admin, but the developer also needs to access the settings. Filtering this conditionally would allow for a whitelist of sorts.
  • wp101_default_settings_role – When counting admins, we default to counting the administrators. This filter can be used in conjunction with the wp101_settings_management_user_args filter to change the actual role that we’re allowing for. A good example might be a site that actually has no administrator roles, but a custom role, like a store manager or something.
  • wp101_too_many_admins – This provides a sane default for what we consider to be too many admins for this UX. Drop-downs are pretty crappy when you’re dealing with a bunch of options, so we have a super high limit of 100. This can be changed to whatever one desires.
  • wp101_settings_management_user_args – Used in conjunction with wp101_default_settings_role, this filters the array of arguments passed to get_users() to populate the drop-down.
Can I filter the list of videos, or add my own programmatically?

Absolutely! The WP101 Plugin comes with a number of helpful filters for adding, removing, or modifying existing videos from a number of functions. We’ll walk through some of them, showing what you can do with them…


The wp101_get_help_topics filter is applied to the output of the get_help_topics() method. This supplies all of the default videos for the WP101 Plugin. This filter, and indeed all of the filters, is passed an array of videos that looks something very much like the following:

1 => array(
    'id'      => 1,
    'title'   => 'The Dashboard',
    'content' => '
' ), 2 => array( 'id' => 2, 'title' => 'Posts vs. Pages', 'content' => '
' ), 3 => array( 'id' => 3, 'title' => 'The Editor', 'content' => '
' ) );

Suppose you have a site where you aren’t using any posts or pages. Not inconceivable, as you might be entirely dependent upon custom post types for a specific build. It would make great sense in this situation to remove the Posts vs. Pages video, as it would be irrelevant. Here’s how you might do that:

add_filter( 'wp101_get_help_topics', function( $videos ) {

unset( $videos[2] );
return $videos;

} );

And voila! No more Posts vs. Pages video in the core help topics. Cool, right?


Maybe you have a really great plugin that you’ve made some instructional videos for, or someone else has made some tutorials that you’d like to include in the WP101 interface. That’s awesome! The wp101_get_custom_help_topics filter is applied to the output of the get_custom_help_topics() method, which outputs custom videos directly after the core videos, if any exist. Here’s an example of how you might add a custom help topic.

add_filter( 'wp101_get_custom_help_topics', function( $custom_videos ) {

$custom_videos['myplugin.1'] => array(
    'id'      => 'myplugin.1',
    'title'   => 'General Helpful Stuff',
    'content' => '
' ); return $custom_videos; } );

And just like that, you have your own custom video inside WP101.


Say you want to hide a video – not necessarily remove it completely from WP101, but have it hidden by default, rather than shown. There’s a filter for that:

add_filter( 'wp101_get_hidden_topics', function( $hidden_videos ) {
// As in the first example, we might want to hide the Posts vs. Pages video.  Instead of the whole array, we add the topic ID.
$topic_id = 2;

if ( ! in_array( $topic_id, $hidden_videos ) ) {
    $hidden_videos[] = $topic_id;

return $hidden_videos;
} );

And there we go, we’ve added a video to the hidden topics. Pretty sweet, right?

Note: All code examples are using anonymous functions, which work in PHP 5.3+. If you’re using anything less than PHP 5.3, you have our condolences. Change the examples to use declared functions instead, unless you have a penchant for white.


Worth every penny!

Professional, comprehensive videos for your clients on how to use WordPress. Saves hours of support time. As an added bonus, you can record your own training videos for the custom functionality you’ve built and make them available right in the WP Dashboard.

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Why is this plugin here?

You need to pay to get the API key.

USELESS unless you PAY.

Please remove from the Free Plugins

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  • Return the ‘plugin_action_links_’ filter argument in all cases. Previously, it was only returned if the authorization check succeeded, causing errors in some edge-cases.


  • Transient for get_help_topics was shortened for testing, but left in the last release. It’s now good for a day. Nothing to see here. Move along.


  • Jetpack and WooCommerce videos are now included, for a total of 90 tutorial videos!
  • Collapsible sections to make the long list of videos more manageable.
  • Added a Settings link on the Plugins page, if user is authorized.
  • Minor CSS revisions and bug fixes.


  • Updated for new translation system on WordPress.org.


  • Minor changes to description verbiage and fixed a tiny typo.
  • Tested and verified for WordPress 4.3!


  • Changed title to reflect the new name of the Yoast SEO plugin.


  • Updated the Yoast SEO plugin videos for version 2.0.
  • Tested and verified for WordPress 4.2!


  • By popular request, we’ve now added the ability to limit access to the settings panel to a specific administrator.
  • We’ve also added several new filters to facilitate overrides for this new feature. See the FAQ for documentation on these new filters. Thanks, Justin Sainton!
  • Last, we’ve assigned the plugin instance to a (global) variable, to make it accessible outside the plugin for modifications. Thanks, John Sundberg!


  • Bug fixes for hiding and showing all the Yoast SEO videos. Thanks, Justin Sainton!


  • Added more detailed docs on the built-in hooks to filter the list of videos, or even add your own. Thanks, Justin Sainton!


  • CSS bug fix for Firefox.


  • Bug fix for unexpected T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM error on PHP 5.2 and older.


  • We’ve added videos for the Yoast SEO plugin, provided that plugin is installed.
  • Added new filters for developers. You can now filter the topics and videos returned on wp101_get_help_topics and wp101_get_custom_help_topics.
  • Increased the default size of the video player, plus added responsive support for all your devices!
  • Minor coding standards cleanup.


  • Bug fix for missing wp101_icon_url error.


  • Updated for WordPress 3.8, including new menu icon.


  • Bug fix for missing api_key_notset_message.


  • Fixed issue with hiding the first video.


  • Replaced mentions of “WP101” with “Video Tutorials”
  • Replaced icons with a more generic icon.
  • Removed “Part 1,” “Part 2,” etc. from video titles.
  • Updated screenshots.


  • Fix to ensure hardcoded API keys are not lost on upgrade.


  • Bug fix to address “API key not valid” error on multisite installations.
  • Removed redundant notification when API key is not set.


  • Minor fix to ensure the actively-playing video title is bold.


  • Added the ability to selectively choose which videos appear in the list.
  • Added the ability to add your own custom videos to the list.


  • Minor change to ensure hardcoded API keys are written to the database.
  • Added a small icon to the menu item to help it be more easily visible.


  • Moved WP101 to its own separate menu item at the bottom of the navigation menu.
  • Changed the API Key input field to a password field, instead of a regular text field.
  • Granted permissions for logged-in Subscribers to view the videos.


  • Minor bug fix for multisite installations.


  • First version!