Submit a Tutorial
Want to submit a tutorial to Wptuts+? We only accept tutorials that match the site’s standards of both writing and tutorial content. If your tutorial is accepted, we’ll pay an agreed USD rate per tutorial published (make an offer!), and you’ll get to help your fellow WordPress development aficionados! Please note that if we gain evidence in this time that the tutorial or source images used in the tutorial have been plagiarized we will take the tutorial off the site and payment will not be made.
What to Teach?
We are looking for extensive tutorials and/or screencasts on these subjects:
- WordPress Theme Development
- Plugin and Widget Development
- Scaling and Caching
- WordPress Security
- Selling WordPress Themes
We prefer more complete, practical and extensive tutorials, and you must also fulfill the following criteria:
- You must send in your ALREADY WRITTEN tutorial. Please note not every tutorial will be accepted. (We now offer a simple form where you can pitch your idea to us and get feedback from the Wptuts+ editor.)
- Your tutorial must be your original work and not published elsewhere.
- You must have a PayPal or Moneybookers account for us to pay you, this fee will be paid within the first week of every new month.
- You will need to format your tutorial as per the format described below.
- Your tutorial may be edited prior to publishing.
If the tutorial is accepted:
- The author can use tutorial graphics in any commercial or non-commercial work, except in an online tutorial. Source files cannot be resold or redistributed.
- you grant a license to readers to use the knowledge and demonstrated effects shown in the tutorial in their own projects without reference to yourself, Envato or this site. They may not reproduce the tutorial itself, but they can use the techniques you teach.
- you grant a license to Envato to be the exclusive publisher of the tutorial online. You may republish extracts online – for example on your own site – however the tutorial in its entirety should not appear elsewhere. You may also republish the tutorial offline in any way you wish – e.g. sell it to a magazine, submit it to a book.
- you consent to the full tutorial, extracts, samples or examples from it appearing in other Envato sites, products and services.
How to Format your Tutorial
Tutorials should be formatted in a series of steps. Each step should have either an image or code snippet involved. If you are using code snippets, do the following:
- Replace all < characters with < and all > characters with >, this will help render the page
You should use this Tutorial Template and ensure that any images you use are less than 600px wide.
How to Submit a Screencast
Please ensure that you adhere to the following rules when recording and submitting your video tutorial.
- At least 15 minutes in length.
- Final video must be recorded at a resolution of 1024×768 or 1280×720.
- Sound quality is important. Ideally, use a USB condenser mic. They can purchased for around $75 on Amazon.
- Author must mention at the beginning of the video that it was made exclusively for Wptuts+
- Submit an MP4 or MOV of the final video.
- Introduce yourself at the beginning of the tutorial and say you are making this tutorial for Wptuts+.
- You must include a description of your tutorial and a 200×200 pixel preview image.
Submit a Quick Tip
We also post a couple quick tips each week, and pay $50. To qualify, you must submit:
- Use a free screencasting service, called Screenr, to record a quick tip that can be no longer than five minutes in length.
- Also include a more brief text explanation, as a companion to the video.
- Note in the video that you’re recording a screencast for Wptuts+. Do not promote your own site/company.
- Don’t cover too much here. This is a quick tip. For example, a cool new feature/method in jQuery would be an appropriate topic.