WordPress is the most popular website software, behind over 25% the websites on the Internet.
YouTube is a great place to start if you’re looking for tutorials and overviews, and Google allows for a more detailed search.
Entering either “WordPress” or “WP” followed by a space will provide lots of suggestions for either search.
Here are some of our favorite sites:
- WordPress.org – this is the source of WordPress.
- WordPress.com – this is a privately owned commercial site that offers WordPress hosting. However, the owner of WordPress.com wrote the original code for WordPress, and has a lot of influence on the subsequent development of the free version.
- CodeInWP.com ~ this is a hub for WordPress freelancers, bloggers & creators. Their stated goal is to “provide easy-to-digest content that helps understand various aspects” of WordPress.
- WPBeginner.com ~ I follow this site on Twitter. Their claim is “…the largest free WordPress resource site for beginners.”
- WP Beginner has published an alphabetical WordPress glossary.
- WPLeaders.com ~ This is only a blog, mostly of product reviews. The entry that caught my attention is the Top 100+ WordPress Influencers To Follow In 2019
- WPLearningLab.com ~ The link goes to the blog…
- WPLift.com ~ Another site that teaches WP. It shows up on my Twitter feed. Reviews themes and plugins.
- WPShout.com ~ a website about WordPress development.
- WPTavern.com ~ Here is another site that I follow on Twitter.
- WinningWP.com ~ I subscribe to their newsletter. A GREAT resource for keeping up!
Here are some of our favorite hour-long YouTube videos:
- How to Make a WordPress Website – In Just a Few Hours – Step by Step (2019) (It’s very thorough, but the pace is a bit tedious. That may be because I’ve been reviewing a lot of these how-to videos.)
- How To Make a WordPress Website – 2019 – For Beginners (The first few minutes show a great overview; We recommend NameCheap for domain registration, ABCInc-Domains for hosting, cPanel for WordPress, and customize WordPress Installation.)
- This tutorial is 3 hours long, and begins with a bikini. (My link skips the first 20 minutes…) The video contains a lot that I disagree with, but I do think it’s a great way to learn how to move around within the WordPress dashboard! How To Make A WordPress Website ~ 2019 ~ A WordPress Website Tutorial For Beginners
- A Google Search yields a long list of tutorials for SEO within WordPress (Search Engine Optimization )!
- And if you’re getting hooked on learning more, from Entrepreneur.com: 12 Sites That Will Teach You Coding at a Low Cost, Even Free
PS: I am a huge fan of Tampa Bay WordPress and their Youtube Channel! I discovered Tampa Bay WordPress through Meetup.com searching for “WordPress within 25 miles of my zip code” ~ you should look for a meetup group near you!