Have you decided to use WordPress to power your blog?
If so, you are in good company. From CNN to the National Football League to TechCrunch, many big name companies use WordPress, because of its flexibility, ease of use and availability of plugins.
It is one thing to install WordPress. It is another thing entirely to understand how it works and to know the steps that you can take to make it work in your favor.
Answer this question before you launch your blog: what process will you follow to learn WordPress?
If you don’t have any ideas in mind, you have come to the right place.
In this post, I am going to discuss the best ways to learn WordPress, after launching your blog. Of course, you can also use these resources before launch, ensuring that you are ready to hit the ground running.
With that in mind, it’s time to get started.
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1. Beginner’s Guide for WordPress (WPBeginner)
As the name suggests, WPBeginner is all about helping people who are new to WordPress. If you fit this mold, you’ll definitely want to read this guide from start to finish.
There are eight sections, each one targeting a different topic of importance. These include:
- Self Hosted vs. Free
- How to Pick the Right Domain Name
- How to Choose the Best Hosting
- How to Install WordPress on Your Site
- How to Select a Perfect WordPress Theme
- Recommended Plugins for WordPress
- How to Install and Setup Google Analytics in WordPress
- Setup a Professional Email Address for Your WordPress Blog
If you’ve set up your blog, you can skip over the first few sections. Jump right to the information on plugins and Google Analytics, as both of these two topics are important to your success.
There is a lot to like about this guide, but it’s beginner-oriented approach is the biggest benefit. For those who don’t know much about this content management system (CMS), you have found the guide that will point you in the right direction.
Since it’s a quick start guide, you’ll find everything you are looking for and nothing that you don’t need.
The “Create Content” section is among my favorites. This includes information on how to add content to your blog, broken down into five sections:
- Write a Post
- Create a Page
- Make Categories for Your Posts
- Add Tags to Your Posts
- Edit a Page or Post
Some people may find this basic, but if you are new to WordPress, it’s this type of information that will put you on the right track.
If you make your way through this detailed guide, you’ll come out the other side with a clear understanding of it and everything it has to offer.
Tip: keep this guide nearby, for future reference, as you never know when you’ll need a little bit of advice.