Why I like WordPress so much
When I build WordPress sites for my clients, I’m enabling them to manage their own website without having to hire a professional web designer every time they need to make a small change. With just a little bit of self-training, business owners can take control of their companies’ online presence. It’s a beautiful thing … and cost-effective, too!
Why I recommend WPBeginner for self-training
I think that WPBeginner.com is a misnomer considering the range of content available on its site. There’s information for the beginner through the experienced user. Starting with its 23-video series (see listing below), WPBeginner introduces the basic concepts of WordPress and how to navigate the backend (the Dashboard). Beyond the videos themselves, you’ll find a treasure trove of resources on WPBeginner.com. It’s worth signing up for access to the site and periodic email updates.
This is a sample video of what’s available on WPBeginner.com:
More WPBeginner.com tutorials. Registration is free and easy — it will look like the graphic to the right — and you’ll get access to all of the following videos. I highly recommend it. To register and begin, click here: videos.wpbeginner.com.
From WPBeginner.com: “WPBeginner WordPress tutorials allow you to extend the power of WordPress. The step-by-step WordPress tutorials are easy to understand and follow WordPress best practices. … These WordPress tutorials contain real-life examples, tips, and hacks that allow you to learn WordPress faster.”
- What is WordPress?
- WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org
- How to Install WordPress
- The Dashboard
- Posts vs. Pages
- Using The Editor
- How to Create a New Post
- Post Formats
- How to Edit an Existing Post
- Using Categories and Tags
- How to Create and Edit Pages
- How to Add Photos and Images
- How to Embed Videos
- Using The Media Library
- Enabling and Managing Comments
- How to Create a Link
- How to Change the Theme and Header
- Using Sidebar Widgets
- Building Custom Menus
- How to Find and Install New Plugins
- How to Add New Users
- Helpful WordPress Tools
- Settings and Configurations