There are great websites that will help you to build a professional-looking WordPress blog from the ground up without having to spend plenty of money and years learning code. A good starting point for learning WordPress is to use the resources offered on the official WordPress site with lessons going over all the basics. However, if you need more information, like to watch video tutorials or to look at more visual information, below I would like to share some other websites where you can learn WordPress to become a Pro.
WPBeginner offers a list of free resources with several types of content – written articles, videos, guides, and a useful glossary. If you are a beginner, this is a good starting point and the only requirement to access to all the information is to signup with your email address.
Udemy is is an online learning and teaching platform with over 40,000 courses. There are more than 80 free courses and 470 paid courses of WordPress. Even though the only quality control of the courses is the reviews from users, you can find a good teacher that suits your style.
SiteGround, a well known hosting company, offers 12 detailed video guides to learn how to install WordPress and start working with it.
On WordPress.tv all talks from WordCamps (conferences that focus on everything WordPress where everyone can attend, from a casual user to core developers) and other relevant information (such as introductions to new WordPress version) are posted. So, if you couldn’t attend a WordCamp but want to be updated with the latest news about WordPress, you can reference them here later.
Tyler Moore includes 27 free videos to create a website in WordPress starting from scratch. His videos in YouTube about WordPress are among those with more views.
Martie Dread provides simple-to-understand videos to learn how to create a website from scratch. He covers all the steps to create a fully functional website in less than an hour. Martie also publishes his courses in Udemy.
On First Site Guide video library, you will find more than 40 short easy-to-follow video tutorials you need to set up and maintain a blog. Topics covered include WordPress, blogging basics, and niche blogging.
YouTube is a great source of WordPress videos including most of the ones mentioned above you cannot avoid. Surely, you can become an WordPress Pro with all the information provided there.
Finally, there are also very useful formal and paid WordPress training programs for intermediate and advanced WordPress users, some of them at just $6 per month or $3 per course (Pippin’s Plugins, Envato Tuts+WordPress, KnowTheCode.io, Lynda.com, OSTraining.com, among others). Do not discard any material just because it’s not free. ?
And, what’s more important, keep always updated with posts of the greatest WordPress blogs: TorqueMag, WP Smashing Magazine, WP Tavern, WP Beginner, WPKube, WPMU Dev, WPlift, ManageWP, WP Mayor, Yoast, Chris Lema, Tom McFarlin, and ours ?.
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