WordPress: 8 Free Online Learning Resources

WordPress is one of the most popular and well-known content management systems (CMS) as nearly 45% of websites are WordPress sites. 

If you’re new to using the CMS there are several free online learning resources to set you on your way to becoming an expert.

 

WordPress Learn

Where is best to learn about WordPress, than from WordPress.com? The CMS platform has a minisite especially for new WordPress users.

Depending on your learning style, you can choose to watch their video series or read their written step-by-step guides.

If you’re looking for a deeper dive into blogging with WordPress, they also offer a “Blogging Basics” course 

Plus, they have a glossary of terms called “Get Lingo” which explains the different elements and phrases that you’ll come across whilst using WordPress.

 

WordCamp TV

If you’re not just looking for a step-by-step manual on how to do something specific on WordPress, WordCamp TV is a great way to stay updated with the latest community news. 

Here you can watch presentations from the people behind the CMS, such as Matt Mullenweg, and highlights from international WordPress events. 
 

WP Beginner 

WP Beginner is a really helpful free resource for - as it says in the name - WordPress beginners. 

They have a series of learning guides dedicated to setting up your WordPress site with step-by-step screenshots to make the process easier. 

Their team of blogging experts, including Neil Patel, have created video tutorials which you can sign up for to access for free. 

 

Easy WP Guide 

The Easy WP Guide has an extensive manual that explains how to use features within WordPress. From adding new content on your site, 

A great thing about this website is that they regularly update their blog to reflect changes in new WordPress updates, so add it to your bookmarks! 

 

WordPress Codex

Another useful resource created by WordPress is WordPress Codex

This online manual holds a wide range of information on how to use WordPress, using themes, and how to contribute to the development.  
 

Create WP Site

YouTube is a fantastic resource If you’re more of a visual learner. 

Create WP Site’s channel is dedicated to teaching people how to create websites and has a playlist focused on step-by-step WordPress tutorials. 
 

WordCamp TV

If you’re not just looking for a step-by-step manual on how to do something specific on WordPress, WordCamp TV is a great way to stay updated with the latest community news. 

Here you can watch presentations from the people behind the CMS, such as Matt Mullenweg, and highlights from international WordPress events. 

 

Circle Interactive YouTube Channel

If you head over to our YouTube channel we have a series of tutorial videos by our highly skilled developers.

This is a helpful resource to get an understanding of how WordPress and CiviCRM work together, with  simple step-by-step walkthroughs. 

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