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New: Beginner Guides to WordPress

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As keen readers may well have already noticed, over the last few months we’ve been putting together a number of brand new beginner-level guides to WordPress — note the new link in the site’s main menu (here’s a direct link).

Starting off with a lengthy introductory article on what WordPress actually is and when to use it, before moving on to topics like how to choose the best hosting, themes and plugins for your site, and finishing up with a few slightly more advanced topics like troubleshooting and monitoring your site, there’s hopefully something for just about everyone here.

In early 2017, we’ll be continuing to add a few more guides on various subjects, but here’s a complete list of what’s available to date:

  1. An Introduction to WordPress: What is it and When to Use it
  2. WordPress.com vs Self-Hosted WordPress.org – Which to Choose and Why?
  3. How to Choose a Great Domain Name for a Website
  4. How to Choose the Best WordPress Hosting Service
  5. How to Install WordPress – All You Need to Know
  6. How to Move WordPress to a New Host – Everything You Need to Know!
  7. How to Choose the Ideal WordPress Theme
  8. Where to Buy Top-Quality WordPress Themes
  9. How to Install – and Set Up – a New WordPress Theme
  10. How to Choose – and Install – New WordPress Plugins
  11. Recommended WordPress Plugins
  12. How to Backup, Secure and Optimize WordPress
  13. How to Change the Look and Feel of WordPress
  14. How to Update, Maintain and Troubleshoot WordPress
  15. How to Monitor a WordPress Website
  16. How to Speed Up WordPress – A Comprehensive Guide
  17. How to Move a Website from WordPress.com to a Self-Hosted WordPress.org Setup – A Beginners’ Guide
  18. How to Set up an Email Address for Your Own Domain Name

(last updated: 13th May 2018)

So, next time you’re in need of a few tips — or if you know of any beginner-level folk just getting started with WordPress — you know where to come! ;)

Any requests/particular guides you’d like to see included?

By Brin Wilson

Founder of WinningWP - passionate about all things WordPress! Find me on Twitter.
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