Ultimate WordPress User Guide For Beginners

The Ultimate WordPress User Guide For Beginners provides FREE in-depth step-by-step tutorials on how to use WordPress to publish content online quickly and easily.

The Ultimate WordPress User Guide For Beginners

Are you looking for detailed step-by-step tutorials that will show you how to get the most out of using your WordPress website or blog?

The “Ultimate WordPress User Guide For Beginners” below provides links to FREE in-depth tutorials showing you how to easily and quickly use WordPress to publish your content online.

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The Ultimate WordPress User Guide For Beginners

After installing and configuring your WordPress site or blog, the next step is to learn how to use WordPress to create and publish your information online.

In the Ultimate WordPress User Guide For Beginners, we show you how to log in and log out of your WordPress site, how to navigate inside your WordPress Dashboard area, how to create new Pages or Posts, add and format content (text, images, videos, etc.), and so much more … without coding skills!

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We recommend bookmarking this page for future reference or downloading the FREE PDF version at the end of this guide.

WPCompendium.org provides hundreds of FREE WordPress tutorials. To view a list of all of our WordPress tutorials, go here:

To access all of our tutorials from your web browser with just one-click, download and install our FREE extension for chrome browsers here:

To access all of our WordPress tutorials inside your WordPress Dashboard (including hundreds of WordPress video tutorials), download and install the WPTrainMe plugin or visit the page below:

How To Log In And Out Of WordPress

If you have followed our WordPress DIY Installation Tutorials or had WordPress installed for you by someone like a website developer, you should have your login details available (login URL, username and password).

WordPress Login Screen

(WordPress Login Screen)

The tutorials below explain how to log in and log out of WordPress and what to do if you experience difficulties accessing your WordPress site’s administration area (called the ‘WordPress Dashboard’):

How To Navigate Inside Your WordPress Dashboard

The WordPress Dashboard

(The WordPress Dashboard)

After logging into your WordPress Dashboard, you will be presented with all of the WordPress features and options that allow you to be fully in control of your web presence. The tutorials below explain how to navigate and use the main features of your WordPress Dashboard:

How To Configure Useful WordPress Settings

WordPress Settings Menu

(WordPress Settings Menu)

We recommend configuring your WordPress site’s main settings before launching your web presence. There are many times, however, when you may want to change your settings, such as setting a specific page on as your home page, or creating a blog section to display your latest blog posts, etc.

Go through the tutorials below to learn how to configure your WordPress settings:

To view a list of all tutorials on how to expertly configure WordPress, go here:

How To Create Posts And Pages

WordPress Menu - Posts & Pages

(WordPress Menu – Posts & Pages)

WordPress uses Posts and Pages to create, edit, and publish content to your site. The tutorial sections below explain the differences between using WordPress Posts and Pages, show you how to use Posts and Pages to manage your content online, and cover some of the unique and powerful features of WordPress Posts and Pages:

How To Use WordPress Posts

WordPress Posts Section

(WordPress Posts Section)

Learn how to use WordPress Posts using the tutorials below:

How To Use WordPress Pages

WordPress Pages Section

(WordPress Pages Section)

Learn how to use WordPress Pages using the tutorials below:

How To Add Content To WordPress

Learn how to easily publish all types of content using WordPress!

(Learn how to easily publish all types of content using WordPress!)

WordPress lets you easily add, edit and publish all kinds of information online. Complete the tutorials below to learn how to publish information online using WordPress:

How To Add Text-Based Content To WordPress

How To Add Text To WordPress

How To Add Images To WordPress

How To Add Images To WordPress

How To Add Videos To WordPress

How To Add Videos To WordPress

How To Add Other Media Types To WordPress

How To Add Other Media To WordPress

How To Use Main WordPress Features

WordPress puts you in complete control of your web presence!

(WordPress puts you in complete control of your web presence!)

WordPress provides many powerful and unique features that allow you to expand, enhance, and customize your website’s functionality, web design, page layout, and improve your site users’ experience.

To learn more about the benefits and advantages of using WordPress and its powerful and unique features, see the tutorials below:

Go through the tutorials below to learn how to use the main features of WordPress:

WordPress Plugins

WordPress Plugins Section

(WordPress Plugins Section)

Complete the tutorials below to learn how to add all types of functionality to your WordPress site or blog using plugins:

To view our complete list of WordPress plugin tutorials, go here:

WordPress Themes

WordPress Themes Section

(WordPress Themes Section)

Complete the tutorials below to learn how to use WordPress themes to create a flexible web presence with completely customizable web design:

WordPress Widgets

WordPress Widgets Section

(WordPress Widgets Section)

Complete the tutorials below to learn how to use WordPress widgets to enhance your web presence with configurable layouts and functionality:

WordPress Menus

WordPress Menus Section

(WordPress Menus Section)

Complete the tutorials below to learn how to use WordPress custom menus to improve the ease of navigation on your site for visitors:

Other WordPress Features

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

(WordPress Mobile App)

Go through the tutorials below to learn how to use additional features of WordPress:

How To Enhance Your WordPress Site

How To Enhance Your WordPress Site

As you become a more confident and competent WordPress user, you will discover that with WordPress, almost anything you need to do or can imagine doing with your site is possible.

Go through the tutorials below to learn just some of the many things you can do to enhance your WordPress website or blog:

Additional WordPress Tutorials

Additional WordPress Tutorials

After mastering the basics of using WordPress, the next step is to learn how to manage and promote your site.

Complete the tutorial sections below to learn more about managing and promoting your WordPress site:

How To Manage Your WordPress Site

How To Manage Your WordPress Site

All websites require management and regular maintenance. The tutorials below cover a number of areas related to managing and maintaining your WordPress site:

To view our complete list of tutorials on managing your WordPress site, go here:

How To Promote Your WordPress Site

How To Promote Your WordPress Site

The tutorials below cover some of the many ways you can promote your WordPress site to increase your visibility online, generate traffic, improve your sales and conversions and more:

To view our complete list of tutorials on growing your business online with WordPress, go here:

Free Content Creation Course

Your business needs web content. You need content for your website, blog, social media pages, newsletters, etc. Great content drives traffic to your sites, educates visitors about your products and services, converts prospects into new sales and subscribers, trains clients, and so much more!

At WPCompendium.org, we not only show you step-by-step how to build, manage, and grow your own digital presence with hundreds of detailed WordPress step-by-step tutorials, we have also created a detailed and in-depth content creation course that you can use to create great content for your website or blog … 100% FREE!

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Infinite Web Content Creation teaches you a systematic approach to content creation and helps you grow your business. This in-depth course will show you how to create all the content you will ever need to market and promote your business online.

Areas Covered In The “Infinite Web Content Creation” Course

  • Why Create Content?
  • Content Writing Tips
  • Copywriting Principles
  • Guidelines For Writing Effective Blog Posts
  • Content Writing Action Plan: The 5-Step Formula
  • The Simplest Way To Get Started With Content
  • What To Write About – How To Never Run Out Of New Content Ideas
  • Developing An Effective Content Plan And Content Marketing Strategy
  • Outsourcing Your Content Writing … The Right Way!
  • & Other Time-Saving Content Strategies

You will learn easy methods for generating endless new content ideas to keep your readers interested, engaged, and coming back to your site. In addition to providing lots of great content ideas, this course also shows you how to write high-quality content, how to develop an effective content plan and content marketing strategy, and how to outsource content writing for great results.

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Download The Ultimate WordPress User Guide For Beginners

Download a printable copy of The Ultimate WordPress User Guide For Beginners below and use it for your own reference:

Hopefully, the above tutorials will help you master using WordPress and build a successful web presence for your business or personal use.

To view the complete list of WordPress tutorials on WPCompendium.org, go here:

For additional/advanced user resources not covered in our tutorials, go here:

The Ultimate WordPress User Guide For Beginners

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Learn how to build a professional website for your business, church, school, community group, or organization in one day with WordPress … no coding required!


Build A Website For Your Business With WordPress - No Coding Required!Are you trying to get your business or business idea online or build a website or blog for your church, school, community group, or organization but …

  • Don’t know where to start?
  • Have a very small budget to spend on web development and web marketing?
  • Have no web coding skills?

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WPCompendium.org provides 100% FREE step-by-step tutorials that take you through the entire process of building, growing, and managing your online presence using WordPress.

WordPress - The world's most popular free website-building software

(WordPress – The world’s most popular free website-building software)

Quick Start – Installing WordPress

Click on the button below to visit the training module that contains all of the tutorials you need to start building your website …

I Want To Learn How To Install WordPress

Or view tutorials from the WordPress Installation module below:

What Is WordPress?

WordPress is a powerful free open-source content management system and website-building application used by millions of websites worldwide.

Click on the button below to visit the training module containing tutorials that will help you understand what WordPress is and how it can help you …

I Want To Learn More About WordPress

Learn WordPress With Free Tutorials

We provide comprehensive WordPress tutorials, including an entire WordPress Overview module that explains what WordPress is and the benefits of using WordPress to build your business online.

Some of the topics covered in our Introduction To WordPress tutorials include:

… and more!

All of the above tutorials in the WordPress introductory module can be found here:

Overview Of WordPress

I Have A Website But I Want Better Results – Can WordPress Help Me?

If you already have a website, consider the following possibilities:

Your website could have been built using WordPress but you may not know it!

Over 25% of all websites use WordPress. Your website could be built using WordPress, but for some reason, your web developer hasn’t informed you of this.

After all … a website’s a website, right?

Wrong! WordPress is so much more than just a website or blogging software. It’s also a powerful content management system, a cost-effective traffic generation and business marketing tool, and a flexible, scalable, and modular platform that lets you quickly build (and automate) almost any kind of business model or idea you can conceive.

If you’re wondering whether your existing website runs on WordPress or not, check out this tutorial:

If your website is powered by WordPress, use our step-by-step tutorials to learn how to grow and manage your online presence. We cover everything from how to use WordPress, to how to automate web traffic, how to protect, maintain and keep your website secure, how to easily update your WordPress software, add-ons (called plugins) and web design templates (called themes), and so much more!

You can keep your existing website and use a WordPress blog to explode your online marketing results!

WordPress is free, easy to use and puts you in complete control of your digital presence (that’s why millions of users love it!). You can keep your existing website and add a powerful blog (or membership site, e-commerce store, etc.) to your domain (or another domain) that you can then use to drive more visitors and prospects to your business.

Our tutorials show you exactly how to install WordPress on your domain (and where to install WordPress if you already have an existing website), how to expertly configure all of your settings, and how to use WordPress, with no coding skills required … for FREE!

Can I Really Build A Website From Scratch With No Coding Skills … In One Day?

Yes, you can!

Our detailed step-by-step tutorials will show you how. Everything you see here on WPCompendium.org was built using WordPress by someone with absolutely no coding skills (you can read more about us here) and we can show you how to do the same for your business idea or organization.

I Want To Learn More About WordPress

I Want To Learn How To Install WordPress

Building A Website With WordPress From Scratch - Timeline

Fact: Once you know what to do, installing a WordPress website or blog on your domain only takes a few minutes.

In fact, we’ve recorded a quick video below where we show you how to install WordPress on a brand new domain name in less than 60 seconds …

If you follow our WordPress Installation step-by-step tutorials from start to finish, the first time you install WordPress will probably take you a day. The next time you install WordPress, it will probably take you a few hours. Once you have mastered the process, performing a new WordPress installation will take you no more than a minute or two. You’ll be able to install WordPress on your domain with just a few mouse clicks!

Building a new website with WordPress - Timeline

(Building a new WordPress site – Timeline)

As the above diagram shows, installing WordPress on a domain name only takes a few minutes. Configuring WordPress settings after the installation takes a little longer (1-2 days or more). Preparing the initial content prior to launching your site is what normally takes the longest time in this entire process.

The Bottom Line: Build In One Day, Launch In One Week!

You can build a new website WordPress in one day – in fact, you can build it in minutes! A newly-installed WordPress site will even work right out of the box (WPCompendium.org uses a default WordPress installation theme!)

If you want to get better results with your website, however, you will want to spend a few days planning your website before installing, then configuring your settings after installation, and adding your initial content before launching. Regardless of whether you plan to create the initial content yourself, outsource it or a combination of both (e.g. you write the content and hire a graphic designer to create your logos, headers, banners, etc.), you should allow at least a week or two, then, before your new website is ready to launch.

Click the button below if you need help planning your new website or blog …

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Building A WordPress Site From Scratch -  Costs

If you install WordPress yourself and follow our detailed step-by-step tutorials and our Digital Business Blueprint, here’s what you can expect in terms of initial costs in addition to your time:

  • WordPress Installation & Configuration Tutorials: FREE!
  • WordPress Software: FREE! (Learn more)
  • Domain Name: $10-$12 p/year.
  • Web Hosting: price varies, but can start from as little as $50 or less per year.

As you can see, you can create a professional website for around $60 per year, plus your time.

The Bottom Line: Start Inexpensively, Spend Only When Necessary!

We show you how to launch your website very inexpensively and how to grow and manage everything yourself with many free and low-cost options and solutions.

After your initial costs, we do recommend budgeting a few hundred dollars for expanding the functionality of your website with some useful premium plugins and improving your web design with a premium theme.

With WordPress, anything and everything can be easily changed at any time, so there’s no need to start off investing large amounts of money. We recommend starting simply and inexpensively and doing as much as you can yourself until you have a clear and better understanding of your needs.

Building A Website With WordPress -  Why Learn To Do It Yourself?

Building A Website With WordPress - Why Learn To Do It Yourself?You are probably wondering … why would you spend time learning how to build a website yourself? Why not just hire a professional web developer to build one for you?

Great question! Consider these facts, however:

Fact: It takes less time to do it yourself!

As we’ve explained earlier, you can install WordPress in minutes, configure WordPress settings in a day or two, and launch a professional website in just a few days.

After your website is launched, you can easily get most things done yourself or in-house very quickly with easy-to-install and easy-to-use WordPress plugins, WordPress themes, and WordPress widgets. Our step-by-step tutorials will show you how to easily get things done without requiring technical skills or getting experts involved.

Fact: Most people don’t save time or money outsourcing!

In many respects, the idea that outsourcing saves time and money is a myth. You will only save time outsourcing services like website management, website maintenance, and online marketing if you have a clear understanding of the work that needs to be done and the processes involved. If you don’t, you have no way to discern the quality of the advice given to you or measure the effectiveness of services until things have run their course, your money has been spent, and you are left with either a positive or negative outcome (e.g. ROI).

It’s like people who use brokers to trade in shares. There are two types of people who do share trading … those who know what they are doing and those who don’t. Those who know what they are doing save time and money outsourcing because they understand how to qualify and instruct brokers to execute the client’s business strategy. Those who don’t know what they are doing often end up buying products and solutions from salespeople with self-serving interests and wasting valuable time and money in the process.

The way to really save time, then, is to educate yourself about WordPress and the web planning process before getting web developers or technical experts involved. This way, you will know what areas of your digital strategy are faster and easier (and cheaper) to get done in-house, and what can be outsourced to truly save you time. Once you are informed, you can then communicate your business strategy clearly to service providers and provide specific instructions to technical experts. This will help you get better results.

I Want To Learn More About WordPress

I Need Help Planning My New Website

Fact: Learning WordPress will save you thousands of dollars in web development costs!

Spend a few minutes online and research the cost of getting the following kinds of websites built for you:

  • A professional website or blog for marketing your business or organization online that has been fully configured to instantly notify search engines and automatically syndicate your content to social media sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) and online directories as soon as a new article has been published on your site,
  • An e-commerce store with integrated online payment processing facilities,
  • A membership site that automatically processes payments online, registers new members, assigns them to the correct membership level and lets you schedule and automate content delivery,
  • An event management website with automated online payment, event registration, and calendar booking/scheduling facilities,
  • A customer support helpdesk website that automatically presents users with relevant knowledgebase answers before they contact you and assigns support tickets to different departments in your organization.
  • Lead capture web pages with video presentations and social sharing features that automatically add your prospects’ details to a sales funnel, newsletter, email marketing list, etc.

Consider what the cost would be, if you decide to expand your digital presence to include some or all of the above sites.

Getting the above sites built by professional web developers will cost you tens of thousands of dollars or more!

As we’ve just explained, you can build a professional website with WordPress from as little as around US$60 per year.

Now here’s the best part …

Once you know how to install and configure a WordPress site (which our step-by-step tutorials show you how to do), you can easily create any of the above types of websites (e-commerce store, membership site, customer support helpdesk, landing pages, etc) with inexpensive WordPress plugins and themes that can be installed easily and configured quickly, saving you thousands of dollars in the process … all without requiring coding skills!

Here is one more fact …

Fact: WordPress is addictive! 

Once you learn how to build and use websites with WordPress, you will have no shortage of ideas for new sites and new businesses online. With WordPress, the possibilities are truly endless!

So …

If you can build any type of website you can imagine from scratch at minimal cost, launch it in a few days, and get most things done without coding skills, then the real question is …

Why would you not learn WordPress and create a professional website yourself?

Yes ... you can build a great website with our free WordPress tutorials!

(Yes … you can build your own website with our free WordPress tutorials!)

How To Build A Website From Scratch With WordPress And WPCompendium.org!

Our free WordPress step-by-step tutorials take you through the entire process of starting, growing and managing your online presence with no coding skills, including:

… and beyond!

Build Any Kind Of Website You Want … For Any Purpose!

With WPCompendium.org, you have 24/7 access to 100% free tutorials that will show you step-by-step how to plan, build, grow, and manage any kind of website you can imagine with WordPress, including:

  • A professional website or blog for your business, church, school, community group, or organization,
  • An e-commerce store, membership site, event registration website, education or training website, business services website, direct-selling website, customer support helpdesk, online directories, etc.
  • Lead capture pages, video sites, product review sites, etc.
  • Personal blogs, community, networking, or group announcement sites.
  • Niche websites or blogs that you can sell or flip online,
  • And more!
One Last Thing To Keep In Mind …

If you look at our WordPress Digital Business Blueprint, you will see that we recommend starting as simply and inexpensively as possible. Because WordPress is so flexible and scalable and there’s so much free WordPress support available, you can take your online presence very far with minimal cost and only consider bringing in technical experts or investing in custom web development or web design once you have a clear understanding of your needs, and only if and when outsourcing work becomes necessary.

With WordPress, outsourcing is an option, not a requirement!

Learn the basics of using WordPress and you will become an informed and empowered user, save time and money, and be in complete control of your digital presence. WPCompendium.org’s free WordPress step-by-step tutorials will help you achieve all of this.

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Why Use WordPress?

This article explains some of the many benefits of using WordPress and why WordPress is an ideal platform for building and growing a business online!

Why Use WordPress?

WordPressWordPress is a free blogging tool that lets you create beautiful blogs and professional websites.

WordPress is also a powerful web marketing tool that combines an easy-to-use content management system with a fully-featured online publishing platform and lets anyone easily run their own websites without requiring the technical knowledge or web coding skills of a web developer or web designer to operate or manage.

This sounds great, but what exactly can WordPress do for you?

If you run any type of business, then your website is probably an important part of your business and your business strategy. WordPress allows you to easily create, update and manage your own web presence all by yourself using just an internet browser.

In other words … WordPress gives you an online vehicle that puts YOU in the driver’s seat!

WordPress is powerful, flexible, inexpensive, easy to manage, and it gives you complete control over your own web presence …

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Now … you probably have some questions about what WordPress has to offer you as a content management system.

Let’s take a closer look at what millions of people see in WordPress. What does WordPress offer you that will make it the right online vehicle for setting up your web presence?

WordPress – Capabilities and Benefits

WordPress allows you to easily create a powerful website with almost unlimited scalability. This enables you to start simple and then expand and grow as your needs change, and to focus on more important things like running your business, adding content that will inform and educate your prospects and customers (and free up your time), increasing your exposure online, and improving your sales and marketing.

Here are just some of the major benefits of using WordPress:

1. It’s Free! WordPress can be downloaded for free at WordPress.org. You will need a web hosting account for the self-hosted (free) version, but hosting a WordPress site is quite inexpensive. For example, a webhosting company like Hostgator will charge less than $10 a month, and you will be able to host any number of websites for that amount.

Webhosting companies you can look at for hosting your WordPress site include:

If you really want to keep your costs way down (we’re talking so low, it’s free!), you can get free hosting at WordPress.com. Keep in mind, however, that this option lacks the flexibility of your own hosting and will limit some of the things you can or want to do with your web presence. There are also costs involved if you want to upgrade later to use certain features or use your own domain name.

We highly recommend, therefore, that you host your WordPress site using your own domain using the FREE, self-hosted version of WordPress, especially if you plan to run a business. You can get a professional WordPress site built and set up very quickly and then use our WordPress step-by-step tutorials to learn how to gain complete control of your own web presence.

To learn more about why WordPress is “free”, read the articles below:

2. Lots Of Great Training Available – When it comes to building websites, there can be a huge and lengthy learning curve for anyone who is not a “techie” or a “geek”.

Many sites provide WordPress tips and tutorials online. One of the challenges with this, however, is that you can spend hours on end scouring the net for information.

In addition to spending lots of time searching online for information, you will find many sites offering WordPress training, tips, or tutorials that have not invested enough time into planning an effective, well organized and logically structured training system for end users, and so their content is often delivered as a loose bunch of information that require more technically-apt users like developers to make sense of the information, or the training is out-of-date, presented out of context, delivered out of sequence, or just simply leaves out too many important steps, creating more confusion than clarity.

Presenting training information this way generally only works for people who know what they’re looking for (e.g. those who are trying to solve a problem with their sites, or who want to get a specific thing done and need to know how to get through the next step).  WordPress has many powerful features and applications that most users may not know about, however, and so many users are not aware of what they can achieve online with WordPress because no one goes looking for things that “they don’t know that they don’t know”.

This is why we have developed WPCompendium.org. This site provides new WordPress users with a complete and methodical WordPress training system, including hundreds of detailed WordPress step-by-step tutorials.

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You can also get complete access to hundreds of video tutorials about WordPress and building an online business by downloading our WordPress For Beginners guide …

WordPress For Beginners: The Ultimate WordPress Guide For Non-Techies!

(WordPress For Beginners: The Ultimate WordPress Guide For Non-Techies!)

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After your WordPress site is installed and configured (which our tutorials show you how to do), adding new content and new functionality to your site and keeping it maintained, optimized and secure is easy and takes very little time.

You don’t need to learn how to write code or develop technical expertise to add, edit and manage content or manage a WordPress-powered blog or website. WordPress is a true blessing for all non-techies!

3. Super Easy Installation – Two things you need for a website are a domain name and webhosting. Good hosting companies will also offer applications in your control panel that allow you to install WordPress on your domain with just a few clicks. Gone is the complicated, technical coding of the past. Of course, if you are too busy to do it yourself, then get a professional web developer or web designer to help you.

4. Website Themes – A theme is basically a web design template which controls the look and feel of your site. WordPress offers you thousands of free themes to choose from. You can also purchase themes which can be installed on WordPress with just a few mouse clicks. You can also have custom themes designed if you choose. The themes will provide a clean and professional looking site even without custom design work. And the great thing is, if you want to change your theme, you can replace your theme with another one, and it won’t affect your blog posts or pages. No need for expensive graphics and spending thousands of dollars on web design costs – with WordPress themes it’s all done for you.

Note: Paid themes also usually offer some form of support so consider that when choosing a theme.

Our training tutorials will teach you everything you need to know about using WordPress themes, including where to find thousands of high quality free and premium themes.

5. Functionality – WordPress users benefit from the availability of thousands of WordPress plugins that offer you just about every type of functionality imaginable. These plugins are created by WordPress plugin developers and can be easily installed with just a few clicks. Plugins allow you to do almost anything you desire with ease, whether it’s communicating content or selling products. For example, you can track site visits, fight spam, create contact forms, improve your site security, and many more things. Best of all, many great plugins are available for free.

We provide great tutorials on installing and using WordPress plugins that will extend your site’s functionality.

6. Open source – WordPress is built with PHP and its source code is available to anyone who wants to look at it. In addition, WordPress has included both extensive documentation and a range of functions. Because of this, you can easily program themes and plugins with just a minimal knowledge of PHP (if you ever want to develop plugins and themes).

If programming code or designing websites is not your thing, you can still get plugins and themes developed or customized to suit your specific needs, because WordPress makes its source code freely available.

If you need your WordPress site to do something that can’t be achieved with an existing plugin, then speak with a professional web developer.

7. Self updating – WordPress includes a feature that notifies you if upgrades are available for either the WordPress software or your plugins. Many times all you need to do is click for the upgrades to be installed automatically. Again, this means ease of use.

And, in the rare instances where you can’t use the built-in updating features of WordPress, our tutorials will show you step-by-step how to perform all of the required updates manually … you’ll be covered no matter what!

8. Search engine power – WordPress boosts your search engine optimization abilities. In fact, the top search engines (e.g. Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.) love WordPress. There are many SEO-related plugins available that will increase the power of WordPress even more, and we provide tutorials on the best WordPress SEO plugins to use. If you’re a business, using a properly configured and SEO optimized-site can really help make you more competitive in the online space.

9. Technical support – although WordPress itself does not offer dedicated technical support to users (remember, WordPress is “free”), there are plenty of options available for getting all the WordPress help and support you need.

You can speak with a professional WordPress web developer, web designer or consultant, or search online. WordPress.org has a very active forum with users who are willing to help people having problems with the software. Also, there are loads of websites, message boards, and blogs where people are happy to share useful information with you about WordPress. Because millions of people use WordPress and WordPress is not complicated to begin with, the expertise you need to build, run and manage a WordPress site successfully is quite readily available.

The first place we recommend you look for help with WordPress, of course, is right here.

Explore our detailed WordPress written tutorials here on WPCompendium.org or access the tutorials plus videos inside your own WordPress dashboard with our WPTrainMe WordPress User Tutorials Plugin …

Access all of our WordPress tutorials from your own dashboard with the WPTrainMe WordPress user tutorials plugin

(Access all of our WordPress tutorials from your own dashboard with the WPTrainMe WordPress user tutorials plugin)

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