WordPress Resources For Advanced Beginners
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Our goal is to help non-technical website users get the most out of their WordPress sites or blogs. If you can’t find the answer or help you are looking for in our WordPress tutorials regarding areas like customizing, optimizing, or securing WordPress sites that may require some editing of code in WordPress templates or files, then visit our FAQ section for additional resources on how to get support, or see the links below for recommended sites and external resources.
We recommend doing a backup of your WordPress site (files and data) before modifying any files. If you don’t want to do site backups, then get professional WordPress assistance, or use WordPress backup plugins.
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Free WordPress Resources For Advanced Users
Check out the sites below if you need additional help with WordPress:
WordPress provides extensive documentation and a support forum. See the sites below if you need help:
- WordPress Documentation – This is the official WordPress documentation site (called the WordPress Codex). Note: The WordPress documentation can be fairly technical and the content often includes instructions that require knowledge of coding (e.g. PHP).
- WordPress Support Forum – This is a free support forum for WordPress users. You can get your questions answered for free here by members of the WordPress community, web developers, web designers, etc.
(WordPress Support Forum)
WordPress Discussion Groups
You can join a WordPress discussion group on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Reddit, etc.
(Join A WordPress Discussion Group)
WPBeginner is a popular free WordPress resource site that provides quality tips, tricks and hacks for improving a WordPress site.
Here are a couple of resources we recommend checking out on their site:
- Ultimate WordPress Security Guide – Top WordPress security tips to help you protect your website against hackers and malware.
- Ultimate Guide To Boosting WordPress Speed & Performance – Useful WordPress speed optimization tips to boost WordPress performance and speed up your website.
As stated on their website,
“As easy as WordPress is, sometimes you can’t avoid editing the theme’s files and getting your hands dirty with a little code.”
If you’re not a WordPress developer, here’s a useful resource that will help you quickly reference the most important WordPress functions and what each particular function does:
Also, make sure to check out our WordPress Installation Files Glossary For Non-Techies.
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