WordPress Resources For Advanced Beginners
WPCompendium.org provides hundreds of FREE detailed WordPress step-by-step tutorials that show you how to build, expertly configure, manage and grow a professional website at minimal cost and with no technical expertise or coding skills required.
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 perform your own backups, then consider getting assistance from a WordPress professional, or use WordPress backup plugins.
Learn about a WordPress backup plugin that we recommend using to perform automated backups here:
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:
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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WordPress 101: How To Use WordPress
Learn how to unlock the power of the WordPress content management system (CMS) using the many powerful features inside your WordPress administration area.
In this WordPress SEO training series you will learn how to optimize your WordPress site and how to craft website pages and blog posts that will help you get better search engine rankings and improve your traffic results.
How To Set Up A Forum On WordPress
Adding a forum to your digital presence can be a powerful way to engage your visitors, prospects, customers, members, or affiliates. This video series takes you step-by-step through the process of setting up a forum using WordPress with examples of how different forums can be set up.
How To Install, Set Up & Use WordPress Multisite
Learn how to quickly and securely set up an online community of websites or blogs using the powerful WordPress Multisite feature.
QR Code Marketing
Learn about the benefits of using QR codes in your mobile marketing and useful QR code marketing tactics you can implement to better promote your business.
How To Build An e-Commerce Store With WordPress
Learn how to set up an e-commerce store on your WordPress site using e-commerce platforms like WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads.
How To Create Engaging Presentations
Learn how to create beautiful and engaging presentations that will help you sell more products and services online.
How To Set Up WordPress On Localhost
Localhosting allows you to test new features and customizations on a WordPress site and make sure everything is working okay before taking your site live or making changes or tweaks to an existing live site. In this video course, you will learn how to install, set up, and locally host a fully functioning WordPress site on your computer. You will also learn how to move your localhosted site to your live host and vice versa.
How To Build A WordPress Site ... Fast!
Need a new website or blog in a hurry? This video course shows you how to quickly install and configure a WordPress website or blog on your own domain name and be up and running in no time!
Why Your Business Needs WordPress
Learn why your business needs WordPress and discover the unique features, benefits, and advantages of using WordPress to start or grow your business online.
How To Add A WordPress Site To Facebook
Learn how to import a WordPress site to Facebook and how to obtain and set up a free SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate for your WordPress site, how to change your site protocol from “http” to “https” (secure site) and how to set up a Facebook app with this video course.
How To Back Up And Restore WordPress Sites
Learn how to safely and automatically backup your WordPress files and database and how to easily restore your WordPress site if something were to happen.
How To Use Softaculous
Learn how to install WordPress on your domain using Softaculous.
How To Design, Develop & Sell WordPress Themes
Learn how to develop and sell your own WordPress Themes. This video training course provides an overview of the process of designing, developing, and selling WordPress themes.
Using Layers WP
Learn how to use Layers WP, a powerful, flexible and user-friendly WordPress theme that lets you build professional and stunning websites easily using point-and-click.
How To Use S2Member Membership Plugin
Learn how to set up and configure a WordPress membership site using the S2 Member free WordPress membership plugin.
Learn how to keep your WordPress site or blog secure and protected from malware, hackers and brute-force attacks.
How To Optimize WordPress
Learn how to optimize your WordPress site and improve your page loading speed.
Sell Online With PayPal
Learn how to set up PayPal on your website to receive payments online, with additional tips on using PayPal payment tools.
Using Password Managers
Password Managers provide an easy and secure way to keep track of all your passwords. This video course shows you how to use two FREE powerful password management tools.
How To Use Google Tools
Learn how to use Google Tools like Google Analytics & Gmail in this video course.
Learn how to do keyword research using tools like Google’s Keyword Planner.
How To Use CSS
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) allows you to control how web pages and page elements display on your screen. This video course shows you how to use CSS.
How To Use Aweber
Learn how to use Aweber to set up autoresponders, newsletters and opt-in subscriber forms that can be integrated with WordPress for lead generation, user engagement, customer training, and more!
How To Use cPanel
This comprehensive video course shows you how to use cPanel to manage various aspects of your WordPress hosting.
How To Use Amazon S3
Learn how to set up and use Amazon S3 to upload, store, manage, and protect your site’s images, large media files, downloadable files, stream videos and more!
How To Use FTP
Learn how to use FTP (File Transfer Protocol) to upload and transfer files between your computer and your server.
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