WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS), making up about 40% of the websites in existence. It’s run online which means it doesn’t require taking up storage on your devices either. It works as a website but can also be used as a blog, gallery, chatroom and more.
Here are some beginner, intermediate and advanced tutorials on how to use the infamous site.
WordPress for Beginners
WordPress.org itself hosts a lot of tutorials that cover pretty much all aspects of building a website and getting it live with WordPress.
WordPress’ 7 minute video teaches how to add a button to your website that allows customers to request a callback from you at your earliest convenience. It’s a specific tutorial that gets the job done. If you’re offering a product or service through your website and you regularly take calls from customers, this can be a great feature to add.
Studies have shown that most website visitors click off if the website isn’t fully loaded within four seconds. This WordPress tutorial shows you how to speed up and optimise your site, to get things working as smoothly and quickly as possible.
Pataki demonstrates how to create plugins for your WordPress website. He uses the example of creating a plugin that integrates Facebook Open Graph with WordPress and walks you through the process. The tutorial covers everything you need to know to build your own plugin, from using hooks and filters to adding scripts and styles.
Definitely a tutorial for the more advanced WordPress users but a crucial one at that. What’s great is that Martin Aranovitch offers this 12 minute tutorial completely free. This tutorial demonstrates a strategy that can protect your website against brute force attacks and should be used in conjunction with other security measures so you’re protected from all sides.