8 sources to start learning WordPress – GrandWP

8 sources to start learning WordPress

Apr 16
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According to Netcraft researchers, over 75 million websites on the internet are running on WordPress from 172 million active ones. Only this number should push anyone to get started with WordPress.

More than 75 million users have chosen WordPress for different reasons, but one thing is clear if it was too difficult, it would not go to masses. So keep reading the article, find the best source to start learning and open a wide range of WordPress functionality for yourself.

Sources below are the result of our research, based on customers’ review and public opinions. So here we go – 7 sources to start learning WordPress:

1. Official WordPress.com Website

On learn.wordpress.com sub-page WordPress provided one of the best sources to start with the CMS. These logically separated and nicely edited 13 articles provide brief and necessary information to begin. Followed with explaining screenshots and videos these articles cover from very beginning up to customizing your website design and publishing it.

2. WordPress TV

Yup, there is a website https://wordpress.tv/ that is not exactly a TV, but kind of YouTube channel about WordPress. Videos are separated by categories and the How To link on the top navigation bar will take you to 300+ “How To” videos gallery.

Videos are hosted on their own server, so it’s far from certain you can find them on YouTube. Although they have a pretty active YouTube channel to follow. Twitter is also active and in addition, it will regularly remind you about your intention.

3. Udemy

This educational giant says that “3,917,590 students are learning WordPress on Udemy” – Just imagine, about 4M students and all the courses are created by 3rd party instructors.

All courses are premium. And cost from $9.99 to $199.99 (depends on Udemy given circumstances). But at the same time, you have detailed preview videos for all courses. Also, you see how many students have already taken the course and, of course, you see their reviews under the courses. So you can, at least, be sure about the quality of the course.

The best part of Udemy is that there are over 1000 courses on the market and mostly from different authors. This means any specific subject regarding WordPress, starting from codding up to providing valuable content can be found and studied here.

4. Linda.com

59 Courses and 1,711 Video Tutorials are waiting for you on Linda.com. Despite the fact that content is pro and private they, nevertheless, provide a 1-month trial. All the courses and video tutorials can be previewed. The main difference between Lynda and Udemy is that Lynda creates the course on their own.

5. WP 101

Two million students, according to these guys, have learned how to use WordPress from their website. To simplify the process, they made 3-5 minute tutorials, thus you can take a break anytime and pick up right where you left off. Membership for these classes is not free. The lifetime access to these classes cost $89, but you can also find other offers on their website.

6. WordPress.org Codex

If you are planning to create plugin, then WordPress.org Codex is probably the ideal place to find the necessary information. Actually here you can find anything related to WordPress development, from ‘How To?’-s to ways of contributing with WordPress core development team. So if you are a developer and want to go deep in WordPress – Codex is for you. But if you just want to create a simple website, you better learn from other sources.

7. Envato Tuts+

If you have ever researched a Pro theme for WordPress, you probably came across ThemeForest.com. But most barely know that ThemeForest is one of the projects of Envato company (Envato Pty Ltd Edit). So Envato also has its tutorials for WordPress. To be more correct – Envato, just like Udemy, provides a platform for tutorials, also for courses and eBooks.Hundreds of WordPress experts are sharing their knowledge here. Although you should be a Pro subscriber to have access to the sources.

8. WPMU DEV Academy

If you are planning to create plugin, then WordPress.org Codex is probably the ideal place to find the necessary information. Actually here you can find anything related to WordPress development, from ‘How To?’-s to ways of contributing with WordPress core development team. So if you are a developer and want to go deep in WordPress – Codex is for you. But if you just want to create a simple website, you better learn from other sources.

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