Welcome to my guide to WordPress guides. I chose the following guides based on my experience working with WordPress as both a user and consultant over the past seven years. This “definitive guide” is by no means exhaustive, but does tell you pretty much everything you need to know to quickly get started making websites and blogs with WordPress.
WordPress is a powerful, open source website development CMS that was recently called one of the 5 best website builders of 2015. Many people think WordPress is just WordPress.com, the popular blogging site, but at WordPress.org you can download the software used to create blogs at WordPress.com and from there can install this software onto any hosting plaform that meets its minimum requirements. With WordPress you can effectively create any kind of site you want at very little cost. The advantages of WordPress are many, and include:
The only disadvantages of WordPress I’ve found are:
What follows is every high-quality, useful, and usable guide to WordPress that I have found during my 6+ years of using WordPress for everything from web design to teaching to blogging. I have broken down this guide into several sections, including: Quickstart Guides, General Overviews, Nuts and Bolts, Learning Code for Use with WordPress, and Troubleshooting. Happy designing! Feel free to contact me with any questions about WordPress or web design in general or to suggest another link for this resource.