Monday, February 2, 2015

10 top WordPress resources

Want to learn WordPress? Or hone your skills in blogging? Then check out these high quality online resources, where you'll find tons of advice and inspiration. 

The web is a wonderful thing, brimming with resources and tutorials for people wanting to learn about the world of WordPress. But, sometimes, too much choice can be confusing, so we've picked 10 top sites that will really help you get to grips with the open source CMS. You'll be a blogging genius in no time!

01. WordPress.org

Download WordPress and get access to popular themes and plugins at WordPress.org
What better place to learn about WordPress than from its own site and the developers behind it. At WordPress.org you can not only download the software but learn the history behind the open source CMS, get access to popular themes and plugins and engage in active forums with other WordPress users.

02. .net

Part of the Creative Bloq network, .net has lots of WordPress training and advice
Our sister site .net has a wealth of WordPress advice, news and tutorials. Aimed at users of all skill levels, here you can learn special tecnhiques such as how to mastering the WordPress Loop and customising the WordPress admin area, as well as read advice and information on the software from industry experts.

03. WooThemes

Going strong since 2008, WooThemes now holds a huge library of awesome WordPress themes and plugins
Back in 2008, three WordPress enthusiasts, from three different countries met online and decided to set up theme and plugin provider WooThemes. Now an international team of designers and developers catering for hundreds of thousands of users, WooThemes offer a huge catalog of feature rich themes, and a suite of plugins to extend your WordPress experience.

04. Lynda

Access a wealth of WordPress training at Lynda.com
Husband and wife Bruce Heavin and Lynda Weinman have built up an extensive tutorial video library over the past few years. And WordPress has it's own dedicated section, offering a wealth of training in the software for all skill levels. You can follow some of the tutorials on Lynda for free, but for full access a paid subscription is required.

05. wpbeginner

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wpbeginner was set up by WordPress enthusiast Syed Balkhi
wpbeginner is a brilliant resource for anyone who's interested in WordPress but isn't quite sure where to start. Founded in July 2009 by Syed Balkhi, the main goal of this site is to provide quality tips, tricks, hacks, and other WordPress resources that allows WordPress beginners to improve their site.

06. WPKube

WPKube is a WordPress resource site which focuses on a wide scope of WordPress-related areas and publishes compilations of themes, plugin, tools, tutorials on WordPress optimization, and more.

07. Digging into WordPress

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Digging into Wordpress is the blogging home for the book of the same name
Set up by Chris Coyier and Jeff Starr, Digging into WordPress is the blogging home for the upcoming book of the same name. Books and blogs are the perfect complement to each other when it comes to learning web technologies. The blog is there for searchability, quick tips, and copy and pasteable code, whilst the book can be there for your reference and new information.

08. Nettuts+

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Nettuts+ offer some of the best tips and tutorials on Wordpress
Nettuts+ is a site aimed at web developers and designers offering tutorials and articles on technologies, skills and techniques to improve how you design and build websites. Also covering HTML, CSS, JavaScript, CMSes, PHP and Ruby on Rails, they offer an array of WordPress tutorials, tips and tricks.

09. Smashing Magazine

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Founded in 2006, Smashing Magazine have remained independent
This addition to the list was a complete no brainer, as Smashing Magazine is known as one of the best resources for tutorials and tips for web designers. Founded in September 2006, the online magazine prides itself on its independent status and delivers lots of useful and authoritative articles and features on WordPress.

10. Speckyboy

Speckyboy launched in October 2007, as the personal freelance web design homepage of Paul Andrew
Speckyboy design magazine is a web and graphic design blog run by Paul Andrew. Launched in October 2007, the site has grown into a brilliant resource for designers. With over 500 articles on WordPress training, tricks and advice, you're sure to find something useful here.

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