5 Online Resources for WordPress Users
2. Easy to understand written userguide
Easy WP Guide offers a free WordPress user manual designed with absolute beginners in mind so you won’t be bombarded with “tech talk”. It explains all the basics for example the difference between a post and a page, how you should set up your post/page URLs, how to create menus and much more. The guide explains native WordPress functionality and is not aligned with any paid theme, making it an excellent basic reference. Download your copy here https://easywpguide.com/
3. Video tutorials
If you are a visual learner and would prefer video tutorials over a written user guide take a look at http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/courses/a-beginners-guide-to-using-wordpress. Here you will find 21 free videos teaching you everything you need to know about WordPress. Most videos are less than 10 minutes long making them easy to digest and viewings can conveniently be fitted into a coffee break.
The author guarantees that “after taking this free course you’ll be completely comfortable with installing WordPress, adding new content, customising WordPress themes, using WordPress plugins, and managing existing blogs or websites.”
4. What’s that theme?
Often a design for a website is inspired by an existing site. An easy way to work out what them is running is to us this handy theme detector tool: http://www.wpthemedetector.com/. Just enter the URL and like magic you’ll know their secret. Keep in mind that some site’s are heavily customised so installing the same theme does not guarantee the same look and feel.
5. Theme library
Melbourne based, Envato, have created a market place for WordPress themes and templates. Theme Forest is the place to go to find a modern, reliable and, importantly, responsive WordPress theme. There are thousands to choose from with filtering options for different features, popularity and highest reviews. Interact with live demos, read user reviews and contact the support team if you have any questions. There are many free themes available, including the basic blogging theme automatically activated when you create your WordPress install, but good paid themes have a lot of built in functionality (which reduces the need to install many plugins) and allow you a greater degree of customisation to achieve a unique look and feel for you website. Choose your theme based on functionality and good reviews – you don’t want a theme that looks good but is full of bugs. At Create Hosting we recommend Enfold.
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