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9 WordPress Resources For Tutorials, Support and Community

By on June 11, 2014 in wordpress with 0 Comments

WordPress logoMore than 20% of all websites use WordPress. Which makes it the world’s most popular content management system.

The fact that it’s free and easy to use surely accounts for part of the reason WordPress is so ubiquitous. But it also helps that there’s an abundance of information on the web to help you make the most of the platform.

Here are links to resources for various levels of WordPress users, from newbie to seasoned developer.

FYI, this line-up is gleaned from a card I picked up at WordCamp Philly 2014 — hat tip to WordPress.org and WordPress.com for helping sort things out.

For WordPress tips, tutorials and news

codex.wordpress.org: The big kahuna of WordPress support, Codex is “the online manual for WordPress and a living repository for WordPress information and documentation.”

The main support site managed by WordPress.org, it aggregates useful links, and if you want to keep up with news on the latest WP updates, or need troubleshooting tips, this is a good place to start.

learn.wordpress.com: If you’re new to WordPress you’ll want to pop by this address. It’s packed with information to help you get the hang of the platform.

To ramp up right away, hit the Quickstart Guide, or peruse through the sections divided by topic for in-depth details and tutorials to get a clear picture of how it all works.

wordpress.tv: Videos galore from various WordPress enthusiasts from around the world. Many of the featured videos are from WordCamps, and the subject matter extends beyond the basic platform, to cover, plugins, themes, freelancing and more.

There are approved moderators to check for accuracy and quality, but be advised, at least some of the content here may viewed as personal opinion.

codepoet.com: If you use WordPress on a professional basis Code Poet is out “to become your go-to source of information and resources to help you expand your WordPress skills and know-how.” They’ve collected a bunch of resources and produce their own content to enhance your knowledge of WordPress, as well as share real-world strategies and insights from others who use the platform professionally.

To connect with the WordPress community

wordpress.org/support: The main directory for WordPress.org forums. Come here if you’ve got a question or problem, or if you want to help out others.

There are many thousands of forums and finding the answer to your question may take a bit of digging. Use the search box to narrow your results, and if you can’t find what you need, submit your own question.

Note: You must register to post to a forum.

wordcamp.org: Otherwise known as WordCamp central, this is the place for news and schedules for WordCamps around the world.

WordCamps are locally organized conferences, and this is your go-to place to get clued in to what they’re all about.

wordpress.meetup.com: Meetups help enable like-minded individuals to get together to learn, do or share something. As of this writing, there are more than 580 WordPress meetups spread throughout more than 370 cities in 48 countries.

Visit this web address to learn more about local meetups. Or, if there aren’t any in your area, there’s information on how to get one started.

If you want to help make WordPress even better

make.wordpress.org: WordPress is all about community, and the folks behind the platform are always looking for ways to make it better. To get involved with WordPress, check in here.

However you want to contribute, be it to the core, user interface, mobile, accessibility, themes, tools, documentation or plugins, this place will point you to the proper community.

translate.wordpress.org: Guess what this one’s for.

Here’s where you can contribute your translation prowess for assorted WordPress projects. There are detailed instructions for how to get involved, as either a translator or validator of translated text.

Your two cents

Have you had experience with any of these resources? Are there others that you recommend? Comments welcome.

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About the Author: Deni Kasrel is seasoned (slightly spicy) specialist in digital/online communications. .

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