If you’re using WordPress, you’re in good company. It does come with a learning curve, but overall, it’s quite intuitive and easy to understand.
Otherwise, it wouldn’t have become so popular (handling ~ 30% of the Internet).
Even if you have a developer building the WP site for you, you should learn how WordPress works and how to manage the site content in the future.
This is a short curated list of good introductory (and free!) WordPress resources for beginners:
- Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to WordPress
- Ultimate Guide: How to Make a Website in 2018 – Step by Step Guide
- WordPress Lessons (on the official WP codex site)
- WordPress How-To for beginners
- A WordPress Tutorial for Beginners: Create Your First Site in 10 Steps
- WordPress Basics on LevelUp (video tutorials)
- 10 of the best WordPress YouTube channels
- Learn WordPress – How to guides, articles & techniques
- How to Install and Setup WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast
- Blogging as a Photographer: Yoast SEO Plugin Tutorial
- WordPress SEO – The definitive guide to higher rankings for WordPress sites
WPBakery Page Builder (aka Visual Composer)
- WPBakery Page Builder > Video Tutorials Academy
- Visual Composer Tutorials 2018 – YouTube playlist by WPTuts
- 25 brilliant WordPress tutorials
- How to Install Google Analytics in WordPress for Beginners
- How to make your WordPress website multilingual
- Best WordPress tutorials (category on WPBeginner)
- Tutorials (category on wpmudev)
Paid courses tutorials
If you want to go more in-depth, or you’re looking for more structured video tutorials, check out these paid resources:
- My detailed blogging course for photographers
- WordPress Essential Training (Lynda.com course, requires $19/mo subscription)
- WordPress 101 course ($24)
- WordPress for Beginners – Master WordPress Quickly (Udemy course, $20-$30 depending on current discounts)
- WP Apprentice courses ($47 – $147)
So if you’re lacking in WordPress skills, these resources should help you learn the basics. Even if you have a web-designer helping set up your site, it’s still a good idea to know how to manage content yourself in the future.