10 resources to kick-start your WordPress journey

by Sujata Shrestha on 2016 September | Posted in WordPress


Are you willing to develop your website in WordPress?

If yes, here is good news for you. You do not have to be an expert in coding to work with WordPress. In fact, anyone can use WordPress even if they lack PHP or web design skills too.

WordPress occupies 20% of the web and is increasing along its useful community as one of the largest resources moving forward. And, this community is really awesome for website users willing to learn and use WordPress.

These days the internet has made everything easy, you do not have to visit the education centre to learn the subject you prefer.

If you really have the desire to learn WordPress, there are lots of online resources and tutorials.


Sometimes too many options might be very daunting so, for your ease, the article outlines 10 handy resources that will make a good choice to start your WordPress journey. I am sure this helps you to understand WordPress in a clear picture.

Besides, CMS WordPress comes to the choice of many users to develop the website that looks professional, highly customised blogs without spending more time on code. This also makes easy to people at all the skill level to develop a website from start to the end.

Here are 10 resources that make your WordPress Journey easy:


WordPress.org allows you to download and install a software script known as WordPress. For this, you should have a web host meeting the minimum needs and also allocate some time. CMS WordPress is totally customisable and can be used for any type of venture you are looking for.

Here you can get access to the most popular themes and plugins. Also, the site lets you engage in active forums with other WordPress users.

  • Simplicity
  • Flexibility
  • Publish with ease
  • Publishing tools
  • Built-in comments
  • Search engine Friendly
  • Multilingual
  • Easy installation and upgrades
  • Community



WooCommerce includes most customisable e-commerce platform to develop your business online. And, the good news is it is free to get started with. More than 37% of all the online stores are powered by WooCommerce website.

With the numbers of free and paid WooCommerce extension that span all your logistical and technical requirements, you can rest happily assure there is extensively present that comes up with your particular requirements.

  • Built for WordPress
  • Open source
  • Mobile-friendly
  • Customer support
  • Documentation
  • Free and paid extension marketplace
  • Secure code


The Ultimate Hosting Guide

Web hosting surely is a complex topic to talk about. And, it is very challenging to break down and digest. Luckily, Sam Anthony, the Co-Founder as well as Director of Development at TheSiteEdge has developed fresh, the complete guide takes you to the path of WordPress hosting.

  • Automated backups
  • Technical support Quality
  • Speed



Initiated in July 2009 by Syed Balkhi, the main aim of Wpbeginner is to offer quality tips, hacks, tricks and other resources allowing newbie WordPress learners to progress and develop better websites.

Wpbeginner is an ideal resource for the one who is interested learning WordPress. Yet, it might not be sure where to start with.

  • Tutorials
  • Beginners guide
  • WordPress plugin
  • Themes News



Online WordPress resource WPKube is more focused on WordPress tutorials, How to use plugins, theme, tutorials and more. The site contains team of people who are keen to learn and talk about WordPress products and services available in the marketplace.

Most of the contributors here are WordPress web developers, designers and expert researchers with unique perceptions, working together to come up with a brilliant WordPress solution.

  • WordPress theme
  • Product Review
  • Best WordPress plugin
  • WordPress news
  • WordPress security


Template Monster

Are you waiting for the stylish appearance of your WordPress website?
The website template monster is dedicated to those users who are bored of the standard default WordPress themes and willing to provide the page classy personal appearance. Truly, it is an extensive archive of graceful premade WordPress website themes.

  • Responsive web design
  • Powerful Cherry Framework
  • Cross Browser
  • Well Documented
  • Multiple theme option
  • Custom Post types and post formats
  • Lots of Shortcodes
  • Includes custom widgets



Nettuts is mainly intended for the website designer and developer providing tutorials and articles based on technology, skill, the technique to enhance how you design and develop websites.

Also, including different languages like HTML, JavaScript, CSS, PHP and Ruby on Rails, they facilitate you with an array of WordPress web tutorials, techniques and tricks.

  • Design and illustration
  • Web Design
  • Photo and Video
  • Music and Audio


Matt Report Podcast

Matt Report Podcast is ideal for the digital consultants, small website owners and digital business proprietors. Also, it helps to interview WordPress professional on marketing with the website. And, the good news is you can find the resource of some useful reading as well.

With maximum episodes recorded the podcast has become one of the well-admired the podcast in WordPress website agency.

  • More than 100 episodes recorded
  • Learn to develop better WordPress business
  • Free actionable business from Matt
  • Information from WordPress entrepreneurs



Organised by Paul Andrew in October 2007, a graphic and website design blog have now progressed as one of the ideal resources for web designers. With more than 500 articles on WordPress website training, techniques and suggestion you will surely get something helpful.

  • WordPress
  • Freelance Design
  • UX Design
  • Website Design
  • Photography
  • Mobile Dev
  • UI and Icons


Smashing Magazine

Smashing magazine is an ideal pathway to start updating on the WordPress website. You might be familiar with open source technology; it keeps on changing and updating according to the tools and techniques.

Also, it holds the section that covers complete part devoted to important techniques, themes, plugins and more. The website helps you to develop the clean, smart and fast website for the one who is keen to develop their website in WordPress.

  • WordPress techniques
  • WordPress plugins and themes
  • CSS and HTML
  • JavaScript
  • Web Design
  • Typography
  • User Experience


Wrapping Up

Due to its ease of use WordPress has become one of the most preferred the platform to demonstrate business online.
These are some of the best resources to start your WordPress journey. If you are aware of any other resources apart from the one mentioned above, let me know commenting in the box below.

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