Why not learn WordPress from start to finish by trying one of these in-depth courses or tutorials? Like WordPress itself, these resources are all completely free, so you've got nothing to lose!
There’s a good reason why more than a third of all websites are powered by WordPress. It’s the easiest way to create a beautiful website that you can update as often as you want.
So why not learn WordPress from start to finish by trying one of these in-depth courses or tutorials? Like WordPress itself, these resources are all completely free, so you’ve got nothing to lose.
Get more systematic about designing WordPress websites and themes. Using a design system can save you a lot of time and give you a more consistent, polished end result. Learn all the details of WordPress design systems in this detailed (and free) three-hour video course.
For a lot of WordPress users, SEO means installing a plugin and following its instructions. Although some SEO plugins are very useful, you can also optimize your site without using a plugin. You’ll learn a lot by doing it that way, and you’ll keep your site leaner and less plugin-heavy too. See how it’s done in this free course.
A drop-down menu is a basic element that should come with almost any WordPress theme. But what if you want to design your own WordPress theme, or you want to modify an existing menu? This tutorial shows you how to dig into the PHP code and create a drop-down menu from scratch.
If you run a website for an outdoor attraction or some other business for which the upcoming weather is an important feature, you’ll want to include a weather widget on your site. Doing so is a lot easier than you may think. You can even customize it to make it look great and fit in with the rest of your site. Watch the video to learn how to display the weather on your site using a simple and feature-rich WordPress weather plugin.
Browser caching is a great technique for boosting your website’s performance, as well as your SEO ranking. This free WordPress tutorial shows you how to set up browser caching using Apache and Nginx. If that’s too advanced, you’ll also see how to achieve the same effect using third-party plugins.
How would you like to write your own WordPress plugins? You could sell them on a plugin marketplace, contribute them to the community, or perhaps just use them on your own sites. You’ll learn the whole process in this detailed tutorial, which has recently been updated with fresh instructions and answers to frequently asked questions.
Speaking of frequently asked questions, how would you like to add one of those “accordion FAQ” effects to your site? That’s where you display a list of questions, and when a visitor clicks on one of them, it expands to reveal the answer. It’s a great way to display FAQs, and you’ll learn how to create it in this video.
Displaying the date and time in WordPress should be easy, right? After all, it began as a blogging platform, with posts often arranged in order of date. But WordPress gives you four different functions to output the date and/or time, and it can be confusing to know which one to use and how to use it. This free WordPress tutorial will straighten everything out for you.
Sadly, not every WordPress website lasts forever. If you want to remove a WordPress site from your server, this tutorial will show you how to do it the right way. Make sure that you follow each step to ensure that you delete both the files and the database and create a completely blank slate for your next site.
As hugely successful sites like Craigslist and Gumtree have shown, there’s a big market out there for classified ads. So why not create your own classified ads website covering a new location or industry? Watch this video to discover how to get your site up and running quickly and easily using the Lisfinity WordPress plugin.
Here are some of the best WordPress tutorials and courses from previous months.
Let’s start at the beginning. With this free two-hour video course, you can learn WordPress from the ground up. You’ll discover how to install WordPress and then use it to build and customize your site and create various types of content. Give it a try!
If you don’t have time to watch two hours of video, then try this quick-start written guide instead. Rachel McCollin takes you through the process of creating a WordPress site, including choosing a web host, setting up the site, choosing and customizing a theme, and using plugins.
Looking for something a bit more advanced? Try this free WordPress course on plugin development. It’s a comprehensive guide to creating your own custom plugins from scratch!
If you want to convert visitors into customers, you’ll need a landing page: a special, highly focused page that’s designed to persuade visitors to take a particular action, like buying something or signing up to your mailing list. Learn how to create one from scratch, using custom code. (Or check out How to Create a Landing Page in WordPress Quickly for a code-free alternative.)
Speaking of code, this free course teaches you all about PHP, the programming language behind WordPress. If you want to go beyond simple customizations and make major changes to your sites by tinkering with the code, you’ll need to master PHP, and this course is the perfect way to do that.
WordPress offers thousands of plugins to accomplish all kinds of things, but not many of them could really be classified as “essential.” This free course lays out those few essential plugins that you really can’t do without. Watch it and see which plugins you need.
It’s not just artists who need portfolios. No matter what line of work you’re in, a stylish portfolio website showing off your work in a visually compelling way can help you sell yourself and land the next great gig. Learn how to get a WordPress portfolio site set up in just one hour in this free course with Adi Purdila.
Moving a WordPress site from one hosting provider to another can be tricky. In this useful tutorial, you’ll learn exactly how to do it correctly, so that all your data gets safely transferred and the site appears in all its glory in the new location.
How do you get your website to start with “https” instead of “http”? Security is very important these days, and even if you don’t handle customer data, an SSL certificate is a good thing to have because search engines and web browsers increasingly expect it and reward sites that have it. See how to get and install an SSL certificate in this post.
If you have a site with complex navigation, a simple one-line menu just isn’t enough. Enter the “mega menu”, a useful solution that lets your visitors find their way around all your categories and sub-categories quickly and easily. You can buy mega menu plugins, but this free mega menu tutorial shows you how to do it yourself. Or this one helps you do it with a free WordPress plugin.
Let’s get back to WordPress basics again with the simple tutorial that teaches you how to make a contact form using a free WordPress plugin. You’ll see how to set up the options you need and then display your form on your site. And you’ll also get recommendations for more advanced plugins if you need something specialized. Read the free tutorial.
WordPress has its own default media player these days, so why bother with a music player plugin? What do they give you that the standard WordPress option doesn’t? And what about directly embedding audio players from other sites? This article runs you through all the options, clearly explaining the pros and cons of each. Find out more.
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