WordPress powers 50% of all new websites, and 20% of all sites on the web. It’s very easy to get off the ground with a WordPress site; however, mastering the CMS’ power can take some learning. I thought it would benefit the WordPress community if I assembled my favorite resources that have helped me with WordPress. There’s an overwhelming amount of ‘Junk’ WordPress resources out there; so what’s listed here are what I feel to be the best.
WordPress Online Resources
The Official WordPress Codex; also known as WordPress.org. This is the official online manual for WordPress accompanied with a community support system, and a themes- and plugins- repository.
WordPress.tv. This is the video nirvana of WordPress learning; WordPress’ answer to TED Talks. This is also the sister site of the WordPress Codex; both produced by the WordPress Foundation.
WP101.com. The fasted and cheapest way to learn and get up to speed on WordPress.
WP Beginner. A very popular blog for unofficial tutorials, free videos and deals. The owner of this website, Syed Balkhi, also speaks at various WordCAmps.
WPMU. This is another popular blog about themes and plugins; contributed by multiple authors.
Yoast. Great resource covering WordPress and SEO. This site provides well-received plugins and tutorials.
WPEngine Blog. This is an informative blog by Austin Gunter where he shares his WordPress knowledge and opinions.
WP Water Cooler. This site contains many videos with roundtable discussion on WordPress.
The Short Cutts. A summary of almost all the Matt Cutts video.