It doesn’t matter if you are just getting started with WordPress or you know your way around them, there are always something new to learn when using this CMS.
I can promise you this; no-one out there knows everything about WordPress…no-one.
There are simply too many niches, nuances and areas of expertise that makes it such a huge platform.
But this an opportunity to focus on specific areas that you want to focus on.
It is also a chance for you learn how to how to use WordPress to the level that you are comfortable; whether it’s just to get past the beginner stage or you want to be an expert in a specific area e.g. plugin development, accessibility, theme designer, etc.
Combined with learning by yourself and experimenting with the CMS, we would not be able to get very far without acquiring the help from other experts out there.
And that’s why you should always think about using the resources out there if you are looking for some WordPress help.
The Top WordPress Tutorial & Training Sites
Below are some of bests sites out there who could help you to learn WordPress step by step, regardless of what you want to learn about and your level of expertise. This will include both the free and paid resources.
Disclaimer: Unless there is an asterisk beside the name, I personally have not used the resources myself. But the recommendations is based on their popularity, reviews, reputations and community feedback. Where relevant, you should read the reviews and comments left by other people who have used the courses and followed the tutorials.
Created by Shawn Hesketh, who is also a WordPress, WP 101 is definitely one of the best resources out there, where it provides a huge amount of up-to-date resources on easy WordPress tutorial videos for beginners.
In fact, they have helped more than a million beginners to learn how to use WordPress.
Not only are they brilliant staying up-to-date with the latest tips, but they are continuously adding new video courses to their collection.
In fact, they even have a dedicated page about what courses are in production, planned for production, being considered and a place for you to make your suggestion.
And they are also very reasonable priced, particularly as it’s a one-off payment and not a monthly subscription. The biggest package will include all future courses at no extra cost.
Potentially the biggest WordPress tutorial site for beginners, WPBeginner was originally started by Syed Balkhi back in 2009 to help everyone understand how to use WordPress.
Today, there are thousands of pages on the site and you will mostly likely see it appear on Google if you search for almost anything related a question or solution to a WordPress problem.
They even have a popular YouTube page which was also created to answer any questions that you may have about WordPress in a step-by-step video format.
This is option is slightly more unique as you will learn new skills directly from seasoned and well-known WordPress experts.
Each of the individual video courses are relatively cheap, with most of them being around $19 and small handful of them are also free.
But you can also save money and have access to all of the videos (over 84 hours worth) for $299 as well as other benefits. This option is particularly beneficial for those who are committed and wants to level-up their knowledge about WordPress.
This is a website which I use and I’m personally a fan of.
After every single WordCamp, each talks are then uploaded on WordPress.tv so that it is accessible to everyone for free and at anytime. So if you have wanted to attend WordCamp near or far but you couldn’t, you can be assured that it will (eventually) appear on WordPress.tv.
The other added benefit is that you can also browse by languages. Even though English will be the most popular, you will still find dozens of other languages available too.
Udemy is a tricky one because it brings up mixed results for the users. This is where you will have to use your best judgement based on the descriptions as well as the reviews and ratings.
But there’s no denying its popularity for being one of the leading online courses provider.
You may find that not all of the video quality are of professional standard. But the content could still be relevant and interesting for you.
Although similar to Udemy, Skillshare is another popular online video courses platform, which has an abundance of different topics to choose from.
You will need to register in order to see the video courses available, but at the time of writing, searching for WordPress brings up 569 results.
Skillshare is another favourite of mine because of the quality of the courses and the community-based workshops & tasks that you get assigned with. And if you want to, you can then share your homework with other “students” so that you can compare and contrast.
Prices: $12/monthly, $8/annually
Lynda is known for creating high-quality tutorial videos on just about any business and technology related topics, so it’s not a surprise that LinkedIn has bought the company for a cool $1.5 billion back in 2015.
It’s also not a surprise to see that it also host a huge amount of WordPress-related online courses (90 of them) and video tutorials (2,310 of them), with many of them run by seasoned experts in the WordPress field. And it ranges from the technical courses to the more niche areas like building your own WordPress membership site.
Prices: £12.95/£18.85 per month (after a 30-day free trial)
The Team Treehouse company have a number of courses around building websites, learning to code and also how WordPress development courses.
It doesn’t have the most extensive list of courses, but Team Treehouse is very well-known for their high quality video courses, particularly for those who wants to get into web development (or in this case, WordPress development).
And despite what the screenshot above illustrates, there are not just beginner’s courses but there are also intermediate and advanced courses too.
Prices: £20/£40 per month
The 2nd biggest search engine in the world is a not just an obvious choice, and also a free option for you.
At the time of writing, searching for “wordpress” on YouTube brings up 5.7 million results. So you are bound to find something there that suits your level.
But this is where you need to be specific with your searches and start experimenting with your keywords. Searching for “wordpress” is much too broad.
For example, the search result for “wordpress plugin tutorial” and “wordpress plugin for beginners” brings up very different results.
So it’s up to you to make sure that you experiment with the way your phrase your search queries.
You don’t have to be a beginner to use these tutorials. Like I said, there is always something new to learn in the world of WordPress and it’s impossible to cover everything.
It is no surprise that there are so many places to choose from if you want to learn about WordPress online…especially if you consider that I haven’t even mentioned any blogs, podcasts and news sites.
But you are definitely spoilt for choices when it comes to finding WordPress tutorials for your specific needs.
Have you got any other suggestions? Have I missed out any other resources? Or maybe you have tried one of them out yourself?
Do comment below and let me know what you think.