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Top 5 Online Places to Learn WordPress

Why reinvent the wheel?    The internet is full of WordPress tutorials and resources, and we’ve picked out the top five online sites for learning WordPress on your own.   Some are free, but some of the better ones do charge a fee.

Note: These are NOT affiliates.  We have no partnership program with the following sites.

  1. Lynda.com with Morten Rand-Hendriksen (paid)This is a super professional way to learn WordPress and is feature rich. Not only are the training videos quality-made, they also come with course files, FAQ abilities, and transcripts, to allow for different learning styles (in case you like reading better than watching a video).
  2. Team Treehouse (paid with free trials)Another high quality and professional option for learning WordPress along with other coding essentials, this site formalizes training by offering videos, transcriptions (broken down by the second), project files and forum boards. To help complete the learning cycle, there are also quizzes to take. They have a “Workspace” that you can use to start coding and launching websites within their system. In addition to their browser-based site and iPad app, they also allow you to download their videos using iTunes.
  3. WP Beginner (free)As their name says, this is for beginners; like, absolute beginners. As a developer, this is the site we would send our clients to. If you have never been exposed to WordPress and are trying to learn how to set things up on your own as a DIY user, this is a good starting point.
  4. WP Apprentice by Kirk Biglione (paid)This is an option for those who want to build their own website and have never done anything like this before. It can also be good for those who are not technical and want to be able to manage their own site that a developer made for them. However, it also has some very basic-level tutorials that you could get for free through some of our other mentioned resources.
  5. WP101 by Shawn Hesketh (paid, with free samples)These are easy-to-understand, medium-paced videos on the fundamentals of WordPress. This is another resource a developer could use to send their clients to, much like WP Beginner (in fact, they’ve got white label options and a plugin available for developers who want to use their videos for their clients).