WordPress was launched in 2003 and it became the world’s most used CMS really fast mainly because of its amazing community. If you own a WordPress based website or planing to create one, these tutorials will definitely help you improve performance and ranking in search engines to get more visitors.
1. How to Install WordPress – Complete WordPress Installation Tutorial
In this WordPress installation tutorial, the goal is to offer a comprehensive WordPress installation tutorial for beginners and advanced users alike. You will learn how to install WordPress using Fantastico, Softaculous, and SimpleScripts on a server or local computer (Windows, Mac, and Linux).
2. A WordPress Tutorial for Beginners – Create Your First Site in 10 Steps
What do you need to do to get started in WordPress and end up with a website that’s ready to impress visitors straight out the gate? And how can you do this in the most efficient manner as possible, even without prior experience in WordPress? This following WordPress tutorial will walk you through all the necessary steps in setting up your first WordPress site.
3. WordPress Cheat Sheet for Developers
This WordPress Cheat Sheet should be enough to get you started developing or tweaking WordPress themes.
4. How to Install XAMPP and WordPress Locally on PC/Windows
Setting up XAMPP on your Windows machine is by far no easy feat, let me tell you! But once it’s installed, it’s a breeze to run and will save you a bunch of time if you need to run WordPress locally. In fact, you’ll forget it’s even there.
Having a localhost environment is an essential part of my WordPress workflow – I couldn’t do my day job without it. I regularly set up new installs of WordPress to test and play with new versions of themes and plugins, and I have multiple Multisite installs set up, too.
5. How to Move WordPress from Localhost to Live Server
The ability to set up and use local development is an important one in any WordPressers skill set.
A local WordPress installation enables you to work independently of an online connection, test site changes, themes, and plugins without the risk of breaking your live site, and overall makes your workflow more efficient. Your site won’t do any good, however, if it’s just lying around on your hard drive. Once you are done with the work, you need to figure out how to move WordPress from localhost to live server.
So, in this article, you will learn how you can make this transition from local install to live environment — posts, pages, pictures, plugins, themes, and more.
6. A Beginner’s Guide to Customizing a WordPress Site
If you’re new to WordPress, the thought of tinkering with its code can be a daunting one. But in reality, there are many simple things you can do in order to customize the look and feel of your site without risking disaster.
I recommended that you avoid making changes to themes directly. Creating child themes and working with offline files are the safest ways to make any changes to the code. Working this way means that way if you do happen to inadvertently create any issues on your site while tweaking it, you have the original files and can quickly re-upload them to overwrite your changes.
7. How to Learn WordPress in a Week (For Free!)
Whether you’re working full-time and juggling family, social and volunteer commitments, mastering WordPress is within your reach – and there are so many resources available for free that if you do have time you have absolutely no excuse!
If you’re willing to put in the time you do have free, it’s easy and quicker to master WordPress than you may imagine. This post offers a step-by-step guide for intermediate users who want to become competent with WordPress over seven days.
8. Creating Custom Post Types In WordPress
WordPress is a extremely powerful platform offering more than just the blogging capabilities it was originally created for. Since it’s creation, WordPress has grown into a vast CMS platform that allows users with nearly any goal in mind a great place to build. New features such as custom menus, widgets, post types, and post formats all allow users to fine tune their websites to display the content in the best way possible.
Today we will explore custom post types in WordPress. We will find out what they are, how or why you would use them, and to top it off we will be creating an example custom post type that you can use as a guide to creating your own.
9. How to Appear in Google Answer Boxes with Your WordPress Site
Do you want your articles to appear in Google answer boxes? Answer boxes are Google’s push to answer questions directly on the search results page. In this article, you will learn how to appear in Google Answer Boxes for WordPress users.
10. How To Build A Premium Content Site Using WordPress
From magazines and newspapers to bloggers, virtually every publisher aspires to make money from their content.
Creating a premium content site using WordPress is actually relatively straight-forward but there’s a lot to consider before you start building your site. In this article we’ll look at how to approach creating and maintaining a premium content site and look at several potential technical implementations.
11. Your Startup Guide to SEO – A WordPress SEO Tutorial
WordPress tutorials aren’t just for the DIY user or WordPress beginner who need an introduction to the CMS. In fact, you can find a wide array of WordPress-related topics covered in online tutorials.
One of the subjects you might want more help with as you build your first WordPress site is search engine optimization (SEO). It’s not a difficult subject to grasp, but it does take time to construct a solid SEO strategy for a WordPress site. This is why having a WordPress SEO tutorial like this one can be a big help as you start your new site and seek to optimize future sites for search as well.
12. Creating and Submitting a Patch to WordPress Core
If you are someone who uses WordPress to earn a living and to tell your story, seeing a change that you wrote added to the WordPress code base is a pretty exciting thing. I know it was for me.
In this tutorial, you will learn the few simple things you need to know in order to create a patch for WordPress that can be accepted into the core software.
14. How To Speed Up WordPress
A few months ago, I ran an experiment to see how much faster I could make one of my websites in less than two hours of work. After installing a handful of WordPress plugins and fixing a few simple errors, I had improved the website’s loading speed from 1.61 seconds to 583 milliseconds. That’s a 70.39% improvement, without having made any visual changes to the website.
15. How To Prevent Common WordPress Theme Mistakes
If you’ve been thinking of creating free or premium WordPress themes, well, I hope I can help you avoid some of the mistakes I’ve made over the years. Even though I always strive for good clean code, there are pursuits that still somehow lead me into making mistakes. I hope that I can help you avoid them with the help of this article.
16. The Best WordPress Cache Plugins And How To Use Them
There are a lot of things you can do to optimize your WordPress website, however installing a cache plugin will have the biggest effective on your page loading times.
17. How To Internationalize Your WordPress Website
As an open-source community, we should all strive to localize our open-source contributions. Before you can transcribe your digital assets though, you have to internationalize your codebase.
The terms “internationalization” and “localization” are often used interchangeably, though they technically represent two different aspects of the translation process.
18. WP Mayor Guide to WordPress Content Delivery Networks
A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is distributed network of servers strategically located across the globe, housed in various data centres. The goal of a CDN is to serve or transfer data requested by another server (which is usually an end-user like you and me) – with high availability and performance. When an end-user requests data, the job of the CDN is to serve it from a server which is geographically closet to the requestor’s location. There are a handful of free CDN that work flawlessly – I’ve discussed them later on in this guide.
19. WordPress Security Checklist
With WordPress powering more than 20% of the modern web, sites created on the platform are increasingly under attack by hackers. While the core WordPress platform is strictly audited for security, it’s easy to make mistakes in your own WordPress installation that could lead to serious vulnerabilities. Clef and BruteProtect have put together this WordPress Security Checklist to help you ensure you’re following best practices when you deploy your site. Follow along and be safe!
20. How to Prepare Your WordPress Site for a Surge in Traffic
OK, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for: there’s a huge surge in traffic on your WordPress site. Success! But then you get a message from Hummingbird or your web host or whatever uptime monitoring service you use, and it’s saying your site’s gone down. What the H-E-double-hockey-sticks?