What do you think about WordPress? Are you comfortable with the platform or does it intimidate you? Me, I love me some WordPress!
But it didn’t start out that way. You see, WordPress used to intimidate the heck out of me. I guess it was the ‘self-hosted’ part that scared me. Back then the thought of setting up my own blog and maintaining it by my lonesome was nerve-wrecking.
I would see other blogs with all these bells and whistles and I was like, how did they get their site to look like that. Little did I know there was such a thing called a plugin that was making their site look awesome! And don’t get me started on the other blogging terms I wasn’t too sure about but I digress.
WordPress Bloggers and Websites To Follow For Tips and Tricks
I learned to love it because of some awesome WordPress bloggers and websites I followed – like the ones I’m about to introduce you to for tips and tricks. And what I learned is that WordPress really isn’t a difficult platform to work with. All you need is the right tutorial to walk you through whatever it is you want to do for your site.
If you’ve got a love-hate relationship going on with WordPress, here are some bloggers and sites to follow to get great tips and how-to tutorials.
Check out Ravi’s blog Blogging Love and join the other 70K folks who follow his blog. And in case you missed it, check out the guest post he did here called Are You Afraid To Use WordPress For Your First Blog?
Susan Velez and I recently connected – probably about a year ago and I can’t belive it took me that long to find her. Her site is packed with WordPress tutorials like how to add content boxes to a Genesis child theme.
And she even offers a 7-day course to help you learn WordPress as well as blogging tips to help you monetize your blog.
If you are totally new to WordPress, you have to follow WPBeginner. The name of the blog says it all.
They also have tutorials that show you how to add those bells and whistles I mentioned like how to add cinemagraphs.
When I got enough confidence to customize my theme, the first thing I wanted to do was change the size of the header image.
I searched on Google for some help and that’s when I found WP Sites by Brad Dalton. Of the more than two thousand genesis tutorials, he had one that walked me through changing the header image area in the LifeStyle Pro theme. I have to admit I was terrified that I’d mess up my theme but the tutorial was right on.
KeyPressWP hasn’t posted anything in a while but they still have some great tutorials that are still helpful to this day like how to add a horizontal call-to-action in the Parallax Pro theme using the eNews Extended widget and other tutorials for WordPress-friendly themes.
Check out KeyPressWP and all the tutorials there.
Now, how can I have a post like this and not mention WordPress.org. This is the place to get all your news about WordPress. They’ll keep you up on things like their latest updates, download their free themes and you get access over 53 thousand plugins.
Over To You
So those are my favorite WordPress bloggers and websites. Don’t forget you can also find WordPress tips and tricks here on the blog. And by email when you sign up for Blogging News.
Now let’s chat. Who are your favorite WordPress bloggers? Tell me about them in the comments below.
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