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Ultimate Roundup of Brilliant WordPress Tutorials – Your Input Needed!

One of the great things about WordPress is the ever-growing community of people that surrounds it. People who are not only willing to extend the software itself, but also share their knowledge and experience with everyone else via some brilliant WordPress tutorials.

So today, we want to take a minute to shed light on the work of all those people and point you towards some awesome pieces of how-to WordPress advice.

But hold on! There’s more to the story here. Instead of it being just us compiling the list, we want to invite you to take part as well!

To get the ball rolling, what follows is our initial list of what we think are 20+ brilliant WordPress tutorials. The only rule when compiling the list was to focus on the stuff that reveals something truly interesting about the platform – tutorials that go deep into certain aspects of WordPress and explain them in an easy to digest way.

We have both beginner-level information, as well as some more advanced concepts and things you can do with WordPress. There’s something for everyone!

If you enjoy any of these tutorials, by the way, don’t forget to give the authors some social media love!

In no particular order:

20+ Brilliant WordPress Tutorials

How to Move a Website from to a Self-Hosted Setup – A Beginners’ Guide

The fact that there are basically two separate – and fundamentally different – products that are both called “WordPress” is rather confusing for the regular user. This tutorial explains how to move your site from .com to .org, step by step.

Level: Beginner # website setup

How To Create And Customize A WordPress Child Theme

There are plenty of articles on the basics of creating a WordPress child theme, but this tutorial from Smashing Magazine goes incredibly in-depth and shows you how to override parent theme styles and much more.

Level: Intermediate # website setup # themes

Adding and Using WordPress Custom Image Sizes: A Guide to the Best Thing Ever

Custom image sizes can save you a ton of time if you’re working with lots of images. This tutorial shows you how to create them, and explains all the nuts and bolts like “soft crops” and “hard crops.”

Level: Intermediate # website management # images

How to Make WordPress Editor Look Like Your Front-End Website

Ever wished that your posts looked the same in the WordPress Editor as they do on your front-end site? This tutorial shows you how to make that a reality by adding custom styles to the WordPress editor.

Level: Intermediate # website management # wp-admin

Your quick start guide to the Jetpack plugin

The Jetpack plugin is probably the one plugin that most – if not all – website can benefit from having. It packs a ton of features, but it’s also kind of difficult to explain to people what it actually does. “Um… everything, I guess.” This tutorial can be helpful whenever someone asks you about Jetpack.

Level: Beginner # plugins

WordPress Development for Intermediate Users: Custom Post Types and Taxonomies

WordPress custom post types and taxonomies are what take WordPress from a “blog platform” to a versatile “CMS platform.” This tutorial shows you how to create and showcase them from start to finish.

Level: Intermediate # custom post types

How to create your own WordPress functionality plugin

For some situations, a custom plugin is a superior alternative to adding code snippets to your theme’s functions.php file. This tutorial tells you when those situations are and how you can do it.

Level: Intermediate # plugins
Brilliant WordPress Tutorials: Divi vs Avada vs X

Divi vs Avada vs X Theme: Ultimate Comparison

Divi, Avada, and X are the three main brands in the “mega themes” market. And all three are incredibly interesting, very powerful, and overall impressive. However, at the same time, they are also meant to resonate with a slightly different type of user. This tutorial helps you decide which of them is going to be best for you.

Level: Beginner # themes

Ultimate Conversion Tracking Guide for WordPress

Tracking conversions helps you know how effective your marketing efforts are. This detailed guide shows you how to track all types of conversions on WordPress: Google Analytics Goals, Facebook Pixel, and more.

Level: Beginner # marketing # analytics

Everything You Need to Know About Using Yoast SEO for WordPress

This monster guide from SEO wizards, Moz, tells you everything you need to know about using the Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress SEO.

Level: Beginner # SEO # plugins

WordPress SEO – the definitive guide

Speaking of Yoast, this is the official SEO guide by the Yoast SEO developers themselves. This is a 6,000 word-long resource that covers everything there is to know about setting up your WordPress site’s SEO parameters properly.

Level: Beginner # SEO # plugins

CDN for Dummies – A Stupid Easy Guide

Setting up a basic pull CDN is easy, but setting it up to work with custom CNAME records can quickly get complicated. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to do everything – both the easy stuff and the hard stuff. (Don’t know which CDN to choose?)

Level: Beginner # website setup # performance

How to Setup Facebook Instant Articles for WordPress (Step by Step)

Facebook Instant Articles can be tricky to set up for WordPress – this WPBeginner tutorial shows you every step you need to get them up and running.

Level: Beginner # website management # social media

How To Build A Custom WordPress Archive Page

Traditionally speaking, archives pages haven’t been the most attractive nor useful pages in WordPress. In their default form, they are just automatically generated post listings that don’t really help guide the reader towards anything interesting. This tutorial shows you how to build a completely original archives page with the help of custom page templates.

Level: Intermediate # website setup # themes

Creating a Custom WordPress Dashboard for Your Clients

Whether we are ready to admit it or not, WordPress is not entirely easy to grasp for a brand new user. There’s a lot going on in the dashboard once you log in, and the default “Welcome” section doesn’t really answer all the questions. This is where a custom dashboard homepage comes into the picture. Here’s how to create one to make life easier for your clients.

Level: Beginner # website setup # plugins

Extend the Quick Edit Actions in the WordPress Dashboard

If you need to manage tons of WordPress posts, the Quick Edit option is a lifesaver. This tutorial shows you how to make it even more helpful.

Level: Intermediate # website management

How to Create an Awesome Landing Page With a Free Drag-and-Drop Content Builder

Drag-and-drop page builders can be fun, sure … provided that you’ve invested a while into learning how to use your specific builder of choice. This tutorial shows you step by step through the process of creating a landing page with one of the popular drag-and-drop builders.

Level: Beginner # website management # plugins

Hardening WordPress

This official WordPress Codex entry is one of the best guides to WordPress security that I’ve ever come across. It covers everything – big and small.

Level: Intermediate # website management # security

The Ultimate WordPress Development Environment

If you want to start your adventure with WordPress development, the first thing you’ll have to take care of is setting up your development environment. This is not only about the tool you use to write code with, but also additional side tools that will streamline your work and make things much more pleasant in general. Here’s everything from top to bottom.

Level: Intermediate # development

Best WordPress Hosting Providers Compared

Hosting is one of those elements that can have significant impact on our sites’ successes or failures. Pick a good host, and it becomes pretty much a set it and forget it kind of thing. Pick a bad one, and you’re entering a never-ending stream of frustrations and downtime. Here are the most popular WordPress hosting options compared, performance-tested and analyzed.

Level: Beginner # website setup # hosting

The Ultimate Guide to W3 Total Cache: How to Set it Up

W3 Total Cache is a useful plugin, that’s for sure. However, it’s also a very intimidating one. The plugin itself has multiple menus, tabs, and settings panels overall, and not all of them are easy to grasp. Here’s a tutorial that helps you understand what’s going on inside the plugin and how to set it up properly.

Level: Beginner # website setup # performance # plugins

This sums up our list! Again, we’re really excited to see your input so that we can expand this list to 50 or even 100 of the most brilliant WordPress tutorials that have ever been published!

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Brandon Graves
May 17, 2017 12:44 pm

If you do not have basic working knowledge of WordPress or you are some more advanced, this tutorial will really help you to understand the working concepts of WordPress and to learn some advance features step by step to meet the goals.

Web design Cheshire
May 15, 2017 9:07 am

I really liked your comparison of website hosts. It was very thorough and easy to follow. It also inspired a lot of discussion which is good.

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