Learning WordPress is one of those things that many of us are doing almost every single day. However, once we reach a certain point, I think we stop thinking of it as “learning WordPress” and we start thinking of it as “how to do [any given task] with WordPress.”
When it comes to helping other people with WordPress, it’s easy to forget what it’s like to be at the beginning stages and getting acquainted with all of the nuances required to get things set up on our computer and how it relates to releasing projects on the web.
To that end, I just wrapped up a series for Envato geared specifically towards beginners who want to get started with WordPress but aren’t sure where to start.
From the series homepage:
In this series of articles, we’re taking a look at how to get started with WordPress. From installing the software, to finding and installing themes and plugins. This guide seeks to provide you with everything you need in order to lay the foundation for learning WordPress.
The articles cover the following topics:
- Installing the necessary server software
- Installing WordPress
- Finding and installing WordPress themes
- Finding and installing WordPress plugins
The series also includes some additional gotchas that you may want to look out as you get acquainted with the WordPress economy. I’m also working on a short, two-part series that dives a bit deeper into distinguishing between themes and plugins that may ultimately help you become a better theme developer or plugin developer (should you choose to go that route).
In the meantime, if you’re already on your way to becoming a WordPress developer, I also have this article about getting started with WordPress development.
At any rate, if you have comments or questions, please leave them on each of the respective articles.