How to Use WordPress Well

How to Use WordPress Well: Top Tips from @GretLouiseI began using WordPress in 2009, six years into my blogging journey. I’ve grown to love the WordPress community, the flexibility of the code, the beauty of the themes. And while I encourage my friends to choose the blogging platform that best suits them, I couldn’t imagine using anything else than self-hosted WordPress for my own sites.

I’ve compiled here some of my most popular posts about WordPress, as well as other links and resources to help you use WordPress well.

WordPress & Blogger

WordPress Plugins & Themes

WordPress Settings, Security, & Analytics

Become Savvy Inside WordPress in 5 Minutes a Day

Become Savvy Inside WordPress in 5 Minutes a Day (a #31Days series by @GretLouise)

For more WordPress tips and tricks, visit my #31Days series “Become Savvy Inside WordPress.” Some of the most popular posts from the series were:

WordPress Resource Sites

Everything I needed to know about WordPress, I learned from Google. Seriously.

  • WPBeginner
    I always laugh when my Google search leads me to WPBeginner. I’m learning to start there with my WordPress queries. They are knowledgeable and helpful!
  • Amy Lynn Andrews
    Amy Lynn makes WordPress simple. She’s responsible for thousands of bloggers feeling confident enough to set up self-hosted WordPress sites. Her tutorials are great for all beginning WordPress users!
  • WP Sites
    Lots of great tutorials for adapting StudioPress themes!
  • WPMU Dev Blog
    Lots of interesting and informative blog posts about WordPress (themes, plugins, security, and more).

WordPress Hosts

Looking for a good host for a WordPress site? I review the hosts I’ve dealt with–and heard about–here:

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