The 11 Ways To Effectively Handle Your WordPress Blog

Ayan Sarkar

Index:

  1. Introduction
  2. Tutorials for handling your WordPress Blog
    1. Beginner’s Guide for WordPress (WPBeginner)
    2. WordPress Quick Start Guide (WordPress.org)
    3. WordPress SEO (Yoast)
    4. WordPress Essential Training (Lynda)
    5. WP101
    6. Using the most benefit from WordPress.com( WordPress.com)
    7. WordPress for beginners( Udemy)
    8. Build ecommerce site with WordPress (Udemy)
    9. WP Apprentice
    10. Learning how to use WordPress (First Site Guide)
    11. Best Practices For Managing the WordPress Site: The Ultimate Guide( WPMU DEV)
  3. Conclusion

Introduction

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The art of blogging is extremely popular in the modern times. Creating the right blog can surely get you the undivided attention which you have been craving for. Now if you want to power your blog with the platform WordPress then you surely are making the best choice.

But it is surely one thing to install WordPress and another thing to entirely to completely grasp how the whole process works. If you do not have any sort of slightest idea then we are more than happy to help with the right set of guidance.

Here are some of the ways in which you can learn WordPress blog.

1. Beginner’s Guide for WordPress (WPBeginner)

WPBeginner
Well the name says it all. Beginner’s guide for WordPress .This beginner guide is designed in the best possible way to guide someone right from the about how to begin with WordPress.

The beginner’s guide has eight sections or in better word guides with each one targeting a different topic of importance. These include:

  • Self-Hosted WordPress.org vs. Free WordPress.com
  • How To Pick the Right Domain Name
  • How to Choose the Best WordPress Hosting
  • How to Install WordPress on the Site
  • How to Select a Perfect WordPress Theme
  • Recommended Plugins for WordPress
  • How to Install and Setup Google Analytics in WordPress
  • Setup a Professional Email Address for Your WordPress Blog

For setting up your WordPress blog, all the steps are surely not needed and you can skip over the first few sections. For setting up a blog all you need is the information on plugins and Google Analytics which is important for success.

This is the beginner oriented approach and offers greatest benefit. Those who do not know much about this CMS, then this guide will point you in the right direction.

Take the example, if you click open How to install and Setup Google Analytics in WordPress, and then you get detailed information about the whole process.

2. WordPress Quick Start Guide (WordPress.org)

WordPress Guide

There is no other authentic source than WordPress itself and you can trust that the information given in the guide will surely offer you 100 percent accurate advise. In fact it is extremely helpful if you are interested in learning more about WordPress and how the whole process works.

This one is the quick start guide giving you information about everything you are looking for.

The section Create Content is surely the favorites. Here you will find information on how to add content right to the blog which is again sub divided into five sections:

  • Write a Post
  • Create a Page
  • Make Categories for Your Posts
  • Add Tags to Your Posts
  • Edit a Page or Post

WordPress Guide 1

For a professional developer, this one is basic but if one is new to WordPress this information will help beginner to put thing right on track.

Here you will be provided with this detailed guide with the clear understanding of WordPress. You can use this guide for future reference.

Take the example, if you click on the create content, you will be provided with detailed information guiding you to create the blog.

3. WordPress SEO (Yoast)

WordPress Yoast

Just creating a blog is surely not enough. The next step will be to proceed with is search engine optimization. In other words, this means pushing your site right to the top of the page one with primary keywords.

  • Basic WordPress SEO
  • Template optimization
  • Advanced WordPress SEO and duplicate content
  • A site structure for high rankings
  • Conversion optimization
  • Comment optimization
  • Off-site blog SEO
  • Measuring results
  • Conclusions on WordPress SEO

Here you will get detailed information about detailed information about site structure with proper rankings will give your website the much desired SEO rankings. With this site structure, you can create high-quality content as well as build links.

4. WordPress Essential Training (Lynda)

WordPress post

Again when it is the question of WordPress Essential Training there is nothing more reliable than Lynda. The video training course of Lynda will train you effectively in the right sense giving you ample information about WordPress essential training.

Lynda provides a various training session and you can learn WordPress by watching various videos. This one is created for beginners and is reputed to have more than 68,283 views.

There are various videos which can train you in the right way about various developer tips.

Like the blog on WordPress Essential Training covers various topics which topics like

Topics include:

  • Creating posts and pages
  • Formatting text
  • Publishing and scheduling posts
  • Adding images, audio, and video
  • Bulk editing posts and pages
  • Customizing themes and menus
  • Using widgets
  • Extending WordPress with plugins
  • Editing users profiles
  • Configuring settings
  • Getting new readers
  • Keeping WordPress up to date and secure

5. WP101

WP 101 starts with a very innovative message which surely says it all.

The easiest way to learn WordPress

Who’s got time to read boring tech books? Our easy WordPress tutorial videos will teach you all the basics in about an hour! Continue learning with more advanced tutorials, plus get answers to your WordPress questions in our members-only forum.

Our WordPress videos are closed-captioned and up-to-date for WordPress 4.5.

If you click on the button START LEARNING NOW, you will be redirected to various tutorial videos which are perfect for beginners who wish to start to learn using WordPress.

WordPress tutorial

There are various courses like for example

  • Getting Started Intro To WordPress
  • WordPress 101 basics
  • WordPress 201the next steps
  • Getting started with WooCommerce and many more

The training modules do not stop here. For example, if you open Getting Started Intro To WordPress, there are various tutorial videos say for example

  • What is WordPress
  • com or WordPress.org
  • How to install WordPress

With WP 101, you can get several other advanced tutorials which can surely provide you detailed information about various advanced functionalities of the platform WordPress.

6. Using the most benefit from WordPress.com( WordPress.com)

benefit from WordPress

The website of WordPress does provide you with detailed idea about the various aspects of WordPress. For creating the right WordPress blogs, you should follow this blog from start to end.

Well this guide can be used for people who have been using WordPress for years. It will help those more who are looking better to understand how the CMS works and the ways one can benefit from them.

In the similar way there are various options like Get Published which helps you create the posts, pages as well as menus. Similarly with options like Get configure, one can customize the features of the WordPress blog in the best possible way.

Again to list of points, various experienced WordPress users run into issues which can be effectively solved by the platform WordPress in the best possible way

Well for those who wish to exemplify their website, the favorite part of the guide section will be Get Lingo where you will get WordPress terms understanding the concept right into the dashboard.

WordPress users

Understand the concept of Get Lingo

  • About Page: As suggested, this page is a static page which tells in details about the information about the blog. In case of any website, the about us page is surely the most visited page.
  • Account- This section determines the way you use your WordPress account. When one signs up for WordPress, they are provided with username and password which allows logging in and publishing to the WordPress website.
  • Background – The last section involves customizing your WordPress website with the right image and text color behind the site. One can add custom background to the website as desired learning the various do and don’ts of the background.

7. WordPress for beginners( Udemy)

WordPress beginners

There are various video tutorials which can be easily learnt in the best way possible. Another video tutorial is available on the platform of Udemy which again teaches nearly 7800 enrolled students in the best way possible.

This course will surely bear some primary point of interest for you. These interest points are

  • 74 lectures
  • 5 hours of video tutorials
  • You do not require any basic knowledge of WordPress
  • You can build a fully functional WordPress blog with these tutorials.

The course in short when it is the question of well designing a website detailing you about the installation along with a running of the website on web host guiding you how to manage a complete website with responsive design.

The best part about this course is that you will get a chance to choose what to watch as each and every video will take two minutes to watch.

8. Build ecommerce site with WordPress (Udemy)

WordPress ecommerce

Well your requirement may not be creating a WordPress blog as you can create something more powerful such as the structure for an ecommerce website.

For selling your online products, you can surely use WordPress website as with the right added functionality, WordPress can surely meet all of your ecommerce needs. There are various students who are enrolled in this course helping you learn about various aspects of WordPress platform.

One can take this video course with confidence with the perfect rating. Udemy provides an enjoyable and efficient experience in the best possible way. Again in this section, there are 80 lectures which will take nearly seven hours of video. This course is long detailed course taking more than 7 hours to complete.

9. WP Apprentice

If you open the website, you will be greeted with the link stating Struggling with WordPress.

The website WP Apprentice offers free WordPress quick start course. The video training approach in WP Apprentice is surely another option as it can help to manage the WordPress website with the tutorial giving the right answer for you. Well the reasons are:

  • Without having to search Google, you can get all of the answers which one need.
  • One can leave outdated guides and books in the past
  • Getting clear access to various step-by-step video tutorials.
  • Lessons are provided updated with the latest version of WordPress.

WordPress is never very easy to use but for creating website, it is easy to add some content. Managing the website can be confusing and also very time consuming with time growing.

WP Apprentics will surely help to remove all the confusion by giving video tutorials for every type of person.

WP Apprentics

Take the example, Website Blueprint course is perfect for business owners and entrepreneurs. This course will cover the following:

  • Getting Started
  • Planning Your Site
  • Site Design
  • Site Building
  • Business Features added
  • Maintenance of site

After launching your WordPress site, whatever you come up with is covered with WP Apprentice.

10. Learning how to use WordPress (First Site Guide)

Learning wordpress

You can get the clear idea about the name itself with the basic guide. Though it might sound basic but this one is really a bit critical. The guides will teach you to learn about how to use WordPress blog.

The details of the guide are surely refreshing and it never leaves you searching and hanging for more guidance. The guide is full of information and it has exclusive demo videos.

With your content, there is each section of quick demo which allows you to visualize what one is reading.

Better yet, the videos will give in-depth analysis which is surely not available from a video of a minute or two in length.

Well this type of guide which one wants to keep by side as one continues to use WordPress. These videos offer advice and you can watch these videos often.

Each blog contain different chapters of guide such as creating blog content which will teach different aspects to achieve great success.

Take the example of Navigating the dashboard; this demo video gives details about the blog services with details about the dashboards. Again with another closer look at each area of the dashboard.

11. Managing WordPress Blog with WPMU DEV

There are lots of people out there who think that creating a blog can help you attract target audience. For them the guide from WPMU DEV is the perfect solution.

WPMU DEV

Learning WordPress certainly involves learning various areas and among those five key focus areas are

  • Content
  • Code
  • Performance
  • Backups
  • Security

This is not one of those thin guides which provide just basic advice hoping you figure out the rest. It is in depth, full of guidance teaching you exactly what one is looking for.

This is great example of optimizing the speed of the site. There are many people who do not even think about this before starting a blog. But, if you want to manage the site with success and reach all the goals, you cannot afford to overlook the finer details.

There are more than 400,000 members, many of whom got their start by reading the guide. If you need help managing a WordPress site, one does not have to continue the search.

Conclusion

One nice thing about relying on WordPress is that you will always get the help which you need. There are various tutorials and guides which can surely help you to learn WordPress in the right sense. If the platform is WordPress then you will surely get all the help you need to.

With the use of various plugins and themes, one can seriously make the WordPress blog a better place increasing your knowledge base. In fact, excellent plugins and themes surely boost traffic with high-quality content.

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Ayan Sarkar is the CTO of Webskitters, a renowned web development company known for serving its clientele with excellence. Being passionate about the web and mobile app development industry, he believes in inventing ground-breaking solutions for serving his clients. Sharing his views and innovative thoughts with others, he recurrently maintains his blog and believes in disseminating his technological experience and insights with others.

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