As we have now started a WordPress only hosting package at HostAfrica, I thought I would put together a few links to some WordPress tutorials on the web.
WordPress tutorials for beginners
This complete guide to creating your first WordPress site is a great place to start if you’re a total beginner or someone with a bit of experience looking to fill holes in your knowledge. There are sections on everything from domain names, to how to choose a theme, and tips for keeping your WordPress site secure.
A WordPress tutorial aimed at beginners who are trying to become competent at WordPress in their spare time. It assumes some familiarity with the WordPress, as well as a basic understanding of HTML, CSS and PHP. If you have a few hours free each day, this course will help you become WordPress wizard very quickly.
Only 10 steps separate you from your website according to this clearly laid out guide. Follow the steps outlined and you will have your first site in no time. They cover the following in this 10 step guide:
- Choose a Domain
- Purchase Web Hosting and Domain
- Install WordPress
- Find a WordPress Theme
- Install Your WordPress Theme
- Configure Your WordPress Theme
- Publish Your First Pages
- Create a Menu
- Configure Your WordPress Settings
- Install Essential WordPress Plugins
WordPress tutorials – Intermediate
Has your ‘Add Media’ button on your WordPress site has suddenly stopped working. This problem does not display any error or warning which leaves users clueless about why their ‘Add Media’ button is not working. In this article, the problem is explained as well as the fix.
There are a number of common mistakes people make when creating WordPress themes. This WordPress tutorial explains what they are and how to avoid them.
The best way to know your audience is through your traffic stats. That’s where Google Analytics comes in. It’s free and it can tell you who visits your site, where they come from, when they visit, what they look at while they’re there, and how they interact with your content. Follow this guide to get up and running.
There are a massive number of plugins available for the WordPress users. So how do you pick out the ones that will actually be useful? In this tutorial, the guys at WPMU DEV pick their five must-have plugins for your first blog. They cover everything from monitoring page load speed to protect against spam.
WordPress tutorials – Advanced
Service workers are a popular way of speeding up meaningful renderings of and interactions with any browser. In this tutorial, learn how to implement service workers for a website that runs on WordPress, with the goal of speeding up loading time and providing offline-first capabilities.
Support for responsive images has been in WordPress for a while, in the form of viewport-based image selection. But there’s another, more versatile way to do responsive images on WordPress: using art direction. This tutorial shows you how to design with images whose crop or composition changes at certain breakpoints.
Even WordPress sites that don’t get much traffic attract huge numbers of malicious login attempts. There are a number of different strategies you can use to help protect your site. This WordPress tutorial runs through one simple way to make yourself less visible to hackers.
Cheat sheets are ideal when you’re starting out, and can still prove useful to refer back to when you’re more experienced. This one lays it all out for you and provides a brilliant go-to for any WordPress woes.
Hopefully, these sites will help you get the most out of your WordPress hosting at HostAfrica!