One of the greatest things about WordPress is that there is always something new to learn.
It doesn’t matter if you have never seen the WordPress Dashboard in your life, or if you have been using it since its b2/cafelog days – you will never know everything there is to know about WordPress.
That fact is something I have become more and more aware of. Despite the fact that I write about WordPress for a living, there is still an enormous amount that I don’t know. I can’t possibly focus on every single facet of WordPress, so I have the areas in which I am most comfortable (such as content creation and its associated topics), and other areas in which I would consider myself no more than a beginner (such as theme development).
With that in mind, I thought this would be a great opportunity to go back through the archives of all of the 350+ posts I have written relating to WordPress, and pick out my top 50. I had just one rule – each post must be specifically and directly related to WordPress. For ease of use I have broken down the posts into categories. Enjoy!
WordPress for Beginners
- WordPress.com vs. Self-Hosted WordPress
- 31 Steps to Mastering WordPress
- A Step by Step Guide to Setting Up Your WordPress Blog
- 10 Handy WordPress Features You May Not Know About [Part I / Part II]
- 20 Free WordPress Plugins that Every User Should Have
- 9 Features that Should Come Standard in WordPress (and How to Get Them) [Part I / Part II]
- How to Create and Manage User Profiles
- 7 New Post/Page Features You May Not Even Know About
- Everything You Need to Know About Producing Content in WordPress
- Everything You Need to Know About the WordPress Visual Editor
- Everything You Need to Know About the WordPress HTML Editor
- Everything You Need to Know About the Media Uploader
- A Beginner’s Introduction To Multisite
- Improve Your Blogging Productivity with the Distraction Free Editor
- The Best Editorial Calendar Plugin for WordPress
- Everything You Need to Know About WordPress Tags
- Everything You Need to Know About Related Posts
- 5 Plugins to Make The Most of Comments in WordPress
- Boost Engagement and Conversions on Your Blog with 1 of 3 WordPress Plugins
- Headline Split Testing for WordPress
- How to Embed Text Within Your Posts With a Show/Hide Link
- How to Increase Functionality AND Speed Up Your WordPress Site
- How Many WordPress Plugins Should You Have Installed on Your Site?
- How to Remove Unwanted Items from the WordPress Admin Sidebar
- How To Speed Up Your WordPress Blog
- How to Get an Enhanced Text Widget
- The 1 WordPress Table Plugin You Need
- How To Increase The Maximum Media Upload File Size
- How To Store Multiple Autosaves
- How to Hide Trackbacks But Keep Notifications
- Improve WordPress Usability with Floating Admin Menu
Increasing Your Efficiency
- How to Insert Reusable Content Anywhere On Your Site
- How to Easily Implement Custom CSS Styles on Your WordPress Blog
- How to Remove Unwanted Divs with Two Quick Keystrokes
- How to Get Better Internal Link Search
- Making Coding Easier with Advanced Code Editor
- How to Keep WordPress Code Snippets Organized
- WordPress Shortcodes: 3 Essential Tips
- 10 Awesome Shortcodes For Your WordPress Blog
- How to Test CSS Formatting in Real Time
- How To Create And Execute Your Own PHP Run Code Snippets Across All Your Sites
- How to Contribute to WordPress (from Someone Who Knows)
- How to Increase Your Plugin’s Download Rate on WordPress.org
- How to Grab WordPress.org Plugin Information for Your Site
- WordPress Plugin Developers – Showcase Your Wares!
- Making The Most Of The WordPress.org Website
- Dominate Twitter With These 5 WordPress Plugins
- Simple Social Sharing Stats for WordPress
- The Best Social Media Sidebar Widget for WordPress
- The Best Social Sharing Plugin for WordPress
What Do YOU Have to Offer?
The beauty with WordPress of course is that there is always something new to learn – with new themes and plugins being released on a daily basis, and big updates coming around every few months, the advancement of our favorite Content Management System never ends.
With that in mind, tell us – what is your favorite WordPress tip? It doesn’t matter if it is a simple one-liner, a plugin, an advanced tutorial, or something else entirely – let us know in the comments section below!