How to Make the Most Out of WPBeginner’s Free Resources
Often new WPBeginner readers ask us how they can get the maximum benefits from all the free resources available on our website. WPBeginner is one of the largest free WordPress resource sites on the planet. We have been publishing free WordPress guides, how to tutorials, and videos since 2009. In this article, we will show you how to make the most out of WPBeginner’s free resources.
If you haven’t started a website yet, then please take a look at our guide on how to start a website (step by step).
1. Subscribe to WPBeginner Newsletter
Signing up for our newsletter is the best way to stay updated with WPBeginner’s new posts and resources. When we write a new article, it will land directly in your email inbox. You can select the email frequency such as WPB Daily or WPB Weekly.
You can also select the sections you want to subscribe to. We recommend you to check all the boxes to get the maximum benefit.
If you are just starting out with WordPress, then our WordPress Beginners Videos should be your first destination. We hate to see many big companies selling such basic education for hundreds of dollars. This is why we decided to make it available for Free.
These HD quality videos are prepared by our experts and are built for beginner level users. Our 23-step easy to follow video tutorials cover from the basics to advance WordPress topics and will help you get started with WordPress in no time.
With nearly 20,000 subscribers, WPBeginner’s YouTube channel is the best WordPress channel on YouTube.
We regularly upload new videos with useful how to articles aimed at beginner level users. These videos are short, sweet, and easy to follow. You will also get the video transcript, a text version of the tutorial, and you can even ask questions in the comments.
Joining our YouTube channel, will help you stay up to date, brush up your WordPress skills, and discover new tools and plugins for your website.
4. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. This way you can participate in our community discussions, see what new posts we have published, get in touch with us, and leave your comments and feedback.
We like to hear from our users. In fact, many of our post ideas come from user requests made on Twitter.
5. Got a WordPress Question? Here is How to Find The Answer
At the top right corner of every page on WPBeginner, there is a search box. This search box is powered by Google Custom Search. It is fast and highly accurate.
Simply type the question you wanted to ask us. There is a very good chance that we have already written about it.
6. Can’t Find an Answer? Drop us a Line or Tweet to us
If you have searched WPBeginner and didn’t find an answer to your question, then you can reach us using the contact form on our website.
You can also tweet to us @WPBeginner. We try our best to get back to you with an answer or point you in the right direction within 1 business day.
We love hearing from our users because that’s what keeps us motivated and inspired.
7. Need Plugin and Theme Recommendations?
Many beginners are concerned about which plugins they should use on their WordPress site or how to find the perfect theme. Visit WPBeginner’s Showcase section where we hand-pick the best WordPress plugins and themes. Here are some places to look at:
- 20 must have WordPress plugins for 2015 (Expert pick)
- 40 useful tools to manage and grow your WordPress blog
- 37 simple WordPress themes you should try
- 43 Beautiful free WordPress blog themes
Want to know which WordPress plugins and tools we use on WPBeginner? Check out WPBeginner’s Blueprint where you will find all the tools and plugins we use to run WPBeginner.
8. Hidden Gems
Over the years we have built quite a few awesome resources. The two that you should absolutely check out are our WordPress dictionary and WordPress deals.
WPBeginner glossary is the best place for beginners to start and familiarize themselves with the WordPress lingo. In other words, we help you translate the WordPress gibberish that you may come across.
WPBeginner Deals is the best place to find exclusive discounts on WordPress products and services. Because we have such an awesome community, a lot of WordPress businesses have decided to offer our users exclusive discounts.
So the next time you decide to buy a premium WordPress plugin, theme, or another service, then it’s probably best to search our deals area. You may save 10 – 60% off.
9. Want to Learn More About WPBeginner?
Are you curious about who runs WPBeginner? Why it’s free and how it works? Check out our about page. We started out as a small blog to help our clients learn how to use WordPress. Since then we have grown and become one of the most popular destinations on the web for WordPress related resources.
10. What Else We Do?
One of our premier products is OptinMonster, the best lead generation solution on the web.
We hope this article helped you learn how you can make the most out of WPBeginner’s free WordPress resources. You may also want to take a look at how to learn WordPress in a week or less.