While the WordPress platform is pretty easy to learn and use, it doesn’t hurt to have a list of resources that will help you get a jumpstart on learning to better use your new website platform.
Being a visual learner, I’ve always found the WordPress video tutorials the best option, and that is what I want to share with you in this article.
I been known to keep them bookmarked in my browser for quick reference.
I’ll even share a resource that allows you to add these videos to your WordPress dashboard.
Video Tutorial Resources
Below are my recommended resources for WordPress tutorials. Some are just for beginners, others are for all levels of users.
Some resources are 100% free, and others require a subscription or one time payment, usually under $50.
iThemes WordPress 101 Beginner Video Tutorials
These videos are excellent! Well produced and very helpful when just getting started with WordPress or needing a quick reminder on how to perform a specific task.
They were recently updated to support WordPress 5.0 and they are 100% free!
As a side note, they offer more than just WordPress 101 videos, as a plugin development company, iThemes has video tutorials on how to use all of their major products.
WP101 – Online Courses
These videos are probably the most popular and best produced on the market.
Because the only product this company offers is video tutorials, they are regularly updated.
They do offer a few free videos, but most of their tutorials are available through a subscription.
Their subscription for an “All Access Pass” is only $49 per year, or only $99 for lifetime access. And right now, they are currently offering 30% off with code, COVID19.
WP101 – Plugin
This plugin makes it possible to add the videos from wp101.com to be embedded directly into your WordPress dashboard.
Instead of logging into another site to access your tutorials, you can view them while working on your website from the same dashboard.
This is also a paid option. Plans start at $49 per year for one site. And if you’re a website owner, and only using these videos for you own site, you won’t need any of the other plans.
Right now, they are currently offering 30% off with code, COVID19.
WordPress.com has several great resources. However, none of them are video, they are well documented, with screenshots and are great tutorials.
Udemy.com also has a large number of courses available. A quick search on their site reveals 10,000 courses with the word WordPress.
Some of these courses are for blogging, building websites, SEO, development/coding, and more.
WPBeginner.com is yet another great resource for WordPress tutorials. While these are much like those available on wp.com, they are excellent and easy to follow.
Their tutorials are not video, but well documented and visually pleasing with step-by-step screenshots.
YouTube.com is also a great place to find a ton of resources on how to use WordPress and related topics.
Obviously the quality and effectiveness of these tutorials are going to vary because they are being made by people with various levels of skills and expertise. However, youtube is a great FREE resource.
These have been my go to, want what we’ve used for our clients to help educate them on how to use WordPress.
There is one other resource, us, WP Mantis. Our site has a range of support articles, but we also offer live chat to help with quick wins and getting you the resources you need.