You probably know that there is a huge amount of information to learn about WordPress in different levels of expertise. If you are reading this post, you might have come to the conclusion that you need to learn WordPress from the pros. No matter what you level of WordPress knowledge is, you might be a total newbie and not know what HTML is, or you might be a full stack web developer that wants to widen your web abilities. No matter what level you are at, there are places and courses for all of you.
There are countless places you can learn WordPress from but we’ll try and keep only the best options here – free and paid options alike.
The Best Places to Learn WordPress
If you haven’t heard of Udemy yet, it’s about time you do! Udemy is the main go-to place for anything you can learn online. There are lots of intersting things you can lean on Udemy, such as:
- Web development
- IT & Software
- Personal Development
And that’s just the beginning. No matter what you want, they probably have it.
So how does it work?
Well, Udemy courses are all video courses. Before signing up you can see a list of many factors that will help you conclude if it’s the course for you or not. Here is some of what you can find there:
- Amount of students that enrolled
- Last updated (important in Web development)
- Previous requirements
- Amount of lectures
- Length (amount of hours)
And one of the best features here in my opinion is the fact that you can see a few introduction videos to decide if you want to take the course. That’s really important to me, since if I feel that the teacher isn’t interesting enough, engaging enough or even has an annoying accent which will make it hard for me to understand him, I just move on to the next.
Use the search option to search for “WordPress” and find a course that will help you achieve your goals.
Tip: Udemy is incredible when it comes to deals. Every few days / weeks they have special deals for $10 for a course. This is 95% so look out for these. They are definitely worth it.
Treehouse is another great resource to lean WordPress at. They have been around for a long time and WordPress is one of their biggest focuses. I have taken several courses on this site when I was just starting out with WordPress.
The main WordPress instructor on Treehouse is Zac Gordon which is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to WordPress, is an amazing speaker and is very well known in the WordPress community. Zac gives many WordPress courses on the site, just check them out here.
Unlike Udemy where anyone can actually come and give a lecture or a course, here they have a team of lecturers, each very well respected in their own field.
You can find courses for web design, app development and more.
Another difference here is that unlike Udemy where you pay a one time fee per each course you enroll to and have lifetime access to it, here you pay a monthly fee and can enroll to as many courses as you want. Both options are very much worth your while.
WordPress actually has their our TV channel (sort of). WordPress TV is sort of like a Youtube dedicated to Wordpress. There are many interviews there, talks, tutorials etc.
It’s not the best place to start out at, seeing as there is not a set structure like a course but it’s definitely a place you can consider learning some new tricks at.
Lynda, just like Udemy has been around the block a couple times so to speak. It works in a very similar way to Udemy. They have many teachers in many subjects. A simple search on Lynda for leaning WordPress will result in showing almost 2.5k courses on Lynda alone. That’s crazy!
They have courses no matter what level of knowledge you are at.
Similar to the above, when I was just starting out I gave the site a try and it was incredibly beneficial for me, it was a great first step in the right direction to learn WordPress correctly.
The Wordpress Codex
One of the best places to lean WordPress is the “WordPress Codex”. There is no WordPress developer that hasn’t visited that site over 100 times and counting.
However, there is no set structure to learning from the codex. It’s not suppose to be a course. It’s similar to the original PHP site. While you can learn anything within
PHP that you want there, there is no structure, just snippets and explanations.
So, my advice is to use the codex when you need something specific, not when you just want to learn an entire subject.
WP101 is a very well known solution in the community, so known that they even got some high profile marketers testimonials such as Neil Patel the founder of Crazy egg, Jean Galea the founder of WP Mayor, and even the well known Chris Lema. They all have great things to say about WP101 and if they feel so strongly about it, they probably know what they’re talking about.
WP101 has many really high quality courses for what even level of knowledge you are at when it comes to leaning WordPress.
There are several more resources that we could add here. There are literally hundreds of blogs that have a countless number of WordPress tutorials. However, we decided to focus solely on the sites that have actual courses from beginning to end, most blogs do not offer that.
Do you know of any other great sources?
Share in the comments section.