WordPress 101

Melissa Carter Design Wordpress 101 Series

Melissa Carter Design WordPress 101 SeriesWordPress is a content management system that lets you create a blog or website without any coding knowledge. A content management system is a platform like Blogger, Squarespace, or WordPress that gives you a framework to put your content in.

When it comes to CMS’s there are a lot of options out there, but WordPress is by far the best. I recommend WordPress to all my readers and clients because it has the most capabilities. It’s user friendly if you’re a beginner, but also has endless functionality that makes it customizable for more advanced users.

Despite how much I love WordPress, I do know that there is a learning curve, and it can be challenging for beginners to get the hang of. That’s why I have created WordPress 101, a series of posts dedicated to helping new users get to know WordPress. If you follow my series, you will get the hang of it in no time at all, and WordPress will undoubtedly be the best content management system you have ever used. My WordPress 101 series takes you from deciding which kind of WordPress to use, to setting it up, to mastering how to use it. I continue to add to this series over time as I find more information that is relevant, so if you have a question that isn’t answered in this series, let me know below and I’ll add it to my pipeline of WordPress content coming your way!

This post was originally publishing on February 7, 2016 and has been updated to better serve you!

17 thoughts on “WordPress 101”

  1. Currently getting material together to start a blog. I am trying to understand how WordPress fit and will i also need to use a hosting site as well, there is so much info out on blogging, confusing!

    1. Hey Cynthia! There is definitely a lot of info out there and it can get overwhelming. Try some of my WordPress tutorials and follow them slowly step by step and I’m sure you can do it!

  2. I am starting a blog but have zero technology savvy. I have my domain and have downloaded genesis and beautiful theme and can’t figure out how to customize anything on my site. Help!

    1. Hi Lois, unfortunately all themes are different so I can’t help you customize yours individually. If you google your specific theme you should be able to find tutorials or support that applies directly to it. Hopefully that helps! Good luck and thanks for reading!

    1. Hi Gentry, WordPress definitely has a learning curve, which is why most beginners find it difficult. Eventually you get the hang of it and it’s a dream to use, but I’d say being thrown into the admin is the toughest part. However, if you can find the right tutorials and blog posts to help you along it makes the process a lot easier! My WordPress 101 series is definitely a great place to start. Thanks for reading!

  3. Amazing post I will be following your series in this New Year to incorporate all that WordPress has that I have not be taking advantage of before! Thank you for this crash course.

  4. I just wanna say thank you for your WordPress 101 series. I was completely lost on how or where to start my blog. They are super useful and well written to where a beginner like myself can uderstand.

  5. New to blogging! (Site coming soon). Love your site.
    Not sure if it’s the theme I chose or just me, but I find WordPress so confusing to edit :( I have made my main categories up top for viewers to click on, but I can’t figure out how to make new posts go under those categories instead of just on my home page as a new post?!? Help please!

  6. Good morning I thank you so much this is very helpful and at list it doesn’t waste any time so now I will write everything to start a WordPress thank you that the way to do it

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