One of the most popular web apps that our customers choose is WordPress, so we’ve picked out the 10 most useful and inspirational WordPress resources. If you’re not using WordPress already – then you can install it in just one click from our Hosting Control Panel!
WP Beginner is a great introduction to WordPress, with lots of help and useful advice. Even if you’re beyond the stage of needing a beginner’s guide, WP Beginner offers something for everyone with free themes, plugins and tutorials.
If you want to keep up to date with the latest WordPress theme news, then WPThemes.com is a great website to bookmark. As well as providing news and links to themes from other websites, it boasts an extensive collection of themes, plus useful hacks and plugins.
Get some inspiration from this easy to navigate WordPress showcase, which focuses on original uses of WordPress divided into handy categories. It’s worth browsing for ideas, particularly if you want to use WordPress creatively.
Dig WP provides a comprehensive collection of hints and tips for using WordPress. Just use the ‘Category’ tags in the sidebar to find your way around and uncover a wealth of practical advice for all levels of expertise.
Introducing itself as the ‘WordPress App Store’, WP Plugins helps you sell your plugins or commission particular plugin projects. If you’re good at coding, you may want to offer your services as some plugin authors are apparently earning four figures per month.
WP Candy is a community-based source of WordPress information offering reviews, editorials, interviews, tutorials and even podcasts on a variety of topics. This website is particularly useful for advanced users and those looking to extensively develop their WordPress installation.
New WP Themes
This website offers over 200 themes free for both personal and commercial use. Unlike many free theme websites, each theme benefits from close attention to detail and a nice finish. The themes are flexible for those who like to heavily customise their final look and feel, but are comprehensive enough to use without much tweaking.
WP Mojo offers links to over 800 themes from a variety of websites. Organised by category, it’s easy to sort through themes by purpose (e.g. magazines, e-commerce, free), original author or style. One worth bookmarking for future reference.
We Love WP
Submit your WordPress-powered website to this well-designed gallery, or vote on other people’s websites. Submission and voting are both quick and simple.
WordPress.tv is a fantastic resource for those who prefer video guides to plain text. As well as how-tos, the website also features talks from key figures such as Matt Mullenweg, and from events such as WordCamp.