9 top WordPress resources

Want to learn WordPress or hone your skills in blogging? You'll find tons of advice and inspiration in these quality online resources.

The web is a wonderful thing, brimming with resources and tutorials for people wanting to learn about the world of WordPress. But, sometimes, too much choice can be confusing, so we've picked 10 top sites that will really help you get to grips with the open source CMS. You'll be a blogging genius in no time!

01. WordPress.org

Download WordPress and get access to popular themes and plugins at WordPress.org

What better place to learn about WordPress than from its own site and the developers behind it. At WordPress.org you can not only download the software but learn the history behind the open source CMS, get access to popular themes and plugins and engage in active forums with other WordPress users.

02. WooThemes

Going strong since 2008, WooThemes now holds a huge library of awesome WordPress themes and plugins

Back in 2008, three WordPress enthusiasts, from three different countries met online and decided to set up theme and plugin provider WooThemes. Now an international team of designers and developers catering for hundreds of thousands of users, WooThemes offer a huge catalog of feature rich themes, and a suite of plugins to extend your WordPress experience.

03. The Ultimate Hosting Guide

The Ultimate WordPress guide

Learn everything about hosting with this guide

Web hosting is a complicated topic that can be difficult to break down and digest. Fortunately Sam Anthony, the Co-Founder and Director of Development at TheSiteEdge, has created this fresh, comprehensive guide to WordPress hosting. With links to a treasure trove of resources, this is a must-read.

04. wpbeginner

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wpbeginner was set up by WordPress enthusiast Syed Balkhi

wpbeginner is a brilliant resource for anyone who's interested in WordPress but isn't quite sure where to start. Founded in July 2009 by Syed Balkhi, the main goal of this site is to provide quality tips, tricks, hacks, and other WordPress resources that allows WordPress beginners to improve their site.

05. WPKube

WPKube is a WordPress resource site which focuses on a wide scope of WordPress-related areas and publishes compilations of themes, plugin, tools, tutorials on WordPress optimization, and more.

06. Template Monster

Template Monster

Template Monster is a long-running theme provider

Bored of the standard default WordPress themes and want to give your pages a sophisticated personal look? Look no further than Template Monster, an extensive archive of elegant pre-made WordPress themes.

07. Nettuts+

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Nettuts+ offer some of the best tips and tutorials on Wordpress

Nettuts+ is a site aimed at web developers and designers offering tutorials and articles on technologies, skills and techniques to improve how you design and build websites. Also covering HTML, CSS, JavaScript, CMSes, PHP and Ruby on Rails, they offer an array of WordPress tutorials, tips and tricks.

08. Matt Report Podcast

Matt Rport Podcast

Matt Report's Podcast is aimed at helping businesses with WordPress

Perfect for digital consultants, small business owners and digital business owners, Matt Report's podcast interviews WordPress professionals on marketing with the website. You'll also find a resource of useful further reading.

09. Speckyboy

Speckyboy launched in October 2007, as the personal freelance web design homepage of Paul Andrew

Speckyboy design magazine is a web and graphic design blog run by Paul Andrew. Launched in October 2007, the site has grown into a brilliant resource for designers. With over 500 articles on WordPress training, tricks and advice, you're sure to find something useful here.

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