25 brilliant WordPress tutorials

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WordPress is one of the world's most popular publishing platforms. It's highly customisable, very easy to use and it's completely free, making it an obvious choice for anything from a simple blog to an online design portfolio.

Because of its enormous popularity, there's a wealth of WordPress portfolio themes available, plus plenty of WordPress tutorials online to help you get to grips with the CMS. But with so much choice, things can often get confusing.

To save you time, we've picked 25 brilliant WordPress tutorials from around the web. To help you find the right ones for you, we've grouped them according to skill level: beginner (this page), intermediate and advanced. You can use the drop-down above to find the ones you want.

01. How to install WordPress

Perhaps the most frightening part of getting started with WordPress is the business of actually installing it. Thankfully this comprehensive WordPress tutorial from WPBeginner covers all the bases, with detailed instructions to help you get up and running with ease.

02. A beginner's guide to creating a WordPress website

This complete guide to creating your first WordPress site is a great place to start if you're a total beginner, or someone with a bit of experience looking to fill holes in their knowledge. There are sections on everything from domain names, to how to choose a theme, and tips for keeping your WordPress site secure.

03. WordPress cheat sheet

Cheat sheets are ideal when you're starting out, and can still prove useful to refer back to when you're more experienced. This one lays it all out for you and provides a brilliant go-to for any WordPress woes.

04. How to learn WordPress in one week (for free!)

This step-by-step WordPress tutorial is aimed at beginners who are trying to become competent with the platform in their spare time. It assumes some familiarity with the WordPress, as well as a basic understanding of HTML, CSS and PHP. If you have all that, and 2-3 hours free each day, this course will turn you into a WordPress whizz in just a week.

05. How to make the WordPress editor look like your website

Use this WordPress tutorial to transform your editing environment

Using the Preview button is OK, but it's much better to be able to write your posts and see how they're going to look on the site without having to switch back and forth between view modes. This great tutorial shows you how to do just that.

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