I’ve been working on compiling a list of helpful WordPress sites that answer common questions. In this post you’ll get answers to help you with local installations, backups, permission problems, security, and more.
So here they are in no particular order. I hope you find them useful!
Helpful WordPress Sites that Answer Common Questions
Getting Started with WordPress
Udemy recently published a WordPress guide for beginners that explains the platform and how to use it. Learn the different options available to you in WordPress and how to install WordPress on your choice of host. You’ll get step-by-step instructions on setting up your site, adding posts and pages, using plugins, and securing your site.
For an even more in-depth look at WordPress including how to track blog visitors, securing WordPress and using Google images, please see:
Quickly learn common web and WordPress terms, phrases, and abbreviations.
Create A Local Installation of WordPress
It’s a good idea to create a local installation of WordPress when you are developing a new site or heavily modifying an existing site. Learn how to create a local installation in Windows or Mac. Or create a local WordPress site on a flash drive with Instant WordPress.
How to Install WordPress on your Windows Computer Using WAMP
How to Create a Local WordPress Website in Windows with XAMPP
WordPress for Mac: How to Install Locally with MAMP
How to Create a Local Installation of WordPress with Instant WordPress
Back Up Your WordPress Site
Backing up your WordPress site is critical. These posts explain how to clone a WordPress site, create a database backup manually, or use Softaculous on the server.
Setup WordPress Multisite Networks
Learn how to setup and run a network of WordPress websites under a single installation of WordPress.
Choose a WordPress Theme
It’s overwhelming to choose a WordPress theme! Should it be free or premium, Genesis or Thesis? Here are two excellent posts that address these topics and more!
WordPress Security and Performance
Hardening your website and implementing WordPress security isn’t a mystery. There are lots of options available, and it’s important to implement at least a few of them.
Plugins make life so easy when you are setting up a WordPress site. But what if a plugin breaks your site? Here is some troubleshooting advice from the experts.
WordPress Permission and Password Problems
Locked out of a WordPress installation? Forgot a password? Fear not, we’ve got answers in the posts below.
Are there any others we should add to the list? Please let us know in the comments below!