I had a recent conversation with my sister because she is getting started with WordPress and was feeling overwhelmed. She had tried it out a few years back and found it to be extremely confusing, but now she’s giving it a shot again and wanted some advice and pointers.
Talking with my sister got me thinking about my first experiences with WordPress and how lost I felt in the beginning as I tried to navigate my way through it. The dashboard seemed overwhelming because there were so many options and settings available. I had come from Blogger and was used to a much simpler interface. After talking with my sister I decided to write some tutorials aimed at beginners. We’ll begin with the basics of what WordPress is and how it compares to other blogging platforms and CMS solutions. Part 2 will venture into the dashboard and talk about basic configuration along with the installation process. Finally we’ll head into plugins and themes and how to customize your WordPress to fit your needs.
I am very much looking forward to writing these tutorials for you and having the opportunity to share what I’ve learned over the years with new users. It is the beginning of a new chapter in the life of PDXChambers.com and I am very excited for the future.