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Top 7 Wordpress Tutorials for a beginner

Posted on 2012-08-31
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Last Modified: 2012-10-02

What are the top 7 Wordpress Tutorials for someone who is just learning the finer ins and outs of wordpress and has no html/css experience but would like to learn how to do html/css if it would help?

This is for a life coaching website: www.somaticlinguistics(dot)com

If you only know of a couple, please list them!

Thank you.
Question by:weikelbob
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Which would you rather do: learn the finer ins-and-outs of WordPress or learn HTML and CSS?

WordPress's visual editor takes a lot of the need-to-know away from making your web site.  You just need a solid grasp of the different content types and when to use what and let the visual editor do the work of styling the content.

If you find yourself constantly thinking the site doesn't look good or you want to tweak the design, THEN you need HTML/CSS and some PHP (due to how WordPress builds the display) experience to be successful.

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Hi Jason,

Thanks for the response.

This isn't for me, I am trying to find resources for a friend that lives in another sate. He wants to both learn the finer ins and outs of wordpress and to begin learning beginning HTML and CSS.
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Jason C. Levine earned 2000 total points
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Okay, sorry for the delay.  Was out of town for the holiday.

1) For WordPress, I always recommend people start with the Codex:


specifically the WordPress Semantics, WordPress Lessons, Understanding Posts and Understanding Pages sections.

2) For HTML and CSS, you have a bit of an overload problem.  There are SO many tutorials out there it's hard to recommend any one or two.  That being said, I would start here:


and here:


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Sorry for the late response. I just saw that I had this open question. Thank you Jason1187, you were very helpful.

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