Here are some curated resources for diving into WordPress, HTML, and CSS, as a beginner and beyond.
Official Documentation & Support
- WordPress Codex – community-maintained documentation for WordPress.org
- WordPress Support Forums – assistance for self-hosted sites – don’t be shy, come on by!
- WordPress.org Training Handbook – modules and lesson plans, a work in progress
- WordPress.com Support – help files for WordPress.com
- WordPress.com Forums – get help with WordPress.com from community and staff
- WordPress.tv – video sessions recorded at WordCamps around the world
- Lynda.com – paid video tutorials, free trial; some public libraries offer free membership
- WP Apprentice – some free
- WP Yogi – resources for teachers too
- Know the Code – paid screencasts, some free
- Treehouse – free trial
- A Beginner’s Guide To Creating A WordPress Website
- Digging into WordPress
- WordPress for Dummies
- Smashing WordPress
- The WordPress Community Offers Advice To Beginners
Free CSS/HTML Training Resources
Have suggestions for additions to this page? Run into a dead link? Post a comment with a link and I’ll have a look.
See in-person WordPress resources for Montreal, Toronto, and New York City.
Thanks to these fine folks for help compiling the original version of this list: Shannon Smith – Café Noir Design, Christine Rondeau – Bluelime Media, Ruth Maude – Dandelion Design