Wordpress Help tips

WordPress Help tips

I don’t mean to be a jerk, but I think this needs to be posted. WordPress is a beast and can offer some great opportunities to make your next website not only look great but be easy to keep updated. The sad news is, getting it to look the exact way you want can be tricky, and this is when calling a Developer for WordPress Help will get you in a better place than stumbling through it yourself.

WordPress is built from Themes. The main languages used in theming WordPress are HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP. On top of that, wordpress already has some very well developed “Hooks” that can make your dev life easier. For more information on those, there are numerous WordPress Theme Development cheatsheets to get you started.

If your not on the up-and-up on the coding/design side of things, check out this simple 4 questions below to figure out which is the answer to your WordPress issue.

WordPress Help Q&A:

1. Are you looking for some way to make a cool WordPress website do something other than a blog?
A: Hire a WordPress/web Developer, OR learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and WordPress hooks.

2. Do you want to make a custom theme but don’t know how to code?
A: Hire a WordPress/web Developer/Designer, OR learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and WordPress hooks, Photoshop and Web Design Standards.

3. Want to make changes to your theme but dont know how to code?
A: Hire a WordPress/web Developer, OR learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and WordPress hooks.

4. Have you bought a theme, but don’t know how to set it up to make it look like the demo?
A: Most WordPress themes that are purchased have great documentation, so start there. Most of them even have some files you can import, OR have a “Import Demo content” button. If you don’t understand the tech side of that stuff, Hire a WordPress/web Developer, OR learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and WordPress hooks.

The Bottom line is, if you don’t know how, find someone who does. If you know how to code, and know the specific issue your having you can probably Google the problem and find a solution. The reddit thread /r/wordpress is solid source of discussion and questions.

Wanna go at it on your own first?

Remember, Google is your friend, and there is a 98% chance that someone else has faced the same problem you are. When looking for help for specific issues, I rely on the contributors at stackoverflow. If you are having specific plugin problems, try googling the name of the plugin, and that should give you access to the page for the plugin from wordpress.org, including support forums. Always a good place to start. If you want to start learning the programming lanugage basics (which you really do need to make proper changes to any website) check out Codeacademy.com and Freecodecamp.com

Code Academy offers learning web development from a language to language basis. Allowing you to focus on one to the next. Free Code Camp is great, explains the basics to intermediate concepts well, but does more about how the core languages fit together. Both resources are great.