Build Your Site-The Tutorials

You’ve signed up and created your very first website. Congrats, but now what?

Two of the biggest challenges new users have when starting out on are choosing a theme and learning the basics of site set up. helps you select an initial theme based on the information you provide about what your site content will be and how comfortable you are in setting up a site, but you aren’t locked in to staying with that theme forever.

The first resources you should check out on your learning journey include Learn or WPcourses Intro to Blogging and your current theme’s Showcase page, which gives detailed set up instructions. These resources are a great place to start when you have the time. If your goal is to get your site set up quickly, then check out Build Your Website in 5 Steps and Set Up Your Blog in 5 Steps.

More recently, created specific tutorials for niche sites. Currently on offer, as of September 2021, are:

Each tutorial is full of great suggestions and tips for selecting a theme, editing your About page, adding a Contact page, setting up a static front page, creating a customized navigation menu, adding images, sharing to social media, adding mailing lists and many more topics. If you want to dig deeper into each of these topics, links are included to in-depth guides in our Support site.

Excellent resources for new and experienced users, combine them with Blogging U’s courses* on everything from Blogging 101 to Building a Business Website to really take charge of your online presence.

*Note that BloggingU, while no longer active, still offers several topical, self-study courses by email. For anyone wanting to learn the ins-and-outs of blogging, head to WP Courses.

Published by JenT

After 4 years hand-coding websites, 2 years setting up and running WordPress sites, I launched my first website on in 2006 and never looked back. Since then, I’ve helped other site owners safely navigate through the ins and outs of the ever-changing ecosystem. Find me at

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