WordPress Tips & Tricks - June 19, 2016

Where to Go When You Need WordPress Help

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Whether you’ve heard WordPress from this article’s title first, or you’re Matt Mullenweg himself, you may feel stuck–from time to time–about using WordPress. It could be because you need some help on authentication problems with the WordPress REST API, or it could be because you couldn’t set a page template for one of your pages.

You can’t do everything right by yourself. Whatever the reason may be, you will need help. In this post, we’re going to check out some of the best places to find WordPress help.

WordPress Codex

Naturally, the first source of help (and one of the best) is the Codex, where all the magic is explained.

In the Codex, you can find almost anything about what WordPress is, how to use WordPress and how to develop websites with WordPress. It’s a great place to get lost in, so don’t be afraid to dive into it!

PS: “Where to Start” is a great page if you, well, don’t know where to start.

WordPress.org Support Forums

Texts, tutorials and such are all good, but do you need any help from people about specific questions that you couldn’t find inside the Codex? Then the support forums are the place to go.

Thousands of developers and maybe tens of thousands of regular WordPress users ask and answer questions, sharing and enhancing their knowledge and experience. Five to ten years ago, this was my go-to place any time I need help.

WordPress on Stack ExchangeQuora and Reddit

Have you ever searched for a specific problem in Google, Bing or Yandex? If you have, chances are you’ve come across one of these three websites.

Stack Exchange and Quora are the two most popular Q&A websites in the world, hands down. And while Reddit is technically a “social news network”, it’s also used by people who share questions and answers. Granted, navigating through these websites is kind of a hard thing to do, but it’s very possible to get answers from these websites when you search your problem inside them and post your question if nobody else asked about it.

LinkedIn Groups for WordPress Help

Social networks are also a great source for people who know about stuff. Especially the concept of “groups” could be very useful for you.

Let’s check out some LinkedIn groups first:

  • WordPress Helpdesk (without the b.s.) — A nice, clean group for WordPress professionals that need or offer help. The “b.s.” stands for spammy promotions, they say.
  • WordPress Experts — Another LinkedIn group with over 45 thousand members, but without a group description or even “rules”. Yet it seems that nobody’s spamming here, either.
  • WordPress — Minimal name, minimal group description, minimal rules… and  over 65 thousand members!

Liked ’em? We’ve got more in Facebook:

Conclusion

There you have it: 12 different places to find WordPress help! There’s no shame in asking for a hand, so don’t hesitate to post your questions into these communities.

Do you know another place to find WordPress-related help? Share them with us in the Comments section below. And if you liked this post, don’t forget to share it with your friends. Thanks for reading!

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