Starting a blog is only the first step. Wrapping your head around how to use WordPress and actually customize the look & feel of your blog… is an entirely different challenge, especially if you’re new to this CMS.
And while I’d never claim to be anywhere near a professional WordPress developer myself, I’ve learned a lot about how to customize my WordPress-powered blog over the 6+ years that I’ve been growing my audience to more than 500,000+ monthly readers (more about that journey here).
Beyond just my own self-education through action and experimentation, I’ve also been fortunate to make friends with several talented WordPress pros who’ve taught me a lot about the technical, behind-the-scenes capabilities of this powerful CMS.
This is a regularly updated collection of all the best WordPress tutorials I’ve created so far—to help you better customize your blog and understand how it functions.
How-To Fundamental Tutorials
- How to Add Images in WordPress (and Reduce File Size): Classic and Gutenberg Editors
- How to Make a Clickable Link in WordPress (Create a Hyperlink) on Your Blog
- How to Change the Font Size on Your WordPress Blog (3 Smart Ways)
- How to Change Font Color in WordPress (on Your Blog)
- How to Highlight Text in WordPress: Gutenberg and Classic Editor
Q&A Guides and Explainers
- What is a Permalink? How to Make SEO-Friendly Permalinks (Blog URLs)
- What is a 301 Redirect? How to Set up 301 Redirects on Your Blog
- What is RSS? The Best Alternative to an RSS Feed (For Bloggers)
- What is a Nofollow Link? How to Use Nofollow vs Dofollow Links (in SEO)
- What is a Self-Hosted Blog? Should I Choose a Free or Self-Hosted Blog Platform?
- What is a URL? Website URLs Explained (and Best Practices for Creating URLs)
For the past year now, I’ve also partnered up with my good friend (and amazing WordPress developer), Andy Feliciotti on an entire website dedicated solely to producing highly actionable, in-depth WordPress tutorials and videos. Our site’s called SmartWP: WordPress Tips and Tricks. Head over and check it out: