20 Free Tutorials to Learn WordPress

WordPress is a free content management system to power a simple blog, complex website, or online store. WordPress also supports an active development community that provides instructional tutorials for users at all levels.

Here is a list of free tutorials to learn WordPress. There are tutorials to get started quickly, comprehensive guides to master WordPress, and advanced articles on specific topics, such as launching an ecommerce site, developing themes and plugins, optimizing a website, and managing multiple sites from one installation.

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Dragging and Dropping Meta Boxes Might Not Be So Simple in WordPress 5.6 – WordPress Tavern

If you have been testing the latest development version of WordPress in the past week or so, you may have noticed that the ability to drag and drop meta boxes seemingly disappeared. This is not a bug. Nine days ago, lead developer Andrew Ozz committed a change that requires end-users to click the “screen options” tab to expose the ability to rearrange meta boxes.

Ozz opened the original ticket and has spearheaded the effort to change how users interact with meta boxes. The issue he would like to solve stems from a change in WordPress 5.5. WordPress’s last major release


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WordPress Plugin to Boost Copyright Protection by Timestamping Content on the EOSIO Blockchain

Upon setting up a plugin dubbed WordProof Timestamp, WordPress users will be able to store and encode their content on the EOSIO blockchain. As a result, the open-source blockchain platform will guarantee any WordPress website copyright protection and transparency.

Blockchain certificate pop-up

Timestamping is a sequence of encoded information or characters, which shows when a given event happened. Once the content is timestamped, a universal and unique fingerprint or hash for all media files, pages, and posts will be generated. In a case scenario where the content changes, the hash is also…


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10 Things to Consider When Building a WordPress Blog

The advent of WordPress has revolutionized the way people build websites. Whether you’re an amateur blogger or a business owner, you can build awesome looking and high-performing websites using WordPress. It lets you create stunning websites and blogs in just a few clicks.

Even if you’re a novice, it won’t take you too long to get a hang of the platform. The best part is that you get access to a treasure trove of plugins to add useful features and improve your website’s functionality.

You can also choose from a diverse array of eye-catching themes to make your website visually…


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Loginizer WordPress Vulnerability Affects +1 Million Sites

WordPress Loginizer Plugin has issued a security patch for a vulnerability that could allow a hacker to modify a database through an Unauthenticated SQL Injection exploit.

This kind of exploit, also known as a Blind SQL Injection, relies on entering data into an input in order to trigger an error response. In this case the input is a username.

The Loginizer WordPress plugin didn’t have a way to sanitize the input, which means it didn’t have a way to compensate for an erroneous input. This caused the plugin to create an error situation.

According to the WPScan description of the Loginizer…


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First FSE WordPress Theme Now Live – WordPress Tavern

Q WordPress theme screenshot.

Themes Team representative Ari Stathopoulos is now officially the first theme author to have a theme in the directory that supports full-site editing (FSE). With a slimmed-down beta release of FSE shipping in WordPress 5.6 this December, someone had to be the first to take the plunge. It made sense for someone intimately familiar with theme development and the directory guidelines to step up.

In many ways, it is a huge responsibility that Stathopoulos has taken on. Until one of the default Twenty* themes handles FSE, the Q theme will likely be one of…


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Over one million WordPress sites receive forced update to security plugin after severe vulnerability discovered

Loginizer, a popular plugin for protecting WordPress blogs from brute force attacks, has been found to contain its own severe vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers.

The flaw, discovered by vulnerability researcher Slavco Mihajloski, opened up opportunities for cybercriminals to completely compromise WordPress sites.

The flaw can be exploited if a user attempts to log into a Loginizer-protected website with a carefully-crafted username. Vulnerable versions of Loginizer did not properly validate and sanitise the username to prevent SQL injection and Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)…


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WordPress sites receive update to security plugin after vulnerability discovered

Loginizer, a popular plugin for protecting WordPress blogs from brute force attacks, has been found to contain its own severe vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers.

The flaw, discovered by vulnerability researcher Slavco Mihajloski, opened up opportunities for cybercriminals to completely compromise WordPress sites.

The flaw can be exploited if a user attempts to log into a Loginizer-protected website with a carefully-crafted username. Vulnerable versions of Loginizer did not properly validate and sanitise the username to prevent SQL injection and Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)…


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MakeStories 2.0 Launches Editor for WordPress, Rivaling Google’s Official Web Stories Plugin – WordPress Tavern

Recipe slide from the MakeStories WordPress plugin.

Earlier today, MakeStories launched version 2.0 of its plugin for creating Web Stories with WordPress. In many ways, this is a new plugin launch. The previous version simply allowed users to connect their WordPress installs to the MakeStories site. With the new version, users can build and edit their stories directly from the WordPress admin.

Version 2.0 of the plugin still requires an account and a connection with the MakeStories.io website. However, it is simple to set up. Users can log in without leaving their WordPress admin…


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GoDaddy’s partner business president on building a lucrative career designing and developing WordPress sites

As I mentioned last month, GoDaddy has been making a series of strategic investments into properties that are quite useful to WordPress administrators and developers. Between hosting and these investments, GoDaddy has a unique insight into the always-evolving WordPress business.

GoDaddy’s Patrick Pulvermüller

I had the opportunity to (virtually) sit down with Patrick Pulvermüller, president of the Partners Business at GoDaddy, to explore GoDaddy, GoDaddy’s involvement with WordPress, and how WordPress professionals can succeed in our…


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