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About WPBeginner

Hello and Welcome to WPBeginner, the largest free WordPress resource site for beginners.

At WPBeginner, our main goal is to provide cutting-edge helpful WordPress tutorials that are easy to understand for small businesses, bloggers, and non-techy WordPress website owners.

If you’ve ever asked yourself:

  • “How can I build a WordPress site?”
  • “How can I do ______ in WordPress?”
  • “Which WordPress plugin should I pick for doing _______?”
  • “How do I fix ______ WordPress error?”
  • “What are the best practices to follow in WordPress?”

Or if you have any other questions about WordPress… You’re in the RIGHT place!

Why WPBeginner (Our Story)

Syed Balkhi - WPBeginner Founder

My name is Syed Balkhi, and I’m the founder of WPBeginner.

The WPBeginner story begins back in 2006 when I first discovered WordPress while searching for a blogging platform.

It didn’t take me long to fall in love with the platform. In 2008, we decided to use WordPress for all of our client websites.

This came with a set of challenges: PDF guides and 1-on-1 walk-throughs were incredibly time consuming and inefficient.

I scoured the web to find a resource that could help my clients and other new WordPress users.

At the time, most WordPress tutorials were written by developers for developers.

That’s why I launched WPBeginner on July 4th, 2009 as a resource targeted for WordPress beginners and DIY users.

Since then, WPBeginner has become the largest free WordPress resource site in the industry.

WPBeginner in Numbers

WPBeginner Editorial Process

Our editorial team manages every piece of content we publish at WPBeginner. Unlike other copy-cat tutorial websites, our team is full of true WordPress practitioners.

Our editorial staff includes a dedicated team of programmers, writers, video creators, and editors with over 16 years of experience in WordPress, web hosting, eCommerce, SEO, and online marketing.

For more details, check out WPBeginner Editorial Process.

Getting Started with WPBeginner (Useful Links)

More than 320,000 people subscribe to WPBeginner for helpful WordPress tutorials and resources.

If you’re just starting out, then we highly recommend that you check out the following areas of our site:

  • WPBeginner Blog – The central place for all our WordPress tutorials.
  • WPBeginner Dictionary – The best place for beginners to start and familiarize themselves with the WordPress lingo
  • WPBeginner Videos – New to WordPress? Watch these 23 videos to master WordPress.
  • WPBeginner Blueprint – Behind the scenes look at all the WordPress plugins, tools, and services we use at WPBeginner.
  • WPBeginner Deals – Exclusive discounts on WordPress products and services for WPBeginner users.

If you have any questions about WordPress, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Alternatively, you can tweet us @wpbeginner

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, and we hope to see you on the blog sometime soon!

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“WPBeginner is one of the best resources on the web for anyone who is looking to start a WordPress Blog.” – Neil Patel, founder of CrazyEgg and KISSMetrics

“WPBeginner is one of those cornerstone places you need bookmarked. I just hate that it’s called ‘beginner,’ because I’ve got 12 years experience and I still learn things there.” – Chris Brogan, NY Times Best Selling Author

“If you’ve got WordPress, you need to be on WPBeginner.” – Matt Mickiewicz, founder of 99Designs, SitePoint, Flippa, and

“Creating a blog can be frustrating. Luckily for you, WPBeginner makes it so easy even a caveman could do it. Make this your top resource for all things WordPress.” – Lewis Howes, Online Marketing Expert

“Syed knows what it takes to become an Authority Blogger, and has helped many bloggers get started. You should definitely check out what he is sharing at WPBeginner!” – Chris Garrett, Chief Digital Officer at Copyblogger Media