20 Beginner-Friendly WordPress Tutorials For Web Designers

WordPress is a great blogging platform and it’s actually one of the most popular free websites platforms on the web! More and more web designers have started creating beautiful WordPress websites, because of their popularity, but also because they’re easier to code.

If you are a beginner web designer and you want to learn how to create awesome WordPress themes, then these 20 beginner-friendly WordPress tutorials will surely come in handy!

Mastering the WordPress visual editor

Take an in-depth look at the WordPress Visual Editor. For beginners, this is a comprehensive guide which will introduce you to some great WordPress Editor features.

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WordPress for designers

This is an amazing YouTube tutorials playlist! It has 18 video tutorials and it will guide you through the whole process of installing and getting to know how to work with WP.

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Create your own WordPress toolkit

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a unique up sell for your customers, through a customized toolkit plug-in, to enhance your WordPress-powered projects.

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How to futureproof your responsive WordPress website

This tutorial will teach you how to stop your responsive WordPress theme from breaking in the hands of user admins. It covers specific strategies in responsive web design (RWD), and how they should be modified to work with WordPress.

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How to get perfect blog images

Getting your images into your posts and pages doesn’t have to be so hard. In fact, there are two simple ways to accomplish our goal of making image uploading and placement nearly fool-proof. This tutorial shows you how.

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How to build a basic portfolio WordPress theme

This tutorial takes a design and convert it into a basic WordPress theme. The theme you’re going to create is going to be made specifically for use as a portfolio website, so many of the usual features of WordPress themes will be omitted in this guide.

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Create a typography based WordPress blog theme

This tutorial takes a design and convert it into a basic WordPress theme so you can easily manage and update your website through the popular WordPress application.

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Integrate Facebook, Twitter and Google+ in WordPress

This tutorial shows you how easy it is to integrate social media services in your website design. Learn how to do it yourself!]

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Creating a responsive navigation menu in WordPress

In this tutorial the designer will explain how to add a responsive navigation menu to any WordPress theme using CSS, media queries and Jquery.

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Add icons to WordPress custom menus without plugins

Adding icons to WordPress custom menus is a relatively simple 2-step process that does not involve any php coding whatsoever. Play with CSS and learn how to do it!

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5 beginner-friendly CSS customisations

In this tutorial, you’ll cover how to do five quick CSS customizations that make your blog stand out. Even if you don’t know what CSS is, you’ll be able to follow the instructions and change the standard look of your theme.

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5 free essential plugins for your first WordPress blog

There are an astonishing number of plugins available for the WordPress platform. In this article you will find 5 handpicked, most powerful (and of course free!) plugins from each major category, ideal for making your blog better.

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Simple ways to secure your WordPress site

This article will explain how you can best protect your WordPress site from malware and cracking, without having deep security knowledge.

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Integrate the Bootstrap navbar into your theme

This series of tutorials will cover integration of most popular Bootstrap components into a WordPress theme. This starts starts with the Navbar component which allows easy creation of a responsive navigation bar.

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Protect WordPress sites with .htaccess

How do you protect your WordPress site? There are numerous plug-ins to help shore up our WordPress defenses. Learn here the best techniques to do so.

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How to create an embeddable content plugin

Whatever the reason, this article will show you a way to create an embeddable content plugin to share your WordPress content with other websites.

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Common WordPress malware infections

WordPress security is serious business. The focus of this post is to  provide more context about the things you need to protect yourself from.

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How to display your latest Spotify activity in WordPress

The Latest Spotify Activity plugin for WordPress lets you display a stream of the latest songs you’ve listened to right on your website. It even shows which song is currently playing on your Spotify app. Here’s how to get it working:

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Maximise your WordPress accessibility

Is your WordPress site accessible? Building accessible WordPress sites doesn’t have to be difficult, but many people aren’t sure where to even begin. This article will show you how to do it.

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Proper JavaScript usage with WordPress

In this tutorial, you’re going to see how to enqueue JavaScript files inside our pages and how to pass translatable data to the JavaScript code.

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