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  1. Ben Fox
    Ben Fox September 19, 2013 at 18:05 | | Reply

    Thanks Chase but you forgot one!

    WPUniversity just launched our Real-time, voice-guided WordPress tutorial plugin called Sidekick.(wordpress.org/plugins/sidekick) It puts a widget in your WP Dashboard that walks a user through completing a task in WordPress without leaving their dashboard. It’s 100% free until the end of December.

    Let me know what you think.

    1. Rudd
      Rudd September 19, 2013 at 18:11 | | Reply

      Hi Ben,

      Thanks for this news. I’ll definitely check this out. I’ve heard about WPUniversity but never had time to give it a try.

      1. Ben Fox
        Ben Fox September 19, 2013 at 18:13 | | Reply

        Awesome, thank you. The more feedback we get, the better we can make this thing so let ‘er rip. Our goal is to make learning and supporting those that are learning WordPress a whole lot less painful (read: time consuming and costly).

  2. Chris
    Chris October 3, 2013 at 01:00 | | Reply

    When I turn over the keys of a new WordPress site to clients, I send them to How To Get Started with wordpress by TenTonOnline http://www.tentononline.com/how-to-get-started-with-wordpress. It’s $35, but includes lifetime access. I like that key topics are presented in quick 2-3 min. vids, so people can learn what they need to know, when they need to know it. It has saved me countless hours of yet again explaining how to add an image to a blog post and float it to the left. 🙂

  3. David Vidgen
    David Vidgen October 20, 2013 at 09:02 | | Reply

    Hi Chase, good post. The one thing that I would definitely recommend to any new wordpress users is to harden the security. WordPress is great for websites and blogging, but straight out of the box it is very easy for hackers to breach. Plugins such as Wordfence or Better WP Security will do the trick (both preferably). On installation, there are two things that you should do straight away: 1) Rename any sample pages or sample posts (including the URL) 2) Amend the standard footer links (the one that links back to wordpress.org). Hackers prey on sites that still have these ‘out of the box’ features still in place, primarily because it’s so easy to find them via Google. Here is a recent article I wrote on upgrading wordpress security: http://www.davidvidgen.co.uk/upgrading-wordpress-security/

  4. Davis Brown
    Davis Brown October 29, 2015 at 21:18 | | Reply

    For beginners Learn to install XAMPP for Windows and WordPress on your local system. This installation takes just a few minutes.

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