The Beginner’s Handbook

If you’re new to WordPress, or simply looking to further your knowledge, you’re in the right place! With over 10 years in the WordPress field, WP Mayor is considered by many to be a trusted resource. 

We’re dedicated to helping you create amazing websites, grow your online blog or business, and continuously increase your knowledge of WordPress.

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If you’re interested in launching a website, you’ve probably heard about this “WordPress” thing. That’s because self-hosted WordPress now powers over 39% of the known web, making it by far the most popular tool to build a website. 

But despite that popularity, many beginners still find it difficult to get started with self-hosted WordPress. 

Below you will find some information about each aspect of how to create your first WordPress site. We have also put together a complete tutorial that you can follow on the link below.

How to Create a WordPress Site

To help you out, we show you everything you need to create a website with WordPress.

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WooCommerce Category

WooCommerce

We bring you the top WooCommerce plugins to ensure you are well-equipped to run your store.

eLearning Category

eLearning

We bring you plugin reviews, discussions, and tips to help you on your eLearning journey

Articles Category

Articles

We cover solutions, tips, and discussions surrounding the world of WordPress.

Hosting Category

Hosting

We’ve created a resource of hosting provider reviews, tips, and guidance suitable for any WordPress user.

Social Media Category

Social Media

We show you how you can make the most out of social media platforms to grow your site and business.

Services Category

Services

We review WordPress service providers designed to help you improve and expand your WordPress website.

WP Mayor-recommended
Here’s a list of products and services that we use regularly on our own sites.

Hosting

Bluehost
Bluehost
WP Engine
WP Engine
Kinsta
Kinsta
Servebolt
Servebolt
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WP Engine
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Shared WordPress Hosting

If you’re just starting out with self-hosted WordPress, you’re going to be looking for cheap and reliable hosting providers. Before you spend countless hours reading review upon review of the thousands of hosting providers out there, let us save you some time and give you a solid option.

BlueHost – You’ll find BlueHost recommended by many other top bloggers, and for a good reason. BlueHost offers unlimited hosting for just $4.95 per month and they have a very good track record when it comes to support and uptime.

Managed WordPress Hosting

If you’re ready to take the next step in hosting and go for something more robust, managed WordPress hosting is what you are looking for.

We use and recommend the following managed WordPress hosting providers:

WP Engine – This is where WP Mayor is hosted, you can read all about our decision to move from shared hosting to WP Engine. In a nutshell, WP Engine is a great hosting provider if your website has a lot of traffic.

Kinsta – Try a web hosting speed test to check how your current host performs, and if you’re not happy with the results consider switching to one of the hosts mentioned above.

Themes

StudioPress
StudioPress
OceanWP
OceanWP
Envato Market
Envato Market
Astra
Astra

StudioPress – StudioPress themes are all built on the excellent Genesis framework, the framework behind some of the top WordPress websites in the world. Nowadays we only build sites based on Genesis; it’s that good. Go with any of the StudioPress and you’re in for a great trip.

Elegant Themes – Elegant Themes is a theme shop which continuously churns out gorgeous looking themes. If you’re looking for a great theme that will make you look professional right off the bat, do take a look at what Elegant Themes have to offer.

ThemeForest – (Include QodeInteractive and JupiterX).

ElmaStudio – A theme shop selling very clean themes of a minimal flavor. Expect beautiful type and lots of white space for a calming effect on your visitors. I love this theme shop because they keep things simple and stick to their style rather than try to create themes that will be liked by everyone and used for anything.

Tesla Themes – Tesla Themes comes from Moldova and they’re a great bunch of guys, I’ve also interviewed them on my podcast Mastermind.fm. The themes are clean and professional, and cover a variety of categories/niches. People can also opt to buy a membership to gain access to all themes instead of buying a single theme.

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Domains

Namecheap
Namecheap
Namesilo
NameSilo

Security & Hack Removal

Sucuri
Sucuri
BlogVault
BlogVault
MalCare
MalCare
WP Activity Log
WP Activity Log
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