The Beginner’s Handbook

If you’re new to WordPress or are simply looking for some tips, you’re in the right place! With over 10 years in the WordPress industry, WP Mayor is one of the most highly-trusted resources. 

We’re dedicated to helping you create amazing websites, launch and grow your online blog or business, and continuously improve 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 well over 40% of the top websites, making it by far the most popular tool to build a website with.

But despite that popularity, many beginners still find it difficult to get started with WordPress. That’s why we’re here to help.

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

How to Make a WordPress Site in 2022 (Step by Step)

A simple guide to creating your first WordPress site for free.

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

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Services

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

Hosting

Up to $15 off/month!
Bluehost
Bluehost
Bluehost is our recommended WordPress shared hosting provider. Get up to $15 off per month on Bluehost shared hosting.
Bluehost is our recommended WordPress shared hosting provider. Get up to $15 off per month on Bluehost shared hosting. Show Less
4 Months Free
WP Engine
WP Engine
WP Engine has been a constant recommendation here on WP Mayor. Every website we have hosted with them has been smooth sailing all the way. Get 4 MONTHS FREE until 1st December 2022!
WP Engine has been a constant recommendation here on WP Mayor. Every website we have hosted with them has been smooth sailing all the way. Get 4 MONTHS FREE until 1st December 2022! Show Less
Bluehost
Bluehost
WP Engine
WP Engine
Kinsta
Kinsta
Servebolt
Servebolt

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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Plugins

eCommerce

WooCommerce
WooCommerce
Barn2
Barn2
IconicWP
IconicWP
WooFunnels
WooFunnels
10% OFF
FunnelKit
FunnelKit
Double your profits this peak season! Great savings on FunnelKit’s WordPress Funnel Builder and Marketing Automation Engine!
Double your profits this peak season! Great savings on FunnelKit’s WordPress Funnel Builder and Marketing Automation Engine! Show Less

Affiliate Management

AffiliateWP
Affiliate WP
Lasso
Lasso
Pretty Links
Pretty Links
ThirstyAffiliate
ThirstyAffiliate

Email & Newsletters

MailPoet
MailPoet
Newsletter Glue
Newsletter Glue
15% OFF
Newsletter Glue
Newsletter Glue
Newsletter Glue connects your email service to WordPress so you can publish newsletters the way you publish blog posts!
Get 15% off your first purchase.
Newsletter Glue connects your email service to WordPress so you can publish newsletters the way you publish blog posts!
Get 15% off your first purchase.
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Other Top Plugins

ACF
ACF
Spotlight
Spotlight Instagram
WPRocket
WP Rocket
OptinMonster
OptinMonster
Soliloquy
Soliloquy
JetPack
JetPack
Yoast
Yoast
WP RSS Aggregator
WP RSS Aggregator

Security & Hack Removal

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