WordPress is fun and easy to use. But if you’re using the platform for the first time, you may find yourself scratching your head every now and then. What do you do when you run into problems you cannot solve yourself? Get WordPress help!
Online, there are many websites to get WordPress help from. Use these tips to make the search easy.
1. Ask the source! Who better to ask about WordPress than WordPress? codes.wordpress.org provides thorough answers to questions that users of the platform ask the most often.
Don’t know how to upgrade to change your theme or add a widget? In need of a plugin to insert your AdSense code in but don’t have any idea of the plugin name or where to find it? Refer to WordPress Codex. The Codex is practically a one-stop shop for all questions you may have. Whether it’s installation help you need or instructions on how to customize permalinks, the Codex can show you what to do and how.
2. Try search engines! Simply type in whatever it is you need help with in your favorite search engines; and voila! You will find websites that match the keywords you entered.
3. Head for the forum! Many WP experts frequent support forums. You can look for threads that discuss your problem or make one. Either way, you can be sure that you will find the answers that you’re looking for.
What I like best about WP’s support forums is that it gives you the opportunity to pick on the brains of some of the top guns in the field for free! What’s more, you will most likely receive several responses from WP experts, all of them showing you different ways to tackle the same problem.
Finally, if you have tried all three and come up short, go to WP’s bug database and see if someone has reported your problem as a bug.