Introducing the New Learn.WordPress.com
New to WordPress.com and don’t know where to start? Looking for just the right theme, or wondering how to use all the features in your dashboard? Interested in creating a website, not a blog? Or perhaps you’re ready to do more on your site, from adding image galleries to using built-in tools to connect with the community — and the world.
On our new WordPress.com tutorial site, learn.wordpress.com, you can get the help you need to create the site you want and get it up and running right away.
Learn — our WordPress.com tutorial site — gets a facelift!
We’ve completely revamped and reimagined learn.wordpress.com with lots of new content to help you get the most out of your WordPress.com site, including detailed guides to tasks like:
- Configuring basic settings.
- Navigating your way around your dashboard and Reader.
- Selecting a theme that fits you and your blog and adding personal touches (like widgets).
- Publishing and organizing content — creating posts, pages, and menus.
- Adding multimedia, from photo galleries to embedded media like audio and video.
- Using your dashboard tools to connect with the WordPress.com community — and the rest of the web.
- Posting from your mobile device and blogging on the go.
Find what you’re looking for in a snap
We want you to find the answers to your questions right away. In addition to the search bar on the top left, you’ll find:
A main menu of 12 new sections down the left sidebar. Want to come along on the journey from the beginning? Start at — you guessed it — the homepage and section one: Get the Most from WordPress.com. If you want to get going quickly, the Get Going Fast checklist is a no-nonsense quick start guide to the basics.
Handy summaries at the top of each section. We encourage you to dive in to any section! Each section begins with a summary of what’s covered, with links to quickly transport you to the answers you need.
A resource to set up a website. For those of you interested in creating a static website, Get a Homepage compiles the essentials to create a website, including publishing a static homepage, adding timeless page content, and displaying a custom menu.
A WordPress.com glossary. Not sure of the difference between a post or a page, or a tag or a category? Want to know what makes a theme responsive? Get Lingo gathers common terms and phrases used throughout WordPress.com — within your dashboard and across our Support site.
We’re here to help — and inspire
In addition to tutorials, we’ve sprinkled fun stuff throughout to help you put your newfound knowledge to use: creative ways to personalize your site, steps to encourage you to tinker with different features, and writing and photography prompts to get you motivated.
We’re really excited for you to poke around. If you have learn.wordpress.com feedback, feel free to use the feedback form, which you can access on the footer of the site. As always, if you have a specific question about your site or have a problem using WordPress.com, please head over to the Support site or the forums for assistance.