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.
I really wish you’d stop fiddlling with this – you just make it more difficult each time.
I so wish I could somehow join the WordPress.com support team. :) (Happiness Engineer!)
Thank you so much for the update to this excellent step by step tutorial for learning WordPress.com blogging.
Some new bloggers bypass the aids provided for starting their blogs and dive head first into the deep end. That means they tend to end up in the support forums needing help. We Volunteers answering support forum questions post the link to this useful tutorial into threads many times every day.
As many bloggers have benefited from using the first edition, I’m sure many more will benefit from using the updated version.
Thanks for the information. I will check it out. Interesting. Thanks. Love to learn.
WordPress gets better and better. Thanks for all the new themes as well.
Thanks, you can always learn more or find something you forgot.
Is this something that can assist those that use WordPress.org for self hosting?
Thanks, this is great. Typically we go to unofficial blogs or youtube to learn how to do new things in wordpress. Great to have an official learning blog from wordpress.
This is great. Learn is very well laid out and clear. This change is actually helpful.
Thanks for making WordPress feel like home, accessible and even better. I do live here and count the hours well spent.
Thank you for this — I have been stumped.
Can’t believe you have done that now when i started a bit ago. It is definitely needed. I have learnt a lot just by writing my own posts- the most important? The kitchen sink! Will link into it (or re-blog this so that the people following my attempt can see how the professionals do it. :)
Not just a face lift, but an entire makeover to a great resource. Well done, WordPress.com!
Go WordPress, grear resource and thanks for help.
Way to go! Packed to the brink with awesome and easy to digest help. Should be a auto redirect setup to learn.wordpress.com right after anyone installs WP ;)
This looks really helpful…can’t wait to check it out!
Thank you for providing us this facelift and my apologies for commenting for asking questions on the Writing Challenge Abstraction. Can’t wait to test it out so that my post will turn a little bit Jazzy.
Thanks I have reblogged this on my site – I started in January and found all the information and walkthroughs covered what I had already taught myself to do. This however, is relevant and useful and I hope to improve my blog and readership by following your ideas. Thanks
Thanks, I’ve just had a quick look at the new learning pages and the material is great. I’m going to have a play with a few new things next time I blog. More fun!
That is so awesome! I’m not a total newbie, I’ve been at this for just over a year, but I’m all for more resources when it comes to learning the tricks of the trade! Thanks for this wordpress! :)
This looks amazing, I will definitely give this a peek in just a second! Curious by the intro already.. Will reply when I’ve read it ;)
Thanks, can’t wait to check it out!
This is going to be so good for all beginners. Thanks to all the WordPress team.
Thanks for sharing this with us! Will surely check on it.
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I have been struggling through this process of building my own website. Thank you for making a way for me to get the help I so desperately need.
Yes … like it. More easy to learn, and to grow. Thanks a lot ;-)
Awesome stuff. Many thanks :-)
I am brand new to blogging and social media. I made my blog a few days ago and I also made a Facebook page for my blog which was interesting and a bit frustrating. I also made a Twitter and Tumblr and about 5 others. Why I never made a Twitter account when it first came on the scene is beyond me. This post has certainly helped me learn things it would have taken me months to learn. I really appreciate the hard work that went into creating and simplifying this process and am very grateful for it! It has saved me multiple times when something was broken or messed up and I easily found the information on how to correct it. Even though I am new to blogging I am already addicted and having a blast.