WordPress development involves PHP, HTML, CSS, JS, MySQL – but what if you don’t know what any of this even means yet? Where do you go to learn WordPress if you’re still a beginner? This week, we look at WordPress for beginners. We have covered tons of resources for learning WordPress as a complete beginner. Our WordPress panel this week: Bridget Willard: https://bridgetwillard.com/ Kim Shivler: https://whiteglovewebtraining.com/ Jonathan Denwood: https://www.wp-tonic.com/ John Locke: https://www.lockedowndesign.com/ ================== Our episode this week is sponsored by LiquidWeb. Liquid Web is offering a 33% discount for your first 6 months of managed WordPress hosting. Head over to https://LiquidWeb.com/wordpress and use the code WPTONIC33 at checkout for your discount. ================== Table of Contents for Episode 180 0:00 Podcast intros. 2:32 WordPress News story #1: WordPress Plugin Directory Redesign: Why So Many People Feel Their Feedback Was Ignored 12:05 WordPress News story #2: What motivates WordPress spammers? In-Depth Analysis of a Criminal Organization Targeting WordPress Websites 30:48 Main Topic: Learning WordPress as a Beginner 30:58 "If you want to be useful to WordPress, you have to know how to build websites without WordPress". - Quote by @mor10 36:09 Getting people comfortable with WordPress before throwing them in deeper water. How Bridget used immersion techniques to learn WordPress. 42:11 Why aren't there more apprenticeships in web development? 43:37 Resources for learning WordPress. 1:07:05 Podcast outros =================== Links mentioned during the show: Give - A WordPress Donation Plugin Treehouse CSS-Tricks WPShout - Up and Running W3Schools Digging Into WordPress WordPress Training and Tutorials on Lynda.com Designing with Web Standards The #ASKGARYVEE Audiobook Ch. #17: Self Awareness The WP Crowd WPwatercooler WordPress Essentials Course – (Online starting April 19th, 2017) Flexbox Froggy Hello Dolly WP Beginner WP101 WordPress Codex WordPress.tv CSS Zen Garden WordPress Training - OS Training WordPress is not easy, and that's OK WordPress: Harder Than You Think Inspect Element in Firefox, Chrome, or IE Easy WP Guide =================== Find bonus content for this episode on the WP-Tonic website: WP-Tonic #180: WordPress For Beginners =================== Subscribe to WP-Tonic on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wp-tonic-wordpress-podcast/id893083124?mt=2 =================== WP-Tonic is both a WordPress maintenance and support service, and the publisher of a twice weekly podcast for WordPress professionals.