Getting started with WordPress

Designing a website.

If you are designing a new WordPress site and are looking for site design consideration and strategies check out our guides on Planning your website and Website content creation and gathering.

WordPress has changed

The editor WordPress uses has changed over the last few years. Some older sites use what is now known as the “Classic Editor” which has been replaced with a completely different content builder, called the Block Editor.

If you are on an older site using the classic editor, skip down to our section below on the Classic Editor. If you are working on a site using the new Block Editor, be sure to review the tutorial series below on Using the Block Editor.

Learn WordPress

The WordPress development community at have tutorials to get you started and to extend your skills here: Tutorials | Learn WordPress

WordPress Dashboard Overview

Posts vs. Pages: What’s the Difference?

Using the Media Library

How to choose & install a theme

Choosing and Installing a Plugin

Using the Block Editor

Website Management Tips

Tip – creating and editing your website in WordPress

Tip – Suggestions to help get your website found on the web

Tip – WordPress create logos and icons

Tip – Build a basic WordPress contact form

Tip – Making a WordPress file & database backup

Tip – Restoring from a WordPress file & database backup

Classic editor

Have you just taken over the role of maintaining an existing kindergarten WordPress website. Then our older resource is still useful: Quick Guide to Editing WordPress Pages. This will get you started with:

  • Logging into the site
  • Finding the page you want to edit
  • Using the Classic Editor
  • Updating the page

Once you are comfortable with that you can learn how to upload documents, add images to galleries, and much more with the resources below

Example WordPress Website

View our example website created in WordPress