WordPress Tips and Best Practices

This section of our WordPress Hub contains a range of tips and tricks for getting the most out of WordPress.

If you’re just getting started with WordPress, check out our ultimate guide to setting up and running a WordPress site, which is aimed at absolute beginners and walks you through all the things to consider when starting out.

One of the hottest topics around WordPress these days is the new Gutenberg editor, one of the biggest changes to WordPress ever. We look at what it is and how to prepare for it. We also have a Gutenberg Migration Guide for those needing to adapt their projects quickly. And given that Gutenberg is written in React, we look at how knowledge of React can help you do more advanced things with Gutenberg.

The look and feel of your WordPress site is controlled by a theme. We cover theming from various angles, beginning with WordPress starter themes, which can help to speed up your development workflow and also teach you about WordPress. We also look at three basic ways to approach building your own WordPress theme, and in the Tutorials section of this hub we dig into building a WordPress theme from scratch.

Other topics we cover include:

On a more advanced level, we dig into advanced OOP for WordPress, showing how to use filters to modify the WordPress REST API using an object-oriented approach. We also explain how to add custom routes to the WordPress API, noting that the WordPress REST API is not one API, but millions of highly customizable APIs, which can also be leveraged as a tool for making APIs.

And we even consider how you can get developer experience and give back to the community by contributing to the WordPress platform.

Take a look below for links to further articles and guides on the basics of WordPress, and consider checking out our WordPress books and video courses.

Further Learning

This WordPress Hub also has a Tutorials section, where we walk through various WordPress development skills, and a Tools section, where we cover a range of useful resources for working with WordPress.