WPwatercooler Episode 33: Learning WordPress

Today we filmed a lively watercooler episode about learning, and teaching, WordPress, featuring Morten Rand-Hendriksen from lynda.com and Cards Against Humanity.

We talk about a lot of resources, the WordPress admin interface, the future of WordPress, and evil web developers, and I share my teaching philosophy about explaining how WordPress works before jumping into the how-to.

Some online resources we mention for getting started with WordPress include: lynda.com, wpbeginner.com, and WP101 (paid). Also good to check out: wordpress.tv.

Fun fact: This weekend, noted Disney aficionado Jason Tucker, Chris Lema and some other WPwatercooler alumni went to Disneyland’s legendary Club 33. And today was WPwatercooler’s 33rd episode! Coincidence??

Sé Reed (@sereedmedia) has been working with WordPress since 2006, focused primarily on developing custom WordPress themes and functionality for small businesses. In addition to Sé Reed Media, she serves as a business advisor for the Small Business Development Center (Los Angeles Regional Network), where she helps small business owners develop comprehensive on and offline marketing strategies, most of which including developing and using WordPress websites. Sé teaches monthly workshops on topics including WordPress, SEO, content development, and social media, and speaks at seminars and conferences about all aspects of the Internet and small business (and usually involving WordPress). Sé is also a regular contributor to the weekly webcast WPWatercooler.