So you are new to WordPress. Don’t worry, everyone was new once. You may feel overwhelmed by the number of plugins, or by all of the other details that go into setting up your site, but don’t worry, we’re here to help.

We’ve compiled our favorite articles for every WordPress beginner. You’ll learn how to pick the best plugins, customize your dashboard, and more.

After reading these articles, you will have a better understanding of WordPress and be able to create a beautiful and professional website.

Don’t Download That Theme Or Plugin Before Reading This

Plugins and themes are the lifeblood of WordPress. They are a great way to customize your site to fit your needs and make it look as professional as possible. That said, there are thousands to choose from, some of which are paid. Before investing in a theme or plugin you’re unsure of, read this post.

It has all the tips you need to check out a plugin or theme before investing. At the bottom of the post is a checklist so you can make sure you didn’t miss any steps and end up with a dud. Also, check out our free ultimate guide to WordPress plugins ebook for recommendations.

WordPress REST API: The Journey So Far 

A huge part of learning about WordPress is the understanding the REST API. This post is a perfect introduction to exactly what it is and why it’s so significant to WordPress.

After reading this you’ll know have a handle on what exactly the REST API is as well as how it may affect your website.

How To Increase Website Traffic

Finally, your website looks great and is running smoothly, so it is time to add quality content. Of course, the best way to build a customer base is to consistently post. People will keep coming back if they know you have something to offer. If already doing that, but still aren’t seeing high visit numbers, there are other ways.

Make sure you are active on social media, think about creating a newsletter, and create a resource page. All of these steps will bring new eyes to your site.

A Detailed Guide To WordPress Website Maintenance

An important part of having a website is making sure it is regularly maintained. This is important for many reasons, mainly security. If you don’t stay on top of your updates, you could be leaving your sire vulnerable.

This post takes you through what you should be doing daily, weekly, and monthly to keep your site running at its best. Make these easy steps a part of your routine.

Google Analytics For Beginners

Google Analytics is a great tool for knowing how well your site is doing, but it isn’t exactly easy to use. Google Analytics gives you insights into your site, including traffic numbers, acquisition, behavior, and more. This gives you all you need to optimize your site to get more readers.

Emily Schiola

Emily Schiola is a Staff Writer at Torque. She loves good beer, bad movies, and cats.

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