Top 160 WordPress Tutorials

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WordPress is a world’s most popular open source CMS (content management system) and blogging tool based on PHP and MySQL. Almost a decade after its release it has gained popularity around the Web. It is highly customisable tool from which from a simple website to highly overloaded content or even ecommerce website can be build.

To help community to learn and add custom code within WordPress, here are 160 best WordPress tutorials listed below for range of categories. Tutorials are arranged into each category which includes WordPress Theme Development, Plugins, Comments & Author section, Content slider and slideshow, SQL queries, Socialmedia, Video Tutorials, Shortcode and other miscellaneous tutorials.

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a. Theme Development WordPress Tutorials
b. Plugins WordPress Tutorials
c. Comments & Author WordPress Tutorials
d. Content slider and slideshow WordPress Tutorials
e. SQL queries WordPress Tutorials
f. Socialmedia WordPress Tutorials
g. WordPress Video Tutorials
h. Widgets WordPress Tutorials
i. WordPress Shortcode Tutorials
j. Other WordPress Tutorials

 

Theme Development WordPress Tutorials

1. How to Build a Responsive WordPress Theme with Bootstrap

How to Build a Responsive WordPress Theme with Bootstrap

Build your own responsive wordpress theme using Bootstrap.In this tutorial you will learn how to build custom home, about and contact page, plus news section with comments and a widget for sidebar.

2. How to Code a WordPress 3.0 Theme from Scratch

How to Code a WordPress 3.0 Theme from Scratch

From this tutorial you will be able to create a wordpress theme from scratch which includes popular features and ease to modify in future. It includes setting up the work station, adding styles, modifying code in header, custom navigation, enabling post thumnails, adding comments and many more.

3. Developing WordPress Themes Using Responsive Frameworks

Developing WordPress Themes Using Responsive Frameworks

Teaches you: What Responsive Design is, knowledge about responsive frameworks, downloading and applying framework.

4. Add a Responsive Lightbox to Your WordPress Theme

Responsive Lightbox to Your WordPress Theme

Using jQuery plugin fancyBox this tutorial will demonstrate who to implement responsive lightbox to your WordPress website.

5. Developing a WordPress Theme for a Real Estate Website

Developing a WordPress Theme for a Real Estate Website

Learn to develop real estate wordpress theme from scratch using HTML5 and CSS 3. Tutorial includes creating home page listing news form agency, featured salesperson of the month listing in a sidebar, top navigation menu, footer displaying current date and other legal information and full content of property lists.

6. Create a Multi-Layout Portfolio with WordPress

Create a Multi-Layout Portfolio with WordPress

Create a portfolio section in WordPress backend, using jQuery and CSS3 to display portfolio in elegant way.

7. Creating a WordPress Post Text Size Changer Using jQuery

Creating a WordPress Post Text Size Changer Using jQuery

Learn to create frontend post and page text resizer using jQuery in WordPress template.

8. Add jQuery Autocomplete to Your Site’s Search

Add jQuery Autocomplete to Your Site's Search

9. How to customize a WordPress Theme, Comprehensive guide

How to customize a WordPress Theme, Comprehensive guide

Comprehensive guide or tutorial to learn how to customize a WordPress theme. Little knowledge of HTML and CSS is enough to start customizating your wordpress theme with this tutorial.

10. How to Use Custom Sidebars on Posts and Pages

How to Use Custom Sidebars on Posts and Pages

Learn how to add custom sidebars for posts and pages into wordpress themes using jQuery and PHP.

11. Creating a WordPress Theme HTML Structure

Creating a WordPress Theme HTML Structure

12. Child Themes Basics and Creating Child Themes in WordPress

Child Themes Basics and Creating Child Themes in WordPress

13. Bringing the Membership Process to the Front of Your Site

Bringing the Membership Process to the Front of Your Site

14. Converting WordPress to Be Mobile-Friendly

Converting WordPress to Be Mobile-Friendly

This tutorial will show you the basic steps to convert your wordpress website to fluid layout.

15. How to Build a Basic Portfolio WordPress Theme

How to Build a Basic Portfolio WordPress Theme

16. Powering Your Design With WordPress

Powering Your Design With WordPress

17. How to Create Infinite Scroll Pagination

This tutorial helps to create infinite scroll pagination where user will need to scroll to bottom of the page to read more articles.

18. Writing Effective Documentation For WordPress End Users

Writing Effective Documentation For WordPress End Users

19. How to Add a Theme Demo Bar in WordPress

How to Add a Theme Demo Bar in WordPress

Add wordpress theme demo bar using WordPress Theme Demo Bar plugin and add other advanced & complicated features like floating top menu. It is convenient to showcase all WordPress theme within single site.

20. How To Customize The WordPress Admin Easily

How To Customize The WordPress Admin Easily

Super easy techniques to customize WordPress admin area.

21. Adding Custom Styles in WordPress TinyMCE Editor

Adding Custom Styles in WordPress TinyMCE Editor

To power your wordpress theme with custom styles to the visual TinyMCE editor without prior knowledge of HTML this is a tutorial for you.

22. Create A Responsive, Mobile-First WordPress Theme

Create A Responsive, Mobile-First WordPress Theme

Want to create a responsive wordpress theme? This article from Smashingmagazine shows you how to plan before your start your first responsive wordpress theme.

23. How to Build a Custom WordPress Theme from Scratch

How to Build a Custom WordPress Theme from Scratch

24. How to Optimize Your WordPress Development Workflow

How to Optimize Your WordPress Development Workflow

25. Add Post Type Archive Links to Your Menu

Add Post Type Archive Links to Your Menu

26. How to Create a FAQ Page with WordPress and Custom Post Types

How to Create a FAQ Page with WordPress and Custom Post Types

27. Introduction to the Genesis Framework

Introduction to the Genesis Framework

28. WordPress dashboard hacks for developers and freelancers

This article is a collection wordpress dashboard hacks which will help you make custom admin page or other hacks.

29. Guide To WordPress Coding Standards

Guide To WordPress Coding Standards

 

Plugins WordPress Tutorials

30. Creating Responsive Pricing Table Plugin for WordPress

Creating Responsive Pricing Table Plugin for WordPress

There are plenty free wordpress plugin to create pricing table but to know how to create one will be awesome, isn’t it. This tutorial will help to create price table plugin for wordpress which works on mobile and tablets, that means responsive layout.

31. Front-End Author Listing And User Search For WordPress

Front-End Author Listing And User Search For WordPress

32. Build a Slideshow Plugin for WordPress

Build a Slideshow Plugin for WordPress

33. Simple WordPress Plugin to Follow Your Favorite Authors

Simple WordPress Plugin to Follow Your Favorite Authors

34. Create WordPress Plugins with OOP Techniques

Create WordPress Plugins with OOP Techniques

35. How To Create An Embeddable Content Plugin For WordPress

How To Create An Embeddable Content Plugin For WordPress

36. Building a WordPress plugin: Tweetable

Building a WordPress plugin: Tweetable

37. Building a Dynamic Custom Post Type Plugin

Building a Dynamic Custom Post Type Plugin

38. How to Build a WordPress Plugin

How to Build a WordPress Plugin

39. How To Create a WordPress Plugin from scratch?

How To Create a WordPress Plugin

Plugins can be crafted to each blog individually, and it is not necessary and it is not recommended to modify the files inside the heart of WordPress.

40. Creating a custom functions plugin for end users

Creating a custom functions plugin for end users

41. Building a Simple Announcements Plugin for WordPress

Building a Simple Announcements Plugin for WordPress

42. Building a Client Testimonials Slider WordPress Plugin

Building a Client Testimonials Slider WordPress Plugin

43. Writing Extensible Plugins With Actions and Filters

Writing Extensible Plugins With Actions and Filters

44. How To Create A WordPress Plugin

How To Create A WordPress Plugin

45. Writing Your First Plugin for WordPress

Writing Your First Plugin for WordPress

46. Creating a Plugin to Add Votes to Your WordPress Comments Using AJAX

Creating a Plugin to Add Votes to Your WordPress Comments Using AJAX

47. Beginner’s Guide To WordPress Plugin Development

Beginner's Guide To WordPress Plugin Development

48. How To Create A Simple WordPress Plugin

How To Create A Simple WordPress Plugin

49. Writing Extensible Plugins With Actions and Filters

50. Creating an Ajax Countdown Timer WordPress Plugin

Creating an Ajax Countdown Timer WordPress Plugin

51. How To Create a WordPress Plugin from scratch?

How To Create a WordPress Plugin from scratch?

 

Comments & Author WordPress Tutorials

52. The Ultimate Guide to Implementing Facebook Comments on your Blog

The Ultimate Guide to Implementing Facebook Comments on your Blog

Comprehensive step by step tutorial to implement Facebook Comment into your WordPress based websites.

53. Integrating Disqus Into WordPress

Integrating Disqus Into WordPress

Simple tutorial to integrate Disqus into WordPress within 20 minutes.

54. How to Add Quicktags in WordPress Comment Forms

How to Add Quicktags in WordPress Comment Forms

55. Build a WordPress Plugin to Add Author Biographies to Your Posts

Build a WordPress Plugin to Add Author Biographies to Your Posts

56. Create an Author Comments Feed in WordPress

Create an Author Comments Feed in WordPress

57. How to Highlight Author’s Comments in WordPress

58. How to Credit Multiple Authors (Co-Authors) for Posts in WordPress

How to Credit Multiple Authors (Co-Authors) for Posts in WordPress

Add multiple authors credit using Co-Authors Plus plugin for wordpress and additional template tags.

59. How to Highlight Author’s Comments in WordPress

How to Highlight Author's Comments in WordPress

60. How to Quickly and Easily Customize the WordPress Comments Form

How to Quickly and Easily Customize the WordPress Comments Form

61. Adding Custom Fields In WordPress’ Comment Form

Adding Custom Fields In WordPress' Comment Form

62. How to remove the url field from WordPress comment form

How to remove the url field from WordPress comment form

63. Get popular posts by comments count

64. How to Allow Blog Users to Moderate Comments in WordPress

How to Allow Blog Users to Moderate Comments in WordPress

65. Get popular posts by comments count

Get popular posts by comments count

66. Creating Customized Comment Emails: Building a Plugin

Creating Customized Comment Emails: Building a Plugin

67. How to Block Spam Comment Bots in WordPress with Honeypot

How to Block Spam Comment Bots in WordPress with Honeypot

 

Content slider and slideshow WordPress Tutorials

68. Adding a Responsive jQuery Slider to Your WordPress Theme

Adding a Responsive jQuery Slider to Your WordPress Theme

69. Displaying Posts in a Carousel

Displaying Posts in a Carousel

70. Create a Responsive Slider Plugin With FlexSlider for WordPress

Create a Responsive Slider Plugin With FlexSlider for WordPress

71. How to Integrate a slideshow in your wordpress theme

How to Integrate a slideshow in your wordpress theme

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72. Build a custom image slider using a Custom Post Type

Build a custom image slider using a Custom Post Type

73. Step by Step Guide to Creating a Slider in WordPress with SlideDeck

Step by Step Guide to Creating a Slider in WordPress with SlideDeck

74. How to embed a content slider in your WordPress sidebar

How to embed a content slider in your WordPress sidebar

75. The WordPress Gallery Shortcode

The WordPress Gallery Shortcode

76. Creating Your Own Image Gallery Page Template in WordPress

Creating Your Own Image Gallery Page Template in WordPress

77. Making A Dynamic WordPress jQuery Featured Post Slider Tutorial

Making A Dynamic WordPress jQuery Featured Post Slider Tutorial

78. Turn WordPress Gallery Into Slideshow

Turn WordPress Gallery Into Slideshow

79. Creating a Content Slider for WordPress using TinySlider

Creating a Content Slider for WordPress using TinySlider

80. Custom WordPress content slider with various features

Custom WordPress content slider with various features

81. WordPress Featured Content Slider

WordPress Featured Content Slider

82. An Elegant Featured Content Slider for WordPress

An Elegant Featured Content Slider for WordPress

83. Add a Responsive Lightbox to Your WordPress Theme

Add a Responsive Lightbox to Your WordPress Theme

84. Automagic Post Thumbnails & Image Management

Automagic Post Thumbnails & Image Management

 

SQL queries WordPress Tutorial

85. 13 Useful WordPress SQL Queries You Wish You Knew Earlier

13 Useful WordPress SQL Queries You Wish You Knew Earlier

86. Writing Custom Queries in WordPress

Writing Custom Queries in WordPress

87. Disable all your plugins in a second

Disable all your plugins in a second

88. Change author attribution on all posts at once

Change author attribution on all posts at once

89. WordPress Delete Unused Post Tags By SQL Command

WordPress Delete Unused Post Tags By SQL Command

90. Clean Up Weird Characters in Database

Clean Up Weird Characters in Database

91. Get rid of unused shortcodes

A simple SQL query to get rid of unused shortcodes from your wordpress website or blog.

92. Close trackbacks on all posts at once

93. How to Disable Trackbacks and Pings on Existing WordPress Posts

How to Disable Trackbacks and Pings on Existing WordPress Posts

94. 10 SQL Statements for WordPress

Change Site URL and Home URL, Changing GUID, Change the default user name admin, Reset password, Download articles from one author to another,Delete review, Export all emails comments, Delete all pingbacks, Delete all spam comments

95. How to Add an Admin User to the WordPress Database via MySQL

How to Add an Admin User to the WordPress Database via MySQL

 

WordPress Video Tutorials

96. How to Create Content Boxes for Genesis Pages

How to Create Content Boxes for Genesis Pages

97. Create a Custom Homepage with the Genesis Framework for WordPress

98. How to Backup (and Reinstall) Your Genesis Framework for WordPress Theme Settings

How to Backup (and Reinstall) Your Genesis Framework for WordPress Theme Settings

99. Building a Website WordPress Theme

Building a Website WordPress Theme

100. Embedding Video in WordPress

Embedding Video in WordPress

101. Designing for WordPress

102. The Dashboard

The Dashboard

103. How to Upgrade wordpress to latest version

How to Upgrade wordpress to latest version

104. Create a wordpress theme

105. Advanced Uses for Custom Fields in WordPress

Advanced Uses for Custom Fields in WordPress

106. WordPress widget tutorial

Wordpress widget tutorial

107. How to – Tabbed Widget WordPress Sidebar

 

Widgets WordPress Tutorials

108. Facebook Like Box Widget for WordPress

Facebook Like Box Widget for WordPress

From this tutorial you would be able to add Facebook like box on the sidebar of your website. This tutorial includes adding options like header, latest fans and stream from facebook page.

109. Building An Awesome Flickr Widget

Building An Awesome Flickr Widget

110. Create a TwitterRSS Stats Widget for WordPress

Create a TwitterRSS Stats Widget for WordPress

111. Sidebar Widget With Post Editor

Sidebar Widget With Post Editor

112. Display & Style Related Posts For Your WordPress Site

Display & Style Related Posts For Your WordPress Site

113. Dissecting the WordPress Text Widget

Dissecting the WordPress Text Widget

114. Building Custom WordPress Widgets

115. How to Add Rich Contact Information in WordPress

How to Add Rich Contact Information in WordPress

116. How to Add a Milestone Countdown Widget in WordPress

How to Add a Milestone Countdown Widget in WordPress

117. Create A WordPress Recent Post Widget

Create A WordPress Recent Post Widget

 

Socialmedia WordPress Tutorials

118. Share Your Posts on Facebook With a Preview Image and a Description

Share Your Posts on Facebook With a Preview Image and a Description

119. How to Create a Recent Tweets Widget

How to Create a Recent Tweets Widget

120. How to Easily Embed Instagram in WordPress with oEmbed

How to Easily Embed Instagram in WordPress with oEmbed

121. 5 Essential Tips on Social Media Integration for WordPress

5 Essential Tips on Social Media Integration for WordPress

122. How to Show Your Latest Pinterest Pins in WordPress Sidebar Widgets

How to Show Your Latest Pinterest Pins in WordPress Sidebar Widgets

123. Add a Pinterest Pinit Button to WordPress

Add a Pinterest Pinit Button to WordPress

124. How To Log In To WordPress Using A Social Network

How To Log In To WordPress Using A Social Network

125. Add Social Media Icons to Your Sidebar Without a Plugin

Add Social Media Icons to Your Sidebar Without a Plugin

126. WordPress snippets to work with social networks

WordPress snippets to work with social networks

127. Custom Counter for Twitter and Feedburner

Custom Counter for Twitter and Feedburner

128. How to Add Social Media Icons To Your Navigation Bar in WordPress

How to Add Social Media Icons To Your Navigation Bar in WordPress

129. How to Automatically Link Twitter Usernames in WordPress

How to Automatically Link Twitter Usernames in WordPress

This tutorial by Syed Balkhi which show fastest and most effective solution to automatically link Twitter usernames in WordPress.

130. Create a TwitterRSS Stats Widget for WordPress

Create a TwitterRSS Stats Widget for WordPress

 

WordPress Shortcode Tutorials

131. WordPress Shortcodes: A Complete Guide

WordPress Shortcodes: A Complete Guide

132. Integrating Colorbox Into the Native gallery Shortcode

Integrating Colorbox Into the Native gallery Shortcode

133. Inserting Widgets With Shortcodes

Inserting Widgets With Shortcodes

134. Getting Started With WordPress Shortcodes

Getting Started With WordPress Shortcodes

135. Remove shortcodes from excerpt on the front page

136. Using Shortcodes in Theme Development

Using Shortcodes in Theme Development

137. How to do WordPress shortcode?

Tutorial explain 3 Basic Types of WP shortcode.

138. Getting Started with WordPress Shortcodes

Getting Started with WordPress Shortcodes

139. Display Excerpts of Child Pages with a Shortcode

Display Excerpts of Child Pages with a Shortcode

140. How to Add Search Form in your Post with a WordPress Search Shortcode

141. Display external files with a shortcode

Display external files with a shortcode

142. Create a WordPress shortcode

143. Adding a Set of Responsive Grid Shortcodes to Your WordPress Site

Tutorial to create custom grid using CSS and shortcodes.

144. Enable shortcodes in widgets

Quick way to enable shortcode in widgets.

 

Other WordPress Tutorials

145. Adding a Custom CSS Editor to Your Theme Using ACE

Adding a Custom CSS Editor to Your Theme Using ACE

146. Add titles to previous_post_link & next_post_link

Add titles to previous_post_link & next_post_link

147. Create A WordPress Bookshelf Plugin

Create A WordPress Bookshelf Plugin

148. Custom title length

Learn to limit number of character in wordpress post title.

149. 10+ .htaccess snippets to optimize your website

150. Add featured images to WordPress feeds

151. How to Add a PDF Download for Posts in WordPress

How to Add a PDF Download for Posts in WordPress

152. WordPress dashboard hacks for developers and freelancers

WordPress dashboard hacks for developers and freelancers

153. Using WP_Query In WordPress

This tutorial show how to use power of WP_Query for wordpress site.

154. How to Add MP3 Audio Files in WordPress

How to Add MP3 Audio Files in WordPress

155. How to Fix the Error Establishing a Database Connection in WordPress

How to Fix the Error Establishing a Database Connection in WordPress

156. Making a website responsive in 3 easy steps

Making a website responsive in 3 easy steps

157. How to Add a Theme Demo Bar in WordPress

How to Add a Theme Demo Bar in WordPress

158. Create WordPress widgets

Create WordPress widgets

159. Super useful WordPress action hooks and filters

Super useful WordPress action hooks and filters

160. Making the Best of Google AdSense in WordPress

Making the Best of Google AdSense in WordPress

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