I hope you can relate to what recently happened to me.
A light bulb turned on for me yesterday as I was struggling to get something done with WordPress.
After I finally sorted it out, I thought: “Even though I may be frustrated with something new, 9 times out of 10 any task I want to carry out is going to end up being easier to do than I had originally thought it would be.”
If you’re just starting out with WordPress, that may seem like an odd thing to say.
At the start of my relationship with WP, I spent too many frustrating hours trying to get things done.
Then — more often than not — with one new bit of knowledge–that I didn’t have when I started–the goal became embarrassingly simple as soon as I knew what to do.
This situation, it seems to me, is the result of two interlocking factors:
1) lack of familiarity with how things get done in the WP system, and
2) the human tendency to over complicate
Use these tips to make WordPress do your bidding
If you’re struggling with WordPress, you can use this resource article containing 58 brilliant WordPress hacks to get you over some of the speed bumps.
(The article says there are 59, but the one about WordPress 3.5 is from way back in 2012. See below for something better and more recent.)
Among the offered WordPress hacks I found solutions to several problems that had bedeviled me for far too long.
I’m pretty sure you’ll find some tips and techniques you can use as well.
And as a bonus, here’s a video about the great new features to enjoy in WordPress 3.9: