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WordPress Exploration

When I first started using WordPress, I was completely lost.  I had no idea how most things worked.  Basically, I stumbled around and found my way.  But it was mostly trial and error or lucky accident.

If you’re new, or even if you’re not, I’ve compiled a list here of helpful WordPress blogs, private blogs and other suggestions that may be of help to you.

Explore!  Poke around through the Admin section.  Look at Tools, Settings, Appearance, the Dashboard and so much more there!

Settings: Be sure to look this over.  This will help you decide how your followers see what you’ve posted and how you are alerted for comments, etc.  This is also where you can add or change your Profile Picture and email settings.

On the left side of your screen, when you are scrolling down your Reader feed, you will also see buttons for Discover and Search.  Utilize the Search one!  Type in what you are looking for.  You never know what Gem you might discover!

The WordPress This site will update you on the newest technology within WordPress, like new Themes, new Apps, stuff like that.

The Daily Post This WordPress blog has tons of stuff for the newbie blogger as well as the more experienced.  There are inspirational prompts, advice for blogging etiquette, all sorts of things.  Be sure to spend some time and Explore this blog!

Discover This blog will give you the Editor’s Picks for posts on WordPress.  Worth a look!

WordPress.TV I don’t know anything about this site other than it looks like it has a lot of informational Videos.  I just discovered it!

Personal Blogs to Explore:  These are people with Personal Blogs that have taken the time to share their wisdom!  I have found them to be very helpful!  Be sure to check them out!

Hugh’s Views & News Hugh is Awesome!  He’s got some great articles and video tutorials that are wonderful!  Plus he writes!! He has a terrific blog.  Be sure to check him out.  I’ve learned a lot from him!

Colleen Chesebro The Faery Whisperer  I know her blog name doesn’t sound like a tutorial type of blog.  But along with her wonderful writing, Colleen has many posts on the workings of WordPress.  Take a little time to look her blog over.  It’s worth it!

Mohamad Al Karbi  Mohamad is very generous with his knowledge.  Under the Categories on his blog, click on the Technology Related button.  You will find a wealth of information here!  Be sure to explore while you are there.  Mohamad has all kinds of topics on his site.  He also welcomes other bloggers to Guest Post on his site.

If all else fails, ASK!  Do a blog post and tell your followers the problem.  This is a generous community and these people will be happy to share their knowledge.  I just recently did this myself and had the answer I needed in about 10 minutes!

I am no expert!  I’m far from it in fact!  I’m sure that there are other WordPress sites and personal blogs that should be on this list.  If you are aware of a good one, please share it with us in the comments below.  Thank you!



Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

19 thoughts on “WordPress Exploration

  1. I’ve been looking but haven’t seen anything related to what I would like to do. I want to print a hard paper copy of one of my blog posts for my files but can’t seem to find any way to do that. Do you know if it is possible?


    1. The way I do it is to Copy & Paste. If you have Word, or any other word processing program, first highlight what you want to print, then go to your word processing program and Paste what you just highlighted. You then print from that program the way you normally would.
      Do you know how to Copy & Paste? And do you have Word or another word processing program?
      Make sense?
      Thanks for stopping by!


      1. Yes, I realize I can copy & paste into a Word document, but that only captures the text. I was hoping it would also simultaneously copy all of the pictures I’ve inserted as well, so I could have a print out of the entire blog post.


      2. Also, just learned that since I use Chrome to access WordPress, I can use the Print Command within Chrome to print out a copy! That’s exactly what I needed! Thought you might be interested in that newest revelation!


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