WordPress 101: Introduction

First Steps to Learning WordPress

WordPress 101: Introduction

Introducing WordPress 101 …a tutorial for Beginners!

  • Do you need a website?
  • Are you new to WordPress?

This is the perfect place to start!

WordPress has been described as being “easy”…and it IS! But, easy is relative, and for absolute beginners, knowing exactly where to start can be confusing & intimidating.

We’ve got you covered!

The following presentation…

  • introduces WordPress
  • explains what a ‘CMS‘ is
  • answers “WHY WordPress?”
  • takes you on a tour of the WordPress Dashboard
  • explains the often confusing difference between WordPress.com & “self-hosted” sites
  • explains why you need much more than “just a website
  • and much more!

First, please read my Welcome Letter. It contains important course information! (NOTE: The following Welcome Letter was written specifically for students in my ongoing WP101 course. I am including it here because the overview of WordPress, and building websites in general, will be helpful to anyone embarking on such a complex project.)


Next, here is the slide show from our WP101 group, for your continuing reference.


WordPress IS easy, compared to the alternatives! But, as with anything new, there is a learning curve! I hope to help you shorten that learning with these and other tutorials in the WordPress 101 Series!

What Are Your Biggest WordPress Challenges?

What WordPress problems or questions do you have? Please leave them in the comments below!







About the Author

Karen McCamyKaren is a WordPress Trainer & Coach. She currently teaches WP101 in Los Angeles, and a Girl-Develop-It class where you build your own website from the ground up!View all posts by Karen McCamy →