Is there a need to learn wordpress?

29 replies
Hey everyone!!

I am new here and just started but I want to know should I spend my time learning about wordpress because I still don't know where I have to go.
#learn #newbie #time #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author IncomeWitness
    Originally Posted by karanjain1994 View Post

    Hey everyone!!

    I am new here and just started but I want to know should I spend my time learning about wordpress because I still don't know where I have to go.
    You can learn how to setup and use Wordpress in a single day. Watch a few tutorials on YouTube and get started. It's really easy.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10307938].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    I would say yes.

    But! It isn't so much a need, in other words a requirement, since you can easily operate in IM using another CMS, as much as it is strongly recommended. WP is the general usage CMS of choice for most IMers.

    - Tom
    Signature

    I Coach: Learn More | My Latest WF Thread: Dead Domains/ Passive Traffic
    Learn one way I earn money: I give away free stuff.

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10307944].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Originally Posted by karanjain1994 View Post

    Hey everyone!!

    I am new here and just started but I want to know should I spend my time learning about wordpress because I still don't know where I have to go.
    It does not hurt to learn WP if you need to learn how to install it on your domain you can find free videos how to do it. Make sure you use the WP.org and not the dotcom.

    But if you are just going to sell thru e-bay or similar sites you do not need that to start.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10307955].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by karanjain1994 View Post

    Hey everyone!!

    I am new here and just started but I want to know should I spend my time learning about wordpress because I still don't know where I have to go.
    Yeah, you should. It's like a standard platform people use when it comes to making money online. It's used is a variety of business models. With that said, it's really easy to use. Oh, when you're learning about Wordpress, make sure you are learning it for the purpose of using it on your own domain.

    Joey
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10307964].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author mrgoe
    You can learn wordpress or you can pick any other popular CMS, or you can even learn about web design. Or you can be entirely clueless and use professionals for your projects. It all depends on what you want and the funds you have. But yeah, wordpress is easy and you can create professional looking websites in just a few clicks, so I would learn how to use it.
    Signature
    Want To Rank on The First Page of Google? Try This:
    - Strong Authority Articles on PBNope.Com and
    - SEO Diversification Package From Rankcol.Com
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10308211].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author qmt
      If you plan on having a website and doing it yourself, then WordPress is the probably the lowest cost and most flexible option which is still easy to learn.
      It also allows you to start small and build your site by adding plugins which add features.
      At first it seems like a lot to learn but it is easy for most people to understand.

      First you should develop a marketing plan and determine if a website is part of that.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10308239].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Action Man
    nagh, learn about internet marketing, then build your website

    don't focus on the beast you build it with, focus on your market, and believe in yourself

    I probably build five wordpress sites a day, but I know my my market
    Signature

    "Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache" (Mae West)

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10308230].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author karanjain1994
      Originally Posted by Action Man View Post

      nagh, learn about internet marketing, then build your website

      don't focus on the beast you build it with, focus on your market, and believe in yourself

      I probably build five wordpress sites a day, but I know my my market
      Thanks but can you give me more advice from where I can learn more about Internet marketing as I am a newbie and completely clueless.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10308658].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author thesadshow
    If you want to be able to build websites then yes, you should definitely take the time to learn Wordpress. You'll pick it up faster than you think and it will let you make almost any kind of website you can imagine. Wordpress is a lot easier to learn than most other options and it can do more.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10308257].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Action Man
      Originally Posted by thesadshow View Post

      If you want to be able to build websites then yes, you should definitely take the time to learn Wordpress. You'll pick it up faster than you think and it will let you make almost any kind of website you can imagine. Wordpress is a lot easier to learn than most other options and it can do more.
      sorry that is rubbish, business people don't have the time to learn WordPress, outsource it to fiverr and know your market
      Signature

      "Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache" (Mae West)

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10308269].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by Action Man View Post

        sorry that is rubbish, business people don't have the time to learn WordPress, outsource it to fiverr and know your market
        Knowing your market is definitely important. Totally agree with you there.

        But not having time to learn a few basics that can keep you from relying on outsource sites like Fiverr? That's where we part ways.

        What happens when you need to make a simple change that would take a few minutes with some basic knowledge, but the outsourcer says "I can get to it next Tuesday"?

        Depending on what the business model is, there may be no need for a CMS at all. If your entire website is a squeeze page, thank you page and success page, all you need is a good html template you can plug your own copy into. Why go through all the hoops, outsourced or not, when a few html pages are far more secure and far faster than going the whole CMS/database route.

        Whichever route one takes, my advice is to learn enough to do the simple stuff, and if one is so inclined, hire out the tricky stuff.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10308275].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author Action Man
          Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

          Knowing your market is definitely important. Totally agree with you there.

          But not having time to learn a few basics that can keep you from relying on outsource sites like Fiverr? That's where we part ways.

          What happens when you need to make a simple change that would take a few minutes with some basic knowledge, but the outsourcer says "I can get to it next Tuesday"?

          Depending on what the business model is, there may be no need for a CMS at all. If your entire website is a squeeze page, thank you page and success page, all you need is a good html template you can plug your own copy into. Why go through all the hoops, outsourced or not, when a few html pages are far more secure and far faster than going the whole CMS/database route.

          Whichever route one takes, my advice is to learn enough to do the simple stuff, and if one is so inclined, hire out the tricky stuff.
          nice one, did you get rich on that one common, we have to pay for our kids education and there food

          I am earning 30 grand a month, well I should be I am on the warriors forum and took action? but I am poor in comparison to you, please help, I need a million a month to help others
          Signature

          "Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache" (Mae West)

          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10308287].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
          This.

          Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

          Knowing your market is definitely important. Totally agree with you there.

          But not having time to learn a few basics that can keep you from relying on outsource sites like Fiverr? That's where we part ways.

          What happens when you need to make a simple change that would take a few minutes with some basic knowledge, but the outsourcer says "I can get to it next Tuesday"?

          Depending on what the business model is, there may be no need for a CMS at all. If your entire website is a squeeze page, thank you page and success page, all you need is a good html template you can plug your own copy into. Why go through all the hoops, outsourced or not, when a few html pages are far more secure and far faster than going the whole CMS/database route.

          Whichever route one takes, my advice is to learn enough to do the simple stuff, and if one is so inclined, hire out the tricky stuff.
          John took the trouble to say what I was too lazy to write at the time. And he actually ended up saying far more than I would have done. Newbies - honestly, take on board the above. Spot on it is. You absolutely must learn the basics. And it all boils down to reasons of efficiency.

          If you learn the basics:

          - You save money on outsourcing;
          - You save time waiting on outsourced services;
          - Most importantly: you get to realize YOUR VISION.

          Last is in bold for good reason. Every one of us is pretty much unique and our unique vision - the way we interpret the business of IM and present that unique interpretation - is often the thing that leads to our success. Think of your favourite actors or directors or novelists or artists or indeed IMers. What attracts us? The unique way they often realize their vision. And don't think you can't do it as a new entrant into IM. But doing it and relying on other people to supply every aspect of it (coding, design, writing, and so forth) is like going to a movie and expecting the Jack Nicholson experience when instead you have Christian Slater in the lead. Bit of a messed up comparison (lol) but perhaps you get my drift. Essentially: that "something special" gets lot in the translation. Sorry, Christian.

          - Tom
          Signature

          I Coach: Learn More | My Latest WF Thread: Dead Domains/ Passive Traffic
          Learn one way I earn money: I give away free stuff.

          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10308976].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author essmeier
        sorry that is rubbish, business people don't have the time to learn WordPress, outsource it to fiverr and know your market

        When a plugin causes a conflict, or when your site gets hacked, or when you encounter the white screen of death, do you outsource the solution to Fiverr, too?

        Charlie
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10309569].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by karanjain1994 View Post

    Hey everyone!!

    I am new here and just started but I want to know should I spend my time learning about wordpress because I still don't know where I have to go.
    What exactly do you want to learn about Wordpress? To set up a simple site, it's very simple. It's pretty easy to add plugins and themes too. It might get a little more complicated to modify themes or plugins though.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10308299].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Action Man
    did you know some friends will be wondering why I am just making 30 grand a month, they will think I am dying, well I am not, they said i have MS, that is a lie.

    Jesus is the guy, a win win situation. to the doc according to him

    forget it

    you will notice folks reply with leads to their own money sites so they can make money from you

    they all want money from you, trust me
    Signature

    "Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache" (Mae West)

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10308305].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
    What you need to know depends on what you plan to do.

    There are three levels of modern development:

    1. Hand coding and graphic design
    2. WordPress (usually with a pre-fab theme)
    3. Website generators (squarespace, etc...)

    You don't really need to hand code a weightloss ebook site, but you aren't going to operate a very good tech news site through a generator.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10308673].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author tamalanwar
    WordPress is easy to use and not to mention so many tools, services and plugins that are built just for WP.
    Signature
    Tamal Anwar C.
    I transform old outdated 1990s/2000s websites
    into a fresh site of present time
    Learn How
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10308744].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Dyk Estrada
    Originally Posted by karanjain1994 View Post

    Hey everyone!!

    I am new here and just started but I want to know should I spend my time learning about wordpress because I still don't know where I have to go.
    Learning Wordpress may take a while but it gets easier the more you use it.

    Maybe you can start by registering an account in Wordpress.com. That will help you familiarize yourself with the interface.

    From there, you can buy a domain and a hosting and install Wordpress. Contact me if you need the specifics.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10308781].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author atharahmed71
    its easy to learn its takes few hours to learn it completely
    Signature

    Abdul Wali Web Designer , Web Developer , Blogging Expert , SEO expert and Part time Blogger.This is my personal website onlinetuting.com .

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10309014].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Danny Shaw
    Yes, it make sense to learn WP basics. At some point you may need a website or landing page and wordpress is the easiest to get set up quickly.

    Things can get complicated when using custom themes and plugins, but by that stage you should get the general idea.
    Signature
    **5 DAY FREE TRIAL** - The ultimate social media bot (FB, Instagram, Pinterest & G+).........
    Grab it >> HERE
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10309037].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author fated82
    Understand wordpress is essential if you do not have the budget to hire a web designer to build your websites. Besides, there are so many templates and free tutorials out there that make it easy for you to learn.

    It takes time to learn but the benefits of mastering wordpress will pay off in the long run.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10309044].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author N8fighter
    Hello Karan! I must welcome you if you are new here.
    And, definitely you must know how to use wordpress, its a part of all internet and web related stuff.
    So, I suggest you to use Youtube tutorials for learning the basics and other techniques. Plus, you can also pick anyother CMS if you like.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10309169].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author SantamNaha
    Hi,
    Karan.. to me Wordpress is an extremely good platform for the beginners as well as advanced IMs. It doesn't require much technical skill to build a very good / standard website of your own. You can easily learn how to build website on wordpress within a day from youtube. I love it.

    Thanks
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10309360].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Banned
    WordPress is so easy to use I could teach a really smart monkey how.

    If you find the need to build one and you posses an IQ higher then the temperature of the room you are in, you won't have much problem. There are free videos on Youtube covering every conceivable aspect of the process.
    Signature
    Get Off The Warrior Forum Now & Don't Come Back If You Want To Succeed!
    All The Real Marketers Are Gone. There's Nothing Left But Weak, Sniveling Wanna-Bees!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10309374].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author pensbury
    Hi karanjain1994, and welcome,

    If you're new to internet marketing, it must seem as though there's so much to learn that it's a bit overwhelming just knowing where to start. So, don't rush it!

    Perhaps the most important thing to remember is that internet marketing is just marketing that happens to use the internet for communications. If you were opening a traditional retail business, you'd be thinking about your customers and what they need and want; you'd be thinking about what you can offer to fulfil their needs; and you'd be thinking about how you'd get them to buy from you instead of somewhere else. Of course you'd also have to think about what sort of store you should build or buy - but it's those other things that you need to concentrate on first.

    When (if) you need to put together a website, and if you need or want to build it yourself, I would agree that WordPress is a good way to start.

    I particularly like WordPress's versatility. With all the themes and plugins that are available (and constantly being added to) you can really tailor the look, feel, and behaviour of a site to suit whatever purpose you have in mind.

    But take your time - if you want to make your living in internet marketing, first learn your craft.

    I wish you success!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10309397].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Hey karanjain1994,
      Listen, Im about Tech illiterate as you can get ( but I have worked on it LOL). And WP is easy to pick up. It will not cost you much time.

      After awhile, you will become somewhat of an expert just through soaking stuff up here and there.

      It is really not complicated at all



      - Robert Andrew
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10309550].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Alex The Lion
    I would highly recommend learning the basics of Wordpress. It is a really simple system that won't take you long to understand, yet the investment will reward you over and over.

    Wordpress is so important because the majority of plugins, information and guides are aimed at Wordpress, which means you have support at the click of a button.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10309782].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by karanjain1994 View Post

    Hey everyone!!

    I am new here and just started but I want to know should I spend my time learning about wordpress because I still don't know where I have to go.
    You don't need to but it would be a good skill to have if you want to do different things within your Wordpress site.

    I like it because you can create a multi-page professional website with it, and not know much about website development. I would say learn it.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10310102].message }}

Trending Topics