WordPress Resources

Resources & Terms for WordPress Users

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system based on PHP and MySQL. It powers over 60 million websites on the internet. Visit WordPress.org to download, find themes, plugins and support.

WordPress Documentation (Codex):
WordPress online manual.

Chrome Developer Tools:
Chrome’s built-in browser debugging tools.Get a deep look into the inside of a website. Use devtools to debug your site, develop in the browser and check your site’s performance.

CSS Selectors:
CSS is the styling of any good website. There are too many to list, but here is a blog that lists the 30 CSS Selectors You Must Memorize.

WordPress Themes I recommend :

Astra is the fastest-loading WordPress theme on the market. At less than 50 KB, it loads in just half a second! It’s SEO-friendly, and works with Elementor, Beaver Builder, LifterLMS, and more. Plus a library of instant page layouts so you can create any type of website you can imagine!

OceanWP is a WordPress theme with innovative features and is the most generous free theme I have ever seen. There is a suite of extensions that can be purchased which will extend the theme even further.


How browsers decide which CSS property value is the most specific to an element and which one will be applied. The more specific rule wins.

A WordPress Theme is a collection of files that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design.

Plugins are ways to extend and add to the functionality that already exists in WordPress.

Child Theme:
A child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality and styling of another theme, called the parent theme. Child themes are the recommended way of modifying an existing theme.

The Loop:
The Loop is the function that determins what content to display on the page. It can be posts, a page or one piece of content. The loop is the bread and butter of every WordPress them, understanding it and learning how to customize it helps you get your site to do what you want it to do.

The WordPress Core:
The core is the orginal files and directories that come with WordPress. Written in PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, they are the required files you need to have your site work as it should. Everytime you update WordPress, you are updating the core files. That’s why we say, don’t hack the core.

Big thanks to Angela & Ebonie for the WordPress resource list.