WordPress Training Options

Wondering where to get started learning WordPress? There are a million ways to go, and I’ll try to clarify your options based on your preferred learning style, from free to expensive, with a preference for local Minneapolis-St. Paul options.

In-Person Group WordPress Training Classes in Minneapolis

While the in-person WordPress training offerings vary by month, here are some of my go-to resources – keep in mind that these in-person options are very limited due to Covid-19:

1-on-1 WordPress Training (e.g. Train on your website with your to-do list as a guide!)

Online General WordPress Training Videos (e.g. Watch them edit a generic WP website)

Free WordPress Resources

Let me know if you know of a resource that belongs on this list.

Toby Cryns

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