Reading blogs and tutorials to learn about WordPress is great. Even listening to podcasts can enlighten you about the ins and outs of the platform. But the real gold mine of information, the mother lode of knowledge is on YouTube. There are some stellar creators out there, making excellent content for their WordPress YouTube channels. There’s a good chance you’re not watching them. So we want to make sure that you know about them so you can hit that subscribe button and notification bell as much as you can.
1. Let’s Build WP
With more than 17k subscribers, Let’s Build WP must put out some good content. You get access to really good, quick tutorials on how to perform basic tasks on WordPress (such as uploading zipped themes) to much more advanced topics like installing multiple instances of the CMS. Check it out, and you just might learn something.
You know you want to be one of the 28,000 subscribers to this #WordPressWednesday channel. While the channel puts out massive amounts of tutorials, part of the draw here is the coverage of other topics such as verifying Facebook business pages. Those kinds of topics are adjacent to WordPress, and we all have to deal with them. So it’s a good thing these kinds of channels exist.
3. WP Beginner
If you’ve ever Googled a problem you’ve had with WordPress, there’s a good chance you’ve run across WP Beginner. This is that same kind of easy-to-follow content, just in video form. It’s well polished and put together. Press play and learn something, even if you’re not a beginner. I want to say 106k people can’t be wrong…but they can. Just not on this. I promise.
Whether you’re a beginner, somewhere in the middle, or a mega-advanced WordPress user, ThemeIsle has content for you. Like WP Beginner, you’re very likely to have read some of their written content before, and now you can watch their regularly released videos to get even more understanding of our favorite CMS. Not only do they do feature tutorials, they go into visual examples and demos of themes and plugins so you can see how they work before you install them on your own site. It’s kind of a try-before-you-buy by proxy.
Talk about being your brand, katrinah is both the name of the channel and the woman herself. The content on her page is beautiful, and if you’re working in WordPress, most of us can only aspire to create sites like hers. Not only does she have a focus on design, but also on branding, marketing, and ecommerce. You will find yourself right at home with her 45k other subscribers.
6. WPTuts (ipixeltutorials)
When someone’s header image says they provide “awesome tutorials,” they had better be able to deliver. Luckily, WPTuts does, and their regularly released content focuses on templating, site speed, and various page builders. Even if the video isn’t necessarily about the builder you prefer, the design process should be fairly similar. You will undoubtedly learn something here, and if you’re looking for a wide range of topics across skill levels, give the WPTuts channel a look and then maybe a subscribe.
7. Ferdy Korpershoek
You will just love listening to this guy teach you about WordPress (his accent is awesome). More than that, he will teach you about, as his header puts it, being “successful on the internet.” Isn’t that the dream, really? His content covers a wide range of stuff, and WordPress is at the center of it, though. He has a ton of Divi tutorials, as well WooCommerce and other page builders. So no matter what part of the WordPress community you are in, you can probably find something in his archives to keep you entertained and informed. I really appreciate that his videos aren’t all super short, but in-depth and long enough that you can grasp and understand the topic.
8. Toolset Plugins
You guys love Toolset. I barely go a day without seeing Toolset mentioned in a comment. It’s powerful and robust, and as a community, your feelings on it are overwhelmingly positive. So I want to make sure that you know about this YouTube channel. If you’re rocking Toolset already, think about how much better you will do with dozens on dozens of official videos on how to use it, right? Maybe you’ll get new ideas or a better workflow or…I don’t know. Regardless, the channel touches on a lot of pain points users seem to have. And it’s like our teachers told us in grade school: if you have a question, someone else in the room probably does, too.
The official WordPress YouTube channel is really awesome. Every single session at every single WordCamp gets recorded and eventually put online. You can watch them either at WordPress.tv (obviously) or on the sister YouTube channel we have here. They have talks about development and business and writing and every topic from every perspective you can imagine.
What blows my mind, though, is how few people seem to know about it. The channel has a mere 4k subscribers. (I mean…it’s official WP, you guys. What’s going on? Maybe it’s because it’s mirrored content. Whatever the reason, the content — mirrored or not — is fantastic and representative of WordPress as it is today all over the world. So that means it’s awesome and you should watch.
Be still, my beating heart. A YouTube channel devoted to using WordPress with no code? Where have I heard that before. (Hint: us!) Seriously, though, we do appreciate where WPCrafter is coming from. WordPress is a very accessible platform that a lot of people think is inaccessible. They think you need to code to use it well. And you don’t. If you’re an Elegant Themes member, you know this already because of Divi. And if you’re not, then clicking through to the WPCrafter channel will make you a believer.
Plus, talk about putting out a lot of content. You will find theme reviews, troubleshooting, plugin use cases, and so much more. The channel always makes high-quality videos, and they are accessible for people of all skill levels. Remember, this is WordPress for the non-techie, after all.
11. Elegant Themes
We are incredibly proud of the content our team is able to put out. We do regular livestreams each week about our content releases and do use cases and pride ourselves on giving you all the resources we can to be successful and make the most out of not only our products, but WordPress in general.
Enough WordPress YouTube Channels?
That is only scratching the surface in terms of the content that’s on YouTube about WordPress. But these are some of the best ones you can watch to get started. If you fill up your subscriptions with these channels, you will be in a fantastic place as a WordPress user, designer, and developer. And as you watch these, you’ll run across even more fantastic channels, and become even more fantastic. Enjoy!
What are your favorite YouTube channels about WordPress?
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