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What is WordPress 101?

WP101® is the most popular WordPress video tutorial series for beginners. Since 2008, our WordPress tutorial videos have helped more than two million beginners learn how to use WordPress to create their own website.

Our story…

Shawn and Kay Hesketh at WordCamp AustinMy name is Shawn Hesketh, and for 26 years, I enjoyed a rewarding career as a freelance designer. Over the years, I built countless WordPress sites for my clients in and around the Greater Houston Area. To get my clients up to speed as quickly as possible, I also provided one-on-one WordPress training.

But one-on-one training isn’t feasible for everyone. So in 2008, I recorded this WordPress 101 video ‘crash course’ to help beginners learn how to use WordPress in as little time as possible.

Since we launched in 2008, the WordPress 101 videos have helped more than two million beginners around the world learn how to use WordPress!

WP Engine Recommended Solution BadgeToday, WP101 is one of the most popular WordPress tutorial courses in the world, and has been widely praised as the gold standard for WordPress video tutorials. We are proud to be a WP Engine Recommended Solution, and our videos have been licensed by GoDaddy, Media Temple, WooCommerce, WPBeginner, Seth Godin, Jeff Goins, and even NASA… as well as hundreds of other companies.

Who’s got time to waste on boring tech books or homemade YouTube videos filled with ‘uhs’ and ‘ums’? Our videos are meticulously scripted with the beginner in mind, then professionally recorded and produced. Each of our videos weighs in at just 5 minutes or less, and provides a solid overview of WordPress in a little over an hour. Continue learning with more advanced courses, and return anytime for a quick refresher.

Who is this site for?

If you want to learn how to use WordPress to create a blog, build a business website, or manage your organization’s WordPress-powered website, this site is for you! The WordPress 101 course will help you quickly learn how to use WordPress to create, edit, and manage your own website. But we don’t stop there.

You can continue learning with more advanced courses for WooCommerce, Jetpack, Yoast SEO, and more. Plus, we’re standing by to answer your WordPress questions in our members-only forum. You don’t have to learn WordPress alone!

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