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About WPBeginner

At WPBeginner, our main goal is to provide cutting-edge, helpful WordPress tutorials that are easy to understand for small businesses, bloggers, and non-techy WordPress website owners.

If you’ve ever asked yourself:

  • “How can I build a WordPress site?”
  • “How can I do ______ in WordPress?”
  • “Which WordPress plugin should I pick for doing _______?”
  • “How do I fix ______ WordPress error?”
  • “What are the best practices to follow in WordPress?”

Or if you have any other questions about WordPress… You’re in the RIGHT place!

Why WPBeginner (Our Story)

Syed Balkhi

My name is Syed Balkhi, and I’m the founder of WPBeginner.

The WPBeginner story began back in 2006 when I first discovered WordPress while searching for a blogging platform.

It didn’t take me long to fall in love with the platform. In 2008, we decided to use WordPress for all of our client websites.

This came with a set of challenges: PDF guides and 1-on-1 walk-throughs were incredibly time-consuming and inefficient.

I scoured the web to find a resource that could help my clients and other new WordPress users.

At the time, most WordPress tutorials were written by developers for developers.

That’s why I launched WPBeginner on July 4th, 2009, as a resource targeted for WordPress beginners and DIY users.

Since then, WPBeginner has become the largest free WordPress resource site in the industry.

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Meet Our Review Board

Our Review Board, a team of seasoned WordPress professionals, closely works with our editorial staff to ensure our content is top-notch and follows industry best practices.

Here are our Review Board members:

Syed Balkhi

Syed Balkhi | CEO, WPBeginner
Syed Balkhi is the founder and CEO of WPBeginner and Awesome Motive Inc., one of the most prominent WordPress software companies in the industry. He was recognized as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 30 by the United Nations. His work is featured in top publications like Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc, and more. Read more »

Thomas Griffin

Thomas Griffin | Co-founder, OptinMonster
Thomas Griffin is an expert WordPress developer and co-founder of OptinMonster and several other popular WordPress plugins. He started building WordPress websites in 2009 and is known for building scalable solutions. Aside from OptinMonster, Thomas has been involved in the development of numerous popular WordPress plugins, including TrustPulse, SearchWP, and more. Read more »

Jared Atchison

Jared Atchison | Co-founder, WPForms
Jared Atchison is a WordPress expert and co-founder of the popular WPForms plugin, used by over 6 million websites. Jared is also the lead developer of other WordPress plugins including WP Mail SMTP, SendLayer, and more. Over the years, Jared has been a featured speaker at WordPress events such as WordCamp San Diego, WordCamp Miami, BuddyCamp Miami, among others. Read more »

Chris Klosowski

Chris Klosowski | President, Easy Digital Downloads
Chris Klosowski is an eCommerce expert and the President of Easy Digital Downloads, a leading WordPress eCommerce plugin used by over 50,000 online stores. Chris is also a well-known core contributor to the WordPress open-source project. Over the years, Chris has been a featured speaker at WordCamp Phoenix, and he also runs the local WordPress meetup in the Phoenix area. Read more »

John Turner

John Turner | President, SeedProd
John Turner is a WordPress expert and the President of SeedProd, the popular WordPress website builder used by over 1 million websites. John was a co-organizer of WordCamp Charleston in 2014. Over the years, aside from SeedProd, John has been involved in the development of several well-known WordPress plugins, such as RafflePress and Duplicator.  Read more »

Muneeb Karim

Muneeb Karim | CFO, WPBeginner
Muneeb Karim is the Chief Financial Officer of WPBeginner. He’s worked at the top 10 public accounting firms in the U.S. Muneeb started using WordPress in 2016 to build his own website. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 2012 and a Master of Science in Taxation in 2015 from Florida Atlantic University. Read more »

For more details, go to our Review Board.

WPBeginner Editorial Process


Our editorial team manages every piece of content we publish at WPBeginner. Unlike other copycat tutorial websites, our team is full of true WordPress practitioners.

Our editorial staff includes a dedicated team of programmers, writers, video creators, and editors with over 16 years of experience in WordPress, web hosting, eCommerce, SEO, and online marketing.

For more details, check out WPBeginner Editorial Process.

For the Press

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For more details, check out our Press & Brand Assets page


For more user reviews on WPBeginner, take a look at our User Reviews page.

WPBeginner is one of the best resources on the web for anyone who is looking to start a WordPress Blog.

Neil Patel User ReviewNeil Patel

WPBeginner is one of those cornerstone places you need bookmarked. I just hate that it’s called ‘beginner,’ because I’ve got 12 years experience and I still learn things there.

Chris BroganChris Brogan

Creating a blog can be frustrating. Luckily for you, WPBeginner makes it so easy even a caveman could do it. Make this your top resource for all things WordPress.

lewis-howesLewis Howes

If you’ve got WordPress, you need to be on WPBeginner.

Matt MickiewiczMatt Mickiewicz

Syed knows what it takes to become an Authority Blogger, and has helped many bloggers get started. You should definitely check out what he is sharing at WPBeginner!

Chris Garrett User ReviewChris Garrett

Getting Started with WPBeginner (Useful Links)

More than 2 million people subscribe to WPBeginner for helpful WordPress tutorials and resources.

If you’re just starting out, then we highly recommend that you check out the following areas of our site:

  • WPBeginner Blog – The central place for all our WordPress tutorials.
  • WPBeginner Solution Center – Your one-stop hub for finding all things WordPress, including plugins, tools, themes, agencies, and more.
  • WPBeginner Dictionary – The best place for beginners to start and familiarize themselves with the WordPress lingo
  • WPBeginner Videos – New to WordPress? Watch these 23 videos to master WordPress.
  • WPBeginner Blueprint – Behind the scenes look at all the WordPress plugins, tools, and services we use at WPBeginner.
  • WPBeginner Deals – Exclusive discounts on WordPress products and services for WPBeginner users.

If you have any questions about WordPress, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Alternatively, you can tweet us @wpbeginner

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, and we hope to see you on the blog sometime soon!