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WPBeginner Editorial Process

WPBeginner was founded in July 2009 by Syed Balkhi as a go-to WordPress resource site for newbies and DIY users.

Over the last 14+ years, WPBeginner has become the world’s largest free WordPress resource site for beginners, and it is often referred to as Wikipedia for WordPress.

In 2011, we joined the Awesome Motive family, a company created by our founder, Syed Balkhi, to offer premier software and training for WordPress. Today, our software and WordPress plugins are used by over 25 million websites, and our websites reach over 100 million pageviews every year.

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.

Our Editorial Team and Editorial Process

Our editorial team at WPBeginner is a group of WordPress experts led by the most well-known WordPress expert in the world, Syed Balkhi. WPBeginner 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.

Unlike other copycat tutorial websites, our team is full of true WordPress practitioners. We are passionate about the WordPress community and regularly contribute to WordPress core software.


Our highly-skilled editorial team manages every piece of content we publish at WPBeginner. Before publishing, our content goes through different phases of the editorial process. And each editorial phase is managed by multiple team members, ensuring the content is thoroughly fact-checked and reviewed for accuracy and integrity.

How We Test and Review Products

We actually test and use all the products that we recommend in our content. There are over 60,000+ WordPress plugins, so we take our responsibility to our readers very seriously. We extensively review each plugin or tool that we cover here on WPBeginner to ensure it’s the best solution for our audience.

In our research process, we sign up and install the WordPress plugins and tools on our test websites, so we can evaluate the features, ease-of-use, and other functionality carefully. We also analyze both industry expert opinions as well as user opinions about individual products to enhance our tests. This allows us to dedicate extra time and attention to areas that need it the most.

When comparing products, we run a wide-variety of tests including performance tests, speed tests, reliability checks, and scalability tests to ensure that our reviews are the best in the industry. This is why users trust WPBeginner.

We only recommend products that we believe will add value to our readers. All opinions are our own, and we DO NOT accept payments for positive reviews. Unlike other websites, you simply cannot pay for a sponsored article or buy an advertising spot on WPBeginner. This ensures our content quality is always the best in the industry.

Every piece of content, including our articles and videos, is created by an expert WordPress contributor whose specific area of expertise aligns with the content topic.

We Fact Check for Accuracy and Integrity

Our editors review each content to ensure it’s thorough, contains accurate facts, and also adhere to our strict editorial guidelines. After the editors’ review, as a final check, each content is re-reviewed by the Senior Content Manager for accuracy and integrity.

On top of that, our Review Board closely works with our editorial team and provides the necessary details they need to ensure all our content is top-notch.

All improvements and suggestions offered by the board team members are shared directly with our editorial team.

Up-to-Date Content

At WPBeginner, we strive our best to ensure our content is always up-to-date. Every few months, we routinely monitor our existing content and ensure all information, including original screenshots, is relevant and updated.

How is WPBeginner Funded?

Running a popular website like WPBeginner that helps millions of users every month requires significant investment. Both on the server infrastructure part as well as on the content creation part.

Our team creates and maintains thousands of free written WordPress tutorials and hundreds of free videos tutorials.

So yes, we have to make money otherwise we would have to shut the site down. Below are two primary sources that fund WPBeginner.

Our Products

Over the years, we have created several premium WordPress plugins and business software to help you improve your website and grow your business.

Today, our software are used by over 25 million websites. When you purchase any of our premium WordPress plugins, it helps us fund WPBeginner.

We really appreciate everyone in the WPBeginner community who use and support our plugins. Thank you.

For more details on the plugin brands that we own or have invested in, please visit or see our premium WordPress plugins page here on WPBeginner.

Referral Fees

We earn referral fees when you buy services from companies that we recommend.

We only recommend products that we believe will add value to our readers. We thorougly test and use all products that we recommend. All opinions are our own, and we do not accept payments for positive reviews.

This monetization method is called affiliate marketing. The biggest brands on the internet offer affiliate programs such as Amazon, eBay, Google, etc. Many of your favorite sites use affiliate marketing to pay the bills.

You can learn more about it on our full FTC Disclosure page.

Get Started with WPBeginner

At WPBeginner, we believe that with the right set of tools and resources, everyone can grow and compete with the big guys.

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

If you have ideas on how we can make WPBeginner more helpful for you, then share your thoughts by contacting us.

As always, I want to thank you for your continued support of WPBeginner, and we look forward to continue serving you for years to come.