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.
Thoroughly Test and Use All 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.
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.
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.
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:
- WPBeginner Blog – The central place for all our WordPress tutorials.
- 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 Recommended Plugins – Our top pick for must have WordPress plugins for website owners.
- WPBeginner Deals – Exclusive discounts on WordPress products and services for WPBeginner users.
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.