How to Use WordPress Forums

Whenever you face a problem with your WordPress website or have a question about anything related to WordPress, your first instinct is to google it. And more often than not, you do get what you need. However, sometimes there are no straightforward answers and you need something reliable. At such times, you can rely on the official WordPress forums. In this article, we are going to see how you can use WordPress forums for all your WordPress problems. Let’s get started.

How to Access WordPress Forums?

Step 1: Head over to WordPress.org

Step 2: Select the “Support” tab from the menu

WordPress
WordPress.org

Step 3: Select “Forums” from the drop-down menu.

WordPress support
WordPress support

You will now see the WordPress Forums page. Here you will find easy navigation links to various WordPress Forums. Let’s see the important WordPress forums and how to use them.

Support forums: 

If you want to learn more about WordPress, then the community-based support forums can be an excellent resource for you.

You can head over to the “Welcome to Support” forum to access the support forums. Once you do that, you will be greeted with a support page that gives you guidelines about asking for support and providing support on forums.

WordPress support forum
WordPress support forum

Support forums are the following:

  1. Getting Started: Here you will get information about WordPress software and WordPress community. 
  2. Installing WordPress: This forum deals with all the information related to installing WordPress. From pre-install help to installing multiple WordPress instances, you will be able to find all the help you need here. 
  3. Basic Usage: This forum includes queries and questions about basic usage such as writing posts, using blocks, navigating media library, etc. You can also find guidance about comments and user profiles here. There are practical tips about using these features effectively. 
  4. Basic Administration: If you need any help regarding the administrator profile, this is the section you should visit. It helps with the administration screen, the dashboard screen, important settings and explains the roles and capabilities for each role. An FAQ section is also included here. 
  5. Customizing:  As the name suggests, this forum helps with using themes, plugins, and widgets so that you can customize WordPress. Interestingly, there is a section about moving WordPress to a new server or a different location on the same server without needing to reinstall WordPress. Also, if you want help regarding restoring your database from backup then there is an article for that as well. 
  6. Maintenance: This section helps with WordPress maintenance and optimization

You can read resources in support forums without any need to log in. However, if you want to raise questions or queries in forums, make sure you are logged in. You can also create an account using the register button.

WordPress Registration
WordPress Registration

Registering allows you to get help and contribute to support forums. You can also rate themes and plugins after registration.

WordPress features
WordPress features

There are other forums you can access right from the “Forums” page. Here is a look at some of the forums:

These official forums are a great resource for troubleshooting common WordPress related issues. Also, you must know about GitHub. If you are having trouble finding help in the forums, do let us know in the comments section. We would love to help.

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