20 FAQ Asked By Beginners After Reading About The WordPress Platform

FAQ asked by beginners

For beginners, WordPress is a platform with unknown qualities and features. They try to learn more and more. Are you a beginner in this blogosphere who is willing to start a blog using the WordPress platform?

There are many WordPress FAQs which crosse the mind of every newbie who is confused why do people adore this CMS.

Well, there are many questions asked by WordPress beginners who try to know more and more about this platform.

When it comes to choosing the right platform to start a blog then people read about WordPress and know the features of the Content Management System.

Frequently Asked Questions By WordPress Users

In this post, I am going to show you the list of the questions which people ask frequently about WordPress and related to it. Though there are many other blogging platforms, nowadays the people are heading towards this amazing platform. Do you have any question in your mind? Let me give you an idea:-

1. Why WordPress

For beginners, WordPress is a system about which they have just heard and read. But they don’t know why people are advising to choose this platform to start a blog. You all know that it is a reputed platform to start a blog which can give wings to your dream of building a better blog.

2. WordPress.com V/S WordPress.org

Most of the people get confused whether they should choose the fully hosted version of the WordPress or the self-hosted? It depends on the situation and your goals.

But still, most of the expert advice to choose the self-hosted version of the WordPress which provides you the freedom to handle your website.

3. Which Theme To Use

You know that the design of your website should be clear and effective. For which, the beginners strive to get the theme which can fit. But it’s quite hard to choose the right theme for your blog when you enter in the field of blogging.

4. To Install Which Plugin

Some newbies even ask about the plugins. They try to Google about installing a plugin on the WordPress. They get confused when they see a lot of plugins available. Which plugin is good and which is bad. They should check many things before installing a plugin.

5. What Would Happen If I change My Theme

It’s not possible that you can find the best theme for your blog in your starting days. You have to crawl the internet. Some people have the confusion that what would happen if they change the theme?

Would the content remain the same? Well, they should know that the content doesn’t go anywhere, only the appearance changes according to the theme.

6. How To Boost the SEO

After writing a few posts, beginners ask a WordPress FAQ about the SEO of the blog. To improve the SEO, you should know the proper SEO tips and the technique to write an SEO-friendly blog post. Try to learn more about it.

7. Is My Blog Secure

No doubt that WordPress is one the secure platforms. But still, if you want to improve the security then you can so many things like changing the default username, disable the directory browsing, disable the PHP execution and many other things. You will learn at the time.

8. Should I Hire Someone

One of the major FAQ asked by beginners is that they ask about hiring a professional to build a website. They don’t know that WordPress is so easy to start a blog with.

You should keep in your mind about the things to do before launching a website and your blog would be live for the world.

9. What Is The Limit To Install Plugins

The newbies ask that how many plugins can they install on their WordPress blog. Well, less the plugins, more the speed. You should know that more no. of plugins can reduce the speed of your website.

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10. My Website Speed Is Slow

The FAQ asked by beginners includes the topic of the page loading time. They ask how can they improve the speed of their website. They can install a caching plugin and can reduce the size of the HTML and XML files using the GZIP compression.

11. What Is A Sitemap

When you think about using the WordPress CMS and to build a blog then the concept of the sitemap would come to the light. You should know that the content available on your website would be told by the sitemap of your website to Google.

12. What Is The Robots.txt File

One More WordPress FAQ is the file named robots.txt. What does this file do? Where is it located? How does it help to start a blog? The beginners should know the concept of crawling to create a robots.txt file.

13. What is The Slug

The newbies try to know about the categories of the posts and the slug attached to those categories and the posts. How can they change the category slug using the WordPress dashboard? Is post slug and category slug the same? The answer is no.

14. What Is Meta-data

The beginners usually ask about the meta-data and how is it important from the SEO point of view? Where would they find the field to add the meta-description for their blog posts?

15. How To Use The Keywords

Bloggers ask about the searching and the proper use of the keywords to increase the SEO of their blog. You should know how to search the right keywords with the high authority to use in your blog posts.

You should learn about the keyword research.

16. How To Stop Spam Comments

When you install WordPress then you get a lot of spam comments. The newbies experience the same thing and after getting annoyed, they ask to stop the spam comments. You can install the Akismet with the GASP plugin.

17. How To Show Visual Content

Adding the images isn’t the hard task but adding a video in WordPress is quite hard for the beginners. They ask the way to embed the video in their blog post or the page.

Adding the images from the WordPress library and managing those is quite a task to handle with care.

18. Add Facebook Like Box

You know that Facebook has the major influence on this generation and one of the questions asking by WordPress beginners is how to add the Facebook like box on their website. You should know that it just the matter of a simple code you get from the Facebook itself.

19. How To Install Google Analytics

Knowing the stats for every blogger is necessary. In the beginner’s case, it’s very important to know their progress using the Google Analytics. For which they usually ask how to install the Google Analytics.

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20. Can I Install WordPress In My Computer

When the beginners start using the WordPress then they start asking if they can install WordPress on their computer. Let you tell you that you can install WordPress on the Xampp to use it offline from your computer.

Do You Relate To Any FAQ Asked By Beginners

We all were the beginner in our starting days. WordPress was the new thing for us. But now, the situation may not be the same for many bloggers. But still, there are many bloggers who want to know the WordPress FAQ asked by the beginners.

Are you one of them? Have you just started blogging? Do you know the FAQ asked by beginners so that you can build a better blog to fulfill your dreams? If you have any question in your mind then let it pop up.

by Ravi Chahar

A WordPress Professional and the LinkedIn Influencer. A coder by passion and a blogger by choice. WordPress theme development is his forte. He is your WordPress guy who will teach you how to solve WordPress errors, WordPress security issues, design issues and what not.

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  1. Hi Ravi, Pleasure to meet you.

    I’m very happy connecting with you first time in your blog. 🙂 🙂 Yeah, you got the questions that often ignored by newbie’s. Seriously saying, I was unknown too. It’s a matter of great pleasure for me that you have pointed very well that was easy to learn for me. Glad to know FAQ about WordPress.

    Wonderful information indeed on using WordPress yet. Reading these guidelines, it is easy to know better about WordPress. Here is the complete tutorial to make familiar about using WordPress to a newbie. Such as installing plugins, WordPress platform, meta-data, the slug and many more.

    Glad to hear about Xampp server to use WordPress as offline in our PC and it’s interesting for me.

    Thanks for introducing the features of WordPress.

    Have a fantastic day ahead. 🙂
    Keep sharing,
    – Ravi.

    1. Hey Ravi,

      WordPress is an amazing platform and people should know more about it. But there are many things which can make you sad when something goes with your blog.
      You should the proper knowledge about the WordPress CMS.

      Using the meta data and the proper installation of the theme and the plugins is an important part.
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.
      Hope to see you again.

  2. Hey Ravi,

    You write so fast. Almost everyday. Good.

    FAQs are good sources of information for solving issues.

    What a I need to do now is to install WP on my computer to work offline.

    Good answering most of the WP questions for us, bro.


    1. Hi Francis,

      I just try to provide the content to the readers which can help them.

      These frequently asked questions are common. You can relate to many of these. Installing the WordPress on your offline server gives you more freedom to test your themes and the codes you change.
      Thanks for appreciating.
      Have an awesome week ahead.

  3. Hey Ravi,

    Great post. I also asked some of these questions when I was about to get started. With time it all gets easier.

    Good to see you on Pinterest BTW! Look forward to seeing your tall pins 🙂


    1. Hi Babs,

      It’s common. In the starting days, people used to ask a lot of questions related to the WordPress CMS and the site handling. But you keep in the touch with WordPress then everything becomes easy after some time.

      I will try to show my presence on Pinterest. Let’s see, where it goes.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Have an awesome day.

  4. HI Ravi, what a great post! I love how you have so many useful examples linked into your responses. I’ve found with the spam is not so much stopping the spam on their new site, but stopping the notifications that they’re gained a spam comment is a bigger problem!

    1. Hi Sarah,

      People get a lot of spam comments if the spam protection isn’t active. I agree that somehow it’s frustrating to get the notifications for the spam comments and the list goes on and on.
      Every beginner tries to get rid of it. But unfortunately, it is dependent upon the plugin you use. Akismet shows the list of the spam comments whether few others don’t.
      Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts.
      Have a great weekend.

  5. Hello Ravi,

    WordPress is no doubt the #1 platform for bloggers. I always prefer to use minimum plugins to improve my page loading speed. I most important thing, I foucs more is on security of my blog. Becuase recently I have lost my one blog. Thats why I have tightened the security of my new blog. I am also using light weight themes to improve my site performance.

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful tips and insights here.


  6. Hi Ravi,

    Great post you here as always Ravi. I like the fact that you brought out almost all FAQ people ask about WordPress.

    Matter of fact, I asked a lot of them myself. And being able to get answers from WordPress experts like you has been remarkable.

    As you mentioned, however, spam comments is one pain into neck that doesn’t send to go. I was able to install Akismet plugin to control it. Even at that, it’s a lot better now than before.

    Thanks for sharing!

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