You may have worked with PHP, CSS or HTML in the past, but when you move to a content management system such as WordPress, you need to make yourself accustomed to the new work environment.  There are few elements like WordPress codex, plugins, widgets and shortcodes that you must master if you want to work as a top-tier website designer.

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In this post I am going to specifically deal with a particular section on web designers guide to WordPress available in To help you to start with WordPress, I will introduce elements of WordPress and provide you with a list of related eBooks for future references.

WordPress Codex

It covers all the major functions you need to communicate with your website’s database. For example in order to get title of the page in WordPress you need to use the wp_title function. Understanding WordPress codex is of the essence when it comes to designing websites in WordPress.  Avoid making a common mistake of staying away from WordPress codex just because on the surface it looks a bit complex, it is a definite gold mine of knowledge. For referencing you can use the Web Designer’s Guide to WordPress: Plan, Theme, Build, Launch by Jesse Friedman.


They are basically templates that you use to design your website. There are tons of free and premium WordPress themes available on the internet. You can also construct your own themes by using the knowledge of WordPress codex or come out with a child theme by making a few changes in the CSS file of a pre-existing theme. To develop a basic understanding of WordPress themes use the Easy WP Guide WordPress Manual.


To take your website to the next level, use of sliders, drop down menus, side bar widgets is a must. The best part of WordPress is that you do not need to have an in depth knowledge of programming to use these elements, you can simply make use of plugins. All you need to do is install these plugins and use them in the website by using shortcodes. Use the following eBooks for your reference, WordPress 101 Quick Start Guide: Your first site.

Posts and Pages

It is quite convenient to set up new pages and post in WordPress websites. In the WordPress panel, the links for creating & editing pages and posts are provided in the left hand side menu bar. Moreover, a single page template can be used for multiple pages and posts in WordPress. For help regarding setting up a website use the Getting Started with WordPress – WP Sites eBook.