Where to Get Answers For Your WordPress Problems
Have you ever gotten stuck while working on your site and wondered where you can go to get WordPress help? The following are some of the best places to visit to find solid answers.
I’m going to highlight their specialties so that depending on your situation, time frame and specific needs, you’ll be able to select the best option.
WordPress Stack Exchange
This site has information that is similar to the WordPress.org forums and synthesizes aspects of wikis, blogs, forums, and Digg/Reddit. You can ask and answer questions for free. Whether you’re a WordPress beginner or a seasoned developer, the new WordPress Stack Exchange is bound to be a valuable resource for you. For more information check out our recent review of the WordPress Stack Exchange service.
WPMU DEV Forums
WPMU DEV specializes in high-quality support for WordPress Multisite, BuddyPress, and single-user WordPress sites. WPMU DEV Members receive personal, comprehensive and timely support and assistance from experienced WPMU and BuddyPress developers who have been helping beginners and advanced users since 2005.
WordPress IRC Live Help
The IRC WordPress Live Chat is a live conversation with WordPress enthusiasts and experts to talk about WordPress. They will also take support questions if they know the answer. You can try your chances there or head over to the WordPress forums.
WordPress.org Support Forums
The WordPress.org forums have a variety of resources to help you get the most out of WordPress. Topics are divided into several subsections to help you categorize your requests. You can elect to receive email subscription updates for any of your issues.
The WordPress Help Center can help with anything from how-to questions to server troubleshooting, theme customization to upgrades and installs. Whether you need weekly modifications, managed and monitored backup services, on-call development or just someone to call when you need answers, the WordPress HelpCenter can offer solutions.
WordPress.tv is a visual resource for help and tutorials for the beginner and expert alike.
The WordPress codex is more of a “help yourself” site. If you take the time to read through the codex and follow its trail of resources, you’re likely to find the solution to your problem. Before posting in the forums, it’s best to check the codex to see if it already addresses your issue.