You all know that using WordPress.org requires us to download the software from the WordPress site. But did you realise that the WordPress site is not just about downloading the basic software – it also has a great collection of tools as well as resources. Full of items that cant help but improve your WordPress experience.
Let’s look quickly at some of these excellent tools, just waiting for you to use – there’s of course the mass of Plugins, but there’s also the great Themes category as well, to be found (http://wordpress.org/extend.themes). This Theme Directory is the repository of WordPress themes FREE for the taking.
As a matter of fact you will find over 1,500 themes suitable for use by you on your site – a great help that could make things so much simpler for you, particularly as you are first starting off.
Also there’s “Docs” (available at http://codex.wordpress.org). Now just about all software released is accompanied by both/or documentation and user manuals. The ‘Docs’ area of WordPress.org is the area that contains WordPress Codex which serves to help us answer questions about the overall use of WordPress, its numerous features, functions and advantages.
Then there’s “Forums” (to be found at http://wordpress.org/support). The fact that WordPress.org hosts many support forums covering people from just about imaginable walk of life and level of (WordPress) experience is fantastic.
Support Forum members all have one main thing in common – learning and developing WordPress to the best level of expertise applying to their own requirements. And this level of learning, development and improvement continues to contribute to the knowledge and ability of other WordPress Forum Members.
Forums connected to WordPress are very much about community members helping other community members – in other words you can generally get a solution to any WordPress problems from other users of this great software.
Not to forget Roadmap (available at http://wordpress.org/about/roadmap). You cant download this one or any tools or documentation connected to it. Its simply an area when you can “take a peak” at what’s currently new and coming up.