There are so many places to learn and talk about WordPress, but which are best and most nonprofit-focused?
Whenever you need WordPress advice, make sure to use the right forum depending on the topic of your post. Some forums focus on support while others are more for community or high-level discussions. All of them, will help you get better at using WordPress!
Talk WordPress with Other Nonprofit Staff
As a WordPress user, you’re a member of a huge community of users that can support each other! Hearing from and sharing with other nonprofit staff using WordPress helps you stay up-to-date on trends and not feel alone when your donate button is broken and it’s December 28!
The Nonprofit Technology Network’s (NTEN) WordPress Community has a great forum specifically for nonprofit WordPress users and consultants.
If you’re frequently on Facebook, check out the WordPress for Nonprofits group started by the people behind the Give WordPress plugin for donations.
Get WordPress Help
When it comes to getting WordPress help, always start with the forum for the specific theme or plugin giving you trouble.
If you use a free theme or plugin hosted on WordPress.org, those each have support forums linked to from the theme/plugin home page.
If you paid for a theme or plugin, they should have a specific support forum or email address. Going straight to the person who built what’s broken is the fastest route to a fixed site.
Developers writing code for WordPress should make the WordPress StackExchange Q&A site their go-to source for searching for and asking questions about WordPress code.
Beside connecting with other nonprofit staff, you may want to connect with other local users of WordPress. There are over 400,000 members of WordPress Meetups around the world, so go see if there’s a meetup near you! Many meetups will have message boards or Slack teams (a popular chat service) that can offer additional support and camaraderie when you’re not there in person
Finally, look for a WordCamp conference near you. WordCamps are extremely valuable and affordable professional development where you can connect with other users.
Something for Everyone
Whether you need technical support or just to rant about a nasty comment on your blog, online WordPress communities can help keep you sane and constantly improving your site.
Convinced and ready to join? Here’s the full list of recommendations: