22 Cool WordPress Tools ~ How to Blog

Hey Ladies!  It’s Laurie {the Tip Junkie} and today Pepper is sharing with us several WordPress Tools to help you learn more about WordPress blogs.  Tip Junkie runs on a WordPress version and I would highly recommend it if you are blogging to sell a product, become an expert in your field, or make your impossible dream come true.  However, if you’re just doing it for fun – you’re good with Blogger.com. {promise}

These are great WordPress tools but please don’t get overwhelmed!  If you aren’t tech savvy but really want the power of a WordPress blog and the cool Plugins and Widgets that come with it, just hire a graphic designer like I did!  I took take baby steps and taught myself the rest and asked for a lot of help along the way.  So a huge thanks to Pepper for giving you guys the heads up that I wish I had with these informative WordPress Tools.


As you have been following me through the How To Blog series you may be ready to either jump into a new blog or you may be ready to do some more research. Either way let’s start building a tool box for you.

WordPress Tools

wordpress tools

You do not have to read all of these but keep these bookmarked for reference.

7 Articles to Read

2 Beginner Blogs to Follow

5 Books to Read

6 Articles to Read in the WordPress Codex

2 Video Series to Watch

One of the things that you do have to remember is that WordPress is an ever changing and ever upgrading. Some of these articles may become outdated, but another great tool you can always use is Google.

The Ultimate Tool

To this day I still use Google when I have a question about something that is happening on my wordpress site.

If you receive an error on your site copy it and place it in the Google search engine. When you are needing a plug-in Google “Top ______ Plug-ins”. Not sure how to change something on your site Google “________ Tutorials”. Sometimes I do add the year in these searches to make sure that I get the newest information.

In Conclusion

I hope that you had fun learning more about WordPress with me. I also hope that this has helped you either in starting a blog, upgrading your blog, or learning more about your current blog. I am always happy to answer questions so feel free and leave them in the comments or email me at unicornbeauty(@)gmail.com.

What kind of blog do you have? Have you considered a WordPress Blog? What has stopped you from getting a WordPress Blog?

Pepper FergusonMy name is Pepper, I’m a mom, blogger, and graphic designer. I have been blogging and designing websites since 1997. In 2010 I started my own graphic design business, Uniquehorn Designs, to pursue my dreams of staying home with my boys. At my blog, Pepper Scraps, I help mom’s learn more about blogging, how to improve their websites and enjoy the everyday moments of life. To learn more about me, please visit my blog Pepper Scraps or follow me on Twitter.


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  1. Such an informative and useful article! It will really help me to reach my newest goal. Actually my resolution for the new year was to get a higher conversion rate in my inline business, and these tips with the G+ could help me to make my online marketing more effective.

  2. Hey ladies!

    Just wanted to let everyone know that I hope if this list feels overwhelming or you have lots more questions, just bookmark this post and come back next week. We will be talking a lot more about your basic questions and why last week I recommended you use WordPress for income blogging.


  3. Great list! I just moved from Blogger to WordPress early this spring and I wish I had done it sooner.

    I personally know the gal who wrote the e-book How to Move From Blogger to WordPress- Sharon Hujik. She moved my site before the book was released. Not only is she an amazing web/site designer, but I have since read through the e-book (after it’s release) and it is all written in layman terms. Anyone can follow her directions step by step and make the move!

    Moving to WordPess has been one of the best decisions I’ve made.

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