Top Reasons Why Trial and Error Method is the Best Way to Learn WordPress

You have decided to start your own website? Great! Now what?

Well, first, we would recommend you use WordPress to build your site as that is the most popular blogging software. It has become a powerful website builder and the best part is that is it easy to use, it is easy to customize it with different themes, it is SEO friendly, and it is easy to manage as it comes with already built in updates. 

Luckily, learning how to use WordPress doesn’t require a lot of time (or money). There are many free online sources, such as YouTube videos or articles from other bloggers who are familiar with how WordPress operates, and it is possible for you to learn how to use it by yourself with a trial and error method. We believe that the trial and error method is the best way to learn how to operate WordPress. You don’t even need to know HTML or know how to code a website. 

There are numerous online sources available that will help you learn how to use WordPress so you don’t need to worry if you have never owned a website before or if you don’t know much about websites and coding. There are also WP groups where you can ask questions and get answers from others (non-experts and experts alike) who know how to do it. 

What is the trial and error method?

This method of learning is not a method where you try to find the best solution or the best way of doing something. Instead, it is a problem-solving technique where you are trying to find a solution, you are trying to find a way how to do something. Before you find a solution, you will make mistakes, and that is okay.  

With this method, you will be trying different approaches and techniques until you find the correct one. For example, let’s say you don’t know how to install a plugin. Let’s say you want to install a WP Reset plugin that lets you quickly delete parts of your website so you can quickly reset and re-test your site. By following this technique, you will be trying different ways of downloading a plugin. 

First, you will try to find where the plugin directory is. Once you find it, you will try to find the search bar so you can find the plugin you need (such as the WP reset plugin). Then, you will try and find a way to install the plugin. 

Then, you will be trying how to activate it and what settings need to be configured so it can work properly. If you are a complete beginner, it will take you some time to find and do all of this. But that’s okay because after trying several times and finally succeeding, you will now know how to do it in the future. 

In case you still don’t know how to download and install a plugin, here is a short tutorial on how to do it:

  1. Search for the plugin in the WordPress plugin directory
  2. Pick the plugin you want
  3. Click install
  4. Activate the plugin

That is all and now you are ready to use the WP reset plugin. 

This process might take some time, but the long-term benefits surely outweigh the fact that you need to spend an hour or two learning how to do this. 

What to do if your trial and error method is not going well?

Let’s say you are learning how to create blog posts and edit them, or you are trying to add certain features to your site, such as the shopping cart option or the payment options. What if you do it wrong? Do you need to start the whole website from the beginning? Or do you need to run multiple sites before you know how to properly add everything? No!

Here is the best option we recommend, use a WP Reset plugin. This plugin lets you quickly reset the site’s database to default installation settings without modifying any files. It deletes all customizations, or you can choose which parts you want to have deleted. Once you download and activate it, it will help you learn what needs to be done and how, so you have a great site. 

If you want to quickly test your site and you see something is not working, you can easily delete the options that are not working and start over. You can do this as many times as you want. 

Let’s say you wanted to add media files, but you didn’t do it properly. To make sure it will work once you do it the correct way, again, use the WP reset plugin before you start over so you know everything will be fine. 

Benefits of using the trial and error method 

Just following different how to sites and do it yourself videos to learn WordPress is not going to help you as much as if you are trying how to do things yourself. The best thing is to do both, first watch or read how to do something and then try and do it yourself. 

By doing this, you will know how to operate WordPress without anybody’s help, and in case an issue arises you will know how to fix it. By trying new things, you will also see and check different aspects of your site and see what needs to be changed or improved. 


Hopefully, this article explained to you the best way to learn WordPress, especially if you are a beginner. Another thing we recommend is to install the WP reset plugin so any changes and site tests can be done quickly so you can spend more time on learning how to do something. 

And if you’re doing this on a live site, we strongly suggest having a Coming Soon or UnderConstructionPage plugins active.


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