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#asktwitter: Advice For New WordPress Users

Posted 25th March, 2014 by Aliysa

We often post WordPress tips, guides and articles on twitter and our blog - you can find all our WordPress blog posts here - so we thought, why don’t we ask our twitter following for their wisdom? After all, we have thousands of customers who use WordPress everyday and have amassed a wealth of experience and knowledge about the CMS!

Our question to the twitterverse:

> What is your no.1 tip / best piece of advice for a new [#WordPress](https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WordPress&src=hash) user? [#asktwitter](https://twitter.com/search?q=%23asktwitter&src=hash) > > — Tsohost (@tsohost) [March 17, 2014](https://twitter.com/tsohost/statuses/445567877899628544)

Thanks to everyone who got involved with this weeks #asktwitter. We received some really fantastic tips, with the following tweets just a sample of the feedback:

> [@tsohost](https://twitter.com/tsohost) If you're going to fiddle with the design, read about child themes first!! > > — Owen Crawford (@Owen_Triaxis) [March 17, 2014](https://twitter.com/Owen_Triaxis/statuses/445568125711691778) > [@tsohost](https://twitter.com/tsohost) Make sure you have a good host that understands Wordpress. :-) > > — Justin Sykes (@mirendesign) [March 17, 2014](https://twitter.com/mirendesign/statuses/445568279281934337) > [@tsohost](https://twitter.com/tsohost) irrespective of what you use to build, know your audience and make sure your content speaks to them. > > — Kelby Garside (@kelbyuk) [March 17, 2014](https://twitter.com/kelbyuk/statuses/445568673533952000) > [@tsohost](https://twitter.com/tsohost) If you don't understand web design don't expect it to magic up a website for you. [#WordPress](https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WordPress&src=hash) > > — Wayne B Clarkson (@WBCDesigns) [March 17, 2014](https://twitter.com/WBCDesigns/statuses/445570210083663872) > [@tsohost](https://twitter.com/tsohost) don't use 3 million fonts > > — Dan Fast (@danfast) [March 17, 2014](https://twitter.com/danfast/statuses/445607600122777601) > [@tsohost](https://twitter.com/tsohost) developer: get a good host, tighten the security, change wp-admin folder. User: don't install dodgy plugins or use "admin" as name! > > — Paul Maloney (@p_maloney) [March 18, 2014](https://twitter.com/p_maloney/statuses/445936381316333568) > [@tsohost](https://twitter.com/tsohost) don't go it alone. There's plenty of online resources, books and [@wordpress](https://twitter.com/WordPress) forums (with helpful people) to answer questions. > > — Mobius (@studiomobius) [March 18, 2014](https://twitter.com/studiomobius/statuses/445970736906518528)

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