By going through all these tasks I learned that doing basic things, like these four tasks, can sometimes be quite challenging. Surprisingly, the most difficult task turned out the be the add new gallery. I have the luck of having a dad who is quite the WordPress specialist so if I need any assistance I just have to call for him across the room, but I do see that this is not a privilege every beginning user has 😉 .
I think it’s really important that exercises into New User Experiences need to happen more in the WordPress community to improve the overall user experience. I’m relatively internet savvy, but I haven’t used WordPress myself outside of automatically importing my Instagram feed into my personal blog. Something my dad set up by the way.
I’ve stuck to doing to tasks as literal as possible, but as I was clicking through the WordPress admin I noticed a lot of things that made me curious what was behind it and how it would work. All in all it works fairly straight forward to use, but there’s also a lot of things happening that is not making a lot of sense to a first time user.
Bjørn Johansen says
Thanks for writing about your new user experince, Roan. It is quite important for us who have used WordPress for a long time to understand how a person who is new to WordPress experience it, so we can improve it.
Roan de Vries says
Thanks Bjørn. I hereby learned how to reply to a comment too 😉
Nuno Morgadinho says
Good starting point that will surely help others in getting started with WordPress. Keep those blog posts coming 🙂
Drew Jaynes says
Commenting so I can subscribe to new posts by email (lol). Can haz subscribe widget, Remkus? 🙂
Remkus de Vries says
At your service, Drew 🙂
Great point on “I think it’s really important that exercises into New User Experiences need to happen more in the WordPress community to improve the overall user experience”.
Certainly my takeaway from this article.
Keep it up!