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23 Extremely Helpful WordPress Help Sheets And Resources


Cheat sheets are extremely helpful while your developing your wordpress theme, but definitely don’t remember all the code snippets or tricks. If you have such helpful reference resources, you can easily find what you need in very short time. Even if you’re beginner these help sheets will come handy to understand what the basic template files are, check wordpress site architecture and most important get those code snippets also explained in good way! This list features not only wordpress help sheets, but also SEO optimization articles, online theme generator and coding tips showing where you can look further if you’ve got problems with coding.

Should be really good help in your WordPress development process! Enjoy!


1.The WordPress Help Sheet (*.pdf)

Beautiful chat sheet from WpCandy showing php snippets, basic template files and few extra snippets in handy one page *.pdf downloadable file.


2.The Advanced WordPress Help Sheet (*.pdf)

The Advanced WordPress Help Sheet includes snippets from Styling Different Categories to Dynamic Page Titles. This is the second more advanced part from WpCandy.


3. WordPress Template Tags Cheat Sheet (*.pdf)

You can download this cheat sheet in 3 versions, High Quality PDF and JPG plus an Ultra High Quality 300 DPI JPG.


4. WordPress Server Model Cheat Sheet (*.png)


5.GraphicRating – My WordPress Cheat Sheet

Beautiful collection of WordPress tags, tips and tricks in one article, thankfully to active people there are also available *.pdf file now too.


6. WordPress blog maintenance checklist (*.pdf)

Interesting template checklist, showing what you must do if you want to be successfully maintain Your WordPress blog.


7.30+ WordPress snippets collection

Its painful to look everywhere for a little piece of code. Here you’ll find 30 common used WordPress snippets.


8. WP Help Sheet (HTML version from WPCandy *.pdf documents)

Very handy online version of WpCandy released help sheets. Just keep this window open while coding in WordPress, so you can easily copy/paste code snippets you want, no need to remember everything!


9.Cheat Sheet SEO For WordPress (.*pdf)

Useful 2 paged .pdf document with many SEO optimization tips you should be aware.


10.WordPress SEO cheat sheet

I found one more resource related to WordPress SEO – here you’ll get useful tips and code snippets helping you to improve for example – page titles, permalink structure and more.


11.WordPress Theme Development Check List (*.pdf)

Improved official PDF version of the Checklist for the WordPress crowd with many small tips, code snippets and checkpoints you usually forget.



12.Web Design WordPress Template Tag Reference Guide

The content was reformatted for quick reference from the Template Tag section of the Codex, a relative encyclopedia to WordPress theming, and great reference for your WordPress questions.


13.WordPress Theme Tags Code Snippet Collection (*.pdf)

One more handy WordPress related resource file, originally created in Deutsch, but code snippets are the same in any language, so I thought this PDF should be useful anyway.


14.WordPress Theme Generator

I didn’t know this is possible – but yes, it is online WordPress theme generator, which could be good for users with very simple needs and without any need for HTML, JS, PHP, or CSS knowledge! Supports WordPress 2.1 to WordPress 2.8 Themes.

This online generator creates your own custom unique WordPress Theme. Change the colors, settings, layout, preview live, click “save” and download your unique WordPress theme zip-file.


15.WordPress Theme Cheat Sheet (*.png)


16.WordPress Plugin API Cheat Sheet (*.png)


17.WP Plugin API Tag Reference Guide (*.pdf)


18.WordPress Template Designer CheatSheet (*.pdf)

WordPress Theme Cheat Sheet (7 pages) include:

  • Template Files
  • Include Template Functions
  • The Loop
  • Template Hierarchy
  • Template Examples
  • Template Functions
  • Links


19. WordPress Cheatsheet by Andy Wibbels (*.pdf)

May be a little bit outdated, but still handy if you’re beginning to use WordPress and don’t know Admin panel so well as You would wish.


20.Lorelle On WordPress :Blogging And WordPress Tips

I think I have linked to this site several times before, but again – you’ll find there many very good blogging and coding tips you might not know!


21.WordPress Codex

May seem obvious, but maybe for somebody who doesn’t know – WordPress is so good because of excellent support and community. Here is the place where everything started with WordPress, must be good!


22.WordPress Optimization

Thought I must include this article too, which includes many links and explanations how to speed up your WordPress installation and server.



23.Site Architecture 1.5


The following is a description of the general site architecture for WordPress v1.5. WordPress Theme authors are encouraged to maintain much of the core site architecture of XHTML tags and CSS selectors, but they are not required to. Therefore, this is just a general outline and your Theme may be different.



24.The Ultimate Guide to Boost WordPress Speed & Performance


A comprehensive guide full of tips and tricks on boosting WordPress speed and performance by one of the biggest WordPress resources on internet, WPBeginner.


Do you have maybe your own WordPress snippet collection or you know some more useful WordPress resources which can be used daily as reference? Feel free to share them and I will definitely update this list to make it more complete!

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