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WordPress® All-in-One For Dummies® by Michael Torbert, Andrea Rennick, Kevin Palmer, Cory Miller, Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Users Helping Users

Don't let the volume of users fool you: WordPress has bragging rights to the most helpful blogging community on the Web. Don't worry if you're not a member of the WordPress community. Joining is easy: Simply start your own blog by using the WordPress platform. If you're already blogging on a different platform, such as Blogspot or Movable Type, WordPress makes migrating your data from that platform to a new WordPress setup simple. (See Book II, Chapter 7 for information on migrating to WordPress from a different platform.)

WordPress support forums

The WordPress Forums page (shown in Figure 4-1) can be found at http://wordpress.org/support. This is where you find users helping other users in their quest to use and understand the platform. The support forums are hosted on the WordPress.org Web site, but don't expect to find any official form of support from the WordPress developers. Instead, you find a large community of people from all walks of life seeking answers and providing solutions.

Figure 4-1: WordPress Forums page.

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Users from beginner and novice level to the most advanced level browse the forums providing support for one another. Each user has their own experiences, troubles, and knowledge level with WordPress, and the support forums are where they share those experiences and seek out the experiences of other users.

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