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 WordPress.org 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.


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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  1. says

    all the collections of WordPress at one place great man.. Super.. extremely usefull to take an printout and just start reading even when your tooth brushing.

  2. Kiran says

    i was wondering if you can customise any wordpress template for me .let me know how much would you charge . i am really impressed by your work .you are like a geek

  3. melanie says

    is it possible to build my own wordpress theme even though I doesn’t know any basic php?
    Because I would really love to have my own site designed my be.

  4. May says

    These WP help sheets and tips come in very handy for the newbies. Thanks alot for sharing

  5. Galajurken says

    Nice share, I like the maintenance sheet a lot! It creates some easy tasks to maintain my blog, it gives a nice structure for the otherwise a bit overwhelming tasks.

  6. James Parish says

    Extremely Helpful WordPress Sheets” makes enough to benefit to aff web. why do I don’t keep them.

  7. says

    This is a fantastic list! It will save me so much time. I always have to check out the nicely detailed codex when I can’t remember the correct syntax. Thanks so much!

  8. says

    Thank you kindly for your great work collating these essentials – I’ve bookmarked for future reference :)

  9. says

    Oh my!
    What a fantastic resource here. I am definitely deliciousing this post.
    Thanks you so much for compiling this list. Very helpful Sometimes I get into php code and I confess I get sooo dizzy-LOL.
    This will be a life saver.
    All the best,

  10. says

    Wonderful collection. Will be easier than have these rather than searching like mad each time there is a problem while tweaking wordpress.

  11. says

    Nice resource list — already liking the Template Designer’s Cheatsheet. That will be on the wall in about 5 mins. :)

  12. Areil says

    Since this has been posted, WP Candy has apparently gone under. Do you have a hard copy of these two guides you’d be able to either upload to your site in place of the links or email directly to me? They look like they were great, and I am sad to see WP Candy has left us.

  13. Luis Lopez says

    I love your articles, every time a learn more things for myself and my projects, I love the wordpress theme generator, i used it some times when starting whit wordpress and is really useful.

  14. Dicky says

    Super cool collection! WordPress designers and developers should download these help sheets and print them out. You may need them in one day!

  15. says

    Didn’t realize there were these many WordPress help sheets. Some of them are really helpful. Thanks.

  16. says

    I am due for tweaking my wordpress site. I really enjoyed perusing this list and it sure lit a fire under me to take care of a few things.

  17. Vivek says

    Hi.. Thanks very much for this list. It’s nice work done by u.. i was searching for such a list for few days. I had create one for myself but your list is bigger and more resourceful.

  18. Bariski says

    As Always, superb post buddy. Thanks for spending your time to make them available at one place.

  19. BunnygotBlog says


    This is a very resourceful list. Word Press is very user friendly.
    Thanks for all the information, it is so helpful.

  20. says

    @ Rick – I looked at wordpress codex, didn’t find one for newer versions, though that article and explanations still are very useful!

    @BunnyGotBlog Thank you for good words, I am very happy, I get to know you :)