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The best Craft CMS learning resources

Posted 17/8/2018 by Meg Amey

Hi, I’m Meg! I’ve been with Mutual for a couple of months now. Because we're a Craft CMS agency, I've been learning how to do general Craft updates and maintenance.

In doing so I’ve found the following websites pretty useful, so thought I’d share my thoughts on them:-

Straight Up Craft

Straight Up Craft offers free webinars, paid lessons, articles and even plugins. If you are already a Craft user, want to know how to solve a problem, or learn something new, this site is a great learning tool.

Mijingo

Mijingo is a fantastic resource, from ultimate beginner to the more complicated stuff. Ryan Irelan is super easy to listen to, never patronising and is generally an all round great teacher. He also blogs if you just want a quick piece of info without getting too deep in to the rabbit hole.

Craft Quest

Concise and loaded with information, Craft Quest offers courses, lessons & livestreams, as well as the occasional free video.

Cruftless Craft

Cruftless Craft currently only have three posts, but our very own Harry likes what they do. Give them a follow on twitter @cruftlesscraft to keep up to date with any new posts.

nystudio107

Andrew Welch is the talented developer behind plugins like SEOMatic. On his nystudio107 blog he shares powerful tips and tricks to make Craft more SEO friendly, performant, and generally fancier.

Craft Link List

The Craft Link List from John Morton is an email newsletter curating the best, most useful, links about Craft CMS. He hunts for them so you don't have to.

Mutual Musings

We're specialist Craft developers, so our own blog includes some Craft nuggets, such as how to supercharge macros for Craft CMS.

The official documentation

The official documentation for Craft is always improving and with Craft 3 earlier this year they moved to a new format that's a lot easier to find. My top tip is to go straight to the "Front-End Development" section, that's where most of the nuggets live.

The Slack room

The Craft CMS slack room is a great community and they're seemingly always willing to help. This is less of a learning resource, and more of a 1-on-1 helping method. But if you're really stuck and the other materials haven't helped, try in there.

Got a suggestion?

Email hello@madebymutual.com and we'll add it to the list!

PS: We're hiring a Craft developer

If all of this sounds a bit too familiar to you, and you’re like “Meg, shush, I know all this stuff already!” - get in touch with us! We’re looking for a new developer who knows their Craft-stuff.

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