In this day and age, bloggers and website owners have a large number of options for maintaining their online presence. While some choose to invest money in hiring web developers and SEO firms, others handle things on their own to minimize cost. If you find yourself in the latter category, you can understand why learning WordPress as a skill is now in great demand. However, there still exists a controversial question among learners about whether to learn WordPress yourself or take a formal/online course. Therefore, in order to find out the answer, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of both options. You had better set aside some time to evaluate each option and see what is the best fit for you personally.
Lack of learning structure: It’s obvious that unlike formal education, self-taught method has no attendance policy. There are no grades to worry about, no teachers and no course syllabus to strictly follow. Some WordPress learners, in fact, do have difficulties in ambiguously structuring their studies and following a routine. For instance, you sometimes don’t know where to start, how you should progress and which way you should go during the time of learning WordPress. In short, the demand for appropriately structured knowledge is something that self-taught can hardly satisfy.
There is no right or wrong approach to learning WordPress, but following a path that isn’t the right fit for you can result in a waste of time and money. Therefore, it is necessary for you to (i) determine your goals and objectives, and (ii) take all the pros and cons of self-taught and attending courses into consideration to make the wisest choice.