How to search for the solution to your issue
There are dozens upon dozens of unique issues that WordPress users may run into on a daily basis. If your issue was not touched upon in any of the above examples, don’t worry. There is a high likelihood that another WP user has already had and fixed your problem themselves.We will use the “WordPress won’t let me log in” example again just to go a bit more in depth on the search process.
Step 1: Google your problem
As you can see, I already recently searched this issue as I was writing this article, so it popped up almost instantaneously for me. This search alone turns up nearly 4 million results! Now we have to sift through and figure out what’s good information and what isn’t.
Step 2: Read your results
I clicked nearly every single one of the top links so I could get a clear vision of what the general consensus was. There were many results, but it is important to note that Google offers the most relevant and popular information first, so you shouldn’t have to look TOO far before you get what you need.
Step 3: Check Stack Overflow for your answer
Stack Overflow is a great — if not THE greatest– place for WordPress users to seek out their troubleshooting problems because it is a place where programmers come to answer questions. If you have a question, there’s a high likelihood that it has already been answered here.
Even if it hasn’t, someone will probably be able to answer it for you pretty quickly. Our search turned up 448 results, so we are in luck.
Step 4: Put it all together
If we combine what we learned from our Google search results with the highly educated answers we received from Stack Overflow, chances are that we’ve already figured out the cause of our problem and how we can now effectively solve it.
All that is left to do is put our newfound knowledge to good use and get back to making quality posts on WordPress. Good luck!