How to learn Wordpress

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Hi,

I want to start learning wordpress. Can you tell me how can I start ?

I want to learn theme development and plugin development
#learn #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author cgimaster
    Start on wordpress website and expand to other sites like tutplus:
    codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development
    codex.wordpress.org/Writing_a_Plugin
    wp.tutsplus.com
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    • Profile picture of the author Adamw
      Sitepoint is good for tutorials and loads of good books
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    • Profile picture of the author Dong Lee
      Originally Posted by cgimaster View Post

      Start on wordpress website and expand to other sites like tutplus:
      codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development
      codex.wordpress.org/Writing_a_Plugin
      wp.tutsplus.com
      Thanks . These are really helpful.


      Originally Posted by Adamw View Post

      Sitepoint is good for tutorials and loads of good books
      What books do you suggest ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mitchell H
    To learn theme development and plugin development you might want to find a mentor. Keep growing your network of people and meeting people and I am sure you will find someone who can really help guide you through the process.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustVisiting
    You may find this useful?

    35 Best WordPress Tutorials of March 2012

    The site also has some pretty good free themes.

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author cgimaster
    As for book, I like this one "How To Be a Rockstar Wordpress Designer 2" for themes.
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  • Profile picture of the author ashok999333
    If you know php well then go to wordpress documentations. If not php pro then Adamw said get some books and make your hands dirty along the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveSRS
    by doing ... the wordpress website itself has a lot of info.. then of course my WSO (sig) could be useful also but I'm biased there of course..

    There is also a FB group called 'learnwordpress' (not affiliated) which is good
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  • Profile picture of the author torrao
    Do practical more than yew read.. Its all about hit and try whether it is programming or wheteher it is wordpress..
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  • Profile picture of the author rising_sun
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    WPdotORG is the best site to learn WP,
    and you have to take a short course on theme making,
    you can get your tutorial from LYNDA and TOTAL training .
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  • Profile picture of the author scottscanlon
    Everything so far was good advice but here's my take on it. About a year ago I wanted to know WordPress in and out. I started looking at tutorials, etc. and while that's good in the end it gets you halfway there. I believe you learn best by building something real.

    That's been kind of mentioned already but I think it's critical if you want to really know it.

    So I would suggest 2 things. Build a theme and a plugin.

    Think of something you want in your business or something you think would be useful. Then just start building it, also if it's already out there that's fine, build your take on it. The other good thing is if the type of theme or plugin is already out there you can usually look at how they did it after you're done and compare.

    Sure you are going to make bad mistakes and maybe even build it wrong at first but I've found building something real (besides a Hello World) is the fastest way to pick WordPress up.
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  • Profile picture of the author CNJ
    Make sure you know PHP thoroughly, it doesn't matter much if you haven't fully learnt OOP yet since the WP devs seem to live in the past and sure do love their repetitive functions.

    If you're sure you know PHP well already, just think of a plugin idea which would make use of most things while remaining simple. Then basically, begin to code it while regularly looking up things you don't know in their docs.

    The challenge is to memorise all their function names, other than that it is just regular PHP.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danish01
    According to me wp dot org.....
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  • Profile picture of the author Girin Jackson
    There are many ways through which you learn about word press.. But i suggest you to go with learn dot word press dot com.. Here present stuff are very excellent.
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  • Profile picture of the author SergioFelix
    Just wondering how many of you have actually built a theme or a plugin...
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    • Profile picture of the author ArnoldCreste
      If you desire to learn a wordpress so we are easily find a batter tutorial on the net who are helpful to learn wordpress. A well experience and qualified tutorial provide good services to solve your doubts.
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  • Profile picture of the author CustomDevo
    If you are serious about learning wordpress development, I recommend tuts plus series at:
    wp.tutsplus.com

    Great tutorials there including theme and plugin development. It's paid btw.
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