Hey Developer, Welcome to WordPress

Some time ago, a friend of mine wanted to start doing WordPress development. I created this resource for him and thought that many of you may also want to see this, so here it is:

Hey Friend,

There is a lot to cover here so I’ll break it down into: 

  • WordPress Community,
  • WordPress Development
  • My recommended talks

It will take some time for you to go through all the links, but there’s no rush, remember it is important that you follow your interests here as this is the best way to learn.

WordPress Community

WordPress Development

The most important thing to note is that you never, ever change any of the files that come with WordPress. You are welcome to read all the files from top to bottom, but if you wish to change WordPress you can do it via a plugin and if you want to change the look of your website you do this via a theme. That is the only options you have, but in combination, there is no limit to what you can do with WordPress (see these cool examples: http://pressbooks.com/ and  http://www.happytables.com/ )

Here is a great list of how you can get started with Plugin / Theme development

Awesome Talks

You can read all you like but nothing gets you up to speed like a video. Here are some really nice videos you can watch that will help you become a better developer in general:

Finally, my friendWordPress is continually changing, therefore:

Follow these WP focused twitter accounts as a start:

I hope these resources have helped you. If you know of any great resources please pop them in the comments below.

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Dwain Maralack

Servant, Husband, Software Engineer and all round fun-loving guy, I work as a Developer at WooThemes.

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