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rhonda1964 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 18 08:30:31 UTC 2009
> What are the skills this potential future WordPress developer can begin to
> > develop? (I’m not a 14-year-old high school student, I just believe that
> > targeting the list of prerequisites towards a computer
> > savvy 14-year-old budding future WordPress developer is more likely to
> > inspiring a complete list of prerequisite skills than asking you to
> > the list to people who are already skilled developers.)
> I, on the other hand, am 16, and I've been working with WordPress since
> I was 14. I had fairly good knowledge of PHP at that point, and I
> basically learnt by diving into existing plugins, themes, and into the
> core itself. I found it wasn't too hard.
OMG, I guess my target audience example really backfired on me. I should
have realized that there would be a 16 year old hacker here who cut his baby
teeth on PHP.
But you are right, Ryan, it's not that hard. That is more or less my point.
I don't really need, want or expect the WP community to hold my hand and
teach me everything I need to know but a nice list of tasks to master to be
able to accomplish certain goals, now that's what I really need.
You know what's ironic, Ryan? I've been using computers since long before
you were born. One of my very first real jobs was setting up a data base
for a crap load of data that had been collected over a very long period of
time about a wide variety of subjects. My training consisted of being
handed a list of commands, several typed pages of commands. Maybe one line
of text explaining what each command meant. This was long before Windows
and it was pre relational db when I first started. I was able to figure it
out much faster and easier than I am getting WordPress. But I will
get WordPress. I am getting WordPress.
My goal is not necessarily to become a developer, I want to be a competent
publisher. I am attracted to WordPress because it is a Data Management
System. I know y'all call it a CMS but from my POV it's a DMS. My goal is
to master WordPress to the point where I can competently publish and manage
data on the internet. Furthermore I want to be able to ask intelligent
questions and I want to have enough background information to understand the
answers. I just need sort of a map to follow to learn all the different
parts and pieces of information I need to know to accomplish my goals.
Nice meeting you Ryan.
> Ryan McCue
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