[wp-hackers] How to familiarize with Code Base ?
wp-hackers at thecodecave.com
Thu Feb 9 17:48:14 UTC 2012
If you want to just look at a straight code tree, you can always browse
the trac repo here:
I'm sure you realize that WordPress is a huge project. It has been
evolving over most of a decade now and many people have put many many
hours of development into it. Back when WordPress was first released, a
person stood a fairly good chance of knowing and understanding the whole
code base. Now, if you don't live in the WordPress Core everyday, it's
not a realistic goal for the typical person.
I'd recommend that you pick a specific area to study. For example, you
could familiarize yourself with WordPress's filters or actions. Here
are some suggestions:
MORE READING: http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_API's
If you want something more in depth, you could trace through the code
for displaying the home page or the general options page. Those alone
are a very interesting topics. So start somewhere smaller than the
whole code base. Once you understand that topic, move onto a related
area of code.
Oh and the HitchHacker's Guide has some useful tools for looking up
specific functions you come across along the way:
Hope that helps!
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