[wp-hackers] Learning WordPress and Getting Support

Shasta Willson shastaw at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 22:08:12 UTC 2012

I'd start with tutorials. Check the comments on any tutorial before
you start -- did it work for most folks? And check the date.  If it's
more than a year old things have probably changed.  Have real projects
you want to accomplish, be willing to be flexible about them, and find
tutorials where you learn to do things.  As you're working, go check
the codex for the things you're learning.  You need to learn your way
around the codex as it's the "user manual". It'll also clue you in
when a tutorial isn't doing something the 'right' way, which plenty
don't.  If the codex says "don't do this" and the tutorial says do, go
find another tutorial.

Use the Wordpress forums for specific questions that crop up, but the
last year or so responses have dropped off a cliff when I ask
something there. It may be because I'm asking more advanced questions,
rather than that the forums have changed.  I'm honestly not sure.

- Shasta

On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 2:01 PM, Aero Maxx <aero.maxx.d at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> Whats the best way to learn the wordpress way of doing things and getting
> support when get stuck, as getting limited to no help via this mailing list
> is there something else or another way I should be going about this, how did
> you all get to where you are today and learn the ins and outs of wordpress
> and how to do things within it and its functions.
> I've tried stack exchange generally get no answers there either, and have
> also tried the wordpress support forums, sadly the same there too, generally
> get no meaningful answers.
> Thanks
> Daniel.
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