[wp-hackers] Learning WordPress and Getting Support
aero.maxx.d at gmail.com
Sun Dec 16 08:20:41 UTC 2012
Thanks for that, looks like could be what am after, I wont be able to
test it until late this evening or tomorrow.
Also that page looks like to be a pretty resource for testing rewrite
rules and the like also very good, thanks very much!
On 15/12/2012 23:25, peter baylies wrote:
> If I understand your question, it sounds like you want to know how to use
> rewrite rules to rewrite urls in a plugin; here's a tutorial that might
> help: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/wordpress-url-rewrite/
> -- Peter
> On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM, Aero Maxx <aero.maxx.d at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have tried this and whereas I have managed to find bits here and there
>> how to do things, I have generally struggled and struggled to find what I
>> have been after as sometimes the information is there but its difficult to
>> find when you dont know what to search for, or when you have found
>> something generally hit a stumbling block trying to implement which is
>> where I am now, I have posted on both wordpress stackexchange and
>> On 15/12/2012 18:43, Chris Williams wrote:
>>> The way I learned wp as a programmer (probably 5 years ago) was by
>>> watching it work. I loaded it up in a debugger (I use Komodo, but there
>>> are a million choices), and just walked through the code. Not line by
>>> line, but more function by function, skipping over things at the start,
>>> then delving into functions when I wanted to know more. Saw how the
>>> functions are loaded, how the query is parsed, how the loop is executed,
>>> how the database is accessed, how output is generated, etc., and not just
>>> theoretically, but in code as it went by.
>>> It's a pretty hard-core way of doing it, but for me to this day, nothing
>>> is better than setting a breakpoint at something I don't understand, and
>>> walking through it.
>>> As for getting support, I gave up on the WP support forum years ago. You
>>> get three results: 1) no response whatsoever, 2) some idiot who doesn¹t
>>> read your question but simply points you to the codex, or 3) a wrong
>>> (usually stale) answer. Google is best. There are thousands of people
>>> who figure something out and then blog about it, or you get results in
>>> places like StackOverflow or other forums that will point you in the right
>>> direction. Then I head back into the code (see above) with the bread
>>> crumbs I got from Google as a guide.
>>> On 12/14/12 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.
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