Hi and welcome.
Please note: Site is being repositioned to focus more on understanding WordPress coding. You can find out how to use WordPress for your website on my other site here.
There are many websites that show you how to edit WordPress and write code snippets to do certain things.
However as I have tried to understand WordPress in more detail I have found very few sites that explain how WordPress works from a beginners perspective.
The aim of this Website is to help complete beginners:
- Understand how WordPress Works.
- Understand how to create and modify WordPress Themes and Plugins
Join me as I learn, and then try to pass on that learning.
WordPress is written in PHP and so a good understanding of PHP is essential to get started.- see PHP Basics for WordPress Websites.
I recommend that before you attempt to write or change any code you should understand the WordPress Loop, how wordpress templates work,and the Load process.
Before you can begin to understand how the WordPress load process works you need to understand how standard HTML and PHP web pages work.
When you request a file on a standard website that uses just HTML web pages then then web server simply retrieves the file and sends it to you. Continue reading
There are many articles and tutorials on the web that cover the WordPress loop, the aim of this tutorial is to introduce the loop to complete beginners.
Why the Loop?
WordPress started life as a blogging platform, and blogs have a particular structure. Continue reading
The WordPress package contains many different files and directories. We are going to look at how the files are organised, and also look at some of the more important files.
Having an understanding of the files and directories is important when it comes to manual installs, backup, restores, maintenance and development Continue reading
WordPress Themes come with multiple templates for displaying pages,posts,archives etc.
Each page type can, and often does have, its own template files.
Below is a screen shot of the 2012 theme folder. Notice the files archive.php, author.php, category.php. Continue reading
Shortcodes were introduced in WordPress 2.5 and are used for adding macros to a page or post.
There are several built in shortcodes like the Gallery shortcode that come with WordPress, but you will encounter Shortcodes most often when you install plugins. Continue reading
Bookmarks allow you to move quickly and easily to parts of a page, and are very useful when you have large pages that requires the visitor to scroll down.
If you are thinking of building a single page/one page site then they are essential
To see them in action just click this link to go to the bottom of this page. Continue reading