WordPress Web Development 101

by Wesley Farnam - Aug 05, 2015

Anything is possible with open-source programming and a solid content management system. With WordPress, we give our clients the flexibility to add, update and edit every piece of content on their own schedule.

Our dedicated front-end and back-end developers build custom web interfaces and applications to streamline processes and bring outdated practices into the twenty-first century. In this week's blog, we'll take a look at the basics of WordPress web development and its limitless possibilities.

The Codex

The Codex is the WordPress Bible. It's the online manual for WordPress and a living repository for WordPress information and documentation. There's a plethora of knowledge here, including information on working with themes, creating plugins, and troubleshooting design and layout issues. If you're just getting started with WordPress, the Codex is your best friend.

Make WordPress Core

Make WordPress Core is the official blog of the core development team for the WordPress open source project. The site features regular updates on new features for upcoming version of WordPress. If you want to stay on top of what’s happening in WordPress, this is the place to be. Like the Codex, this blog is key to becoming a WordPress Jedi.

WordPress TV

WordPress TV is the video component to WP's learning center. You can easily search for videos on any topic, and as I'm sure you know, watching a presentation can be more engaging than reading a blog post or troubleshooting guides.

Tom McFarlin

Tom McFarlin is a self-employed developer who primarily works with WordPress and JavaScript to build custom software. On his personal blog, Tom shares articles, notes, tips, and resources related to WordPress development. Tom posts at least three times a week, each time in a different category - sometimes even more frequently! Speaking of Tom, we'd also recommend checking out WPBeginner. They have free training videos, glossary, and more.

WordPress Web Development with The Idea People

Anyone with knowledge of PHP can start developing with WordPress and see results. In order to become a true WordPress pro, you'll need to take advantage of the resources out there and learn from the platform's top thinkers. At The Idea People, we have experienced front-end and back-end WordPress developers who custom-build websites and software for our clients. Call us at 704-398-4437 to learn more.

Wesley Farnam
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