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When the Codex is not accurate or updated? Where can I go? (5 posts)

  1. shagen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Having trouble with the Codex being accurate... well maybe. I am also a variable I could just be doing something wrong. My question is when the codex page is either not working or is clearly out of date where is the best place to get the most up to date information. Any suggestions of sites or tips are very welcome!

    Thanks for your time

  2. Shane Gowland
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    A link to the article in question would be great, that way we know where to point you for assistance.

  3. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    when the codex page is either not working or is clearly out of date where is the best place to get the most up to date information.

    the actual function in the core files - these are usually quite well commented.

    this is how i normally do it: http://www.transformationpowertools.com/wordpress/finding-exact-information-on-wordpress-functions

  4. shagen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The article and in particular the example code in question for me is here...

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_Tables_with_Plugins

    The problem I may or may not be having is that I can not tell if the example code is working properly and it is hard to tell if it is me, or the code. I would assume the problem lies with me but without a complete/full example file it is hard to say. I am newer to PHP and a lot of the time documentation seems to assume more that I know. It seems normal for the codex to give you code snippets and then expects you to know which order to put them in if order is important. This is probably ok but my skills are just not there yet.

    You can see my specific problem in the following forum topic...

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/creating-tables-with-plugins-codex-page-incomplete?replies=2

    If there is in fact something wrong with the example code that could potentially throw others off or when I do get it working as they intended how can I add to that codex page to give others a chance at the full working source file? That way I can pass on what I learn.

    Thanks for your replies thus far! Excited to dig through the link you passed on alchymyth and see if that can help expand my knowledge a bit more.

  5. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    how can I add to that codex page to give others a chance at the full working source file?

    when you view a codex chapter, more to top right, there is 'Codex tools: Log in' where you can login to the codex with your username and password; and edit it.

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