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WordPress Architecture Document (12 posts)

  1. angsuman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Is there a WordPress Architecture document lying around somewhere? I looked at codex in vain. I am looking for "map of the cat" as late Dr. Richard Feynman said.

    At this point I have pretty good idea, however a formal document would clarify some details.

    Architecturally I have few concerns too like why is the post loop run first even for pingback, feedback type documents etc.

  2. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The Loop in Action showcases the WordPress PHP Loop that gets the information from the database and is critical to the generated end results.

    Theme Structure and Layout
    Template Files
    Template Tags
    Using WordPress Themes
    Developing WordPress Themes
    Template Tag Layout in simple to read form
    Anatomy of a WordPress Theme
    Templates and the is functions

    This should get you started.

  3. angsuman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @Lorelle
    Thanks for the pointers.
    I do know about them. What I am looking for is an architecture document, detailing the system as a whole, control flow etc.

  4. angsuman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    By "post loop" I meant the sql query to create $posts. The actual loop is executed later.

  5. mikehayes
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi,

    I have also spent the last couple of days searching for a system architecture for WordPress.

    I am looking for a schematic that details a system design, information flows, use cases etc with technology elements included in it.

    Need it ASAP as I am using wordpress for a major assignment building a web system and although I have got it up and running am clueless as to the system architecture etc.

  6. Joshua Sigar
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I believe WordPress does not have such thing you guys looking for.
    What open source software you guys know of that has such documentation?

  7. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This might not have the information you may be looking for, but it also might. I'm still looking for more information specific to this, but this may get you started:

    Technical Articles about WordPress Development

  8. Joshua Sigar
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    They're looking some thing more technical like that; the one that probably only software developer can make sense of.

    Probably something like the following and more.
    http://www.michelf.com/img/blog/wordpress1.5-text-flow.png

  9. mikehayes
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks Guys - any more process flow type documents available?

  10. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    That graphic is from an article which might help:
    http://www.michelf.com/weblog/2005/wordpress-text-flow-vs-markdown/

  11. angsuman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @Lorelle and others.

    What I have seen so far (from the links above and otherwise) is not what we are looking for. The text flow covers a miniscule portion of the architecture. Actually I am planning to write up a brief architecture document, unless there are someone else volunteering for the job. Anyone?

  12. davidhouse
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It's not a full architecture document, but this draft documents the flow of code through a WordPress request.

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