Need book, or good video tutorial on computerspeak (5 posts)

  1. Mark Gordon
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm a beginner at website building, and I'm finding a lot of the terminology baffling. I don't have a clear idea of the structure and relationships between clients, hosts, servers, zootlewhirdles, etc.

    For instance, when reading a page on 'hardening WordPress' today, sentences such as, 'Any file that needs write access from WordPress should be writable by the web server, if your hosting set up requires it, that may mean those files need to be group-owned by the user account used by the web server process.' ... don't mean much to me. Yes, I'm at THAT level!

    I need a clearly written, step-by-step education on the basics of all this, so I can understand what's written in the codex. A book would be good. Any recommendations?


  2. Andrew
    Forum moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    We do recommend books here http://wordpress.org/about/books/

  3. Gabe Young
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you're OK with some online reading, the New to WP section is also a good place to begin.

  4. Mark Gordon
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Andrew. I think I need a more general primer than the ones in the recommended list. I'm past the 'WordPress for Dummies' level, which seems to be about stuff I've already done. But as another example of the sort of thing which has me scratching my head,

    "The network on both ends -- the WordPress server side and the client network side -- should be trusted."

    I'm only guessing what the 'WordPress server' and the 'client network' even mean. I'm not even sure what to call what I'm asking for... Internet Structure for Dummies?

    Gabe - Whilst searching for a broad primer in book form, I will have a good read through the stuff at the link you gave - I've already used it to get as far as I have.

  5. Gabe Young
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well, when you're ready to move on, there's much, much more here: Getting Started with WP.

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