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  • Resolved tlon7


    I am trying to create a schedule to learn as much word press features, codes and applications as possible. I know that everyone has a different learning curve and documentation is constantly updated, but how long do you suppose it would take to go through all the word press documentation, one topic at a time, to get an overall feel for it. I’m figuring on devoting 10 hours a week to studying it.

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  • Mark (podz)


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    As daft as my response may be .. why not just blog? You’ll learn lots that way.

    Edit: What is your goal?

    I would say I have been studying it for about a year (maybe 5 hours per week average, with some all-nighters), and still consider myself a novice, *but* have learned a lot. A lot!! I can change my templates, install plugins, and can really customize my WordPress. Many of the things I learned I don’t understand really, but I got code from this forum or the codex, figured out where to put it in my WordPress, and it works.

    After I decided WordPress was my best choice for blogging (this took me months of comparing), then it took me only a few hours to have a basic blog up and running (5 minute install, then my first basic customizations).

    *IF* I knew or was learning CSS, which I haven’t, then I think I would be able to do a lot more with my blogs designs.

    The best approach might be, install WordPress, start blogging daily, and learn specific customizations as you decide what you want. Don’t learn everything beforehand, just ask/study each new feature that you want as you think of it.

    Look at many other blogs and when you spot a feature you want, learn how it’s done.

    If you really want to take advantage of WordPress, you should also add into your plans some time with the good folks at and as well.

    This will help you understand what things do, and why.

    Comes down to how much you want to learn, and for what purpose. If you want to just learn what WordPress does in general, and just accept the php part as “being there” and that if it’s “this tag” it does “this function”, cool. But once you understand what those tags do, and how, you can really open up a lot of power.

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