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  • Hi guys,

    I’m new to WordPress, working on a website for about 2 months. First built my own theme and learnt how things work from this level (file structure, basic functions, responsive mobile design, ect’ ).

    So I started to do things more advanced like writing a code to get random posts on the sidebar, and that too, used scripts that are already written, what help to interduce me to new functions that I didn’t know of.
    after trying to write stuff on wordpress, I noticed that I have a block that I really want to overcome.
    I code in PHP, JS, CSS, jQuery, HMTL in a basic level, and I want to start writing plugins myself, to build over the current wordpress code in the best efficient way myself, to know how it works, and learn it in the best and fastest way.
    I noticed that when I wanted to create a “load more posts” button in the end of the homepage, when I realized that I know to work in ajax and php, but just cant manage to apply it on my WP website.

    So, I know that there is a lot of the documentation on the website, but everything is very unorganized. there is no specific way to learn it.
    I would like to hear what you guys thing about this, and maybe tell me how you become experts with wordpress. If you have any recommendations for good books that you know will help me, or online courses..

    Thank you guys.

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  • Hi, and welcome to the WordPress community!

    It sounds like you’ve got a great start into WordPress development already. I have a couple ideas for how to continue getting better at WordPress.

    • Look on to find a meetup in your local area. I find that getting together with other like minded people is a great way to get better at what you do.
    • Check out WordCamp Central. Going to a WordCamp is a great way to get inexpensive training from knowledgeable WordPress community members, and get more involved with the WordPress community.
    • Read WordPress core code. The best resource to understand more about WordPress is WordPress itself.
    • Dissect default themes. Take a look at the code from the default themes from 2010-2014, _s, and the Theme Developer Handbook. These are all great resources for learning WordPress theme development.

    The handbook is a great resource:

    There’s plugin and theme specific sections too.

    Thank you guys 🙂

    Anybody know about some really good video courses ?

    There is litteraly tousands of high quality guides and tutorials, about coding for WordPress.

    Make a search and use common sense to filter out the garbage(yes, there is garbage too).

    And if you have money to spend on training, there is even more.

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