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What is the essential php knowledge for wordpress? (8 posts)

  1. dreamgrowers
    Posted 4 years ago #

    What is the essential php knowledge for wordpress?

    ...and where can I learn it?

    I'm working a little behind the scenes by slightly customizing themes to my needs, but don't want to spend too much time learning a new language. Is there a resource for the essential php knowledge to work with WordPress themes (not create them)?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

  3. dreamgrowers
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for your efforts.

    That link seems to cover far more than what I need for understanding some basic WordPress Theme operations.

    Is there a 10,000 foot WordPress php essentials resource anywhere?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Sorry - there isn't one as far as I know.

  5. NetworkGeek
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'd suggest checking out the WordPress docs here:
    and here:

    And, when a problem comes up, just trying to use Google to find the answer. The only way I've ever learned anything worth knowing is with a goal or project in mind. Trying to just learn everything one might need to know about *any* programming language is so overwhelming that it seems impossible to me. But, solving a problem, or one problem at a time, feels more like something manageable.

    Not a straight answer, really, but I hope it helps some.

  6. dreamgrowers
    Posted 4 years ago #


    Your answer was very helpful and an inspiring approach we shall take. We appreciate the time you took to share these links and philosophy.


  7. wpheroe
    Posted 4 years ago #


    same here use the wordpress main website there is tons of documentation on the site as well as tutorials. I agree read about codex and use google or join linkedin. I have a group called wordpress lovers where if you get stuck post a discussion and people will help.

  8. omurphy
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've been using the following very simple wordpress template making guide lately:


    It's not very advanced, and goes very slowly, explaining everything very well along the way.

    It might be a little too basic for your needs, but you can supplement it with the w3c homepage and wordpress codex.

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