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How Can I Learn How To Code Wordpress?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by zai21, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. zai21

    zai21 Regular Member

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    I'm trying to better myself by learning how to code sites like oscommerces, wordpress, and even make iphone/adroid apps. I own stores and blogs but sick of waiting for people to code for me and I rather spend a few hours a day extra to learn myself.

    I want to first start out by learning how to code my blogs and they're on Wordpress. What languages do you guys recommend me to learn to be able to be come the best in coding Wordpress designs and such. Also where would you recommend me learning?
     
  2. shortgigs

    shortgigs Regular Member

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    Search BHW for "udemy" - you'll find courses for 100% free codes try and find a WP coding one in the threads. Follow and subscribe and get in early on to catch coding courses.

    That and youtube.
     
  3. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Wordpress is coded in PHP. You could start there
     
  4. Schvamp

    Schvamp Power Member

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    As duffers said, WP is in PHP. But you should start with HTML if you haven't already, period!

    HTML -> CSS -> JS (not required, but recommended) -> PHP.
     
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    ilovestocks Junior Member

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    This is the same thing that I'm doing. I'm learning from w3schools. com. They've got free classes on there that I use. I actually think it's all completely free. They have lessons and at the end you can type your code in and see what you've learned. I started with HTML and am about to go to CSS. After that they have php on there. That's the order I'm going in. You need to know HTML before CSS.

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  6. mindlesswizard

    mindlesswizard Supreme Member

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    Dude ! do you know PHP ??? If you have the basic of PHP then you can jump to learning Wp . there are lots of free tutorials for wordpress theming etc but you need to have at least some knowledge of PHP to start. All the best with learning
     
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    white_wolf Junior Member

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    ooPekoPeko Newbie

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    Schvamp is absolutely right. Editing and creating wordpress based websites requires complex knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP and optionally JS.
     
  9. bristol1

    bristol1 Newbie

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    Like others have said, HTML + CSS -> JS -> PHP in this order.

    Start with codeacademy com, I'm doing the same thing and am really liking this learning style.
     
  10. zai21

    zai21 Regular Member

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    Thank you everyone for the help. How long would you guys think it would take for me to be able to skin designs I make on Photoshop to Wordpress? I'm not in a rush but would like to challenge myself on the speed I should be going. I will start learning HTML today.
     
  11. mrtwister_65

    mrtwister_65 Regular Member

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    First, start at WP site. Its got all codes all ready to reuse. Why start from scratch, when its all there for taking and rebuilding at your will.
     
  12. Gogol

    Gogol Elite Member

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    Tip 1: Learn PHP.
    Tip 2: ransack codex.wordpress.org . It pretty much has everything you need ( search e.g. like "how to install multi site" site:wordpress.org)
    Tip 3: use an IDE like netbeans for php. That way, you will get all the available functions hinted without having to search for them.
    Tip 4: Ransack stackoverflow when ever you are stuck somewhere (use same method as Tip 2).

    Hope that helps.