We love using WordPress around these parts, and if you’re not already doing so, we have a feeling you will too. Whether you’re a professional or a newbie, make sure you’re reading these resources that get you more acquainted with inner workings of this versatile blogging and content management system.
If you’ve been a patron of WordPress for sometime now you’ll find the slogan “Code is poetry” familiar. Code Poet, built by the makers of WP (Automattic), contains ebooks, interviews, guides, and other resources for building sites on the platform. Soaked up enough knowledge yet? Try taking the quiz!
Minimalist and straightforward, WPLover shares a comprehensive amount of links on the theme design and development side of the fence with Hafiz Rahman at the helm.
Digging into WordPress
Homepage of the definitive dead-tree guide to WordPress, Digging into WordPress contains news about the community and links to nuts-and-bolts type articles that explore cool ideas you can do with WP. The book and the website is authored by veterans in both WP and web development circles: Jeff Star & Chris Coyier.
WPCandy is another treat for WordPress fans as not only does it feature podcasts and interviews with great resource persons, it keeps you up to date with who’s doing what in the WP community, from the latest Automattic hires, to WordCamp liveblogs, to companies making a living through WordPress. They also recently kicked off a new project, the WPCandy Quarterly, a print magazine.
Much like Automattic’s global operations, WP Realm sets out to cover WordPress stories all over the world, and not just the United States. Aside from news, there’s a bunch of editorial pieces worth checking out.
The WP Tavern is another comprehensive news site founded by an active contributor to the WordPress project, Jeff Chandler, but it also boasts of its equally active forum community, and a podcast to boot.
Plugin information from WordPress Extend is sometimes not enough and what you need is a good old fashioned review to see what it offers and how it works. That’s where WP Nuggets comes in: you get a walkthrough of the plugin features, ample screenshots, star ratings that help you make a better choice in downloading WordPress plugins.
Sometimes you don’t need a full-blown plugin to accomplish a little tweak to your site or modify a certain setting. WP Snippets, a repository of code snippets for WordPress, should help you do the trick.
Author: Sophia Lucero
Sophia has extensive experience in managing both the technical and design aspects of blogs. If she had her way, the Internet would have nothing but beautifully-designed, compliant sites. You can also catch her featuring inspirational sites at Devlounge and leading the charge at design studio BusinessLogs.