The WordPress Codex is the the online manual for WordPress and a living repository for WordPress information and documentation. Whether you’re just starting out or you are a WordPress veteran — the Codex is an invaluable resource.

Stack Exchange

Stack Exchange is a huge network of Question and Answer sites. If you’ve got a question about how to do something with WordPress — chances are the answer is on the WordPress Stack Exchange. If it isn’t, you can post the question and experts from around the world will likely help you out.


Tuts+ is an invaluable resource for all sorts of coding and tech tutorials — and their WordPress category is no exception. Don’t stop there — they also cover web design, front-end development, PHP and more.

WordPress Code Reference

Want to know what’s going on inside WordPress? Search the Code Reference for more information about WordPress’ functions, classes, methods, and hooks.

Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow is part of the Stack Exchange network of Question and Answer sites. While the WordPress Stack Exchange is the preferred place for questions about WordPress coding — you will often find answers on Stack Overflow, tagged “WordPress”.

Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine is one of the longest running and most-respected web development blogs in the world. Their WordPress category is a legendary resource for articles on developing clean, smart and fast websites with WordPress


OK, so the WordPress Codex ain’t perfect — and that’s where QueryPosts comes in — it features a better search function and inline source code. Used in combination with the Codex there’s nothing you can’t find out about the WordPress API.

WP Beginner

WP Beginner is a fantastic site for tips, tricks and hacks to allow WordPress beginners to improve their skills and build great websites.

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