Question by njd30: How long does it take to learn WordPress?
Roughly how long will it take me to learn WordPress? I am starting from ground up. Also what would be some good resources that I could learn fastest? Thanks!
Answer by raina_vissora
What part of WordPress? Content management, theming, or plugin development?
Content management is the easy part. WordPress makes posting content fairly straightforward.
Theming is a little more difficult, since you not only have to have a good grasp of HTML and CSS, you also need to know a little PHP, *and* understand how WordPress themes work. I’ve been working exclusively with WordPress for 6 months and am still learning this.
Plugin development is probably the most difficult aspect to learn. You have to have a solid knowledge of PHP, and you have to learn how to hook into WordPress’ functionality in order to run your own code. If you’re coming from a general PHP development background, like I did, it’s pretty easy to pick up with the help of the documentation. If you’re starting from square one, there’s a lot more involved, and it’s going to take you awhile. I’d been working in PHP for 5 years before working with wordpress plugins.
The best resources are the forums and the documentation pages at wordpress.org.
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