I decided to learning WordPress From the Beginning, after i begun few years ago
Its been 2 years since my husband introduce me to WordPress. I count two years because that was the first time I know about how much I can do my website with WordPress. Years before is only thought of this WordPress as one of the thousand of CMS provided by internet.
So today I found myself questioning why this WordPress never been on my list of specialty along this years? Then I figure myself that I never really learn about what WordPress is and how it become 50 percent content management system’s market leader around the internet. I started to think to make it serious to learn WordPress for myself, from the beginning, comprehend it thoroughly and hopefully become one of the WordPress master on the globe.
I start it with WordPress Codex
I started to get back to WordPress Codex, where it has few comprehensive ideas about how to get into WordPress systematically. I found it to be like this:
- What you most need to know about WordPress
I assume that this is the introduction about WordPress itself among the beginner, start from its features, how to download it, how to install it, its version, its news and even its glossary.
- Learn How to Use WordPress
Here is the documentation about being new beginner user after you installing the WordPress, means that you already get into the dashboard. Make you familiar with the WordPress Backend and getting used to WordPress semantics.
- Working with themes
This is the documentations where you are being a next level of user, means that here you can use many themes and upload it as you like and use it, after that you may try to learn to editing the themes or even better making your own themes to be developed.
- Write a Plugins
Another level of being a WordPress user is that you are learning to use various plugins for making lots of different functions to your WordPress site as a plugin resources provide you with. More of this level is that you are being brought to the level where you can learn to make your own plugins for your own WordPress site.
- Contribute to development
The assumption of this part is that you are now able to identify what seems really needed for WordPress, means that you can be a participants of contributors on being WordPress developers, give a contribution to make a developers documentation or you can be one who are reporting bugs, you are now assume yourself as one who familiar with WordPress Security and WordPress API.
- Give Back
This is the part where you can be a volunteer as a part of WordPress documentation team and also being part of the Support Forum Volunteer.
So the first step you are coming to WordPress is as an end user, application user, then you become the beginner of WordPress developer, alas you can be part of the great developer community of WordPress as a volunteer to spread the world how WordPress will change their site into their own masterpiece.
I bring it further as 30 Days Milestones of My WordPress Learning Program
I will bring this as my part of WordPress in-Depth learning program by breaking down this idea into my 30 days activities of posting making for WordPress Essentials category on my site. I’ll see you there.