The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the WordPress Galaxy

The WordPress universe is a huge place; even more experienced users struggle sometimes to find good ressources while novices tend to loose orientation quite easily.

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Listing important and official ressources the following guide aims to help you find your way through the vast space of information. We’d like to keep this guide updated and extend it, so we appreciate tips and feedback in the comments.

Contents:

Official Resources

Official Project: http://wordpress.org
WordCamp Central: http://central.wordcamp.org/
WordPress TV: http://wordpress.tv/
WordPress Foundation: http://wordpressfoundation.org/

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Community Support

WordPress has attracted a very friendly and helpful community. Well-formulated questions are likely to be answered in little to no time.

Support Forum: http://wordpress.org/support/
WordPress Answers: http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/
Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/Q7wb4
WordPress IRC live Help: https://codex.wordpress.org/…

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Documentation

WordPress documentation and tutorials can be found all over the web. Most of the basic WordPress topics are covered in the official Codex.

WordPress Codex: http://codex.wordpress.org/
Make WordPress Documentation: http://make.wordpress.org/docs/…

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Plugins

Official Plugin Directory: http://wordpress.org/plugins/
Support Forum: http://wordpress.org/support/forum/plugins-and-hacks
Developer Blog: http://make.wordpress.org/plugins
Plugin Developer Handbook: http://make.wordpress.org/docs/…
IRC Channel Coreplugins: #wordpress-core-plugins @ irc.freenode.net

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Themes

Official Theme Directory: http://wordpress.org/themes/
Support Forum: http://wordpress.org/support/forum/themes-and-templates
Development Blog: http://make.wordpress.org/themes/
Theme Developer Handbook: http://make.wordpress.org/docs/…/
IRC Channel Themes: #wordpress-themes @ irc.freenode.net

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Multisite

Multisite is a WordPress core feature that’s disabled by default. Once activated it’ll turn your WordPress installation into a network of multiple single sites.

Create A Network: http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network
Support Forum: http://wordpress.org/support/forum/multisite

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IRC Channel

Official IRC Channels: http://codex.wordpress.org/IRC
Channel Logs: https://irclogs.wordpress.org/
WordPress IRC Live Help: https://codex.wordpress.org/…

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Mailing Lists

Discussions and informational exchange happens through multiple channels. Mailing lists have been established early across the cosmos of WordPress infrastructure, and they’re still in use.

Overview: http://lists.automattic.com/mailman/listinfo

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Development

WordPress Trac: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/
Roadmap: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/roadmap
Development Blog: http://make.wordpress.org/core/
Contributing To WordPress: https://codex.wordpress.org/…
Handbook For Contributing: http://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/
Reporting Bugs: https://codex.wordpress.org/Reporting_Bugs
Coding Standards: https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Coding_Standards

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Security

Report Security Issues To: security@wordpress.org
Security FAQ: http://codex.wordpress.org/Security_FAQ

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Making WordPress

Official Development Blogs:

http://make.wordpress.org/core
http://make.wordpress.org/plugins
http://make.wordpress.org/themes
http://make.wordpress.org/support
http://make.wordpress.org/accessibility
http://make.wordpress.org/polyglots
http://make.wordpress.org/docs
http://make.wordpress.org/mobile
http://make.wordpress.org/meta
http://make.wordpress.org/docs
http://make.wordpress.org/updates

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Internationalization And Translations

Translator Blog: http://make.wordpress.org/polyglots
Translator Handbook: http://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/handbook/
Translating WordPress: http://translate.wordpress.org
GlotPress – Translation Software: http://glotpress.org
GlotPress – Developer Blog: http://blog.glotpress.org
IRC Channel: #wordpress-polyglots @ irc.freenode.net

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International Communities

People use WordPress all over the world. As a result there are lively active local communities in many countries.

WordPress In Your Language: http://codex.wordpress.org/…
WordPress Italy: http://www.wpitaly.it/
WordPress Francophone: http://www.wordpress-fr.net/
WordPress Deutschland: http://wpde.org
WordPress Türkiye: http://www.wp-tr.org/
WordPress Magyarország: http://wphu.org/
وردپرس پارسی http://wp-persian.com/
WordPress Slovensko: http://wp.sk/
WordPress Sverige: http://wpsv.se/
…and much more.

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WordCamps

The term “WordCamp” comes from “WordPress” and “BarCamp”. BarCamps are so called “Un-conferences” which can be attended by any private person or company. The oldest and largest annual WordCamp is WordCamp San Francisco.

WordCamp Central: http://central.wordcamp.org
WordCamp Europe: http://europe.wordcamp.org
WordCamp TV: http://wordpress.tv/category/wordcamptv

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Meetups

Meetups are self-organised, local meetings where all kinds of people interested in and/or using WordPress come together to share experiences, learn, network and fellowship. Structure and contents of a meetup event are completely up to its organisers and visitors.

Meetup Groups: http://wordpress.meetup.com

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WordPress Foundation

The name “WordPress” and its logo are international trademarks overseen and managed by the WordPress Foundation.

Official Website: http://wordpressfoundation.org
Philosophy: http://wordpressfoundation.org/philosophy/
Trademark policy: http://wordpressfoundation.org/trademark-policy/

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Jobs

International: http://jobs.wordpress.net/

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Learn WordPress

International: http://learn.wordpress.org/

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Mobile Apps

Like to publish from your smartphone or tablet? Here’s a selection of mobile apps.

WordPress for iOS
Official Website: http://ios.wordpress.org/
Development Blog: http://dev.ios.wordpress.org/
Download: http://itunes.com/app/wordpress2
Translation: http://translate.wordpress.org/projects/ios

WordPress for Android
Official Website: http://android.wordpress.org/
Development Blog: http://dev.android.wordpress.org/
Download: http://android.wordpress.org/download/
Translation: http://translate.wordpress.org/projects/android

WordPress for BlackBerry
Official Website: http://blackberry.wordpress.org
Development Blog: http://blackberrydev.wordpress.com/
Download: http://blackberry.wordpress.org/download/
Translation: http://translate.wordpress.org/projects/blackberry

WordPress for Windows Phone 7
Official Website: http://windowsphone.wordpress.org/
Development Blog: http://windowsphonedev.wordpress.org/
Download: on site
Translation: http://translate.wordpress.org/projects/blackberry

WordPress for Nokia
Official Website: http://nokia.wordpress.org/
Development Blog: http://nokia.wordpress.org/
Download: http://nokia.wordpress.org/download/

WordPress for Web OS
Official Website: http://webos.wordpress.org/
Development Blog: http://wpwebosdev.wordpress.com/
Download: on site

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