[wp-hackers] I'm interested in a good book
okfrank at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 16:11:12 UTC 2011
That phpxref was an excellent suggestion Bjorn
It really does help explain what's going on.
On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 4:30 AM, Bjorn Wijers <burobjorn at gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree with Josh that most books will be out-of-date, but IMHO the
> Codex also lags behind development, so I would like to suggest to use
> the WordPress source code in combination with a tool such as phpxref
>  http://phpxref.sourceforge.net/
> ps: I you want to develop plugins and to a lesser extent themes you'll
> ability to write it from scratch. It probably wouldn't hurt to have some
> experience with database such as MySQL as well.
> On 07/27/2011 06:39 PM, Joshua Sibelman wrote:
> > I've looked at several books over the past couple of years, and the
> > biggest problem with them is that they're out of date before they're
> > published. WordPress changes pretty frequently, too frequently for
> > books to keep up IMO.
> > The Codex is really the best source, plus there are a number of
> > bloggers out there who offer up-to-date tutorials on how to work with
> > WordPress' innards.
> > If you're not very good with PHP, then that will be a handicap, and
> > it might be worth looking at a book to help you with that end of
> > things. With a good understanding of PHP, most of WordPress is very
> > straightforward.
> > Hope this helps, Josh
> > On Jul 26, 2011, at 6:47 PM, Rick Maltese wrote:
> >> I need an advanced book on Wordpress that explains the database and
> >> hopefully has a lot of examples. I am not very good with PHP and as
> >> I understand the wpdb class has numerous functions that are unique
> >> to the class. I need a good review of how to send data from a form
> >> to a new form and capture it all in a database. I have been told
> >> that the gravity plugin handles this very well. Anyone else here
> >> have dealings with the gravity plugin?
> >> Thanks Rick Maltese
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