WordPress Sources for Help

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Of course, your best chance of finding WordPress information is to go to the source. The following are the main places to go to get WordPress help and support:

  1. WordPress Codex - WordPress Online Manual
  2. WordPress Support Forums
  3. WordPress IRC Live Help

Other Helpful Resources

  • Have you tried your favourite search engine yet?
  • Search the support forums. There are some WP-geniuses over there that will try to help you out. Please read Using the Support Forums and Finding WordPress Help to find out how to search the forums and post a clear, answerable question.
  • If you prefer visual learning, try these free WordPress video tutorials (requires email registration) provided by EasyWebTutorials.com
  • PHPbuilder has how-to articles, a library of PHP code snippets, and a discussion forum.
  • Refer to the external FAQ site : The fledgling FAQ has quite a few answers for the troubled.
  • Check out Podz tutorial collection : Podz is our lead support moderator, and Codex contributor. He might be working on the help you are seeking right now.
  • Using the Live WordPress Support on the IRC. See: WordPress IRC Live Help and IRC.
  • Search the Mailing Lists and their archives. If you need professional support, you may try mailing the Wp-Pro mailing lists, and invite bids for your project.
  • If all else fails, go to the WordPress Trac (bug tracker) and see if your problem has already been addressed by searching the bug database. If you think your problem merits a new bug report, file one.

You can also use Boolean references and a technique with plus and minus symbols to group keywords together. There are a lot of options for improving your searching techniques and you can learn more about these:

  • Search Engine Watch s Web Searching Tips
  • Internet Tips: Searching the Internet
  • Tutorial - Guide to Effective Searching of the Internet
  • Windweaver s Seach Yahoo Tips

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