Online resources for WordPress Developers and Designers


What makes the WordPress most appealing Internet Development platform today? I think, It is a combination of flexibility and a great User-Friendly Content Management System for blogging as well creating websites. These are big plus points for WordPress experts that they are the most wanted Internet Professionals.

If you are a new or professional  WordPress Developer or Designer, this list will help you to understand WordPress development in a better way. I hope you can put this knowledge to good use and express your creativity by using WordPress. Here is our ultimate online resources for WordPress Developers and designers.

1. WordPress documentation (WordPress Codex)


If you are new to WordPress and you’re worried about where to start, you’ve come to the right place! Here is a very simple step-by-step plan for getting started with WordPress.

2. WordPress development news

Update yourself regarding the latest Development and Designing News:

2.1 WordPress blog

Everything you see here, from the documentation to the code itself, was created by and for the community. It publishes the latest news regarding the new versions and other current activities.

2.2 WordPress development updates

Discuss and learn from WordPress gurus, Here you can find latest news n WordPress core development, straight from the developers.

2.3 WordPress Trac


Trac is the place to follow along with the development of WordPress. You can track changes in the Timeline section of this site. There is also an RSS feed and a mailing list for those interested.
Bugs reports are also kept on Trac. If you are looking to submit a bug report.

2.4 WordPress dev IRC channel

This is the place where you can have chat with all developers, and discuss about the hottest development topics in this IRC Channel., channel #wordpress-dev

3. Debugging and testing

This list will help you to debug and testing methods to improve your code:

3.1 Unit testing

Need help on your testing strategy ? Set up independent test for your code and control, this way you can optimize your creativity.

a. Simple Test


While (still) very scattered around different sites, the SimpleTest documentation is quite dense and thorough.

b. PHP Unit

To make code testing viable, good tool support is needed. This is where PHPUnit comes into play.

3.2 Automated Tests

The test suite execution is usually manual, from the developer choosing which suites on the command line to run, but this isn’t required. The process could be automated and looked over from time to time to ensure that when the code changed, no problems were introduced.

4. Mailing Lists

Actually mailing list is a forum for discussing all the issues related to WordPress. Here are some good Forums where you can get very informative Tips and Tricks.

4.1 WP hackers


This is a mailing list for the discussion of latest development trends in WordPress, advanced plugin ideas and other serious matters:

4.2 WP professionals


A list for professional consultants providing WordPress services. Subscribe here to get Development work, Also you can find good WordPress Professionals.

4.3. Other mailing lists

The WordPress project has a number of email lists focused on different facets of development. Note that none of these lists is appropriate for user support. The best place for user support is the Support Forums.

5. Podcasts

My previous article on How to Add Podcast to WordPress Blog, will help you a lot about Podcast on WordPress.
One following list you can listen and sharing your own knowledge about WordPress Plugin Development and techniques.

5.1 WordCast


WordCast is one of the most popular WordPress-related podcasts. It has now expanded to become the WordCast Network.

5.2 WordPress Weekly


allowing you to listen to the show LIVE as it is being recorded. You can listen to the live stream via the web application which allows you to chat, or you can listen to the stream only. It’s your choice.

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