Essential Resources for WordPress Developers

A few months ago, I was drafted by my friends over at Tuna Traffic as the team’s WordPress Master General. So far everything has been really great and they’ve been a fantastic group of people to work with.

The team is growing at what seems to be a near exponential rate as we will be welcoming our newest member next week! Tasked with the responsibility of making sure our new bundle of joy is able to hit the ground running, I decided to compile a list of my most valuable resources and references that I use every day, available for all, right here.

The List

#1 The Codex - the online manual for WordPress and a living repository for WordPress information and documentation.

The Codex has documentation that covers pretty much everything and then some, which is great, but if you’re new to WP, digging through the documentation by yourself could be a bit intimidating, so I’m going to highlight some of the most important/useful bits.

#3 QueryPosts - very similar to the Developer Code Reference (and possibly even the inspiration for it), QueryPosts was released long before the DCR was available but currently only serves as a function reference. Built by WordPress Stack Exchange moderator and well-known WP expert Andrey “Rarst” Savchenko ( I really like this site for it’s elegant design and it’s all around well-doneness (for lack of a better term).

A few features that set QP apart are:

#5 WordPress on StackExchange - The dedicated WordPress forum on StackExchange. Have a problem that has yet to be answered? Not likely! A lot of great answers here, and no better place to ask if you still need an answer.

#6 Rarst’s “Making Sense of __” Infographics - Ok, we’re starting to develop a pattern here, but seriously, these are fantastic. A great resource especially for the new to WordPress.

Miscellaneous other helpful resources

Did I miss something?

Do you have a great resource that has been an invaluable asset for you or your team? Drop it in the comments below!

You know what to do.
Aliases! Post Link Shortcodes 0.3
Shortcode Aliases: The Plugin - Coming Soon to a Plugin Repository Near You!