Essential WordPress Resources

If you're just starting out on WordPress, it'll come in waves: first, you'll approach it with all the confidence in the world--this-is-going-to-be-easy will pour out of you and all over your keyboard. Then, in the midst of installing new plugins with a grin, the real swell of how-did-that-happen will come and that moment when it blocks out the sun and you realize you're in over your head will seem like the last moment in which you'll ever want to code. Anything. Ever. And then, suddenly, you'll find yourself out far past that first learning curve, writing your own plugins at the speed of light and daring the clock to challenge you.

But when you first get going on WordPress doing actual development work, it's not always as simple as you might think. Fortunately, if you're tackling a WordPress problem, there's probably someone else out there who has already conquered it. That's the great thing about Open-Source, Omnipresent WordPress--it comes with a great community. And with that, comes great resources and support for your WordPress journey.

Hit the jump to see our top 10 picks for best WordPress resources that will help make the life of any beginning WordPress developer easier. And don't forget to share yours in the comments below!

  1. WordPress Codex
  2. WPbeginner
  3. WPTuts+
  4. Smashing Mag's WordPress Section
  5. SpeckyBoy
  6. Plugin Resources
  7. WP Questions
  8. WordPress 101
  9. Code Poet
  10. WPMU

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