Beginning WordPress Development: A Look At Common Functions

WordPress is both my favorite blog and CMS platform ever created. It’s easy to use and customize, and there’s basically nothing that can’t be done in it. If you don’t have a copy of WordPress, you can download the latest version here in order to follow along with this tutorial.

One of my favorite things about WordPress, is the built in functions that come with it. Unlike other CMS’s, you can easily manipulate and extend WordPress without writing anything more than a few lines of code. The functions are really the key to developing in WordPress, once you understand those it becomes easy to create your own themes.

You can also write custom functions, but that goes beyond the scope of this article for beginners. Let’s take a look at the common WordPress functions, what they do and how to manipulate them.

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