Graphic: Got WordPress Codex?

Whether you design, develop, or just use WordPress, or perhaps all three, you will run into questions. Some people know WordPress like the back of their hand. Others have cheat sheets or their own theme frameworks. However, the first place to start looking is the WordPress Codex.

The WordPress Codex is a wiki for people to learn how to use, design, and develop with WordPress. It is free to use and free to edit. Many questions that people ask can be found in the Codex first. Of course, not everything is in the WordPress Codex, but many of the basics are. I have found myself referencing links to the WordPress Codex when answering questions many times.

As mentioned, the wiki can be edited, but it is monitored, so you cannot spam it. Any links MUST be original and informative, and code syntax shared must be correct.

How often do you look at the WordPress Codex? Have you contributed to it?



  1. says

    The Wordpress codex sounds like a great tool. I think it could help a lot of people that want to upgrade their usage of word press or help those that have no idea how to navigate it.

  2. says

    WordPress is a powerful semantic publishing platform, and it comes with a great set of features designed to make your experience as a publisher on the Internet as easy, pleasant and appealing as possible.

  3. says

    Hi Nile,

    Thank you for this great post, it is very helpful for someone like me who really gets through a lot of pain to make a decent blog on wordpress!

    Thanks again,

  4. says

    The WordPress codex sounds like a great tool.
    According to me it will open the door to better WordPress usage and help user who are relatively novice to that platform.

    Thanks for the share. πŸ™‚

  5. says

    Agreed. That is one of the greatest aspects of WordPress: how easy it is to simply Google an issue and fix it. When I first started with WordPress, knowing absolutely nothing about it or HTML, I would simply do a Google search for whatever question I’d have asked a developer if one had been sitting next to me. More often than not I found an easy answer or even a tutorial that showed me what I needed to know.

    • says

      You mean the WordPress Theme Directory. The Codex is the actual wiki… separate from the theme directory and plugin directory. Theme Forest is nice… though I usually stick with certain frameworks like my own or Genesis.

      • says


        I didn’t realize you used your own framework — quite impressive. Your knowledge of WordPress is certainly impressive!!! And thanks for sharing this basic reminder that this is the place to go (WordPress Codex) when you have questions about WordPress! Most people just don’t realize that this resource is there! I’m gonna have to share this post on my Facebook Page!

        Thanks again for all your great posts!

        Have a great Sunday!

        ~ Jupiter Jim

  6. says

    Hello Dear

    i appreciate and yes its very informative and useful tool and word press codes this tool is solving many coding problem so thanks for sharing me

  7. says

    HI Nile, This is my first time hearing about Codex I am going to go and check this out. I am new to all of this and appreciate all the help I am getting here. Chery πŸ™‚

  8. says

    I can honestly say I’ve never contributed to WordPress Codex but then that would be because I never checked it out – don’t think I was ever really aware of what it was. But now that I know I will definitely take a closer look. Thanks!

  9. says

    This was such a great article – thank you. As a new blogger, I sometimes feel like everyone is already at the next level so it was good to get some advice for WordPress Codex.

  10. says

    I was looking “wordpress codex” and found this article. Being a technology evangelist who is in constant look out for new and interesting tech developments I must say this was an interesting article. Are you available for hire?

    • says

      The WordPress Codex is really great to use. Sometimes even I have to go and refresh my brain on code and the Codex helps.

      Yes, I am available for hire.

  11. says

    i must agree with all of points that you have mentioned in this post. I going to share this post with my friends. thank you for sharing this great post.

  12. says

    Wordpress Codex is quite a new thing for me. Thanks for sharing this vital chunk of information through this post. Much appreciated!!

  13. says

    Huh amazing post. It will help lots of newbie in the brimming blogosphere. I am also eager to have hands on with. I will share WP Codex post to my friends. Keep updating us.

  14. says

    I can say that I have not looked at Wordpress codex ( until now). I have not contributed to it! find it easier and quicker to ask someone.. However I know that I should probably get familiar with it, cause then I can get my answers quicker!! Thanks for the tip, Nile!

  15. says

    Nile, wow, what a great article.. I never contributed to WordPress Codex and if I did, I did not even know (sorry, my learning curve sometime is very long haha πŸ™‚ I am not certain I was even aware of what this was all about. But thanks to you, now that I know a little more and will take a closer look soon.

    Thanks so much for giving more to work on haha πŸ™‚

  16. says

    I have used wordpress codex many times, when something breaks in my blog. I have found the solutions of many problems there , Nice post πŸ™‚

  17. says

    Hi Nile,

    The WP Codex seems to be a valuable tool. I checked it out and it looks like an all in one source for any WordPress question! This will be a great time saver. Thanks for sharing.

    Raena Lynn

  18. says

    very informative article Nile,
    the wordpress code is the perfect guide for blogger who knows all about programming and who don’t knows anything about blogging and wordpress.,
    i found it very nice platform to develop themes, plugins and to learn wordpress.
    nice article πŸ™‚

  19. says

    wordpress codex, everyone should take a look for this. As it comes with lots of info regarding how to use wordpress and design of it. So taking proper care o it should teach you better things.

  20. says

    Yes, I am going to start my own blog but I am not developer nor i am designer, I am planning to start it with wordpress and it is easy to use.

    But I don’t have experience with Wordpress or codex. Can you give me suggestion How I can handle it

  21. says

    Hi Nile,

    Thanks for the tip! I’m now working for a year with wordpress, but there is a lot to find out about it! (and really, when I’m trying to change the codes without knowledge, and erease important things, well, …. happens;-) )This will save a lot of time, and I will look something up, before I try something. I will be around to read more! You allready seem to know a lot about it.

  22. says

    This is literally a site that I have been looking for for quite awhile. Codex seems extremely uesy to utilize on a weekly basis. Great post!

  23. says

    Thank you for sharing such an informative post. Surely it becomes useful for every bloggers. I am also looking forward to more posts from you…..

  24. says

    WordPress is a powerful semantic publishing platform, and it comes with a great set of features designed to make your experience as a publisher on the Internet as easy, pleasant and appealing as possible.

  25. says

    Love the post, as somewhat of a newbie it can sometimes be a daunting task when reading all of the wordpress codex, but posts like these make it that much easier for myself. Thank you!

  26. says

    So nice post.
    i must agree with all of points that you have mentioned in this post. I going to share this post with my friends. thank you for sharing this great post.

  27. says

    I really appreciate your hard work.The articles post by u on this web sites is really looking nice and this site is google friendly site. Thanks for good article.

  28. says

    Great Post! I definitely can use this information in my Word Press blogging. Where do you find such great content? I love writing and try to improve everyday.

  29. says

    yes, i am agree with you, The WordPress Codex is the online manual for WordPress users. It takes you through everything you want to know about how to use WordPress. From installation to customization, it’s all there. It’s also a living manual, so new articles and information are being added all the time.
    thanks for share πŸ˜€

  30. says

    Hey Nile,
    Nice post and Thanks for sharing this post with us. I never heard about wordpress codex but now after reading this post I learned lots of good things related to it and it really seems interesting.

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