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What topics can I ask about here?

WordPress Development Stack Exchange is for WordPress developers and administrators to ask questions about:

  • Theme and plugin development
  • Development and management best practices
  • Server configuration for WordPress
  • Questions about first-party themes, plugins, and official projects of, such as the default themes, the feature/beta plugins, WP CLI, or the two official sub-projects bbPress/BuddyPress.

Note that we do not handle the following kinds of questions:

  • Questions not specific to WordPress (even if they happen in its context):

  • Questions that require professional hands-on involvement:

    • Overly complex and specific things (known as work for me for free)
    • Recovering from hacks and server issues
  • support issues

  • Questions asking for recommendations for plugins, themes, books or hosting services.

  • Questions concerning third-party plugins and themes

    • As these required detailed knowledge of the workings of those plugins and themes, support is difficult and with thousands of plugins and themes available such knowledge is very specialized. Please consult the appropriate support forum and documentation for the plugin or theme in question.
    • This includes products and services provided by the 3rd-party company Automattic, which are regularly mistaken as 1st-party.

For more help, see "What types of questions should I avoid asking?".

Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. It’s also OK to ask and answer your own question.

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