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

Note that we do not handle questions:

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

    • blogging and managing sites in general - try Webmasters
    • generic PHP/MySQL/CSS/JavaScript/jQuery/TinyMCE issues and development - try Stack Overflow
    • generic server configuration and administration - try Server Fault


  • that require professional hands-on involvement:

    • overly complex and specific things (known as work for me for free)
    • recovering from hacks and server issues


  • regarding WordPress.com support issues

    • setup, feature, account, and other user support issues - try WordPress.com support
    • questions regarding the use of WordPress.com - try Web Applications


  • asking for recommendations for plugins, themes, books or hosting services. See the related discussion on meta.
  • 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 for the plugin or theme in question

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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