I'm a bit of a PHP MySQL newb but i feel i need to bypass WordPress for the frontend of a site i'm building (it is mainly just RSS and JSON feeds). I was wondering if there are any tutorials or advice I should follow on this or just cut straight to it?
You want to include
wp-load.php at the beginning of your script/page like this :
You then have access to any WP functions. To manipulate the DB directly, have a look at