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    SNA2009
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    @sna2009

    I had a website built by a professional web designer. He recommended that we use wordpress and buddypress to meet the needs of our site. He did a really great job until halfway through when he requested his final payment. Once he received full payment he dropped us completely and is refusing to finish the site. Do any of you know of any good tutorials or have any advice as to how we can learn wordpress and buddypress so that we can finish our site. We are 100% beginners and know almost nothing about web design. Our designer had also agreed to give us full training on how to work on the site and do things ourselves. We never received any of that as well. We would greatly appreciate any and all help we could get. Thanks for your time!!

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    @bphelp

    @sna2009
    The codex is as good a place as any to learn WP and BP. You can search YouTube for videos as well. Lynda.com offers tutorials for a fee, as well as Tutsplus.com . Lisa Sabin-Wilson has several books called WordPress and BuddyPress for dummies but I am not certain how up to date they are with current versions of WP and BP.

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    SNA2009
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    @sna2009

    Thank you for the reply!! What is the codex? and where do I go to find that. I just ordered those books and will check out the websites you mentioned. Again thanks

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    @bphelp

    @sna2009
    Here is a link to the WP codex:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/

    and to the BP codex

    http://codex.buddypress.org/

    I would bookmark them both because you will find yourself referencing them often.
    Good luck!

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    @bphelp

    @sna2009
    Also depending on what you are trying to accomplish you will also need to learn some web basics like html, css, php, jquery, etc. There is plenty of info on the net for that and if you search on google you should find plenty of resources. Cheers!

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    SNA2009
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    @sna2009

    Thanks I found the codex and it is very helpful. Pray I can figure all this out…im in way over my head lol

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    Tecca
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    @tecca

    I’m sorry to hear that your designer did that to you, @sna2009. @bphelp pretty much covered it, so I won’t go into that. I will say, however, that keep up this attitude and you’ll go far. I don’t know many people that are actually willing to learn all of this, and seeing that you’re completely new and want to get the job done — it’s commendable.

    Keep it up, read those books, read the Codex. The best way to learn aside from those, in my opinion, is to jump into the coding and design and use the “trial and error” method. Work on one thing at a time, learn how to do it, then move onto the next. You’ll learn quickly that way while using references such as your books and Google. Never doubt the power of what Google can find for you.

    Have a good one, and good luck!

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