About DynamicPress

DynamicPress is a community-led platform for crowdsourcing information about building Dynamic Websites with WordPress. Powered by Discourse forum software, it consists of a Knowledge Base and Support Forum.

DynamicPress has two main purposes:

  1. To maintain an open, organized, and searchable Community Support Forum

    There are many other venues online where people can ask and answer questions about WordPress development, but they are generally insufficient.

    Stack Overflow has a high barrier to entry, largely preventing newcomers from participating.

    Tool-specific support sites and Facebook Groups tend to have poor organization and formatting, and are difficult to search. Consequently, useful pieces of information are buried quickly, and the same questions are asked repeatedly. Moreover, these support sites and groups are isolated from each other, so that there isn’t any sharing or cross-pollination of ideas.

    DynamicPress aims to be different. Its Community Support is organized, highly searchable, and open to all — from Newbies seeking to become more knowledgeable and skilled, to advanced Webmasters and Application Developers wanting to discuss their projects.

  2. To produce a crowdsourced and curated WordPress Knowledge Base

    The ultimate goal of this platform is to publish definitive and lasting articles that concisely share technical information and best practices about WordPress development. These articles contain both original content written by our members, as well as curated resources gathered from around the web.

    Any member, even new ones, can submit articles to the Knowledge Base, which are subject to moderator approval upon first publication. This is important: We do this moderation to ensure the high quality of our content. We are proud to say that we’re doing our best to make sure that our Knowledge Base articles — which could make or break websites and businesses — are vetted by experts. (This quality control is another thing that makes us different from other platforms and communities.)

    Also, because the KB articles are wiki posts, trusted members of the community (those who have achieved at least Trust Level 2) can continually edit and improve them, for the benefit of all. For instance, as a member you can write your own WordPress tutorials — complete with code examples — or you can share links to other articles that you think will be helpful to others. Then other members who have something to add to your tutorials or curated resources can edit and make them better.

    Furthermore, because the platform is powered by Discourse, each KB article is also a forum topic by itself, which allows members to have discussions about it.

    Finally, support topics that have been solved can be converted to KB articles.

DynamicPress covers all aspects of WordPress development, and you can engage in the discussions and contribute to the Knowledge Base with that in mind. You can talk about WP Core or about any plugins or themes. You can even share your own custom code, if you want. However, we do place a special emphasis on WordPress plugins that provide dynamic capabilities, such as Toolset, Meta Box, JetEngine and PODS.

With this combination of Community, Experts, and Documentation — all organized, searchable, and accessible — DynamicPress is your “one-stop shop” for all your WordPress needs.

However, as a community-led platform, the success of DynamicPress stands and falls with its members’ interactions and contributions. So, please, don’t be a stranger — come and share any questions or resources that you might have about building Dynamic WordPress Websites!

Read more about DynamicPress, esp. on how you can contribute, in our Guidelines document.