You’re going slowly mad wrestling with WordPress plugins. You might have gotten to this point by deciding to fancy up your own blog, or you might have volunteered to help a friend out with theirs. Either way, you’ve found yourself neck deep in sorting out some bizarre interactions between third-party plugins, and have been cursing both PHP and the lack of good PHP debugging tools.
And, you probably never read the documentation. Documentation? Yeah, that.
Here’s what you need:
The API doc lays out the theory of WordPress hooks, which’ll give you insight into the “how the heck did that get called, and from where?!?” question that you’ve probably been asking yourself. Much will become clearer. Then it’s a matter of having documentation for the hundreds of WordPress hooks within quick reach.