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8:34 pm on May 22, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Hi everyone!
This is my first post.
I have been thinking of building a web service that should be able to handle a member database with login and register support.
I want to build this using the divi wordpress theme. I know there is different methods to solve this but I would to get some
recommendation of doing this the smart way. Where would you start?
I have been learning wordpress theme and plugin development but not planning to do anything serious with it until now.
I would appreciate any information on this that can help me.
2:24 pm on May 23, 2016 (gmt 0)

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The first place to start is to make sure you are not reinventing the wheel. Check other methods which do the same thing and then determine if you can do it better, more secure, and not subject to breakage with each new WP update.
10:09 pm on May 23, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Yes that would be a good approach if wordpress development wasn't so diverse. The nature of wordpress is that solutions can be done in so many ways. Lets say I do as I think you suggest and download a theme/plugin. How would I know that the presented solution is what is the simplest and less time consuming to implement. Only someone that have done/seen various projects and are up to date with the latest wordpress techniques would know.
I also need to consider to work with the divi theme and not do some php wordpress hacks. I have been trying to find a topic in that matter that dive more into depths about the programming symbiotic approach with the divi theme but I have not found any help on that yet.
2:03 pm on May 30, 2016 (gmt 0)

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"How would I know that the presented solution is what is the simplest and less time consuming to implement"

Go to Wordpress.org and read the reviews and comments on member plugins, most of them have a free trial period for you to experiment with.