How WordPress Is Loaded, Step by Step

Have you ever wondered how WordPress loads all those small goodies that enable you to run a complete site off it? 

Have you ever wondered how WordPress loads all those small goodies that enable you to run a complete site off it?

Take a look at the Complete WordPress Initialization Flowchart below:

WordpressInitializationFlowChart1 WordpressInitializationFlowChart4wp-settings.php_ WordpressInitializationFlowChart5wpfunction (1)
WordpressInitializationFlowChart6template_loader.php_ (1)

WordpressInitializationFlowChart2wp-settings.php_

WordpressInitializationFlowChart3wp-settings.php_

If you’re in the mood for reading a really long (but very good) description of it, check out this article on humanshell.net.

Also related to these is an article in the Codex listing all the actions loaded on a typical page request.

If you enjoyed this post, make sure to subscribe to WP Mayor’s RSS feed.

Jean Galea
Jean Galea
Jean Galea is an investor, entrepreneur, and blogger. He is the founder of WP Mayor, the plugins WP RSS Aggregator and Spotlight, as well as the Mastermind.fm podcast. His personal blog can be found at jeangalea.com.

Consider sharing this post so others can find it:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on telegram
Share on whatsapp
Share on pocket
Share on email

Join thousands of people receiving real-world, genuine evaluations of WordPress products and services just like this one every week.

4 Responses

  1. Hi Jean, excellent flowcharts! Just sent an email requesting permission to include these diagrams in a client report for a university. Details in the email, thanks!

  2. Hi Jean

    Thank you for sharing the flowcharts. Excellent information and these should be included in the codex.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The Beginner’s Handbook
From an introduction on how WordPress works to our recommendations on products and services.
👋 Hey there! We're Gaby and Mark
Every week we share tutorials and genuine reviews of WordPress products and services in our newsletter.
Thousands of people read it!
We’d love for you to join.
We’d love for you to join. Here’s what you’ll be getting:

A single weekly email directly to your inbox.