Re: Plugin help…
Honestly all I did to learn was download existing plugins (there weren’t many when I started writing them, so you’re at an advantage there) and check out how certain things were performed… I also used windows search to look through the files of bbpress to see how things were done.
Once you see how it is done currently (or how similar functions work), then you can start writing your own subroutines to either intercept, replace, or just create new functions that can be installed into the themes.
Unfortunately, I don’t know much about dealing with WP. I never wrote anything for WP, and the plugins of mine that play nice with WP only do so because people like Trent and spencer helped me test them.
But if you ask specific questions, there are a number of us here who can help you if we know what you’re asking