... where the best answer is a link to codex?
This question made me think about it: How to pull blogposts using shortcodes? But I'm sure there are better examples out there.
I know such questions can be politely answered, code from codex nicely copypasted and everybody's happy after. But it seems to me that in a long term it could make this place quite polluted with such a basic stuff. The Codex is a great resource but there's no need for a duplicate :)
It's great that new people are willing to learn the basics (I'm not that far from there)
my question is if this is the right place? If yes then I'll be happy to help.