Beginner Plugin Developer, requesting advice

Currently the Oxide forums are down and I can’t find any documentation that is up for developing plugins.
What suggestions, tutorials, information can you guys throw at me? I understand the gist of the code but don’t understand the more advanced stuff.

I guess my first question would be how do you create a plugin that reads from a config file?

They’re up now, and the documentation is on the wiki for what there is currently. There aren’t many tutorials yet, but you could always tinker with existing plugins and ask on IRC or the forums if you have any specific questions.

If you want a specific example of a plugin that reads from a config file, try AutoMessage, MOTD, or a handful of others as most of them create and read from config files.