#1
Im abit new to guitar effects. So im buying aload of new effects incl. a pedalboard. I have a guitar and a peavey vypyer 15 which cant connect to footswitches. Do all the effects connect together through basic guitar cables or is there a knack to it.
#2
there is a general running order and yes they use a very short insrument cable call a patch cable between the pedals and normal instrument cables between the pedals and guitar and between pedals and amp, you can use standard guitar leads between the pedals but it just looks messy, and when trying to sort out connections you`ll spend a unnecessary amount of time tracing the cable.

since you are running a modelling amp most of the external pedals won`t sound to great, unless there is a way of disabling all of the amps onboard effects.