Wordpress Theme Development
The Definitive Guide
Wordpress powers a quarter of the Internet.
Learn how to build and launch custom sites and web apps using Wordpress, PHP, HTML, CSS and more. This course is comprehensive and covers the breadth of skills necessary to build your own custom sites with Wordpress. No previous coding experience is required.
Wordpress powers about 25% of the websites in the world, so these skills are useful. Wordpress developers earn on average $65,000 per year and upwards of $100,000 with more experience. You can also use these skills for freelancing, launching a startup or online store, or selling custom site themes to the public.
In this course, you'll learn Wordpress theme development in full. This will allow you to build your own websites and give them a custom user interface (look and feel). You'll walk away with the confidence to create your own sites on the fly.
You can then extend your sites to have capabilities like social networking, login/logout systems, e-commerce/online store, membership subscriptions, and much more using the vast Wordpress plugin ecosystem.
Specifically, in this course, you'll gain new skills in the following areas:
- Setting Up for Coding
- How Wordpress Theme Files Work
- Important PHP Code
- How to Save and Display Page Content From a MySQL Database
- HTML5 and CSS3
- Twitter Bootstrap for Layout and Design
- Plugin API Hooks
- Dynamic Navigation Menus
- Common Wordpress Functions for the Functions File
- Custom Page Templates
- Integrating a User Commenting System
- Custom Fonts
- How to Read the Wordpress Documentation
- Professional Best Practices in Wordpress Web Development
PreviewActivating Themes (3:14)
PreviewHow Themes Files Work (7:38)
PreviewOur First Custom Theme (5:37)
PreviewTheme Info in the Style Sheet (6:46)
StartCMS in Action (3:57)
StartOur First Dynamic Page (7:38)
StartThe Loop (11:06)
StartAdmin Bar (4:57)
StartHTML Boilerplate (4:32)
StartBenefits of Bootstrap (7:22)
StartHead Section (6:26)
StartWP Head (3:32)
StartBootstrap Container (3:59)
StartCSS Gradients (4:58)
StartFunctions File (11:28)
StartCode Comments (3:34)
Hello there! I'm Rob Dey and I'm a professional web developer with expertise in full-stack (front/back-end) development. Over the last 7+ years I've built web sites for Coca-Cola, Toyota, Newell Rubbermaid, Edison Nation, First Data, Bennigan's, and more. I've founded my own profitable startups and I'm a web development instructor at General Assembly.
I'm passionate about helping people learn and get jobs as web developers. I believe, with the right course and instructor, it can be a straightforward, amazing experience.
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