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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:

  1. Setting Up for Coding
  2. How Wordpress Theme Files Work
  3. Important PHP Code
  4. How to Save and Display Page Content From a MySQL Database
  5. HTML5 and CSS3
  6. Twitter Bootstrap for Layout and Design
  7. Plugin API Hooks
  8. Dynamic Navigation Menus
  9. Common Wordpress Functions for the Functions File
  10. Custom Page Templates
  11. Integrating a User Commenting System
  12. Custom Fonts
  13. How to Read the Wordpress Documentation
  14. Professional Best Practices in Wordpress Web Development


Course Curriculum



Your Instructor


Rob Dey
Rob Dey

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.

Learning to code was difficult - I had to look everywhere to find books, tutorials, and courses that could teach me what I needed to know, and most of the resources were poorly written! The Complete Web Developer Bootcamp with Rails is the course I wish I had - one that is clear-cut and covers everything you need to know to get hired with one of the highest paying programmer skill sets in the industry.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Become a job-ready programmer.