Develop Custom Themes with Wordpress (Included with Premium)
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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
This course is part of our Premium Membership.
StartActivating Themes (3:14)
StartHow Themes Files Work (7:38)
StartOur First Custom Theme (5:37)
StartTheme 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)
The Missing Course on Wordpress Development
This course is ideal for web designers, blog authors, business owners, freelancers, and anyone interested in learning how to customize Wordpress with code. No experience is required, and there is no need to purchase additional software or materials. All tools and software are accessible free of charge.
Upcoming courses include:
- Wordpress Plugin Development
- Wordpress Customization
- Wordpress Best Practices
- HTML5 & CSS3
- PHP & MySQL
- Angular 2.0
- Ruby on Rails
- and more!