Learning Objective: By the end of this course you will know how to quickly code, style, and build custom WordPress themes. You will also gain a foundational understanding of PHP and its usage in WordPress.

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188.12 $1,224.13$1,499

Meet your teachers and learn more about this course by attending our upcoming open house.

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Maximum Class Size: 5 students to every 1 teacher

The WordPress Track is suitable for both beginning and intermediate developers. It lasts from 3 to 5 weeks and meets twice each week. Weekend, evening, and afternoon courses are offered.

1. Getting Started: Install & Resources

  1. Resources and References: The Codex is your Best friend
  2. Creating a Local Development Environment
  3. WordPress Install
  4. Homework Assignments
    • Reading 1
    • Reading 2

2. Making Life Easier: Organization & Templates

  1. Use an HTML5 Framework
  2. Framework Install
  3. Creating a WordPress Directory Structure and Theme Template Files
  4. Learn to Code – PHP for WordPress
  5. Initializing Theme Template Files
  6. Homework Assignments
    • Reading 3
    • Reading 4
    • Exercise 1
    • Exercise 2
    • Exercise 3

3. Theme Build-out Basics: Converting Static HTML5 Templates to WordPress Files

  1. Learn to Code – PHP for WordPress
  2. The WordPress Loop
  3. Convert Your HTML5 Framework to WordPress Template files
  4. Convert Your HTML5 Framework to WordPress Template files (continued)
  5. Learn to Code – functions.php
  6. Learn to Code – template-tags.php
  7. Next Steps and Building Upon your Code Base
  8. Homework Assignments
    • Reading 4 (continued)
    • Exercise 4