Complete Wordpress Theme Development Course
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Complete Wordpress Theme Development Course

Learn how to code and launch websites from scratch with HTML, CSS, PHP, and Wordpress
4.7 (256 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,205 students enrolled
Created by Upskill Courses
Last updated 11/2016
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Includes:
  • 6.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 47 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Build custom websites and themes using Wordpress
  • Build beautiful, modern user interfaces that are mobile-friendly
  • Create and sell custom Wordpress themes to the public
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Requirements
  • No coding experience is required and all software used in this course is free.
Description

Learn how to build and launch custom sites and web apps using Wordpress, PHP, HTML, CSS and more. This course is comprehensive and covers everything you need to know 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 invaluable. Wordpress developers earn on average $65,000 per year and upwards of $100,000 with more experience. You can also use these skills for free-lancing 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 walkaway 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 learn the following:

  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
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for web designers interested in web development
  • This course is for people with experience with HTML and CSS
  • This course is for people who have little or no Wordpress experience
  • This course is not for expert PHP and Wordpress developers
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Curriculum For This Course
64 Lectures
06:26:48
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Easy Setup
4 Lectures 19:26


Restarting Your Server
02:47

Wordpress Workflow
06:03
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Theme Basics
18 Lectures 01:44:05



Theme Info Goes in the Style Sheet
06:45

CMS in Action
03:57



Wordpress Admin Bar
04:57



Head Section of the Site
06:26

WP Head Feature
03:32

Footer of the Site
02:05

Bootstrap Container for a Grid System
03:59

Jumbotron
05:17

CSS Gradient Backgrounds
04:58

Functions File is for Custom Interface Instructions
11:28

Code Comments - A Way To Annotate Your Code
03:34

Theme Basics Quiz 1
3 questions
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Navigation Menu
8 Lectures 56:04


Navbar CSS Code
08:31

Navbar Text Color
05:19

Registering Navbars is Necessary in Wordpress
09:36

Add the Dynamic Menu
10:28

Review of Navigation Menu
04:59

Navbar Javascript Animation
07:45
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Theme Template Files for Controlling How Content is Displayed
20 Lectures 02:04:17




Multiple Templates
12:08

The Body Class Lets Us Target Specific Pages for Detailed Visual Control
08:52

Registering a Sidebar Section on the Page
11:02

How to Display the Sidebar
05:26

Sidebar Partial File for Keeping the Code Organized
02:38

Setting Up Multiple Sidebars is Possible
01:25

Single Post Template, Typically for Displaying Blog Posts
04:24

Blog Layout
07:11

Blog Posts Navigation
05:37

Displaying the Content from the Database
04:03

Pagination for Showing Page Numbers
08:54

Post Class Lets Us Target Specific Parts of our Site Pages for Detailed Control
03:55

A User Comments System
06:11

Custom Partials
05:09

Bootstrap Tips for Interface
04:28

Review of How Template Files Work
07:15
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Shortcodes and Cleaning Up
12 Lectures 01:14:32

Custom Shortcodes
09:02

Wordpress has an Auto Paragraph Tag Feature
05:44

Page Titles
02:50

Footer Code
08:00

Namespacing Functions to Avoid Code Conflicts
06:04

Fix the Blog Page and Footer
10:41

Template Hierarchy is a Thing
06:59

Google Fonts to Add Some Unique Font Styles
08:43

Disabling Debug Mode When Done with Development
04:04

Zipping Up and Goodbye
06:00

Final Quiz
2 questions

Useful Resources
00:05
About the Instructor
Upskill Courses
4.7 Average rating
255 Reviews
1,205 Students
1 Course
CTO and Web Developer

Hi! I'm Rob Dey, and I'm passionate about education. I specialize in full-stack web development and have built applications for companies like Coca-Cola, Newell-Rubbermaid, Getaround, and more. 

I use a conversational style in my teaching so that students don't get bored. I aim to teach more like a friend walking you through the material rather than a jargon-heavy, mundane lecturer. Hope you enjoy my courses!