Become a WordPress Developer: Unlocking Power With Code
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Become a WordPress Developer: Unlocking Power With Code

Learn PHP, JavaScript, WordPress theming & the WP REST API to Create Custom & Interactive WordPress Websites
4.7 (11,188 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
45,857 students enrolled
Created by Brad Schiff
Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 26 hours on-demand video
  • 13 articles
  • 86 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Why code is the key to building whatever you can imagine with WordPress
  • The ability to write PHP to manipulate the data of a WordPress site
  • The ability to write JavaScript to add on-the-fly interactivity to a WordPress site
  • How to code your own new custom block types for the "Gutenberg" Block Editor
  • The skills, knowledge and vocabulary to work professionally as a WordPress developer
Course content
Expand all 118 lectures 26:04:03
+ First Coding Steps: PHP
4 lectures 39:55
A Note About URLs / My Address Bar
Creating a New Theme
PHP Functions
PHP Arrays
+ WordPress Specific PHP
3 lectures 52:57
The Famous "Loop" in WordPress
Header & Footer
Convert Static HTML Template into WordPress
+ Pages
8 lectures 01:34:12
Quick Note About The Next Lesson
Interior Page Template
Parent & Children Pages
To Echo or Not To Echo
Menu of Child Page Links
A Few Quick Edits / Improvements
Navigation Menus
Navigation Menus (Continued)
+ Building the Blog Section
5 lectures 01:12:17
Blog Listing Page (index.php vs front-page.php)
Blog Continued
Blog Archives (archive.php)
Custom Queries
Blog: Few Quick Edits & Improvements
+ Workflow and Automation
2 lectures 28:37
Workflow and Automation (Part 1)
Workflow and Automation (Part 2)
+ Events Post Type
8 lectures 02:04:08
Custom Post Types
Displaying Custom Post Types
Quick Timeout: Misc Updates
Custom Fields
A Note About the WordPress Post Edit Screen
Ordering (Sorting) Custom Queries
Manipulating Default URL Based Queries
Past Events Page (Custom Query Pagination)
+ Programs Post Type
3 lectures 47:28
Creating Relationships Between Content
Displaying Relationships (Front-End)
Quick Program Edits
+ Professors Post Type
5 lectures 01:02:54
Quick Note About The Next Lesson
Professors Post Type
Featured Image (Post Thumbnail)
Featured Image Sizes & Cropping
Page Banner Dynamic Background Image
  • Basic WordPress knowledge (how to create a blog post, etc...)
  • A basic understanding of HTML (e.g. "p" is for paragraph, "h1" is for headline, etc...)
  • No CSS knowledge required (although it helps to understand that CSS is used to add style & design to a page)
  • No JavaScript knowledge required (although it helps to understand that JS is used to add interactivity to a page)

Unlock the full power of WordPress and go beyond "just a blog platform" by learning how to code completely custom WordPress powered sites.

Updated for 2019: A new 3 part lesson on coding our own custom block type for the new "Gutenberg" Block Editor in WordPress.

I've spent the last 12 years studying WordPress, PHP, and JavaScript and now I'm here to teach you everything I know. Come along on this journey with me and become a WordPress developer.

Together we will build a website for a fictional university and along the way we will:

  • Install WordPress on your personal computer so you have a private playground copy of WordPress to practice and experiment with

  • Get introduced to the PHP language (this is what powers WordPress)

  • Set Up a New Theme (You'll learn how to convert any HTML template into a living breathing WordPress theme)

  • Create Custom Post Types and Custom Fields

  • Relate pieces of content with each other (e.g. a professor and a program)

  • Learn the basics of (object-oriented) JavaScript

  • Leverage the WP REST API

  • Learn to use JavaScript to communicate with the WordPress back-end on-the-fly

  • Let visitors sign up for a basic account on our site

  • Build a "My Notes" feature (user specific single page application with real-time CRUD actions)

  • Let users "like" or "heart" a professor (update the professor's like count on-the-fly)

  • Deploy our website live up onto the web for the entire world to view

  • And much more!

This course may be brand new, but this isn’t my first time teaching. I’ve led training sessions for Fortune 500 companies and I’ve already helped over 17,000 people on Udemy and received the following feedback:

"Brad definitely has some of the best techniques to embed the lesson into your mind… hands down these are the best tutorials I have had the opportunity to view."

"Presentation is concise without being tedious… you honestly feel that you have a thorough understanding of the subject."

"…[Brad] explained the process. Not memorize this or that, he explained the process. If you're looking to take a course to understand the foundations of creating websites, look no further."

Become highly valuable and relevant to the companies that are hiring WordPress developers; in one convenient place alongside one instructor. If you're ready to begin coding custom websites - I'll see you on the inside!

Who this course is for:
  • Developers who want to use WordPress as a true Content Management System and not "just a blog platform."
  • Those looking to learn the PHP and JavaScript languages.
  • People who want to learn about the "REST API" which allows us to interact with WordPress data on-the-fly in realtime.
  • Anyone interested in custom post types, custom fields, and creating relationships between various content types.