Learn PHP Basics for WordPress

Learn the basics of PHP required to become a WordPress Developer
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The basics of PHP
How PHP is used in WordPress websites
How to write basic WordPress functions
How to work with conditional tags
How to work with variables and arrays


  • WordPress Knowledge is required


Welcome to the PHP basics for WordPress course.

This is a beginners course designed for WordPress students who would like to become WordPress developers.

WordPress as a content management system was built with PHP and its most important files as well as those of plugins and themes are coded with the scripting language. As such if you aspire to be a WordPress developer then you must learn the basics of PHP which is exactly what this course provides.

In this course you will learn the following

  • What exactly PHP is

  • How PHP is used in databases

  • How to write PHP code properly

  • How to combine PHP and HTML in the same file

  • How to write basic WordPress functions using PHP

  • How WordPress template tags work

  • How WordPress Actions and Filters work

  • How to work with conditional tags and statements

  • How to work with variables and arrays

  • How the WordPress loop works

In addition to the above, you will also learn about some of the most important files used by WordPress themes.

Please note that this course is NOT a complete course on PHP but a basic introductory course designed to provide you with just the basic knowledge necessary to start learning about WordPress development.

By the end of this course you would have learned the basics of PHP which would help you progress to learning about WordPress development.

Who this course is for:

  • Students who want to learn the basics of PHP
  • Students who want to become WordPress developers

Course content

4 sections11 lectures1h 14m total length
  • Introduction to the Course


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Alexander Oni
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My passion is teaching people through online courses in a fun and entertaining manner.  I have been teaching online for about 5 years now and during this period, I have created over 25 different courses with more than 100,000 students registered worldwide.

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to learn how to build and manage your WordPress website?

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