WordPress Website Programming for Beginners with ACF

Advanced Custom Fields is a powerful skill everyone should acquire who want's to program WordPress Websites!
4.0 (1 rating)
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.
25 students enrolled
70% off
Take This Course
  • Lectures 16
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
    Certificate of Completion
Wishlisted Wishlist

How taking a course works


Find online courses made by experts from around the world.


Take your courses with you and learn anywhere, anytime.


Learn and practice real-world skills and achieve your goals.

About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

Hi WordPress Friends,

in This "WordPress Green Belt" course we'll tackle a WordPress website from scratch. Attention: it's not a "ACF Complete Guide" or something! But we'll use the power of ACF in order to build a real estate website which looks individual. We'll create an image field and a text field and in the theme we will style both to our needs.

You have to bring CSS, HTML and PHP fundamental understanding or you must be very brave!

But I'll provide code examples and explain everything step by step. So if you are a beginner, then be brave and try to learn something from this tutorial. There is a lot of documentation out there which'll help you to understand my code.

The coolest thing is that we'll do a lot of essential WordPress coding:

- we'll create a custom post type called property

- we'll output custom fields with php functions in the theme

- we'll create a custom shortcode!

Alongside I'll give yo a lot of tips and tricks. For example I use a wordcounter I frequently use personally. Or I will tell you how to save logos for the web. If that's not enough to you: then I don't know.

The structure of this course is as follows: We will install WordPress on a local machine (with mamp actually) and then install a Theme. After installing the theme we clone the theme into a subtheme. This is pretty important. With doing that you'll not overwrite your own changes while updating. After creating this subtheme we can start and install ACF (Advanced Custom Fields). The we will create our custom post type a property. After that we will add a bunch of fields (a field group) through ACF to our post type property. Then of course we create content.

After creating the content we style our fields. We use a lot of css in order to get a nice header image running.

When we are done with our content we create and build our frontpage with a shortcode. This is a handy way which will keep all the WordPress functionality for you. I've seen worse ways to create a frontpage with code than using a shortcode. If you overwrite your frontpage with a template for example you lose all your WordPress code editor capabilities for example!

When we have our frontpage in place we'll add a logo to our sidebar. And we'll of course remove all the content we don't need from our sidebar. After that we'll add a nice menu!

That's all relating the content of this course. But be sure, I'll add captions to every video which will explain everything and I'll give code examples! I'll try to shorten all the contents in the descriptions of the videos!

If you should have any questions while watching my course please feel free to ask me and open a new discussion. I will respond to that as soon as possible. I promise.

This tutorial here is: unique! I promise. I hope you enjoy this course and will learn a lot!


Malte Helmhold

What are the requirements?

  • You should already have had a WordPress introduction.
  • You should know what a Theme is
  • You should know what a Plugin is
  • You should find your way along in WordPress

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create a new WordPress Website with Advanced Custom Fields
  • Style advanced custom fields in your frontend with CSS

Who is the target audience?

  • If you want to learn new WordPress Techniques, this course is right for you
  • If you are afraid of CSS, HTML and PHP don't take this course. Be brave. Actually it's good documented!

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Prep up for ACF!
Install WordPress locally with MAMP
Install a Backup Tool in order to never loose changes
Create a Child Theme for your WordPress Theme
Install ACF (Advanced Custom Fields)
Create a custom Post Type (Content Type)
Section 2: Output the Advanced Custom Fields in the Frontend
Introduction into Template Hierarchy
Display the new Fields in the Frontend
Character Limit and HTML vs. no HTML
Section 3: Clean up your WordPress
Cleaning up the Sidebar
Change the fonts on your Website and for your custom fields
Section 4: Writing Shortcodes for your Front Page
Set up a front page
Create a custom Shortcode for your Frontpage Gallery
Section 5: Rounding up the Website
Centering the Front Page Title
Add a logo
Add a Menu to the page

Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed

  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading

Instructor Biography

WordPress, SEO & Programimerung Malte Helmhold, Web-Entwicklung, SEO, Programmierung, WordPress & IT

Ich habe eigentlich an der TU-Dresden Wirtschaftsingeneurwesen im Bereich Wirtschaftsinformatik + Informationstechnik (C Programmierung, Nachrichtentechnik, Systemtheorie) studiert. Meine Arbeit als Agentur ist aber auf einem etwas höheren Abstraktionsniveu als das zweite Themengebiet. Eher auf dem der Wirtschaftsinformatik! Ein gewisser Hang zur absoluten Nerd-Technik bleibt natürlich trotzdem. Auch wenn viele meiner Seminare hier über SEO & Suchmaschinenoptimierung sind, ein paar technische Raffinessen müssen sein. Aber SEO war schon seit frühen Jahren ein absolutes Hobby von mir. Dass ich eine Online Marketing Agentur gründen will, wusste ich schon mit 17, weil ich mit 13 angefangen habe Flash-Websites zusammenzustückeln. Das ist jetzt mehr als 10 Jahre her:) Ich habe aber zwischendrin noch viele andere Sachen gemacht: Odoo (ERP System) & Java Programmierung (an der Uni) & Datenbanken (mySQL) Tutorien waren einige davon. Falls Ihr Odoo, WordPress oder SEO Hilfe braucht, könnt ihr gerne über die Berater ein paar Grüße hinterlassen. Euer Malte

Ready to start learning?
Take This Course