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Introduction to Upfront

Learn how to create beautiful websites with WPMU DEV’s powerful theme framework.

Drag, scale, position, customize and see every edit you make to your WordPress website on the front-end – in real-time – with Upfront.

In this five-part course, learn how to use the Upfront theme framework with fun lessons and practical examples you can try out on our demo website. By the end of the course, you’ll have solid experience in editing themes and will have your own stunning Upfront website.

Enrollments open: December 14, 2016
Course starts: April 27, 2017

WordPress Know-How

Learn from WordPress developers who are expert in their field and passionate about teaching.

Experts Guidance

Ask questions and get direct feedback and support from course instructors and Academy staff.

Motivating Groups

Study along with a like-minded cohort. Make friends and explore opportunities for collaboration.

Discussions

Weekly discussions allow you to share and discuss your work with instructors and other students.

Top Marks

Complete courses and receive comprehensive feedback on your assignments from instructors.

Certification

Each course is fully assessed by Academy staff and when you graduate you will receive full certification


“If the WordPress Customizer were a body builder, Upfront would be Iron Man and Superman combined. It’s intuitive to use for beginners, but also packed with features that are perfect for developers and agencies. It’s just plain fun to use and also happens to be my new pastime.”
– Jenni McKinnon, Course Instructor

Course Structure

Course Structure

  • Week 1: Getting Started
  • Week 2: Working with Regions and Elements
  • Week 3: Pages, Posts and Responsive
  • Week 4: Working with Presets and Custom CSS
  • Week 5: Creating Beautiful Sites With Builder

Jenni McKinnon / Instructor

A copywriter, web developer and course instructor for The Academy, Jenni McKinnon has spent the past 15 years developing websites. A WordPress nerd, she names her test sites after references from The Simpsons.

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