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WordPress Development for Beginners

Learn the fundamentals and take the leap from tinkerer to developer

Becoming a WordPress developer involves so much more than just installing the CMS, customizing a few themes and setting up a bunch of plugins.

This seven-part course for beginners will teach you the fundamental concepts of WordPress development. Letting you make the leap from tinkerer to developer. By the end of the course, you will be able to create your own rudimentary themes and plugins, and flesh them out with your own features.

Enrollments open: Enroll Anytime
Course starts: March 9, 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


“I started WordPress development eight years ago when I wanted to make my blog background red. I spent eight hours figuring out how to do that. It escalated from there and I started making themes. Now I do WordPress consultancy for companies.”
– Daniel Pataki, Course Instructor

Course Structure

Course Structure

  • Welcome
    • Course Introduction
      • Welcome Video
      • Discussion
      • Unit Completed
  • Getting Started
  • An Introduction to PHP
  • Building Themes
  • Widgets and Menus
  • Building Plugins
  • Final Challenge

Daniel Pataki / Instructor

Daniel builds plugins, themes and apps – then proceeds to write or talk about them. He's the editor for the WordPress section at Smashing Magazine and he writes for a bunch of other online magazines. When not coding or writing, you'll find him playing board games or running with his dog.

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