WordPress Academy: Learn WordPress Step by Step [Video]

By Chris Dixon
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About this video

This course is for anybody looking for a career building WordPress websites or themes, or even hobbyists looking to learn a new skill.

In this course, we will be using WordPress 4.8; however, the course is compatible with all the newer versions of WordPress.

We begin the course by getting you familiar with WordPress and looking at how to install it using a local host. We then look at WordPress essentials while you build your very own blog website.

Then we will move on customizing our blog. Also, optimize your WordPress website for search engines and create backups.

The second project takes your WordPress knowledge even further. We create a fully functional eCommerce T-Shirt store. More techniques are introduced throughout this project such as child themes, dealing with products, categories, shipping, and taxes, all while building a beautiful, customized website.

After that, we move things on even further by introducing you to WordPress theme development and converting an existing HTML and CSS website into a fully functional WordPress theme. This section involves coding in PHP; however, if you are new to PHP a dedicated PHP basics section will get you up to speed.

This project introduces new techniques, and you will gain a deeper knowledge of how WordPress themes are created. You will learn how WordPress templates are used and employ various WordPress functions to build your theme.

Finally, the last section focuses on useful techniques to enhance your WordPress knowledge. Here we will cover exporting localhost websites to a live server, various plugins, and more.

By the end of this course, you will have mastered all the WordPress skills that you would need for your own web design project.

All the code and supporting files for this course are available at - https://github.com/PacktPublishing/WordPress-Academy-Learn-WordPress-step-by-step

Publication date:
November 2019
Publisher
Packt
Duration
8 hours 0 minutes
ISBN
9781839210150

About the Author
  • Chris Dixon

    Chris Dixon is a self-employed web developer teaching others through training courses. Chris offers freelance web development and training workshops on various topics, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Vue.js, NUXT.js, WordPress (custom theme development), Mongo/Mongoose, PostgreSQL, Express, Firebase, and Supabase. Chris is also involved in building Shopify ecommerce solutions, including custom apps and theme development. Chris has vast experience in GraphQL, Keystone CMS, and many other front-end/full-stack skills. He is additionally a regular Shopify user in creating and managing online stores and editing/creating custom liquid templates.

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