Learn WP Theme Dev

An online workshop course designed to teach modern WordPress theme development skills to designers or developers of any skill level.

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Learning how to develop WordPress themes can be daunting.

Getting started can be simple, but if you've never built your own theme before it feel hard to know where to start. So much content is out of date or no longer relevant. Reading the Codex provides information, but not as much context.

Making things to work is one thing, but building something durable that scales can feel elusive. There's so many different ways to do things and it can be overwhelming trying to determine what is best to focus on.

This course will show you modern techniques that will allow you to comfortably develop your own dynamic themes, improve your understanding of WordPress, and gain job-ready skills.

Meet Your Instructor

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Hi! I'm Ian. I've been developing with WordPress for over 10 years. During that time I've worked at several agencies (most recently 10up) and have built hundreds of custom WordPress sites. This course represents a collection of all of the knowledge, best practices, and approaches I've put together during my career and I'm really excited to share it with you!

In this course, you'll learn all the skills you'll need to succeed as a WordPress theme developer as well as valuable tactics to create reusable components and dynamic pages without using a commercial page builder.

Topics covered in this course will include things like:

  • Building your own themes
  • Hooks (Actions & Filters)
  • Custom Post Types and Taxonomies
  • Gutenberg Block Development
  • Registering Post Meta
  • Optimizing performance
  • Using the WP REST API
  • Shortcodes
  • Use React with WordPress
  • Deploying WordPress

All course packages will include all code samples and audio transcriptions are planned for all course videos.