Become a WordPress Developer
Unlocking Power With Code
Unlock the full power of WordPress and go beyond "just a blog platform" by learning how to code completely custom WordPress powered sites.
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24 points • brandingspecialist
Complete beginner into WordPress Development, need to build a website. I want to pick up Sage.
I have a client who wants to build a website for his martial arts gym, I am pretty comfortable with HTML/CSS and a little bit of JS but have not experienced any Wordpress development. If any, I build my company's website with Elementor but I hardly consider that as WP development.
I would like to use a modern workflow so I wanted to choose Sage for the framework(?)
from Brad Schiff and start learning Sage by reading the documentation...
Since I have 0 idea, do you guys think it might be a sound path? any recommendations?
5 points • persistent_polymath
I’m going through this course (Wordpress Udemy Course) and it’s very good and easy to follow. I’m very familiar with HTML and CSS but had zero PHP experience before this course.
3 points • schizoidman1
1 points • ItsBugsy
I’m not sure about plugins.
1 points • moonweasel
If you don’t have the means right now, I’ve also found some pretty good video series for free on YouTube.
1 points • rodeBaksteen
It's essentially html/css with a hint of php, which you can increase when your skill increases and you make more custom stuff.
There are many how to make a wp theme courses on YouTube, but the best value I've ever had was this course on Udemy by Brad Schiff. It's extremely thorough and really shows what a custom wp site is and can do.
1 points • seanyboygloryboy
This course is still quite relevant, and good for modern WordPress workflow practices.
1 points • Lyles_Wife
1 points • TheSciences
1 points • cheapsexandfastfood
I was roped into supporting my wife's wordpress site, not being familiar with much of any web development.
I use laravel forge to do auto-deployment from github and manage the servers.
I use composer + 'bedrock' to manage dependencies and organize things in a sane manner.
It's probably one of the best courses I have ever taken on anything, the guy behind it, Brad Schiff, has a natural talent for explaining things.
1 points • Mariciano
1 points • 3oR
The best (and easiest) way to start is to build a theme from scratch. Like literally from an empty theme directory, adding wordpress theme files one by one.
That's more or less similar to what you mentioned: converting from HTML.
1 points • roadiereloaded
this one from udemy maybe: become a wordpress dev
1 points • Phunkhouse
1 points • AnArabFromLondon
1 points • megatrick
As a developer/designer myself, the most approachable course I found was Brad Schiff's here.
I knew full front-end design, but this course gave me the background I needed and enough PHP to get stuff done. Once you've learned how WordPress works and how to build a theme from scratch you can double-down on the areas you need/want to focus on. I have run into some real dud courses on Udemy, so I was skeptical, but this guy was the real deal.
1 points • megler1
Depending on where you are in the learning curve, this course is useful:
Good luck on the books. I just took a semester of WP dev in school and the texts are useful but old.
1 points • TheWallofSleep_
1 points • metallitterscoop
In the spirit of being a penny hoarder building it yourself is probably the most appropriate route. Wordpress does have a learning curve but it's not steep, especially if your site will primarily be blog post type content as those sites seem to be.
There are as many themes out there as there are opinions about which one is best. A big part of learning to build a wordpress site is learning to evaluate which themes/features will work best for you. OceanWP and Astra are two that are frequently recommended around here.
If you do end up using a pre-built theme rather than creating one yourself, you should still learn as much about theme development as you can over time.
If you're more of a self-guided researcher, invest in a simple hosting account and setup wordpress using the default theme. Start creating blog posts, and google issues you need solved as you come across them. Frequent places like this subreddit, you'll pick up a lot of tips and come across topics like this every so often with useful resources.
If you prefer a more structured environment maybe something like a Udemy course will work for you. I've seen Brad Schiff recommended a few times.
And all that said I'll close with the reminder about being penny wise, pound foolish. There is value in knowing when it's worth it to pay someone for their time to help you figure something out.
Good luck with your project!
1 points • ttfac01
Oh, my bad below are some Udemy course you can checkout
That the two I personally used myself will check my youtube and send you some more.
Hope they are helpful
Note: the courses are like 11:99dollars or so
1 points • pottas