Become a WordPress Developer
Unlocking Power With Code
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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
2 points • Emy9696
2 points • cheapsexandfastfood
I took this course a while ago and thought it was good:
2 points • ashkanahmadi
For sure one of the best instructors you can find is Brad Schiff on Udemy. He has a course on creating a complete custom theme with React, Gutenberg blocks, and ACF. He also covers how to improve your workflow and how to create your own React Gutenberg blocks. The name is Become a WordPress Developer:
He also has React-only courses on Udemy and lots of free materials on YouTube (LearnWebCode)
2 points • SafariFruitsOk
1 points • ItsBugsy
I’m not sure about plugins.
1 points • Mariciano
1 points • cryptosperm
1 points • Lyles_Wife
1 points • rodeBaksteen
Become a WordPress Developer: Unlocking Power With Code by Brad Schiff. It's really all you need to create high quality WP themes.
I'm not endorsed in any way by him, but I seem to post this at least once a month because it's just amazing. It taught me almost everything I know about building out a proper, best practice custom WP theme.
Honestly if you're lost in life and career and you consider web development: do a HTML & CSS (front-end) course, and this WP course by Brad and you'll have a job within months.
1 points • seanyboygloryboy
This course is very good, and still very relevant, and continuously updated. Will teach you a great deal regarding theme development, and gives you a great foundation to progress👍
1 points • Phunkhouse
1 points • StrangelyProgressive
I'm In a similar boat and I'm using Udemy.
Working well as I know Wordpress, CSS, html ok, but rocky PHP, and no JS.
I recommend. It and the price is so cheap.
I use page builders and framework themes, but I want to learn custom page types and plugins and make more dynamic sites.
1 points • COBNETCKNN
Probably best course there is for Wordpress theme development. It's outdated, but outdated that much to make you learn new stuff and find solutions for problems you come across and further sharpen your skills...
Best of luck :)
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 • seb-jagoe
1 points • roadiereloaded
this one from udemy maybe: become a wordpress dev
1 points • TheSciences
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.
2 points • iuhoosier22
Depends how deep you want to go :)
2 points • WilliamSniff
Perhaps I've should have added to assume I'm a noob at this and would be grateful for more of a step by step advice or maybe a link to some helpful resource. I have some experience with HTML, CSS, JS, but PHP and WordPress are especially new to me (I'm halfway through this course on Udemy).
I have no idea what treeshaking is (don't explain, I'll Google it), but as far as far as I understand it, the guide I followed does set Tailwind up as a Post CSS plugin, no? If not, I assume there's no way to do it right without something like Webpack if I don't want to miss out on anything Tailwind offers?
1 points • AnArabFromLondon
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 • FerociouslyNaked
It was a pretty good course that gives you a solid grasp of the basic Wordpress functions and how to read and write the PHP that is used to build them. Once you learn how to read PHP, you can then build your own Wordpress functions by reading the documentation online and looking up examples in forums and such.
1 points • TheWallofSleep_
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.
2 points • _RogerM_
This is one of the best course you will find about theme development on WordPress...
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 • 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 • pottas