Install WordPress on your personal computer so you have a private playground copy of WordPress to practice and experiment with. Become highly valuable and relevant to the companies that are hiring WordPress developers.
“WordPress is a free and open-source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL… WordPress was used by more than 32.5% of the top 1 million websites as of June 2019. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites…” (Wikipedia + Builtwith.com)
What we learn from this is that many people can use WordPress, even without being PHP experts, and since it’s an open source CMS, anyone with some basic internet skills can use WordPress to build websites.
WordPress development is a profession that is based on the infrastructure of PHP programming, but furthermore, it requires a deep understanding of the WP core, library and other common practices to produce great WP based products.
In this course you will learn:
- Set Up a New Theme
- Create Custom Post Types and Custom Fields
- Relate pieces of content with each other (e.g. a professor and a program)
- Leverage the WP REST API
- Let visitors sign up for a basic account on our site
- Build a "My Notes" feature (user specific single page application with real-time CRUD actions)
- Let users "like" or "heart" a professor (update the professor's like count on-the-fly)
- Deploy our website live up onto the web for the entire world to view