Wordpress Dev: Beyond Blogging w/ HTML, CSS, PHP, and Wordpress
Session I - Saturday January 26 from 11:00am - 3:00pm
Session II- Sunday, January 27 from 11:00am - 3:00pm
Chris Castiglione, Digital Product Developer
Wordpress is awesome, but often misunderstood. Is it a blogging platform? A CMS? Should you buy a custom theme or develop your own? Wordpress.com vs. Wordpress.org?
In this course you’ll develop a custom site starting from scratch. Basically, you’ll take a static front-end HTML/CSS template and do all the necessary magic to have that site running live and dynamic using Wordpress.
Afterwards, your clients will be able to edit content themselves, manage the site’s navigation, and leverage an array of existing plug-ins that will help take the site from a simple blog to a fully functional CMS. All customizable; all on Wordpress.
Session I - [Getting Set-up and Theming] (1/26)
Session II - [More Theming, Navigation and Plug-ins] (1/27)
Prerequisites: You will be expected to have an beginner's level of experience with HTML & CSS (roughly 8+ hours of learning HTML/CSS, and at least one simple website). More specifically you should be comfortable using DIVs, IDs, classes, and a handful of CSS properties such as “background, color, margin, padding, float”.
Christopher Castiglione is a developer with a specialty in UX strategy and Wordpress. He has over ten years of experience developing digital products. In the past, he has designed applications for clients ranging from The Black Eyed Peas, Toyota, Bacardi, CLIF Bar, and American Express. Christopher holds an MA in New Media from The University of Amsterdam. He is currently a member of the General Assembly teaching faculty where he regularly teaches the following courses: Programming for Non-Programmers, Crash Course: HTML/CSS, Business Storytelling and Wordpress Theme Development.
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