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Getting Started with WordPress Themes (Online Workshop)

General Assembly

Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EST)

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Getting Started with WordPress Themes Workshop (Online Class)

Wordpress is awesome, but often misunderstood. Is it a blogging platform? A CMS? Should I buy a custom themes or develop my own? vs. Well.. short answer: there is much more to Wordpress than blogging.

In this course we’ll develop our own custom site starting from scratch. Yes, that’s right, we’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.

Part 1: Getting Set-up

Setting up our server 

PHP basics we’ll need to know

The Famous 5 Minute Install

Wordpress Admin Panel Basics 

Part 2: The Anatomy of a Wordpress Theme 

Understanding the theme files

Using the template tags and WP hooks

Understanding the loop 

Part 3: Customizing WP Hooks and Plug-ins (9/28)


Configuring our Plug-ins

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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Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EST)

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