Getting Started with WordPress Themes (Online Workshop)
Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EST)
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? Wordpress.com vs. Wordpress.org? 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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