The Mini WordPress Theme Development Course for Beginners

Alexander Oni, Web Developer & Cyber Security Expert

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35 Lessons (2h 39m)
    • 1. Mini Theme Development Promo

      1:37
    • 2. Requirments for the Course

      2:15
    • 3. Connect with Me

      3:01
    • 4. Siteground Special Offer

      3:39
    • 5. Creating an FTP Account

      2:22
    • 6. How to Connect Notepad with FTP Account

      6:54
    • 7. Creating a Demo Theme

      2:37
    • 8. Introduction to Template Files

      3:42
    • 9. The Core Template Files

      10:32
    • 10. Secondary Template Files

      5:11
    • 11. Inspecting a Sample Template File

      6:27
    • 12. The WordPress Template Hierarchy

      6:15
    • 13. The Template Hierarchy in Action

      5:47
    • 14. Creating a Custom Page Template

      6:02
    • 15. Writing a Custom WordPress Function

      6:24
    • 16. The get template function

      5:00
    • 17. The WordPress Loop

      4:16
    • 18. Introduction to WordPress Template Tags

      4:59
    • 19. Inside Template Tags

      5:51
    • 20. Introduction to Conditional Tags

      1:42
    • 21. Exercise Dummy Content

      1:17
    • 22. Writing a Custom Loop with WP Query

      12:23
    • 23. Writing a Second Custom Loop

      5:01
    • 24. Writing Multiple Custom Loops

      8:11
    • 25. Creating Hyperlinks from Post Titles

      4:15
    • 26. Customizing the Excerpt

      4:22
    • 27. Creating a Custom Image Size

      5:13
    • 28. Hard Cropping Images

      3:54
    • 29. Regenerating Thumbnails

      2:29
    • 30. Creating a Single Loop

      1:53
    • 31. Inserting Template Tags

      5:08
    • 32. Inserting CSS Classes and IDs

      3:28
    • 33. Working with CSS Part 1

      4:59
    • 34. Working with CSS Part 2

      4:16
    • 35. Conclusion

      1:19

About This Class

Do you want to become a WordPress developer? Would you like to learn how WordPress truly works behind the scenes to display content on your Website?  This course aims to provide you with the basic skills needed so you can begin to customize WordPress and make it work the way you want it to.

Quick Summary of What You Will Learn

This course may have 'mini' in its title but there is nothing mini about what you are going to learn. In this course, you will learn

  • How WordPress works behind the scenes to display content on your website

  • How to build your own custom page templates

  • How to write WordPress functions

  • How to work with WordPress template tags

  • How to create custom image sizes

  • How to regenerate thumbnails

  • and so much more

We are going to use a starter theme (underscores) to get the ball rolling but before that I will show you how to create a FTP account and how to setup a very popular text editor known as Notepad ++ so you can begin to edit your WordPress files.

The second section will introduce you to the core template files that you will find in every WordPress theme and also the WordPress template hierarchy which determines what template file displays content.  You will finish the section by writing your very first WordPress function and  developing your very first page template.

** The WordPress Loop **

The WordPress loop is the single most crucial and important function of WordPress and in section 3, you will learn exactly how it works and how you can modify the loop to customize how your post and page content are displayed. You will also learn about template tags and how they are used to display content. You will also learn how to write several custom WordPress loop queries.

In section 4, you will learn a variety of WordPress development skills such as

  • How to create a clickable hyperlink from your post title

  • How to customize the WordPress excerpt

  • How to create a custom image size

  • How to regenerate thumbnails

We will round up the course in section 5 where we will work directly with CSS and HTML code to design the layout of our web page.

Enroll in this course today and begin to acquire some WordPress development skills.