WordPress Academy: Master WordPress step by step Premium class

Chris Dixon, Web Developer & Online Teacher

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62 Videos (6h 46m)
    • Getting started: Welcome

      1:58
    • Getting started: Installing WordPress locally

      10:30
    • Getting started: WordPress dashboard

      4:27
    • Getting started: WordPress files & folders

      3:10
    • WordPress blog: Finding & installing themes

      7:27
    • WordPress blog: Import sample data

      4:02
    • WordPress blog: Adding & updating posts

      8:41
    • WordPress blog: Where to find great photos for your blog posts

      5:48
    • WordPress blog: Including media

      8:57
    • WordPress blog: Users, permissions & managing comments

      7:53
    • WordPress blog: Adding pages

      6:44
    • WordPress blog: Adding our navigation menu

      5:26
    • WordPress blog: The customiser & site identity

      7:52
    • WordPress blog: Adding the header image

      2:16
    • WordPress blog: Adding a logo & background image

      3:56
    • WordPress blog: Plugins & social media integration

      6:14
    • WordPress blog: Home page setup & widgets part 1

      9:31
    • WordPress blog: Home page setup & widgets part 2

      6:54
    • WordPress blog: Creating the footer

      5:54
    • WordPress blog: Adding a slider

      5:24
    • WordPress blog: Creating the contact form

      7:45
    • WordPress blog: Adding press this

      2:58
    • WordPress blog: Improving SEO

      10:22
    • WordPress blog: Backing up your site

      7:49
    • WordPress eCommerce: Database setup & WordPress installation

      4:01
    • WordPress eCommerce: Getting started with WooCommerce

      10:03
    • WordPress eCommerce: Why use child themes

      2:06
    • WordPress eCommerce: Child theme setup

      9:13
    • WordPress eCommerce: Product categories, tags & attributes

      8:09
    • WordPress eCommerce: Adding products

      7:31
    • WordPress eCommerce: Home page layout & slider

      9:55
    • WordPress eCommerce: Customising the look of our store

      3:41
    • WordPress eCommerce: Flexible layouts using Page Builder

      7:08
    • WordPress eCommerce: Rearranging menus

      4:35
    • WordPress eCommerce: The footer area

      5:13
    • WordPress eCommerce: WooCommerce settings

      7:10
    • PHP Basics: Hello world

      7:00
    • PHP Basics: Strings , variables & constants

      10:14
    • PHP Basics: Data types & operators

      5:56
    • PHP Basics: Arrays

      6:59
    • PHP Basics: Functions

      4:39
    • PHP Basics: Conditional statements & more operators

      12:25
    • PHP Basics: Switch statements

      4:31
    • PHP Basics: Loops

      11:12
    • PHP Basics: The Codex

      2:38
    • Theme Development: Database setup & WordPress installation

      3:54
    • Theme Development: Underscores starter theme

      4:00
    • Theme Development: Understanding WordPress / PHP templates

      4:17
    • Theme Development: Header & footer sections

      6:33
    • Theme Development: Adding the CSS & images

      14:36
    • Theme Development: Converting the front page

      7:46
    • Theme Development: Converting our menu

      4:19
    • Theme Development: Setting up the blog index page

      6:23
    • Theme Development: Setting up the blog posts

      10:26
    • Theme Development: Sidebar

      5:19
    • Theme Development: Single post page

      7:19
    • Theme Development: Converting the about page

      4:13
    • Theme Development: Search box & finishing touches

      12:15
    • Bonus Lectures: Uploading to a live server

      9:50
    • Bonus Lectures: East child theme plugins

      2:50
    • Getting started: Why WordPress?

      3:28
    • Thank you

      2:43

About This Class

Take your HTML & CSS skills to the next level, by mastering the worlds most popular content management system for building websites!

Master WordPress from scratch in a fun, project based approach.

This course is for anybody looking for a career building WordPress websites or themes, or even hobbyists looking to learn a new skill.

We begin the course by getting familiar with WordPress and looking at how to install using a localhost. We then look at the WordPress essentials such as blog posts, pages, navigation menus and installing themes, all while building your very own blog website. 

Once we have the basics covered, we move onto customising our blog using sliders, widgets, header images and working with the customiser. You will also get the chance to optimise your website for search engines and create backups. 

The second project takes your WordPress knowledge even further. We create a fully functional eCommerce T-Shirt store. More techniques are introduced throughout this project such as child themes, dealing with products, categories, shipping, taxes, all while building a beautiful, custom website. 

After completing the first 2 projects, we move things on even further by introducing you to WordPress theme development by converting an existing HTML & CSS website to a fully functional WordPress theme. This section involves coding in PHP, however if you are new to PHP there is a PHP basics section to get you up to speed.

This project introduces new techniques and you will gain a deeper knowledge of how WordPress themes are created. You will learn how WordPress templates are used and learn about various WordPress functions to build our theme.

Finally, the last section will be focused on useful techniques to add to your WordPress knowledge. Here we will cover exporting your localhost websites to a live server, various plugins etc.

All images and files etc you will need is included to download, there is also need no extra software, subscriptions or purchases etc to complete or take this course.

So are you ready to take your web design or WordPress skills to the next level?

Join me now and I look forward to having you on board!

11 of 11 students recommendSee All

This is an excellent class. It was perfect for my level of familiarity with web development, which is sparse and mostly novice level. At this pint, I'm only on Part 22 or so, so I have a ways to go still. I love that his English is perfect, is easy to understand, rather thorough when compared to other classes. His choices in what he covers, teaches and even his pace are all excellent. I ran into a couple of hiccups, but my far more extensive background in I.T. helped considerably. The first was an error message in setting up MAMP, but fortunately, I have a MacBook Air which gave me better results and is the preferred OS for coders anyway. The second was that WordPress.org didn't allow me to preserve what I'd created, without having to pay to "customize". I found a hosting service with a promo code for a month, just to try it out. So far, HostGator sucks in my opinion, but we'll see if that turn that around. If you need to get going right away, time is an issue and you need to just get it done, this is the class to take in my opinion. I am loving this class.
Michael Cameron

Full-Time I.T. Student

Great and clear instructions, step by step for those who are beginning with web design and Wordpress Websites. It was really helpfull!
Isabel Loureiro

Graphic Designer and Illustrator

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Chris Dixon

Web Developer & Online Teacher

Hello, My name is Chris and I am a web developer and online teacher. I am passionate about what I do and about teaching others. I have started various online and offline businesses.

Whatever your reason for learning to build websites you have made an excellent career choice.

My personal motivation was to become my own boss and have more freedom and flexibility in my life. I also enjoy the technical challenge it provides and the way it constantly evolves. I built my first website back in 1999 and i have watched the web evolve into what it is today.

I try to make my courses enjoyable and try to remember what it was like when I was learning. I also believe the best way to learn is by doing and try to include as many practical examples as possible in my courses.

Thanks for taking an interest and I look forward to you joining me.

Chris