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Learn PHP, JavaScript, WordPress theming & the WP REST API to Create Custom & Interactive WordPress Websites

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26.5 hours
89 Article
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Become a WordPress Developer: Unlocking Power With Code

  • Why code is the key to building whatever you can imagine with WordPress
  • The ability to write PHP to manipulate the data of a WordPress site
  • The ability to write JavaScript to add on-the-fly interactivity to a WordPress site
  • How to code your own new custom block types for the “Gutenberg” Block Editor
  • The skills, knowledge and vocabulary to work professionally as a WordPress developer
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  • 50131 Enerolled
  • Unlock the full power of WordPress and go beyond “just a blog platform” by learning how to code completely custom WordPress powered sites.

    Updated for 2019: A new 3 part lesson on coding our own custom block type for the new “Gutenberg” Block Editor in WordPress.

    I’ve spent the last 12 years studying WordPressPHP, and JavaScript and now I’m here to teach you everything I know. Come along on this journey with me and become a WordPress developer.

    Together we will build a website for a fictional university and along the way we will:

    • Install WordPress on your personal computer so you have a private playground copy of WordPress to practice and experiment with
    • Get introduced to the PHP language (this is what powers WordPress)
    • Set Up a New Theme (You’ll learn how to convert any HTML template into a living breathing WordPress theme)
    • Create Custom Post Types and Custom Fields
    • Relate pieces of content with each other (e.g. a professor and a program)
    • Learn the basics of (object-oriented) JavaScript
    • Leverage the WP REST API
    • Learn to use JavaScript to communicate with the WordPress back-end on-the-fly
    • Let visitors sign up for a basic account on our site
    • Build a “My Notes” feature (user specific single page application with real-time CRUD actions)
    • Let users “like” or “heart” a professor (update the professor’s like count on-the-fly)
    • Deploy our website live up onto the web for the entire world to view
    • And much more!

    This course may be brand new, but this isn’t my first time teaching. I’ve led training sessions for Fortune 500 companies and I’ve already helped over 17,000 people on Udemy and received the following feedback:

    “Brad definitely has some of the best techniques to embed the lesson into your mind… hands down these are the best tutorials I have had the opportunity to view.”

    “Presentation is concise without being tedious… you honestly feel that you have a thorough understanding of the subject.”

    “…[Brad] explained the process. Not memorize this or that, he explained the process. If you’re looking to take a course to understand the foundations of creating websites, look no further.”

    Become highly valuable and relevant to the companies that are hiring WordPress developers; in one convenient place alongside one instructor. If you’re ready to begin coding custom websites – I’ll see you on the inside!

  • Import Finished Project, Skip Automation, and Bug Fixes

    Import Finished Project, Skip Automation, and Bug Fixes

    Hello everyone, I have several announcements to make. Earlier today I added two new videos to the course.

    Lecture #30 explains how to avoid the “workflow and automation” setup entirely while still being able to follow along with the JavaScript content of the course.

    Lecture #31 explains how to quickly and easily setup the “Finished Course Project” on your local dev environment. This not only includes theme files but also a finished copy of the site’s database which has all the plugins and settings already configured. While I recommend working through the entirety of the course step by step, the process explained in this lecture is great for those learners who prefer to start with a finished project and begin dissecting it or working backwards or reverse engineering certain aspects of the project that you specifically joined the course for.

    There’s also a new text article lesson, #29, which is a Frequently Asked Questions document about the Workflow and Automation setup in the course.

    There’s a new text article lesson, #26, reminding you that if your theme folder is named something other than “fictional-university-theme” you’ll want to adjust a configuration line (#116) in the webpack.config.js file.

    In addition to these new lessons there have been several bug fixes as well:

    1. The “css/modules/hero-slider.css” file in the GitHub starter files was missing a bit of code that powers the homepage slideshow. While this code was not missing in the downloadable Udemy Reference zip files, it was missing on GitHub until it was fixed recently.

    2. There’s a new text article, #49, explaining a bug fix regarding the “Page Banner” function we create together.

    3. There was a bug in the “jQuery Free” version of the “Like.js” feature that lets users like a professor. It would allow you to create a like, but it wouldn’t let you remove that like and would say “you do not have permission” in the console. The issue was that using axios.delete() overrides any default headers when you provide a config/data object. I’ve fixed this issue by instead using axios() and spelling out the type of request we want to send property-by-property. The downloadable Like.js file has been updated.