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WordPress Development – Themes, Plugins & Gutenberg

Learn how to develop WordPress themes and plugins. Includes WooCommerce, BuddyPress and Gutenberg development.
Instructor:
Luis Ramirez Jr
4,527 students enrolled
English [Auto-generated]
Build a fully functioning WordPress theme and plugin
Build websites for any business and audience
License your theme and/or plugin
Understand the architecture of a plugin and theme
Understand the WordPress core and it's functions
Fully Understand WordPress's API and how to interact with WordPress and its system
Query the Database and create tables
Comfortably navigate around the WordPress core
Integrate and extend WooCommerce & BuddyPress into your theme/plugin.
Confidently use the command line and learn basic commands.
Learn the latest features in JavaScript including ES6 modules and variables
Improve your workflow using Babel and Webpack
Create, manage and process admin forms.
Create custom post types for special kinds of content
Build custom Gutenberg blocks with React, Webpack and Babel.

Hello! Welcome to the WordPress development course. This is the most comprehensive and effective course on WordPress development around. This is the only course you’ll ever need to learn WordPress development. 

WordPress currently holds over 50% of the market share on the web. WordPress is an absolute dominant force and it’s popularity continuously grows. One of the best things about WordPress is that it’s easily extendable. There are thousands of plugins and themes available both free and premium.

In this course I will teach you how to create your very own plugins and themes. This course was designed for those who truly want to master WordPress inside and out. There is no stone left unturned. This course will help make you into one of the most competitive WordPress developers out there. You will be able to develop custom plugins and themes no matter how hard the task is.

You can expect high quality and fresh tutorials. This course uses the latest versions of software development including PHP (7.x), Twitter Bootstrap (4.x), and MySQL/MariaDB (5.x) . 

Here is an overview of what you can expect to learn.

  • Take a static HTML bootstrap template and convert it into a fully functioning WordPress theme. 

  • Extend the functionality of your theme by using the WordPress customizer API. Work with the various fields you can create from simple text fields to the color picker and file uploader.

  • Write code that scales and learn the best practices for writing clean, efficient, secure and reusable code. The WordPress coding standards are covered from PHP to JavaScript and CSS.

  • Properly take advantage of the template hierarchy system and create your own custom templates for more unique designs.

  • Build your own custom widgets to display your own content.

  • Build plugins that extend the core functionality of WordPress.

  • Develop custom post types for content that give you the flexibility to curate content you want to. Apply meta data to your content and display everything on the front end.

  • Learn about the various methods for creating your own custom admin forms and process the data securely.

  • Want to learn about WooCommerce and BuddyPress development? That’s covered too! The theme we create will be fully compatible with these 2 plugins. We’ll even customize the look and feel to suit our needs.

  • Other topics include licensing, translations, security, transients, authentication, front end publishing, shortcodes and so much more!

  • The APIs that are covered are the following: Dashboard widgets, API, Database API, HTTP API, Metadata API, Options API, Plugins API, REST API, Rewrite API, Settings API, Shortcode API, Theme Modification API, Transients API.

  • On top of everything, you will also learn how to create your very own Gutenberg blocks. Take advantage of the newest feature that comes bundled with WordPress 5!

  • Not confident with your React and JavaScript skills? That’s completely fine! The skills required to build efficient and scalable Gutenberg blocks are covered in this course. You’ll learn how to use Node, Webpack, Babel and React

In a nutshell, we’ll explore the various WordPress APIs and how they should be used. The developer documentation is filled with examples and each page is quite lengthy. WordPress development doesn’t have to be hard to learn. The biggest mistake most coding tutorials make is expecting someone to learn simply by imitating others’ code. Real world situations are never exactly like the tutorial.

I believe the best way to learn is to understand how a tool works and what it does for you, look at examples, and then try it yourself. That’s how this course is built, with the goal to help you both learn and understand WordPress.

Take the leap into Gutenberg Development

This course goes beyond the simple WordPress plugin development and WordPress theme development tutorials. You will learn how to create Gutenberg Blocks for WordPress as the back end. The CEO of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg, has urged developers to start learning JavaScript deeply

You will first learn the basics such as the command line and ES6. You will be caught up with the latest standards of JavaScript from modules to destructuring and so much more! Tools such as babel and webpack are also explored and implemented with our code. We will build a functioning WordPress Gutenberg block with React

Build components to separate your code . All this knowledge right at your fingertips!

Why am I qualified to teach this course?

I’ve been developing sites in WordPress for over 8 years. I know all the tricks to working with WordPress. I don’t fool around. You will learn all my techniques and teach you the exact process I go through. I’ve sold commercial themes and plugins with over 1000+ sales worldwide. I know what it takes to create stuff that works!

There’s a lot of money to be made with this industry and I will show you how. You will also be taught how to sell your plugin online and make a profit. This includes licensing and learning about the various platforms out there to help you with marketing.

There is no useless information here in this course. It’s all 100% high quality content and nothing less. I guarantee you will absolutely love this course and see real results. You’ll have the skills and confidence to build your own custom themes and plugins your clients will love. You’ll be able to take on bigger projects for more money. Don’t believe me? I offer a 100% refund within 30 days. There is absolutely no risk involved!

Don’t be the one that gets left behind! Enroll and start learning today

Getting Started

1
Overview

Get an overview about this course. By the end, you'll have a pretty good idea of what you need to learn. Requirements for this course are also included in this lecture.

2
Getting to know WordPress

Get to know more about the various resources available to you.

3
Setting up for WordPress

Learn about the various pieces of software that make up WordPress and begin installing it.

4
Exploring Environments and Text Editors

Learn about the various environments and editors you can use as an alternative.

5
PHP Refresher & WordPress Coding Standards
6
Section 1 Quiz

A simple quiz about what you learned so far! Good luck :)

7
Lectures Notes

Theme Development Foundation

1
Exploring WordPress & Configuring the wp-config.php file

Learn about the various folders and files inside the default WordPress installation. Learn how to configure the wp-config.php file.

2
File Headers

Add logic to your theme by creating the functions file.

3
Functions File & Action Hooks

Learn how to set up the functions file and action hooks.

4
Loading styles and scripts with enqueues

Properly load styles and scripts by registering them and then instructing WordPress to enqueue your files.

5
Cache Issues
6
Adding Dummy Content

Learn how to load dummy content that we can use for testing.

7
Menu Support

Learn how to add menu support to a theme. One of the many built-in features you can take advantage of provided by WordPress.

8
Aside: Menu Walker
9
Creating Header & Footer Areas

Learn how to split up your template into sections. Optimize your workflow by using template parts.

10
Creating Sidebars and Widget Areas

We continue with splitting our template into separate sections and learn how to load widgets appropriately.

11
Formatting the search form

Learn how to customize the search form to match the style of your site by creating a template.

12
The Loop

The Loop is the most important concept for WordPress theme development. Learn how to display and format content using what WordPress calls “The Loop”

13
Template Parts
14
Template Tags
15
Pagination

Learn how to paginate various posts in the loop from older to newer posts.

16
Theme Basics Quiz

Review some of the concepts you've learned so far.

17
Lectures Notes & Download Source Code for this Section

Templates & The Customizer

1
Template Hierarchy & Single Post Template

Learn how WordPress determines which templates to use and get started creating the template for the single post.

2
Comments Template

Learn how to create a template for the comments, prepare the form and detect comment settings for single posts.

3
Author Template Tags

Learn how to use the template tags specifically made for authors.

4
Related Posts using the WP_Query Class

Learn about the WP_Query class and how to make your own queries for posts. You’ll also learn the difference between the main and secondary loops.

5
Page Template

Learn how to create the template for pages. Page templates are very similar to the single post template with a few modifications.

6
404 and Category Template

Learn how to create the template for 404 pages and categories.

7
Date Template
8
Attachment Templates
9
Search and Custom Templates

Learn how to create the template for search pages with results and custom templates for special cases.

10
Completing the Header, Title and Ad Sections

Make the header more dynamic by adding title support and learn how to integrate ads into your theme.

11
Theme Customizer API

Learn how to add your own theme options by using the theme customizer. Preview changes and learn how to dynamically add sections, controllers and settings.

12
Theme Basics Quiz #2

Test what you've learned so far.

13
Dropdown and Checkboxes using the Customizer API

Learn how to use dropdowns and checkboxes. Text input fields aren’t the only fields you’re limited to.

14
Customizer Transports and Overriding existing Settings

Learn how to update data on your theme without having to use refresh. You’ll also learn how to override existing WordPress customizer settings.

15
Color & Upload Controllers for the Customizer
16
More Theme Support & Creating Starter Content

Learn how to add support for various WordPress features and set up dummy content for preview.

17
Displaying Popular Posts and Conditional Tags

Learn how to display your most popular posts. You’ll also learn how to use conditional tags to detect what page is being displayed.

18
Finishing Touches

We finish up our theme by adding language attributes, applying classes to certain tags and detecting language direction.

19
Lecture Notes & Download the Source Code

Theme Templates

1
Template Tags Overview
2
General Tags
3
Navigation Tags
4
Link Tags
5
Lecture Notes & Download the Source Code

Plugin Development

1
Overview

An overview about what we’ll be doing in this section. Plugin Development

2
Creating our First Plugin

Learn how to create a plugin using file headers.

3
WordPress Action & Filter Hooks

Understand the magic behind hooks

4
Custom Hooks and Prioritization

Learn how to make your own custom action and filter hooks and prioritize the functions that get called.

5
Plugin Activation & Security

Learn how to control when a plugin is activated and add simple security measures.

6
Creating a Custom Post Type

Learn how to create your own custom post type for specific content beyond the scope of basic posts and pages.

7
Metadata API

Learn how to create metaboxes to the custom post type and save data using the metadata API

8
Filter Hooks

Learn how to use filter hooks. The example for this lecture is a bit more complex than usual so be prepared.

9
Plugin Basics Quiz

Test what you've learned so far.

10
Creating Database Tables

Learn how to create your own database tables with the help of WordPress.

11
Download Assets
12
Sending and using AJAX Requests

Learn how to make AJAX requests and handle those requests to process data.

13
Handling AJAX Requests and inserting data into the Database

Learn how to make AJAX requests and handle those requests to process data. (Part 2)

14
Changing the Custom Post Type’s Table Columns

Learn how to customize the table that displays all posts related to a post type in the admin dashboard

15
Lecture Notes & Download Source Code for this Section

Gutenberg Prerequisites

1
Gutenberg
2
The Command Line / Terminal
3
Getting started with NodeJS
4
Modules and CommmonJS
5
Built-in and 3rd Party Modules
6
Introduction to Webpack and Dependencies
7
Webpack Configuration
8
Webpack Loaders & Babel
9
ES6 Constants and Let
10
ES6 Arrow Functions
11
ES6 Modules & Destructuring
12
Getting Started with React
13
Reusing Components and Properties
14
Lecture Notes

Gutenberg Development

1
Getting Started with Gutenberg
2
Registering and Enqueueing the Block Assets
3
Registering Blocks
4
Block Settings
5
Using the edit and save properties
6
Inspector Controls
7
Sidebar: ES6 Rest and Spread Operators
8
Attributes
9
Rendering the Block
10
Styling Blocks
11
Alignment Toolbar
12
Block Alignment
13
Lecture Notes & Download the Source Code

Gutenberg Components

1
High Level Overview of Gutenberg
2
Gutenberg Blocks with ES5
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