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Building WordPress Themes


Learn how to to create custom websites with the world’s most popular CMS. You will convert HTML into WordPress themes and plugins using PHP with this step-by-step guide. By the end of the course, you will have a fully functional WordPress theme and the skills to level-up your web design game!

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In Building WordPress Themes you will learn how to take a static HTML site and convert it into a fully functional WordPress theme and plugin. We’ll start by exploring some tools to help you work. Then, we’ll take a look at our static site and convert it!

By the end of the course you will:

  • Become familiar with Underscores, a popular WordPress Starter Theme
  • Know how to create and customize blog posts, pages, and header and footer areas
  • Create menus and widget areas
  • Build a plugin to help us extend WordPress
  • Understand CMB2, a popular WordPress tool for adding custom information to our WordPress site
  • Learn best practices for creating WordPress Themes and Plugins

What are we building?

Since it’s something we all know and love, we’ll create a restaurant website! We’ll build basic pages like about and contact, add a blog, and create a nice, interactive menu that’s easy to update!

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is ideal for web designers who want to make WordPress Themes.
  • If you are a WordPress Site Builder, you will appreciate learning how to modify themes yourself and not rely on a 3rd party plugin. You’ll also be able to tweak ready-made themes to your liking.
  • You know how to make static sites and you’re ready to do the custom work that’s needed to be a full WordPress service shop


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