Many designers and developers rely on Child Themes for WordPress websites. While this makes it quicker to get started, you are constrained to the features and flexibility of the theme you choose, which often involves hacking the theme to force it to look and behave how you want. In this course, WordPress Custom Theme Development, you will learn how to create a custom WordPress theme from scratch, freeing you to implement your website exactly how you want, with the power of WordPress. First, you'll all about creating your theme prototype, as well as installing and setting up WordPress. Next, you'll learn about creating your theme structure and development of your theme. Finally, you'll what you need to do to go beyond your theme, including learning about helpful plugins and how to protect your site after you launch. After this course you will have a solid understanding of WordPressâ€™s template structure, files, and have the knowledge in place for creating your own WordPress themes from the ground up.
Susan is a web design author for Pluralsight. Growing up, Susan was both a passionate artist as well as a computer tech aficionado. When she discovered the world of web development, she found that she could meld those two passions together into something amazing. Soon after, Susan began devoting herself to building beautiful and functional web content for businesses and nonprofits. It was through those experiences Susan developed a fluency for web coding languages.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Susan Simkins, and welcome to my course Custom WordPress Development. I'm a front-end web developer at iThemes. Do you know WordPress now powers over 25% of websites? Wow! This course will help you quickly get up and running creating your own WordPress themes. Some of the major topics we'll cover are creating prototypes that can easily be turned into themes, WordPress theme hierarchy, and developing a theme. By the end of this course, you'll be able to develop your own WordPress themes from the ground up. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with HTML, CSS, and WordPress, and have a basic understanding of PHP. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn WordPress with the WordPress Custom Theme Development course at Pluralsight.