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WordPress Fundamentals: WP_Query and the Loop

by Chris Reynolds

WordPress — you push a button and it just goes, right? This course will take a deep look at the underlying magic that makes WordPress work and demystify those core components that make WordPress what it is.

What you'll learn

This course goes in depth into the magic that makes WordPress work. We're going to talk about query strings, how they are used in WordPress, and how to manipulate them to control the behavior and output of WordPress. We're also going to talk about the Loop, what the Loop does and how it works, and how to create custom Loops specific to your needs or the needs of your project. This is an intermediate course and expects some level of familiarity with theme or plugin development or experience in PHP development.

About the author

Chris Reynolds is a WordPress developer for WebDevStudios and has been a freelance web designer and developer specializing in WordPress since 2007. He has spoken at WordCamp Salt Lake City and WordPress SLC meetups, and has submitted plugins and themes to the WordPress.org repository. When he’s not writing code or making videos, he makes electronic music and cheers for Real Salt Lake.

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