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Complete WordPress Theme & Plugin Development Course [2020]

WordPress is the leading Content Management System on the market, powering a large percentage of the Web. The need for WordPress Developers who can build and customize themes and plugins is ever growing. Learn from one of the most recognized educators in the WordPress world, Zac Gordon, who has taught thousands of people now employed as WordPress Developers.

If you want to learn everything from customizing existing themes, building custom themes or starting to build plugins, this course is for you. You will learn in depth how WordPress works under the hood, from template files and tags to hooks and internal APIs. If you are looking to build bigger and more custom projects with WordPress or just get a good job with a great company building WordPress projects, then this course is for you. Make sure though you can already build and style a basic web page with HTML and CSS as we assume you already know this and focus more on learning PHP.

When you learn the skills this course contains you will feel incredibly empowered to build almost anything you can imagine with WordPress. You should also feel confident working professionally in the field as a WordPress Developer. You will have built a theme and plugin along with the course as well as a theme and plugin of your own. Follow in the path of thousands of others of Zac's students who learned WordPress Development and went on to do great work in the field.

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Rating 4.4 based on 342 ratings
Length 16 total hours
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Cost $13
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Instructor Zac Gordon
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Language English
Tags Web Development Development

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so far

great explanation and very simple im very happy to participate on this course thanks a lot mr Zac So far I'm liking the course content and looking forward to learning more about WordPress I've already known Zac Gordon from Treehouse and used to love his WordPress courses.

Хотів ставити 5, але на даний момент я тільки в 2 секції, якщо всі секції будуть на такому рівні, переоціню на 5 після проходження.. Great course so far.

so far excellent tutorial.

From what I have studied so far the teaching is perfect and the instructor definitely knows what he is talking about.

Zac is clear and concise and great so far!

So far, so good.

Clear explanations and a good pace so far So far excellent Yes from experienced to be pro this is awesome The course seems really good so far.

Find lecture engaging and clear and learning much So far GREAT!!!

So far it's good match.

So far, yes Sí Jumping over many topics.

Goed uitgelegd, wel een foutje in de opdracht Thorough and clear so far.

so far so good.

so far very good examples Interesting course Plugin and Hooks sections are weak Amazing.

Maybe not the course for you if you don't know how to code or build a WordPress site yet, But for me, This content is gold so far!

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easy to follow

simple, easy to follow & solid explanations Very well explained and thorough so far.

Everything is well explained and it is easy to follow along.

So far, it's still easy to follow through.

Easy to follow.

Really easy to follow.

For someone not used to working with WordPress, this kills the course..... yes Zac knows what he is talking about and based on this and other videos that I have seen of him I trust him completely Very well explained course so far, very easy to follow and logical.

Zac is not boring at all and easy to follow... so far, let's see how 16 hours go A little early in the course to say, but the instructor seems clear and concise, I think he has given the course a lot of forethought before embarking to get the content coherent So far it looks clear and easy to follow, I would probably rate even higher but yet to see more.

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zac gordon

Now I came here to learn new stuff with Zac Gordon and I'm not disapointed.

Zac Gordon is an excellent instructor!

Thanks Zac Gordon for this amazing course.

Zac Gordon is one of the best teachers on wordpress.

Zac Gordon is the best teacher for WordPess.

Great course, instructor Zac Gordon is also great Not sure if I have a big enough image of this in my mind yet.

In the field of WordPress development, Zac Gordon is a well known name and for good reasons too.

Zac Gordon is very knowledgeable.

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his teaching style

You cannot go wrong with his courses, a knowledgeable and engaging teacher with a wonderful flair for teaching, his teaching style is simply among the best.

I knew Zac from when he was on another teaching website, and I'm very happy to see him here teaching again WordPress; his teaching style is amazing, with him complex things get simple; you have no excuse if you ever wanted to start developing for WordPress; this is the only course you need, forget about the others...

Thank you So far, his teaching style seems very straightforward.

Zac is extremely knowledgeable and his teaching style is easy to follow and understand.

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themes and plugins

You learn real WordPress development so you can build your own themes and plugins.

This course did an excellent job of making me feel comfortable with all the pieces of themes and plugins.

I started working with Wordpress (customizing themes, creating themes and plugins from scratch) about 3 months ago and in that time I have learned everything and much more than what has been offered in the course so far.

I was expecting more depth into the themes and plugins thing so far, but I guess it's coming later on the course.

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plugin development

I found the tutorial very confusing; I really had a hard time trying to follow the Plugin development series.

I wish there was more concept and more lectures for plugin development.

I'm also at the point where I need to learn theme and plugin development.

I'm looking forward to discovering the plugin development section, when it's released!

Decided to take this course, to get the latest and up to date approach to theme and plugin development.

this is not a plugin development course at all , but only how to prepare the environnement to develop a plugin , I will definitly not recommend this course to anyone looking to learn how to go from zero to a real commercial plugin .

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rather than

I like the pace of the course, although I would recommend students set the audio to .75x speed, and review videos rather than flying through the course.

Though - rather than using the terminology 'tags', I think perhaps it would be better to use the more realistic vernacular such as 'functions' - but I am still only on section 2, so perhaps this is changed and explained later Kudos regardless!

not well organized feels like he is making up as he goes along rather than knowing exactly what he is doing.

These lessons save hours of headaches because the instructor explains things in terms of actual use-cases rather than just plainly laying out information as if in a vacuum.

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set up

I have experience with javascript and python and it was helpful for me when I was learning for someone to show me function your_function( ) { }; I have always maintained to set up your syntax first before putting content into it.

Apache/2.4.37 (Win32) OpenSSL/1.1.1a PHP/7.3.1 Server at wordpress-development.local Port 80 I have Local set up already, this was a clear concise description of the setup process.

It covers many of the core files needed to build a WordPress theme and how to set up the basics of a wordpress theme.

not helpful in getting set up, I can't even get started, when it comes to the second section after adding 3 programs to my laptop.

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Rating 4.4 based on 342 ratings
Length 16 total hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $13
From Udemy
Instructor Zac Gordon
Download Videos Only via the Udemy mobile app
Language English
Tags Web Development Development

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