WordPress in one of the most popular technologies in the web development World, but a lot of people are not using it to its full potential.
There are lots of pre built themes available on the market, but often you need a truly custom experience.
This course will teach you everything you need to know to build a fully custom responsive WordPress theme, completely from scratch!
No more searching for other themes and trying to bend them to suit your project, this course will give you the skills to build almost any type of WordPress website.
We begin by first building a static version of our "Tranquil Spa" project, using the popular Bootstrap 4 framework. Learning Bootstrap is a valuable skill by itself too, you will learn responsive design, layout and the grid system, classes and utilities, creating forms, navbars, adding icons using Fontawesome 5 and so much more!
Once we have the project looking exactly how we want it, we them move onto converting this to WordPress.
We wont just be doing a basic theme conversion either, we also cover some of the more challenging concepts and try to make our theme fully customisable by the end user too.
Here is some of the things you will learn when converting our Bootstrap project to WordPress:
- Setting up WordPress using MAMP or Flywheel
- Creating dynamic header, footer and sidebars
- How to enqueue scripts and stylesheets
- Navigation menus
- Loading images into our theme
- WordPress templates (single and multi use) and the template hierarchy
- The WordPress loop
- Dynamic blog posts
- Using the permalink
- Blog and page pagination
- Filter hooks
- WordPress conditional rendering
- Custom functions
- How to add comments using a custom template
- How to close comments in WordPress
- Comments pagination
- Custom contact forms
- Sidebar and page widgets
- Template parts
- Post thumbnails
- Custom class filters
- Custom headers
- The WordPress post class
- Adding Google fonts
- Preparing our theme for translation
- The translation process into any language
As you can see this course covers a lot of ground.
So, if you would like to build a WordPress website for personal use, a business, family or a paying client, then this course will teach you everything you need to know!
Hello, My name is Chris and I am a web developer and online teacher. I am passionate about what I do and about teaching others. I have started various online and offline businesses.
Whatever your reason for learning to build websites you have made an excellent career choice.
My personal motivation was to become my own boss and have more freedom and flexibility in my life. I also enjoy the technical challenge it provides and the way it constantly evolves. I built my first website back in 1999 and i have watched the web evolve into what it is today.
I try to make my courses enjoyable and try to remember what it was like when I was learning. I also believe the best way to learn is by doing and try to include as many practical examples as possible in my courses.
Thanks for taking an interest and I look forward to you joining me.
StartDownload project images
StartSetting up bootstrap 4 (7:17)
StartAdding custom Google fonts (2:21)
StartHeader navigation (10:04)
StartFeatured image section (10:48)
StartWelcome section (10:45)
StartLatest offers section-HTML (11:21)
StartLatest offers section-CSS (4:49)
StartAbout us section (4:37)
StartPrice list section (11:18)
StartThe footer and adding Fontawesome 5 (15:39)