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In the course WordPress theme development participants learn to develop different types of websites with custom themes.
The WordPress theme determines, as you may know, the look and feel of a WordPress website. During the course attention is first paid to the alternative possibilities that exist, when a website only needs to be partially changed.
To this end the student is introduced to the CSS formatting options within the so-called Customizer and with so-called child themes. With child themes you keep your current theme, but you adjust the layout or functionality to your liking. Then we will start with the general structure of a WordPress theme.
Various WordPress PHP functions are discussed. For example, you can think of functions to actually display entered data from your page, which is in the WordPress database, on the website page.
During the course you will meet various so-called loops that collect certain data from one or more pages or messages and then display them on the desired page.
Special messages, the so-called custom post types, are also available. This way you can add custom portfolios, reviews and the like to your website.
Then custom fields are treated. These fields allow the content of a message or page to be expanded. This data can also be displayed in a desired layout.
Finally we will consider adding functions to the customizer yourself. This way you can completely customize the layout and layout of a WordPress website.
The course WordPress Theme Development is aimed at anyone who wants to learn how to develop a WordPress theme, in order to influence the design. The course is particularly suitable for designers who want to specialize in WordPress web design.
Basic knowledge of WordPress, CSS and HTML is required for this course. Basic knowledge of PHP is beneficial to the understanding.
The theory is discussed on the basis of presentation slides. Demos are used to clarify the concepts. During the course participants develop a WordPress Theme with frequently used functionality in a number of exercise steps. Course times are from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
After successful completion of the course participants receive an official certificate WordPress Theme Development.
Module 1 : Intro WP Themes
Module 2 : Structure WP Themes
Module 3 : WP PHP Functions
What are Themes?
Look and feel
CSS with Customizer
What are Templates?
Basic Template Files
What are Template Tags?
Anatomy of Template Tag
Passing tag parameters
Module 4 : WordPress Loops
Module 5 : Custom Post Types
Module 6 : Custom Fields
Using the loop
Register Custom post types
Template files for custom post types
Custom post type loops
Portfolios and Reviews
Module 7 : Customizer
Sections and panels
Settings and controls
Refreshing the preview
Retrieving customizer settings
All our courses are classroom courses in which the students are guided through the material on the basis of an experienced trainer with in-depth material knowledge. Theory is always interspersed with exercises.
We also do custom classes and then adjust the course content to your wishes. On request we will also discuss your practical cases.
The course times are from 9.30 to 16.30. But we are flexible in this. Sometimes people have to bring children to the daycare and other times are more convenient for them. In good consultation we can then agree on different course times.
We take care of the computers on which the course can be held. The software required for the course has already been installed on these computers. You do not have to bring a laptop to participate in the course. If you prefer to work on your own laptop, you can take it with you if you wish. The required software is then installed at the start of the course.
Our courses are generally given with Open Source software such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Tomcat, Pycharm, Anaconda and Netbeans. You will receive the digital course material to take home after the course.
The course includes lunch that we use in a restaurant within walking distance of the course room.
The courses are planned at various places in the country. A course takes place at a location if at least 3 people register for that location. If there are registrations for different locations, the course will take place at our main location, Houten which is just below Utrecht. A course at our main location also takes place with 2 registrations and regularly with 1 registration. And we also do courses at the customer’s location if they appreciate that.
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