Welcome fellow learner, we are glad that you have decided to take this course. We wish you are able to add to your knowledge through this course and you take the next step towards your professional growth. 😊
What’s unique about this course is that it is not like the usual WordPress courses which you find elsewhere on the internet. It doesn’t teach you how to do things with WordPress. Rather it guides you with the right resources you need to become a WordPress developer.
Who is this course for 🤔
This course is aimed at anyone who wants to learn WordPress development and is aspiring to become a WordPress Developer. This course consists of 12 chapters and each chapter covers topics on WordPress and the various steps involved in WordPress development. It also contains links to external resources which will cover the topics in depth. At the end of each chapter, there will be an assignment to test your understanding.
Once you have completed this course, you can apply to work at rtCamp as a WordPress Developer. What’s better is that you will have an upper hand when it comes to training and you can jumpstart your work from day one. If you do not wish to join rtCamp, you can just collect your certificate and move on with your field of interest. The course is totally free and we are not looking forward to charging you for anything.
Why we came up with this course 😇
Companies in the WordPress ecosystem are always looking for talented WordPress developers and this course can be used to evaluate the applicant’s knowledge and hire really talented individuals. One of the main reasons why we came up with this course is that we wanted to tap into the large community of WordPress users, help them become developers, and find the talent we need.
Before you can get started with this course, you need to have a working knowledge of the below languages –
Apart from that, you should also know how to use the Command Line for installing packages & setting up a web server and Git/SVN version-control system for building & maintaining code.
If you are comfortable with all the above technologies, you can safely skip the below section and jump straight to the ‘Getting started with WordPress’ lesson. But If you don’t know how to use them or simply need a refresher, here are some useful resources for you to get started –
HTML & CSS
- HTML5 Tutorial by MDN Web Docs
- CSS Tutorial by MDN Web Docs
- Learn to Code HTML & CSS by designer & front-end developer Shay Howe
- Code Guide – Standards for developing consistent, flexible, and sustainable HTML and CSS.
- HTML Cheat Sheet
- CSS Cheat Sheet
- Flexbox Froggy
- CSS Flexbox Fundamentals Visual Guide
- CSS Grid Garden
- Opening the Box Model
- Learn CSS Layout
- Learn BEM — Block Element Modifier
- BEM Best Practices – BEM-Examples
PHP & MySQL
- PHP 7 Tutorial by W3Schools
- Clean Code concepts adapted for PHP
- PHP: Namespaces
- PHP: Language Reference
- MySQL Database
- MySQL Tutorial
- Roger Dudler’s Git Guide