Want to learn how to Develop Wordpress Themes. Your suggestions?


#1

Hi,

I am looking, but having trouble finding, the best Courses / Tutorials for learning how to develop Wordpress themes.

I know HTML and CSS, but I am lost when it comes to developing Wordpress sites.
I would also love to learn PHP (I am a complete beginner).

If any of you have suggestions as to what courses or tutorials I should take and concentrate on for learning Wordpress, PHP and even WooCommerce.
I would greatly appreciate any help you can throw my way.

I love to learn new languages and I am very intrigued by Wordpress and PHP.
I do know Wordpress, but I do not know how to develop Wordpress themes, they coding (loops and other things for calling blog posts titles etc etc etc) really confuse me!

Thank you and I appreciate anything you can provide me with so I can learn to develop my first Wordpress theme!

  • Jon

#2

Hello Jon,

Before starting WordPress Theme Development, you need to learn PHP basics. After you learn the PHP basics, you can start learning WordPress Theme Development.

For WordPress Theme Dev. I did this course https://themeforest.net/item/building-wordpress-themes-with-bootstrap/14806107?s_rank=2

For PHP basics course, I did it from Udemy.

Also, I did a mistake as a starter and started building huge complex themes. Best way to start is by building personal blog themes.

Good Luck.


#3

Hi,

You need the learn how to coding: PHP sure but same importance have HTML + JS + CSS.
The simplest way to start is with WPTF that have all ready: http://wordpress.framework-y.com/wptf/

But you will need anyway to learn the coding.

Thanks


#4

There are some great resources on Envato Tuts+ for learning web development in general as well as coding for WordPress. (Disclaimer: I’m an editor for Tuts+ so I had a hand in creating many of these courses.)

This is paid content, but you can access it all with a low-cost monthly subscription.

Here’s a really basic starter on PHP:

This one is a comprehensive mega-course that will take you from A-Z in fundamental PHP skills:

Here are a few short courses on basic WordPress skills (any of the WordPress Basics coffee break courses will be helpful):


And here are some more in-depth courses on WordPress theme, plugin and WooCommerce development:




#5

Hi,

Awesome! Thank you so much for that, I did in fact watch some of the PHP Fundamentals by Jeffery Way.
And I love Jeffery Way, he is great. However, that course I found to be quite difficult and hard to keep up with. But he is the one who basically taught me most of all I know when it comes to my HTML and CSS knowledge.

I am subscribed to Tuts Plus. That is why I posted on here, because I have access to all of the courses on Tuts +
Just wanted a helping hand as to what would be the absolute best tutorials for learning PHP and WordPress.

I will check out the other ones you sent me!
Again, Thank you so very much for sending those to me. I will check them all out, and also, Thank you for contributing to some of them.

I do not know what it is, but I just thoroughly love Coding websites, to me it is incredibly rewarding to design a website in Sketch or Photoshop (I do most all of my designing in Photoshop) and then coding it into a functioning working website.
It is a very rewarding feeling!

But again, thank you very much for helping me out by posting those! I am going to go through each one.

Thank you and take care,
– Jon


#6

Hi, a lot of good information has been covered here by kind hearts.
I am working on my website http://infobynet.com and not finding any impressive theme. Are there any video tutorials available to learn PHP and theme development.

With Regards,
Jaspal Singh