Become a WordPress Developer: Unlocking Power With Code

Become a WordPress Developer: Unlocking Power With Code
Become a WordPress Developer: Unlocking Power With Code

English | MP4 | AVC 1280×720 | AAC 48KHz 2ch | 26 Hours | 3.78 GB
eLearning | Skill level: All Levels

Learn PHP, JavaScript, WordPress theming & the WP REST API to Create Custom & Interactive WordPress Websites

Unlock the full power of WordPress and go beyond “just a blog platform” by learning how to code completely custom WordPress powered sites.

I’ve spent the last 12 years studying WordPress, PHP, and JavaScript and now I’m here to teach you everything I know. Come along on this journey with me and become a WordPress developer.

Together we will build a website for a fictional university and along the way we will:

  • Install WordPress on your personal computer so you have a private playground copy of WordPress to practice and experiment with
  • Get introduced to the PHP language (this is what powers WordPress)
  • Set Up a New Theme (You’ll learn how to convert any HTML template into a living breathing WordPress theme)
  • Create Custom Post Types and Custom Fields
  • Relate pieces of content with each other (e.g. a professor and a program)
  • Learn the basics of (object-oriented) JavaScript
  • Leverage the WP REST API
  • Learn to use JavaScript to communicate with the WordPress back-end on-the-fly
  • Let visitors sign up for a basic account on our site
  • Build a “My Notes” feature (user specific single page application with real-time CRUD actions)
  • Let users “like” or “heart” a professor (update the professor’s like count on-the-fly)
  • Deploy our website live up onto the web for the entire world to view
  • And much more!
+ Table of Contents

1 Welcome to the Course!

Getting Started
2 What is a Dev Environment_ (Your First Installation)
3 Only for Vagrant Users (Creating our Dev Environment)
4 First Taste of PHP
5 Note for Local by Flywheel Users.html
6 Only for Vagrant Users (Installing WordPress)

First Coding Steps_ PHP
7 Creating a New Theme
7 screenshot.png
8 PHP Functions
9 PHP Arrays

WordPress Specific PHP
10 The Famous _Loop_ in WordPress
11 Header & Footer
12 Convert Static HTML Template into WordPress
13 Quick Note_ Avoiding Caching (CSS & JS) During Dev

14 Interior Page Template
15 Parent & Children Pages
16 To Echo or Not To Echo
17 Menu of Child Page Links
18 A Few Quick Edits _ Improvements
19 Navigation Menus

Building the Blog Section
20 Blog Listing Page (index_php vs front-page_php)
21 Blog Continued
22 Blog Archives (archive_php)
23 Custom Queries
24 Blog_ Few Quick Edits & Improvements

Workflow and Automation
25 Note on Gulp.html
26 Preparing For Automation_ What is a Command Line_
27 Workflow and Automation (Part 1)
28 Workflow and Automation (Part 2)

Events Post Type
29 Custom Post Types
30 Displaying Custom Post Types
31 Quick Timeout_ Misc Updates
32 Custom Fields
33 Ordering (Sorting) Custom Queries
34 Manipulating Default URL Based Queries
35 Past Events Page (Custom Query Pagination)

Programs Post Type
36 Creating Relationships Between Content
37 Displaying Relationships (Front-End)
38 Quick Program Edits

Professors Post Type
39 Professors Post Type
40 Featured Image (Post Thumbnail)
40 frog-bio.jpg
41 Featured Image Sizes & Cropping
42 field.jpg
42 Page Banner Dynamic Background Image

Cleaner Code (Less Duplication)
43 building.jpg
43 Reduce Duplicate Code – Create Our Own Function
44 notebook.jpg
44 Using Our _pageBanner_ Function
45 Reduce Duplication – _get_template_part()_

Campus Post Type
46 Campus Post Type
47 Campus Map on Front-End
48 Campuses Continued
49 Final Campus Details

Live Search (UI JavaScript)
50 Live Search
51 Open and Close Search Overlay
52 Keyboard Events in JavaScript
53 Managing Time in JavaScript
54 Waiting _ Loading Spinner Icon

55 Load WP Content with JS
56 Generate HTML Based on JSON
57 Conditional Logic Within Template Literal
58 Quick Misc Edits
59 Synchronous vs Asynchronous (Part 1)
60 Synchronous vs Asynchronous (Part 2)

Customizing the REST API
61 REST API_ Add New Custom Field
62 REST API_ Add New Custom Route (URL)
63 Create Your Own Raw JSON Data
64 WP_Query and Keyword Searching
65 Working With Multiple Post Types

Combining Front-End & Back-End
66 3 Column Layout for Search Overlay
67 Custom Layout & JSON based on Post Type
68 Search Logic That’s Aware of Relationships
69 Search Logic That’s Aware of Relationships (Part 2)
70 Completing Our Search Overlay

Non-JS Fallback Traditional Search
71 Traditional WordPress Searching
72 Traditional WordPress Searching (Part 2)

User Roles and Permissions
73 User Roles and Permissions
74 Open Registration
75 Open Registration (Part 2)

User Generated Content
76 _My Notes_ Feature
77 _My Notes_ Front-end Part 1
78 _My Notes_ Front-end Part 2
79 Delete Posts with the REST API
80 Edit _ Update Posts with the REST API
81 Creating New Notes
82 Creating New Notes (Part 2)
83 Note Permissions and Security (Part 1)
84 Note Permissions and Security (Part 2)
85 Per-User Post Limit

Like or _Heart_ Count for Professors
86 Let Users _Like_ Content (Part 1)
87 Let Users _Like_ Content (Part 2)
88 Creating Custom POST and DELETE Endpoints
89 Programmatically Create a Post
90 Enforce Limit of One Like Per User_Teacher Combo
91 Completing the LikeBox

Going Live_ Deploying Our WordPress Site
92 Going Live with Our Website
93 Path A (Simple and Quick)
94 Path B (Advanced _ Manually Moving a Site)
95 Database Config for Two Site Environments
96 Ignoring Certain Files with Git
97 Automatic Git Deployments to Web Host

Setting Up New Projects in Vagrant_VirtualBox
98 Setting Up New Projects in Vagrant_VirtualBox

Extra Credit Challenges & Topics
99 Challenge_ Make Homepage Slideshow Dynamic
100 Challenge_ Create a Basic Plugin
101 Challenge_ Have an Update Plan in Place (Security)
102 Challenge_ Query Vars
103 Finale_ JavaScript Next Steps

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