WordPress 101

Weekend Workshop, for Columbus Web Group

About Me

Doing WordPress since ~ 2005

Full Stack Developer

Consultants

Agenda

  • Why WordPress?
  • WordPress.com vs WordPress.org
  • WordPress UI Overview
  • PHP Introduction
  • WordPress Folder Structure
  • Hook System
  • Plugin Layer
  • Theme Layer
  • Local Set up
  • Theme Manipulation
  • Started in 2003
  • Steady Growth in Popularity
  • Avoids changing their internal APIs
  • Focuses on the end user
  • Great software should work with little configuration and setup. 

Why WordPress?

 

  • Longevity
  • Philosophy
    • Decisions, not options
    • Design for the Majority
    • Striving for Simplicity
    • Open Source

WordPress Bill of Rights

  • The freedom to run the program, for any purpose.
  • The freedom to study how the program works, and change it to make it do what you wish.
  • The freedom to redistribute.
  • The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others.

WordPress Bill of Rights

WordPress.org

VS

WordPress.com

WordPress Admin UI

PHP

WordPress Structure

Hook System

Plugins

Themes

Template Hierarchy

The Loop

Functions.php

Local Set Up

Wamp / Mamp

PART DEUX

Agenda

  • Intro to PHP
  • Theming from Scratch (almost)
  • Plugins from Scratch
  • Plugin Favorites
  • Deployment
  • JSON API

Weekend Workshop: WordPress 101

By Eric Katz

Weekend Workshop: WordPress 101

These are the slides used for Day 1 of Columbus Web Groups Weekend Workshop: WordPress 101 primarily for front end developers.

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