WordPress Custom Themes

WordPress Training in NYC

Interested in creating a dynamic website using WordPress? Not only is WordPress a powerful blogging platform, it is also a great way to set up a Content Management System (CMS). By turning your site into a CMS, it will be much easier to maintain, update, and enhance with special functionality. This intensive course will teach you how to do a custom install of WordPress, modify existing themes, develop your own custom themes using PHP, and install plugins.

Prerequisites: HTML and CSS equivalent to our Web Development Level 1 course. Knowledge of PHP is a plus, but not a requirement.

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$650 14 Hours 594 Broadway, NYC In-person classroom training

This course is offered at our design school, Noble Desktop, in SoHo. View upcoming dates and register for this course directly on Noble Desktop’s website.

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What You'll Learn

  • How a great Content Management System (CMS) can increase efficiency, making it easy to maintain, updated, and add special functionality to your website
  • How to do a custom install of WordPress and edit existing themes
  • How to develop your own WordPress themes
  • How to install and use plugins

Full Course Syllabus

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Part 1 

Setting Up The Local Server

Installing WordPress

Installing Themes

Creating a Child Theme

Modifying a Theme

Part 2 

Setting Up a WordPress Site

Starting the MRP Theme

The WordPress Loop

Continuing with the Loop

Part 3 

Splitting the Page into Templates

Creating a Page for Single Posts

Creating Pages

Customizing the Nav Menu

Part 4 

Customizing the Sidebar

Creating a Custom Page Template

Adding a Contact Form

Uploading a WordPress Site