WordPress provides limitless ways for people to craft and grow their online presence. The content in these courses is delivered in multiple formats, with a focus on text and video, working towards practical learning objectives to help you become a better WordPress developer, designer, user, and contributor.
Developing with WordPress
WordPress opens up opportunities for developers to modify, extend, and experiment beyond its publishing capabilities. These courses will teach you the more technical aspects of working with WordPress, from theme development to building plugins and more.
Learn the basics of block development with this introductory course. This step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of building a custom block from start to finish.
The course will guide you through the steps needed to build a practical example project that you can go on to use in your own sites. It will provide you with a solid foundation in developing custom blocks. The course will arm you with the essential concepts and knowledge, thereby giving you the confidence to work on your own projects.
Have you ever wanted to know how theme developers design themes? Have you ever wanted to design a theme of your very own from scratch? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Learn how to build a custom block theme using the WordPress site editor–and only a tiny bit of coding. We’ll show you how!
Introduction to WordPress
WordPress is a powerful content management system with a range of innovative features. In the following courses, you'll get an introduction to WordPress and learn everything you need to know to get going with your website. So whether you're a novice or simply want to know how to set up a new site, we have you covered.
Are you new to WordPress and don’t know where to begin? Then, you’re in the right place!
In this course, you’ll learn about the essential steps to get started with WordPress. We’ll walk you through hosting, domains, and everything in between, so you’re all set for your first time installing WordPress.
This course is right for you if:
You want to set up a simple website or blog
You are getting started for the first time with WordPress
You haven’t decided on a host yet (or don’t know what this is–yet!)
You haven’t picked a domain name yet (or don’t know what this is either)
In this course for beginners, we’ll teach you all the basics of WordPress, so you’re ready to hit the ground running with your first site. You’ll learn:
The difference between when you should write a post vs. when you should write a page
WordPress terminology like “slug”, “category” and “tag”
How to personalize your profile
How to use images to help search engines and people of all abilities find, list, and use your site
How to make the most out of WordPress through your dashboard
Using the Site Editor
If you've ever wanted to edit all parts of your site easily, the Site Editor makes that possible. First launched in WordPress 5.9, the Site Editor includes features like templates, template parts, theme blocks, and more. The courses below will teach you all about using the Site Editor and its features to help you build your perfect site.
Let’s explore how you can use templates and template parts to edit your entire site’s design.
Here’s what you’ll learn by the end of this course:
Difference between the Site Editor and Template Editor
The function of templates and template parts
How to confidently use the Site Editor and Template Editor
How to create a personalized site design using templates and template parts
Contributing to WordPress
WordPress is built and managed by a wide community of individuals from all over the world. These courses will help you find your feet in the project and help you get involved in the mission to democratize publishing.
Translation is a great way to contribute to WordPress if you understand English and another language. This course will guide you through the process of becoming a knowledgeable Polyglots Team contributor.
Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face or online events on a regular basis. Anything that brings together 2 or more people to share their WordPress experiences counts — there’s no minimum number of attendees or required format.
This course is required training for anyone wishing to become a WordPress meetup organizer.
Because the WordPress community is global, it’s important to remember that everyone has different circumstances, knowledge, and levels of experience. As a general rule, all written communication should be clear and friendly, with a tone that’s on the positive side of neutral.
This course is for all contributors, especially those who are publishing posts, facilitating meetings, or otherwise writing publicly on behalf of the WordPress project.
WordPress community teams meet regularly to connect in real time. Teams should feel free to find what works for them, but there are guidelines to how these meetings should take place that are true for all teams.
This course looks at the different type of meetings that take place across the WordPress open-source project and how they should be conducted. It is useful training for anyone facilitating or engaging in contributor meetings.
Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. You can find out more about the deputy program here.
This course is required training for anyone wanting to join the Deputy program. It is also useful for anyone wanting to know more about how the Community Team works.
WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences that focus on everything WordPress. Each WordCamp is different, reflecting the local WordPress community it represents, but usually a wide range of people from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.
This course is required training for all new WordCamp lead organizers, as well as being useful for anyone wanting to know more about how WordCamps work.
WordPress is built, maintained, and supported in a highly open and collaborative environment. This open collaboration can make leaders think that absolute consensus is required to make any decisions. Consensus is a valuable goal when everyone working toward a decision shares the same resources, information, and values. However, in large organizations sometimes decisions that do not please the majority will have to be made, due to legal requirements, logistical concerns, and other factors.
This course will help you learn how decisions are made in the WordPress project and empower you to get involved in decision-making discussions in any contributor team.