When the internet was young, there were only a few people who had the resources and the money to create a website. It required a lot of coding that needed to be written and the website would not change for years. However, now things have changed. Now websites are updateable, interactive and actually require very little coding.
This is mostly possible because of WordPress, an open-source content management system (CMS) that allows users to create a website from scratch with absolutely no coding needed. They can choose the layout of the website, add themes and change the color and even install features and incorporate social network links with just a click of a button.
Although originally started as a simple bit of coding to enhance typography of text, WordPress is currently one of the largest self-hosting blogging tool. The selling point of WordPress is the thousands of different plugins that can be found. These plugins are basically widgets or tools that can help enhance your website and extend its features. It includes things like attaching a Facebook comment box, a direct tweet options, an audio player, etc.
This comprehensive course is the complete course on learning how to create WordPress plugins from scratch. These little widgets are super useful when trying to make your website or blog more interactive. Although, WordPress offers a huge list of plugins, there are often plugins that are not available or don’t do exactly what you require. Now, you can actually learn to create your own plugin and design it the way you want.
This simple course breaks down numerous concepts such as WordPress CMS (Blog System), PHP, OOP/Classes, JSON APIs (Fetch data from different APIs), Project Structuring (how to set up our files and structure them), Taxonomy, Widgets, Custom Post Types, SQL Query and XAMPP/Apache. It will go over all of these by helping you build 10 practical applications.
This course will cover the following projects:
- Facebook Footer Link – Learn how to add a link of Facebook at the end of very post
- Social Links Widget – Learn how to create social icons with links to specific profiles
- Newsletter Subscribe Widget – Create a widget that allows users to subscribe to your blog
- Todo List Plugin – custom post type plugin where you can incorporate text and save it
- Github Repos Widget – Learn how to use the repo feature where you can enter a username and get repos for that user
- Youtube Video Gallery – Custom post type plugin that will show Youtube videos
- City Weather Report – Weather underground API to get full weather report for various cities
- Instagram Photo List – learn how to use the Instagram API to create a gallery of your Instagram photos
- Facebook Page Plugin (Likebox) – Incorporate the new Facebook likebox on your blog
- Movie Listings Plugin – Create a full plugin that includes timings for movies and also incorporate really cool features
With WordPress, the power of creating blogs and websites have shifted from the hands of the developers to the hands of the layman users. Learn how to create your own website with really cool features and plugins without even breaking a sweat. Enroll now and get started on learning how to enhance your website.