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How much PHP for theme development?

Hello. I want to build a wordpress theme from scratch. I know there are videos on this here on treehouse, but I want to know if I also need to learn php?

Johnatan Guzman
Johnatan Guzman
Courses Plus Student 2,360 Points

If you followed the beginners courses on php you can easily following along with the wp course. Without php though it will be hard to understand.

2 Answers

Hi Alon,

If you're aiming to build from scratch I'd recommend having some PHP knowledge. You'll find some very good courses such as PHP Basics in the PHP library.

Work through some of these and proceed to WordPress Theme Development once you have a basic understanding of it I'd say.


Thanks guys.. I know the basics, but I can do better.

No problem :)