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okay so I just subscribed to treehouse and I started the track for wordpress, however, this is soooo weird. when I started the track for wordpress it said that I dont need any knowledge of programming however, the guy zac then says that he will assume after video # 2 that we already know what links and other word press things are and he said that you need to complete course from the library called "wordpress for owners". okay, so my question is how should I learn on treehouse? should I complete the track first or the courses in the library? and what is the difference between the track and the courses in the library?
almost everything team treehouse has to offer however, my immediate need is to learn wrodpress and the reason for this is because is that I am part of a club at my university and I need to update their website. their website sucks and its on wordpress, so I was thinking maybe treehouse would allow me impress the people who use the website on a daily basis and possibly get a promotion next year. I want to totally edit the theme of the website and change its outlook. the domain of the webiste is http://www.wlumsa.com
will I be able to work on the website(i.e improve it) even without the knowledge of word press? and could you answer my question about the difference between the tracks and the courses in the library and how to I access the code challenges and quizzes?
and thanks a lot for the help
Aisha BlakeTreehouse Guest Teacher
Okay, so in order to complete the "How to Make a Website with WordPress" project, you really don't need to know any programming. If you just follow the videos, you'll be able to make a website with WordPress. The features of the admin panel that you'll need are very intuitive anyway (and you'll see where he clicks). After that initial course and before you really delve into anything too advanced, you'll go through "How to Make a Website". This will take you through the basics of HTML and CSS as well as covering the practical details you need to know like how to serve up your website so people can see it.
Personally, I like going through the tracks because I always feel prepared for what comes next. Treehouse makes sure I've at least gone through any prerequisites before I take on something new. That being said, some tracks are definitely more specialized and more advanced than others. If you don't know what links are, you might be better served starting with the Web Design track.
edit: Sorry, I got distracted in the middle of writing this and Hayden said a lot of what I'd meant to convey (and more). Definitely just dive in somewhere (sounds like Web Design or Front-end Web Development would be good choices) and start learning! Ask any questions that pop up along the way here in the forum and I think you'll be surprised how quickly your skills improve.
Thanks a lot for all the help in answering my questions