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Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 56,488 Points

Learn Wordpress or Wordpress Development track?

Hi all!

I want to learn how to use Wordpress as a CMS for my projects (So that I can use it for clients later on). I want to create the websites using my own HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and then hook it up to Wordpress CMS (If this is how it works?).

So which track is the right one for this? Learn Wordpress or Wordpress Development?

What is the difference between them?

Thanks in advance!

2 Answers

Jaime Rios
Jaime Rios
Courses Plus Student 21,100 Points

WP Development is more oriented towards development, based on your question's details I recommend you ate WP Development. While Learn WP is for users that are not so interested in Development, like business owners or someone who does not want/require to learn that much.

Now let me tell you about my experience, I started with Front End Web Development track, learned HTML, CSS, JS. Object Oriented JS, SASS, git, jQuery, Bootstrap, and Modular SASS. Then for the backend I learned some PHP which was not that hard.

When tried WP and I was overwhelmed, I don't understand why but, the course From Bootstrap to WP helped me more, at least in the beginning, than the WP Theme Development courses and the WP Development track.

As a side note, make sure you learn how to use npm and Gulp, they will incredibly increase your workflow speed. I think that on top of all I mentioned, you'd like to learn about databases, it makes the WP codex easier to understand.