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Ulises Calvo2,233 Points
So far this course seems to me to be more of a reference guide that constantly refers to Wordpress site's documentation or codex.
It may not be the case, but my impression is that the course is all over the place for a person without WP development experience like me, which I suspect is the case for a lot of people.
So my question is: what are the real pre-requisites to follow this course without feeling dizy? Do I have to do the PHP course firts?
At the beginning the teacher said HTML CSS and some basic JS would do it.
Simon Chercka23,299 Points
You're probably right, there is a lot of the content that is based on a fair knowledge of WordPress but the course skips over them. However it still gives a good introduction to the PHP, HTML and CSS running under the hood of WordPress and which areas you would want to dive into if you wanted to become a theme developer for example.
If you want to dive deeper into this I suggest the following two courses specifically:
- The WordPress Template Hierarchy
- WordPress Theme Development
These courses are more in depth on the PHP in WordPress and will fill in a lot of the gaps that PHP for WordPress skips over.
Good luck! Simon
I gotta agree with Ulises and Saqib. I keep finding myself sitting here wondering "when am I actually going to build something?"
I'm hoping that comes as we get deeper into this track but for now it's a hard slog for me.
Saqib Ali3,686 Points
I definitely agree with Ulises Calvo on this matter. The instructor does a good job but it would have been really helpful if he was able to delve in deeply (with the use of exercise files) for us to really learn the topics at hand. Just providing us links to codex references is frankly pretty lazy.