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Rob AllessiTreehouse Staff
We’d like to take a few minutes to inform our students that all WordPress courses and workshops will be retired by 07/06/2019.
For any students who are currently going through these courses, it’s encouraged to complete them prior to this date if you wish to receive their associated badges and points.
At this point, we believe our WordPress content is outdated and no longer meets our standards. Please note that we will not be replacing these courses with updated versions.
If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Isabella Chen624 Points
Rob Allessi : I think this is a bad decision. I subscribed to TT because of these courses, and although outdated, they are still extrememly useful. Zac's engaging and presentational style is excellent, and I am on my way to develop my first theme. I simply cannot understand why you would remove these courses. The core of wordpress has not changed for a long time and the content is still really useful to help any would be WP developer dive right in. There is simply nothing out there that matches Zac's delivery.
Scott Craig40,813 Points
This is really disappointing. Why not leave the courses up for people who are already taking them? And remove them from view from new users.
I think retiring this really hit a bad place -- wordpress is a great career launching point for many.
I'm with the others who commented here. I'm really disappointed that these are not being replaced by updated versions. I completed a number of other courses in order to prepare to work on the Wordpress Development track - while I've been frustrated with the number of aspects of the course that are out of date I have been working my way through with plans to retake once it is updated.
Jonathan GrieveTreehouse Moderator 90,689 Points
Not great news but not unexpected! I'm sad because the WordPress content was some of the most useful content to be so far during my time at Treehouse but hasn't had an active teacher for it for a few years. Life goes on though and we will all go on. :)
I am with the others here, its pretty annoying that we're not able to locate utilise these resources anymore. I was planning to do the wordpress course after I finished off the front end track.. Looks like udemy can take my money now.
Zach Horsman54 Points
I signed up specifically for WordPress development. Guess I'm heading on over to Udemy!
I guess WordPress isn't a "21st Century Skill" then. My company still uses it though.
Pieter Van Looy7,763 Points
I agree with Hayden. I was also going through this courses, as I am a WordPress developer myself. I understand they are out of date, but why are they not replaced with new versions then?
That's really disappointing. I just joined and started learning from scratch as I want to be a WordPress expert. I was hoping that you'll come up with more relevant courses like Woocommerce, but you're shutting it down. 😥
I was really disappointed by this too. I found that Zac (the instructor) has a Wordpress development course offered on Udemy called Complete Wordpress Development Themes and Plugins. It's not exactly the same, but it seems to teach comparable information. I decided to purchase that course since Treehouse stopped offering the Wordpress courses. So if you're not sure where to go from here, that could be an option worth checking out.
Rob AllessiTreehouse Staff
WordPress is still accessible via tracks during this time (until they are officially retired on July 6th):
Ehthisham Ullah5,899 Points
Fantastic, finished the course and a few days later, told it was worthless :-D
This is really disappointing. I was halfway through a Wordpress course. I had paused my Treehouse subscription because I got too busy to keep up with it, but I just activated my subscription again only to find the Wordpress course I wanted to finish is gone! I would rather have these Wordpress courses still available to access (even if the info is a bit outdated), than not have them at all.
Daz Gordon4,129 Points
Does anyone know WHY Wordpress was cancelled? Are Treehouse suggesting more appropriate alternatives to blogging solutions? I'd be keen to get advice on where people recommend building and hosting a blogging platform (that is not Medium). Thanks
Errin Mixon7,460 Points
This is really disappointing. I was working my way through these courses a few months back and have returned to refresh my knowledge - and now they're just gone? Why not simply add a disclaimer that the course content is out of date, but leave the videos up for those who need to refer to them? Now I'm not sure where to turn.