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Lee Mosler
Lee Mosler
6,055 Points


I am looking to shift from just design to also being a webmaster for Wordpress sites. Other than the knowledge I have from doing design, what other tools should I be looking into so I can take my business to new levels?

1 Answer

Adam Sumner
Adam Sumner
36,695 Points

Hi Lee,

It depends what you want to be able to do.

Simple WordPress websites can be built by setting up a WordPress site on a server selecting a pre-built template, adding plugins to enhance the functionality and adding content.

However, if you want to be able to build WordPress sites from custom designs you would need to build your own custom template, which would involve:

  • HTML
  • CSS (Preferably LESS or SASS)
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • Basic knowledge of SQL databases
  • Understanding how WordPress works

Suggested TeamTreehouse tracks would include: Web Design, Front End Development and WordPress Development. This will require a lot of time and effort to achieve this.

Lee Mosler
Lee Mosler
6,055 Points


Thank you for responding! I have a background in web design and have built in Wordpress for some time now. I was looking into what other tools would be necessary to go from building the site to maintaining it with updates, securities, and SEO keyword analytics.

I have been refreshing my knowledge through those tracks and I agree they do take a lot of time and it's surprising how much I had either forgotten or did not know.

Thanks again for your response!