All the WordPress Classes
This pathway is a complete list of all our WordPress classes. WordPress is powerful, but also easy to use and easy to modify. WordPress is the most popular way for people to build a website.
In this introductory class, Topher explains why a user would choose to use WordPress for their site. Topher introduces you to the WordPress community, plus themes, plugins and amazing features.
In this Beginner class, you'll learn about the different ways to install WordPress. Should you install WordPress on your desktop or with a hosting company?
This class teaches you everything you need to get started with WordPress. This is a Beginner class and is aimed at people who are completely new to WordPress.
In this class, Topher shows you how to create a great portfolio website. These videos are ideal for anyone who wants to showcase their work with WordPress.
Using a free theme and some easy-to-configure plugins, Topher creates a functional real estate website.
One of the most popular reasons people use WordPress is to build a website for their club or social group. In this class, Topher builds a book club website focusing on creating landing pages for authors, a group calendar and appropriate sidebars.
In this class, Topher builds a WordPress site that allows you to rent just about anything, but focusing on a Bed and Breakfast.
WordPress can be used for a lot of things, including a directory site. In this class, Topher demonstrates this capability as he creates a recipe website using a plugin called Simmer and the Make theme.
In this class, you'll learn site building and theme design. You use the Restaurant plugin and the Make theme to create a tasteful restaurant website.
WordPress is a fantastic platform for building your website or blog. By default, WordPress does a good job of search engine optimization, but there's a lot more that can be done!
In this series, Topher explores the various ways you can make your WordPress site run more quickly. From a great configuration of the SuperCache plugin to some simple to implement tips, you'll have a blazing fast site.
In this series, Topher gives us a comprehensive overview of securing a WordPress site. From the basics like passwords and securing your administration area, to some really advanced tools like iThemes Security.
Managing multiple WordPress sites can be a challenge. There are always updates, comments and more to deal with. ManageWP is a great solution.
In this class, Topher shows you how to use BackWPup, a simple backup system for your WordPress site.
When it comes to safely and regularly backing up your WordPress site, there's probably no better plugin than BackupBuddy from iThemes.
In this class, Topher explores WP Stripe, a WordPress plugin designed to handle single payments using Stripe, a refreshing alternative to PayPal.
In this class, Topher explores Paid Memberships Pro, a WordPress Plugin and support community for membership site builders. This plugin is straightforward, very robust and completely free!
In this series, Topher introduces us to the world's easiest way to sell digital downloads through WordPress for free - Easy Digital Downloads.
WooCommerce is one of the best choices for e-commerce on WordPress. It transforms WordPress website into an excellent online store.
The Give plugin allows you to build simple or complex donation forms, send confirmation emails, and manage the entire donation process on your website.
Sometimes you need much more than just a blog or a page when you're building your site in WordPress. Custom post types is how WordPress allows you to create rich, detailed content.
WordPress is all about creating content. It comes bundled with Posts and Pages, which you can organize using the Categories and Tags taxonomies.
In this class, Topher takes an intermediate-level approach to creating custom post types and meta boxes.
Jetpack is one of the most popular plugins in WordPress. Jetpack adds lots of important features to WordPress, from social sharing to statistics and email updates.
In this class, Topher shows us how to use Gravity Forms, the premium form builder for WordPress. Gravity Forms is extremely flexible and covers just any kind of form you want to build on your WordPress site.
BuddyPress is an add-on for WordPress that allows you to run your own social network. It includes member profiles, activity streams, user groups and more!
The NextGEN Gallery is one of the most popular WordPress gallery plugins, and with over 12 million downloads, it is one of the most popular WordPress plugins of all time.
The class introduces you to the structure and standards used in WordPress theme. This is the perfect introduction for developers who want to start building themes.
This class will take you step-by-step from your initial design in Photoshop to a finished WordPress theme. Please note that this is an older class. We keep it around because some people find it useful, but newer classes are available in our, "All the WordPress Theme Design Classes" pathway.
This is our main WordPress theme class. This class guides you through a detailed WordPress theme project. Follow the lessons, and we'll take you from an initial design to a completed theme.
In this introductory class for developers, Topher explains why coders choose to use WordPress for their site.
If you are a WordPress developer, you need to learn about the WordPress REST API. This is the new feature that will define working with WordPress in the future.
The WordPress Developer plugin is an essential tool for anyone who develop sites in WordPress.
There are thousands of widgets you can use on your WordPress site. However, sometimes you just can't find one that fully meets your needs. In this class, Topher works through the process of creating a sidebar widget from scratch.
In this class, Topher demonstrates how to get your own plugin published at WordPress.org
Most software projects have coding standards for how developers write their code. In this class, Topher demonstrates how PHP_CodeSniffer helps you meet WordPress coding standards.
In this class, Topher takes a published WordPress plugin and improves it by bringing into compliance with the WordPress Coding Standards.
This class is a step-by-step guide to building your first WordPress plugin. In this series, you're going to build a to-do list plugin. The plugin will use a custom post type, a custom taxonomy and a shortcode for the output. As you build the plugin, you'll learn about the best practices for WordPress development, including how to follow the recommended coding standards.
DesktopServer is a great way to develop websites on your own computer. While primarily a WordPress tool, DesktopServer can be used to develop Joomla, Drupal and even static HTML websites.