Create a promotional, animated marquee for the homepage of your WordPress website. The exercise files and code snippets for this course are free to all members.
Learn to create a custom photo gallery for WordPress that goes beyond the built-in look and feel.
Learn how to implement DRY development techniques on your WordPress sites, and build more efficient, maintainable, and understandable code.
Build a custom plugin to track the popularity of WordPress posts and then create a widget to display the top five.
Use information architecture and the WordPress template hierarchy to build a cleaner and more effective design process.
Learn how to edit WordPress user accounts directly in the database with phpMyAdmin—bypassing WordPress entirely.
Learn how to get up and running with Genesis and take your WordPress site to the next level.
Learn how to customize themes with Genesis, the WordPress framework that offers SEO, security, and a huge selection of design options.
Install and run WordPress on the cloud with Microsoft Azure.
Add styles and scripts to your WordPress themes the correct way, by enqueuing them.
Learn how to integrate web fonts into your WordPress themes, from sources such as Google Fonts, Adobe Edge Web Fonts, and Font Squirrel.
Learn how to add social media buttons to your posts and pages, with several different WordPress plugins, and allow your visitors to share your content with friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter.
Learn to get the most out of Simone, a custom WordPress theme designed by Morten Rand-Hendriksen.
Learn how to build a WordPress theme from scratch using the _s (aka Underscores) starter theme.
Add advanced analytics to your WordPress site with three different plugins: WordPress.com Stats from Jetpack, Google Analytics, and Piwik.
Protect your WordPress site with automatic backups. Learn how to back up and restore your data with two different plugins, Backup from Dropbox and BackWPup.
Create custom post types and taxonomies to extend the functionality of WordPress.
Install and run WordPress on your computer with DesktopServer.
Got a WordPress site that's overrun with spam? Learn how to clean it out by deleting the spam straight from the database.
Add contact forms to your WordPress site with three different plugins: Jetpack, Contact Form 7, and Gravity Forms.
Drive more visitors to your WordPress site by performing search engine optimization, or SEO, with the help of two powerful plugins.
Set up a video blog using WordPress and three different free themes—Twenty Twelve, Origami, and Sundance—and get three completely different looks for your site.
Set up an online magazine using WordPress and three different themes that result in three completely different looks—Max Magazine, Path, and Oxygen.
Demonstrates different design strategies, best practices, and actual code examples for creating a web site that can adapt to multiple devices, screen sizes, and browsers.
Create a network of sites and blogs from a single installation of WordPress with the WordPress Multisite feature.