Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video What to know before you start this course, part of WordPress: Custom Post Types and Taxonomies.
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This is an intermediate to advanced WordPress development course, so to be able to follow along, you need to have a solid understanding of how WordPress works, how to create content, and also how to manage that content on a WordPress site. And, of course, you need a WordPress site to work with. If this is the first time you are using the WordPress, or you need to brush up on your knowledge of how the application works, I recommend you go check out the WordPress Essential Training course, right here in the Lynda.com library, before continuing with this course.
WordPress Essential Training will get you up and running with any WordPress site and explain all the features that go into setting up a site, configuring that site, and also adding new content and managing existing content. In particular, I want you to pay attention to the sections within the course that focus on creating new posts, and also managing categories and tax. As you're following along, you need to have a live WordPress site to work with, and when you're doing WordPress development, I always recommend setting up a live environment on your own computer.
To set up a solution that works for you, you can check our Installing and Running WordPress series that contains many different courses on different techniques for setting up and running WordPress, either on a shared host, or on your Mac, or on your Windows computer or other computers. Finally, for the second half of the course, we'll be building custom templates for our custom post types and taxonomies, and I'm going to be doing that using a child theme. So if you've never built a child theme before, you should go check out the WordPress 3: Building Child Themes course, also in the lynda.com library, that will walk you through that process, so you get a solid understanding of how a child theme works within the WordPress theme infrastructure.
And that way, when I start creating a child theme, you'll understand exactly what is going on and which files are kicking in at which points. So with WordPress essential training as your basis, a live WordPress site to work with, and WordPress 3 building child themes fresh in mind, let's get cracking.
- What are WordPress custom post types and taxonomies
- Creating and testing the plugin
- Creating posts with custom post types
- Building basic custom taxonomies
- Creating custom post type templates
- Including custom post types in the front page index