Here are some useful WordPress courses. Do you have any others you’d like to add? Let us know!
General WP Courses
WPShout – described as “In-Depth WordPress Tutorials for Developers”
Free Code Camp (free, natch) – Very accessible and of course free, so if you don’t get on with it you don’t lose anything. I don’t think there is a lot of WordPress conent (feel free to correct me on this!) But it does have a tonne of JS and React stuff
WP101 – Described as Easy WordPress video tutorials for beginners. I’ve heard this is the go to place for beginners. Haven’t tried it myself though
Press Ups – A more personal way to learn WP? (Again I haven’t tried it). Looks like lots of short free WordPress screencasts
KnowTheCode (paid) – A huge resource of videos for developers, including a selection of free ones. I found the delivery style of the videos a bit difficult. But it’s probably the most comprehensive resource out there. Learn how to build themes and plugins “the right way”. Learn local development as well. Seemed to have a bit of a bias towards building sites using the Genesis theme as a framework.
Gutenberg Development Courses (online, paid for) featuring instructors Zac Gordon and Joe Casabona. Joe teaches users about how do use the new Gutenberg interface and Zac teaches developers how to develop for Gutenberg, including how to upgrade an older site to be compatible with Gutenberg.
The course will cost you $79 (about £55) but there is a discount for ($49) if you use the discount code earlyadopter (see WP Tavern)
I’ve done courses with Zac before and found them very friendly and useful.
Creatorcourses – Another Gutenberg specific course. One of our members has enrolled so should have some feedback soon. There’s also a discount via the Gutenberg Courses above.
Matt Mullenweg goes into some detail about why learning JS deeply will be important for developers in this video:
So, does anyone have any good suggestions for how to learn JS deeply?
I’ve been doing the Advanced Web Developer Bootcamp (online, paid for) on Udemy, which isn’t WordPress specific but does have an excellent section on the latest JS (ES2015 / 16 / 17) and a section on React (you need to know the latest JS to develop for react because it makes heavy use of modern JS features).
Jakson – Short YouTube videos that tackle many aspects of WordPress development.
Here’s a taster:
24 resources for learning WordPress
Here’s a timely article from regular speaker and co-organiser of the WordPress Cambridge Meetup group, Steven Watts of Newt Labs on some of the best resources for learning WordPress. Includes a selection of some of the best WordPress courses, blogs and Youtube channels for 2018.
If you have any course suggestions for wither users or developers? Let us know!
Gutenberg is the name for the new editor focus in WordPress. It is the future of WordPress, and will make creating websites much, much simpler. Tammie Lister will take you through a rough guide to the project. How it began and why it’s needed. Then, she will show you where the project is currently at and finally how you can also get involved. Join her and get to know Gutenberg.
Tammie Lister Tammie works at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com as an experience designer. She has a varied background including psychology, design, front end development and user experience. She is a contributor to WordPress and is currently the design lead for Gutenberg.
In other words Tammie is a leading UK expert on Gutenberg. We are hugely honoured she has made the time to present Gutenberg to us. Our meetup group website: https://wpcbg.uk/ with old presentations. Thanks Steve.
Thank you to TwinDots our sponsors
This meeting is sponsored by Twin Dots, the leading branding, design and development agency in Newmarket. Twin Dots has clients like Cambridge Marketing College, 450 GSM, Racing Welfare, and Devam the jewellers.
The usual format:
18:45: Roll up for a couple of beers in the foyer, & chat, mingle etc.
19:15 start: Everyone introduces themselves: 20 seconds max, mainly describing their involvement with WordPress.
2. Up to 4 * 3 minute pitches. Share discoveries, useful tips, requests for help with charitable projects. 3: WordPress News with our star reporter Ben Attenborough.
4. Main presentation Tammie Lister, Gutenberg
5. Clinic: Bring along a problem, and the audience will offer advice. If we can’t, maybe we’ll have a solution by next meeting. Kinda aiming to finish the formal part by about 21:00, depending on everyone’s enthusiasm to chat & discuss.
6. Beer & networking: We should leave by about 21:45 at the latest.