WordPress has come a long way since the first version in 2003. What started as simple blogging software has become a full-fledged content management system used by companies large and small all over the world. One of the biggest changes came in 2018 with the introduction of blocks, which fundamentally changed how you edit content […]
WordPress Development Courses
I'm passionate about teaching others so they can be successful in their business, whether that's building websites for clients or using WordPress to power their own sites. I teach courses on front-end development, WordPress, and the Genesis Framework on LinkedIN Learning (formerly Lynda.com).
If you have a WordPress site, you may have heard that you can benefit from using a content delivery network (CDN), but you might not understand the technology or how to use it. This course teaches what you need to know to confidently use a CDN with a WordPress site.
Build a professional website for your small business with WordPress. Anyone can build a business’s presence online with the themes, plugins, and built-in functionality offered by WordPress. In this course, Carrie Dils shows how to create a website complete with a contact form, social sharing buttons, a blog, and a custom homepage. She teaches you […]
Hooks are key components of WordPress plugin development. There are two types: filters modify data and actions perform tasks. Gain a fundamental understanding of how these features work, and learn how to use the built-in action and filter hooks in WordPress to build your own plugins. In the first half of the course, instructor Carrie […]
Troubleshooting problems is a foundational skill in web development. Unresolved issues can bring development to a halt. Learn the best places to perform research and to get answers—both online and in person—in this course for new and beginner web developers. Instructor Carrie Dils, an experienced developer, covers the basics: checking for system updates, restarting, and […]
Once you have learned the basics of HTML, it’s time to start exploring Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), the language that makes HTML look great in the browser. This course gives you a tour of the possibilities, showing what CSS is capable of doing and the basics you need to make it work for you. Join […]
Learn how to create your own website or blog with WordPress.com—the free, easy-to-use service that is democratizing publishing on the web.
Have you wondered if using a CSS framework will speed up your website development?
Want to take your WordPress site worldwide? WordPress's internationalization features allow developers to configure their code so they can be easily translated and localized.
In this course, Carrie Dils takes apart the framework so you can understand the structure and start customizing your own child themes with Genesis.
Whether you're a novice or an advanced developer, Genesis provides the foundation that takes WordPress to places you never thought it could go.