Task 71 : WordPress Theme Development – WP Spartans 300
By : Farooq Shah
Publish Date : March 22, 2019

WordPress Theme Development in 2019 under #WPSpartans300 Mission. Absolutely Free training step by step. Let’s learn Modern Coding Standards.

This is Task 71 and 14th class of WP Theming Phase and we’re getting started with Core Concepts of WordPress Themes and Templates from scratch. Through out this training, we’ll explore WP Codex step by step. We’ll create a custom theme from ground up.

In this task, we started our journey to be Top WordPress Developers in 2019. My aim is to help, guide and motivate young freelancers so that they could start earning via job market places such as Fiverr and Upwork.

We have covered HTML, CSS, JS, jQuery and PHP Basics. By the end of this training, all Spartans will be in a position to upload their themes not only to WordPress Repo but also to Theme-forest, Creative Market, Mojo Themes and Template Monster etc site.

We’ll follow PHP , HTML, CSS and WordPress standards laid down by the official and core team of WP.

In this 14th class of absolutely free WordPress Training, we continued our discussion about custom post types in WordPress. First of all:

1) We added Gutenberg support within our Custom Post Types by adding “show_in_rest” as true.
2) Then we explored an online utility (set of tools) to generate CPTs and a lot many snippets, taxonomies, menus etc.
URL: https://generatewp.com
We created a custom post type with detailed explanation of each step. Then we added the generated code within our functions file.

3) Finally we downloaded a well know WP Plugin i.e. Custom Post Type UI by Web Dev Studios team. I demonstrated how we can use that plugin to create CPTs etc.

4) Then we created a few template files:

a) index.php Main Template File
b) content.php
c) content-none.php

We also explored WordPress Developer Codex (Functions reference and discussed about the following new functions:

1) get_template_part()
2) get_post_format()
3) get_author_posts_url()
4) comments_number()
5) the_ID etc

#WPSpartans300 is a mission. When I launched this training session, a great number of young freelancers from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh started taking interest. WOW.

Therefore, I put all my energy to make this journey wonderful and full of success. So far, we have covered HTML Fundamental Training, CSS Basics, JS Concepts , jQuery Crash Course, Bootstrap, Speed and Optimization, SEO 2019 Complete Guide and now here comes WordPress, Spartan.

Let me tell you that without passion and commitment, you won’t be able to be a Rockstar WordPress Developer. It does take a lot of hard work ; however, the end result is awesome.

I will guide you step by step so that you could get results from your WordPress Training Mission. Get ready to excel as a professional developer. It’d be fun and exciting adventure.

300 Spartans will learn to unlock WP Codex. APIs will be the ultimate goal. From PSD to WordPress Conversion to WordPress Based Mobile Apps, Spartans will conquer their fears. 300 Lucky WordPress Developers will enjoy lucrative benefits of successful online projects.

My name is Farooq, and I’m a top rated Upwork Freelancer. I’m offering services to international clients as ‘WordPress and Graphic Design Pro’.