Task 9 : Step by Step WordPress Customization Secrets – WP Spartans 300
By : Farooq Shah
Publish Date : November 15, 2018

How to customize any WordPress Theme the right way? How to inspect elements and find desired DIVs and Classes to edit required files? Step by step guide with practical project from scratch.

This is Task # 9 of Three Months Free WordPress Training under WP Spartans 300 Mission 2019 Movement. Developers and Freelancers from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh are taking interest in this series. That’s awesome. Passionate souls are learning to become top WordPress Developers and Programmers.

In this tutorial, first of all we discussed the need of backup and talked about a few great plugins that we can use to backup our WP Site:

1) We talked about WP DB Manager. Great plugin.
2) Duplicator (I have been using this plugin since long)
3) UPDraft Plus (Wonderful plugin. Developers did work hard to make this plugin a success. 1+Million active installations (as shown by WP Repository Automated System)

Then we installed Updraft Plus. Configured it step by step. Took the back up and started exploring Theme Files for a Demo Sports Theme we installed in earlier tasks.

We also learnt how to find and replace anything from the code with the help of Notepad ++ (An open source editor). Very handy indeed.

In this session, we also learnt how to inspect element (F12 Shortcut Key to access Chrome Dev Tools).

We then edited our first PHP Function for Date and Time. We went to WordPress Codex and copied new string. Pasted it in the file and saved.

Boom. Congrats. Our very first success.

Similarly, we learnt how to change logo and header image in WordPress Themes. Finally we replaced Advertisement Banner. One of the Spartan Subscribers asked assistance in this regard.

We need to understand Theme Structure as our next tasks will cover WordPress SEO 2019 Checklist and WP Security. It’s very important for a developer to know the world he/she is going to optimize, speed up or secure.

#WPSpartans300 is a mission. WordPress Developers from all over the world have started taking interest in this initiative. Therefore, I’m putting all my energy to make this journey wonderful and full of success.

Link to Access Top WP Developers Mission 2019 and download Free Assets for this task:

Or, simply visit http://www.freelancepakistan.com and click on 300 Spartan Page.

Through this three months Free WordPress Training (Absolutely FREE), we will learn how to create responsive WordPress Themes and Plugins. We’ll be in a position to sell our assets via Themeforest (Envato) and other platforms. Get ready to conquer that front.

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’.