We will be hosting developer workshops in an effort provide a forum for aspiring WordPress developers to learn more about developing both WordPress themes and Plugins. These workshops will be hosted bi-monthly beginning in February, 2017. Each workshop will assume a basic level of competence with software development practices, and relational databases. It is strongly advised you bring a laptop to each event so you can follow along. More information will be provided as we get closer to each workshop, and more workshops will be added as the year progresses.
Workshop: Setting up a Local WordPress Dev Environment
Description: Learn how to setup an easy to use locally installed WordPress site using Desktop Server. We will walk through installation and setup for both Mac and Windows based computers. In addition to setup, we will cover blueprints, migrating to and from Desktop Server and tools. Make sure you bring your computer to follow along as this will be entirely hands on.
Workshop: No Code Version Control / Intro to Git
Description: Discuss and display concepts of version control within the post mechanism of WP / Basic commands to get up and running with Git using github.com
Workshop: Create a WordPress Child Theme
Description: Avoid headaches of theme customization by creating a child theme. A child theme is a separate set of files used to make changes to a theme with no impact to the original theme code. In this workshop we will walk through the creation of a child theme.
Workshop: Create a WordPress Plugin
Description: This workshop, as a followup to our child theme workshop in June, is intended to help learn to build WordPress plugins. We are all going to create a basic plugin together, and walk through the steps required, as well as why and how they work.
Important: You’ll need to bring your laptop if you want to follow along with the workshop. You will not be able to follow along with a tablet.
If you came to a prior workshop you’ll have a development environment set up, but if not you can get information about one here: https://wporlando.org/2016/04/wordpress-local-development-environments/
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