One of the exiting aspects of working with WordPress is that there is more than one way to accomplish a task. You can use a free plugin, you can use a premium plugin, you can use a free theme, you can use a premium theme, you can build your own plugin or theme from scratch or you can add little snippets to a functions.php file. There are really so many ways to expand upon the capabilities of WordPress and that’s why next week is a special week for WebDesign.com members.
Next week, April 22nd – April 26th, members of WebDesign.com have an opportunity to attend a weeklong “Extending WordPress in Code” series of training webinars. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to extend WordPress using code, then this is the perfect time to join WebDesign.com so you can reserve your space in this exciting week of training. Remember if you want to attend these 10+ hours of training next week, you must have a current WebDesign.com membership.
So what are some of the classes that will be taught?
Creating Custom Post Types in Code
The ability to create new post types is a foundational piece of extending WordPress in code. When building sites for clients, a developer is always going to be running into the need to have more options for content than simply pages and posts. Coding up your own custom post types will give you that extra flexibility. In this class, we will look at not only how to create the custom post types but also how to integrate the content into the WordPress loop.
Under the Hood with Meta Boxes
In this advanced coding class, we will see what it takes to add additional meta boxes to post/page edit screens (and other places in WordPress). By mastering the usage of custom meta boxes you can create the perfect workflow for your clients and provide them with a simple-to-understand customized user interface for inputting specific content on their sites.
WordPress Settings API
Every developer who works with WordPress to create a unique web presence for their clients needs to consider how a client might be best served in modifying/updated/tweaking their site. Rather then turning over the full Administrator area of WordPress to the client, learn how the WordPress Settings API will allow you to create a customized settings area where you control what the client has access to change.
Creating Unique Post Formats
If you haven’t heard, one of the biggest focuses of the next release of WordPress (3.6) are the post formats. Simply adding the theme support doesn’t really do anything. Learn how to style post formats and give your clients a unique blogging experience.
These are just four of the upcoming training webinars that will occur during the week of April 22nd-26th. Tomorrow, I will unveil two or three more courses that will occur during our “Extending WordPress in Code” week. Now is the perfect time to join WebDesign.com so that you can begin preparing for this weeklong coding event by catching up of tons of training that already exists in the library of videos (over 500 hours)!