WordPress Academy: Learn WordPress Step By Step

Learn WordPress in a practical, project based approach. Includes PHP theme development & WordPress eCommerce stores.

What you’ll learn

  • Confidently create different types of WordPress websites
  • Convert HTML & CSS websites to WordPress themes.
  • Understand how WordPress is structured
  • Gain confidence using the PHP programming language
  • Install WordPress locally then transfer to a live server
  • Choose and install plugins and themes
  • Add WordPress contents such as pages, blog posts, menus etc
  • Manage users permissions and comments
  • Add custom header images
  • Integrate with social media
  • Understand what WordPress widgets are and how to use them
  • Add sliders and contact forms
  • Apply basic SEO best practices to improve page rankings
  • Make website backups
  • Create WordPress eCommerce stores
  • Create WordPress child themes both from scratch and using plugins
  • Use starter themes to build custom themes
  • Understand how WordPress works with PHP page templates
  • Gain a better understanding of how WordPress structures files & folders
  • Create a WordPress multisite network for personal or business use


  • A willingness to learn new things
  • Basic computer knowledge, such as saving, renaming, copying files etc
  • You should know basic HTML & CSS
  • No prior WordPress knowledge is required


Take your HTML & CSS skills to the next level, by mastering the worlds most popular content management system for building websites: WordPress!

Master WordPress from scratch in a fun, project based approach.

This course is for anybody looking for a career building WordPress websites or themes, or even hobbyists looking to learn a new skill.

COURSE UPDATED: November 17:

  • New Video (due to student feedback): Alternative Development Environment to using MAMP
  • New Video: Removing sample data and resetting our database


  • Section fully re-recorded / updated to latest version: Customising Our Site: WordPress Blog
  • Section fully re-recorded / updated to latest version: Let’s Get Building: WordPress Blog

COURSE UPDATED: September 17: 

  • New Video: WordPress. org or WordPress. com?


  • Updated to installing MAMP V4
  • Separated MAMP installation & WordPress installation for easier future reference
  • New video: phpMyAdmin fix for MAMP v4

COURSE UPDATED: 30th December 16: New WordPress Multisite / Network Installation section added!

Master WordPress from scratch in a fun, project based approach.

This course is for anybody looking for a career building WordPress websites or themes, or even hobbyists looking to learn a new skill.

Here are some recent reviews:

“Very easy to follow and clear instructions. So far this is a very impressive course. Have always wanted to create a blog/website and this looks like it will give some solid base to start from.”

“Good course and better instructor. I’ve learned a lot of new stuff, instructor was always there to help when I was stuck. I’d recommend this course to anyone willing to learn WordPress.”

“Great course, easy to follow and lots of good information about wordpress”

“The course moves at a steady pace that allows you to easily keep up. There are plenty of opportunities to practice what is being explained and it doesn’t feel like a course where you just copy what the instructor is doing like a robot! I’ve tried WordPress courses before and always felt like I’d missed something, but with course I really feel that I have gained a solid understanding of WordPress and what it can be used for!”

We begin the course by getting familiar with WordPress and looking at how to install using a localhost. We then look at the WordPress essentials such as blog posts, pages, navigation menus and installing themes, all while building your very own blog website.

Once we have the basics covered, we move onto customising our blog using sliders, widgets, header images and working with the customiser. You will also get the chance to optimise your WordPress website for search engines and create backups.

The second project takes your WordPress knowledge even further. We create a fully functional eCommerce T-Shirt store. More techniques are introduced throughout this project such as child themes, dealing with products, categories, shipping, taxes, all while building a beautiful, custom website.

After completing the first 2 projects, we move things on even further by introducing you to WordPress theme development by converting an existing HTML & CSS website to a fully functional WordPress theme. This section involves coding in PHP, however if you are new to PHP there is a PHP basics section to get you up to speed.

This project introduces new techniques and you will gain a deeper knowledge of how WordPress themes are created. You will learn how WordPress templates are used and learn about various WordPress functions to build our theme.

Finally, the last section will be focused on useful techniques to add to your WordPress knowledge. Here we will cover exporting your localhost websites to a live server, various plugins etc.

All images and files etc you will need is included to download, there is also no extra software, subscriptions or purchases etc to complete or take this course.

We even have a section dedicated to setting up and administering a WordPress multisite network, along with bonus material to be added to over time.

So are you ready to take your web design or WordPress skills to the next level?

Join me now and I look forward to having you on board!Who this course is for:

  • This course is intended for beginner students who want to learn how to develop WordPress websites.
  • This course is ideal for students with a little HTML & CSS experience
  • Students who are looking to get involved in WordPress theme development will benefit from this course
  • No PHP experience is required, however if you are familiar with the basics it would be advantageous. A PHP refresher section is provided in the course to cover the basics of PHP.
  • Students looking to create awesome WordPress websites for fun or profit
  • New WordPress or theme developers
  • Beginner web designers/developers looking to expand their knowledge
  • Graphic designers who want to learn WordPress to increase employment or earning potential
  • Anybody looking to learn how to create WordPress multisite networks for personal or business use

Created by Chris Dixon
Last updated 11/2017
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