Wordpress is the most popular blog / CMS engine
CMS is short for ‘content management system’. In a nerd nutshell, Wordpress is a PHP based web app (which is just a bunch of PHP pages) that you install on a web server. Wordpress makes it easy to build and maintain a website since managing lots of content (text, images, video) is super easy in Wordpress, versus building web pages by hand.
That said, Wordpress can be a bit more work to set up initially.
Why should web designers learn Wordpress?
Last time I checked, 18% of the worlds websites run on Wordpress! It’s very popular with small business, so you are almost guaranteed to be asked to work with Wordpress at some point - especially if you become a freelance web designer or developer.
Wordpress based web design work is so popular in fact, that there are web designers who exclusively do Wordpress development. As a Wordpress web designer, you will be called on to do things like:
- Install and configure Wordpress.
- Design and build Wordpress templates - called ‘themes’ in the Wordpress world.
- Modify Wordpress - add a shopping cart, add a newsletter etc. This is where knowing PHP comes in very handy, since Wordpress is built with PHP.
Our Wordpress Training Courses
We have all the courses you need to make learning Wordpress easy. Here they are, organized in the order you should do them:
You can learn Beginners Wordpress without web design skills but building a Wordpress theme requires an understanding of HTML and CSS. Same thing for Beginners PHP.
Stupid Easy Training!
What’s great about our courses, is that they will not put you to sleep and they won't make your head swell with too much nerd jargon. We teach in simple English, so simple in fact, that even I can understand!
To help with the learning process, WebMentor automatically tracks which lessons you've watched - among other things!
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.