WordPress Theme Workshop (November 4th 2017)

September 21, 2017

Ever Wanted To Build Your Own WordPress Theme?

Many people from the WordPress meetups have been asking for a full day workshop on building WordPress themes (and plugins, but that’s another workshop for another time). We took a survey a few months ago to confirm the interest so happy to say it’s finally happening.

What: The WordPress Theme Workshop is a near full-day workshop focused on instructing people to (1) learn how WordPress themes work and (2) build a basic WordPress theme from scratch (more or less).

Who This Workshop Is For: Freelancers, coders, and anyone who wants to be able to build and edit WordPress themes for their clients. Realize the workshop is going to cover basics enough hopefully to get useful information that is going to get you able to build and edit themes. You can ask questions about complex themes you might be looking at now – don’t forget we can ask carry the conversation to WordPress meetups! You don’t need to know PHP or CSS or JavaScript deeply but you SHOULD know a bit about them. We aren’t teaching the basic on THESE concepts – but you can learn the basics quick on these before the workshop.

Who This Workshop IS NOT For: If you have never coded before, have no idea what PHP or HTML is, or have never used WordPress before… this workshop isn’t for you.

Times: Workshop starts at 9am and ends around 2:30pm with a lunch break.

Date: November 4th, 2017

Location: Nova Southeastern University, Carl DeSantis Building in Davie, Florida (Click here for map). Exact room will be announced to registered attendees before the event.


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We are keeping the workshop SMALL so there are a limited numbers of seats. Once they are gone, they are gone and we’ll see if another workshop could be planned in the coming months.

What To Bring: If you have a wifi-capable laptop (or a tablet if you feel comfortable) please bring it. If not, a notepad and a pen is recommended. We might have computers available, but don’t rely on that as our room assignments might change before the event.

Any Perks: We will see, but at the very least i’m planning on providing code snippets that you can easily access, review, and copy during the class and afterwards. Depending on how many register, we might also have the ability to record the class – if we do, that will be available to the class afterwards. Any slides, code examples, videos, etc. presented during the class are made available to all attendees at no charge.

Food: As of now, you will be on your own for breakfast (although there is an Einstein Bagels in the building). Lunch will be provided, with more information available the closer we get to the date.

Refunds: Refunds can be issued up to 7 days before the conference. If there’s a waiting list and you refund, you cannot come back and grab back your spot (you’ll be added to a waiting list).

Student Discounts: There are no discounts for students UNLESS you are a student or teacher at Nova Southeastern University. If you are, contact me directly. There are a limited number of spots being held for Nova students.

Please note that this event is not officially associated with the WordPress meetup or the WordPress Foundation.