Course description

This hands-on course helps students gain an understanding of how to utilize client-side and server-side web programming to create customized online solutions, rich user experiences, e-commerce, and mobile friendly websites using the WordPress content management system (CMS). Students hone programming skills by customizing WordPress websites including the WordPress backend. Course topics include working with WordPress, programming in PHP, relational databases, SQL and MySQL database programming, programming WordPress theme files, adding custom code to a WordPress site, the WordPress CODEX/function library, WordPress filters and hooks, plugin development, programming WordPress shortcodes, site migration, and site maintenance. Project assignments help students gain proficiency with individual concepts culminating in a comprehensive final project to create an interactive website.

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