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One Month WordPress

How to Create Custom WordPress Themes

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About this course

One Month WordPress is the best way to learn WordPress. I've been developing WordPress themes for over 10 years, and in that time I've created WordPress themes for The Black Eyed Peas, General Assembly, Toyota, Aldo, Agency Sacks, and New York Green Roofs. You’ll get to take advantage of all that expertise to develop a WordPress page that’s perfect for you.


Who is this WordPress course designed for? If you're a freelance designer, I hope that after this course you can start offering custom WordPress blogs to your clients. If you're a business owner, I hope that you learn enough to build your own blog from scratch. Whatever your goals are, you'll learn enough so that you can tweak an existing WordPress theme design.

In just 4 hours of videos you'll learn how to build custom WordPress themes with: 

  • The Loop 
  • Template tags
  • The author tag
  • The date tag
  • Navigation menus
  • Comments
  • Functions
  • Widgets
  • WordPress Plugins
  • Advance Custom Field
  • The WordPress Codex

As well as how to edit CSS styles on an existing WordPress theme. This covers the most common things you would want to build onWordPress page.

WordPress powers 28% of the Internet.

That’s because Fortune 500 Companies, artists, and bloggers all want the same things: a custom theme, good SEO, and an easy way to publish content. I'm very proud of how this course came out - and I hope you'll join me.

Goals and Expectations

What's included?

  • 4 hours of step-by-step video 
  • Build a custom WordPress theme using only HTML, CSS, and PHP 
  • Download completed code samples 
  • Certification   

Who is this course for?

  • Freelance developers 
  • Designers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Anyone who has a WordPress theme already 

Is this course for beginners? 

  • Basic knowledge of HTML & CSS is required.
    Need a refresher? Learn HTML at One Month
  • Basic knowledge of the Wordpress admin panel
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My hope is that you can be inspired to find your own freedom building websites

At 23 I was making $30,000 a year building websites. I worked for a small agency, and was developing sites for The Four Seasons, Lydia's Italy, and The Grand Central Oyster Bar. Each month I struggled to live well and pay my astronomically high NYC rent. I wanted to leave my job, and dreamed of traveling the world!

That year I met a friend who introduced me to WordPress. I was amazed how quickly he could publish a website. In minutes he added new users, comments, forms, and e-commerce. I saw an opportunity to do everything I was doing at my agency job, but independently, on my own terms.

WordPress gave me the confidence to quit my job. Within a year, I moved abroad. I lived in Japan, and then Amsterdam. I charged a minimum of $9,000 to build a website — all the while working from home, and choosing my own clients.

I'm launching One Month WordPress because I want to show you how to create WordPress themes from scratch. My hope is that whether you're a developer, designer, or a total newbie, you can be inspired to find your own freedom building websites.


Peek inside the course

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Get Set Up With WordPress
Intro To WordPress

Let's get started thinking about Wordpress!

Who Uses WordPress?

Why's WordPress so powerful? Because of the many, many people who use it.


Let's go over what we're going to make, and make sure we start on the same page.

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About the Instructor

Chris Castiglione is an educator. He is the co-founder of One Month, and a professor at Columbia University Business School. His mission is to use storytelling as a tool to inspire positive change in the world.

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