How do we change code in WordPress? Let's walk through using FTP to upload new files to the server.
WordPress updated their WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) text editor to a newer editor called "Gutenberg." Personally, I find the new editor difficult to use. But how do you revert back to the classic-style WordPress editor? In this video, I show you how to use the Classic Editor Plugin. (Although, if you like the new editor you are free to continue using it and it won't affect the underlying code, themeing or any of the videos).
Let's get started creating our WordPress theme for Cats Who Code!
The first steps we need to take are to upload activate our new WordPress theme.
Now we're going to meet Template Tags: the key to WordPress.
Now let's add Template Tags to make our images show up in WordPress.
Now let's separate out the header, footer, and sidebar from our blog posts so that WordPress' Loop can make them all dynamic.
Now let's dig in and talk about in more detail about how the loop works in WordPress.
We keep going with our discussion of author and time tags, and then add images to the mix.
How should you edit your WordPress author name? Let's go through it!
Let's talk about template hierarchy and how it'll help make your WordPress site look even spiffier.
Now let's upload our footer and sidebar to WordPress, and start customizing it!
Now that we've registered our sidebar in WordPress, let's start customizing it.
Now let's talk about tags and categories, very much the bread and butter of WordPress.
Now that we have the WordPress theme basics now, let's get a little bit crazier!
There are thousands of WordPress plugins you can utilize. Before we explore them, let's enable them.
Sometimes, a post isn't enough. Let's explore some custom post types you can add to WordPress.
What about custom fields? Well, you guessed it, WordPress can support those, too.
What if you don't want to build a WordPress theme from scratch? Let's explore.