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Pointers for Aspiring Experts in WordPress development

If you haven’t joined the WordPress development bandwagon yet, you’ve surely missed a lot.Don’t fuss – it’s not too late.As a developer considering a move to WordPress, the tips below can help you:

1.Get ready for PHP.

As a WordPress development pro, you must learn some PHP.Of course, you can just work closely with a trusted WordPress developer, but you could end up being totally dependent on them.On the other hand, just because a lot of people are learning to code doesn’t mean you should do too.There’s no point in forcing yourself to do something you’re not genuinely enthusiastic about.

2.Study a WordPress theme and how it functions.

After you’ve decided you can take some (or maybe more than some) PHP coding, the next step is to be familiar with a WordPress theme’s structure and the way WordPress works in general.Fortunately, you will find a lot of information and other materials regarding this topic. You’re not going to be a theme guru after a day, but it’s great to get started.Sometimes, you only need to get that ball rolling.

3.Know WordPress-specific CSS.

If you’ve been into web design, then you must already know some CSS.What’s great is that this knowledge is largely reusable.In other words, any CSS you know from static sites will be usable with WordPress.However, there are also CSS codes that are unique to WordPress.Unfortunately, there isn’t a complete guide on this subject simply because there’s much theme-specific CSS you have to discover by yourself.If CSS is way too much for you, you can explore drag and drop platforms, but they can be rather restrictive.

4.Dissect existing themes.

One of the best methods of studying WordPress development and design is by looking into the internal structures of currently available themes.The key here is to choose good themes – you shouldn’t be learning from the bad designers, right?Check out the official WordPress Theme Directory and download a few in demand themes.Install them and explore them, and if you’re happy with the look and feel or a certain theme, start breaking down and learning.

5.Make it a habit to read about WordPress development.

WordPress is ever evolving, and to stay on top of it, don’t stop reading about it.As you may have observed, new WordPress versions are being released from time to time.Not to mention new plugins and themes even.Certainly, it wouldn’t be realistic for you to expect that you’ll know everything about WordPress instantly (not that you have to), but you do need to be aware at least the key changes.