Advanced WordPress Class in Progress

around the table at the Advanced WP training.

I’m in Grand Rapids for three days with a group of WordPress site designers and developers enjoying a fantastic course being taught by Topher DeRosia.

If you’ve taken any of our recent WordPress courses, you’ll recognize that name. Topher is our online instructor and a very knowledgeable WordPress developer.

around the table at the Advanced WP training.

Topher is based here in Grand Rapids and has been creating websites for over 15 years. Eight developers travelled from as far away as London, Ontario, Canada to join us for these three days.

We’re covering:

  • Part 1: Introduction to Custom Content Types (CCT).
  • Part 2: Overview of WordPress theme templates.
  • Part 3: Discussion of design philosophy for plugins and themes.
  • Part 4: Creation of STAFF CCT with meta boxes and custom fields.
  • Part 5: Creation of DEPARTMENT CCT with meta boxes and custom fields.
  • Part 6: Install and Review Posts2Posts Plugin.
  • Part 7: Create some content for testing.
  • Part 8: Understanding Template Hierarchy.
  • Part 9: Creation and formatting of custom WordPress theme template files for rendering.
  • Part 10: Creation of a plugin using custom content types, shortcodes, and custom CSS.
  • Part 11: Overview of shortcodes, hooks, filters, and enqueuing of CSS and Javascript.
  • Part 12: Working on their own projects.

We’ll be posting a course based on this training as soon as possible. Watch your inbox for updates!


  • Rod Martin

    Rod holds two masters degrees and has been training people how to do "things" for over 25 years. Originally from Australia, he grew up in Canada and now resides just outside Cincinnati, Ohio. He has worked in both the non-profit and for-profit worlds, in small companies and large corporations. His extensive open source experience includes WordPress, Joomla and Drupal and he really knows how to help you get the most out of the system you chose. Rod plays ice hockey a couple of times a week and rides his Goldwing motorcycle pretty much everywhere he can.

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