Why WordPress? The Developer Perspective

Why WordPress from the Developer Perspective

This week our Monday class release is Why WordPress? The Developer Perspective.

In this course, our WordPress trainer, Topher DeRosia, guides us through the thought process behind why a site developer should choose the WordPress CMS to build a site.

Topher explains the features of WordPress that make it attractive for developers to use.

Sessions in the Why WordPress? course

  • Administration User Interface
  • Documentation
  • User Management
  • WP_Query
  • Database Handler $wpdb
  • Action Filters
  • Plugins
  • Themes
  • Shortcodes
  • Summary
  • Why WordPress? Developer Quiz

Sample from the Why WordPress? course

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Class and webinar details

Video Class



  • 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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The major draw back I experienced with WordPress is that you always have to shred out money again and again to get all the features that Drupal offers for free.

Kind Regards,


First of all congratulations for the webinar. Although I joined late I found it very useful, great oportunity to pose questions.
I couldn’t see the first part. Where can I see the complete recording?


Hi Rodolfo. Thanks for the kinds words. The recording should be up on our blog either today or tomorrow. I’ll post a link here when it’s published.

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