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Overview

New program start date TBA.

The WordPress Developer (WPD) Statement of Completion will build on your existing knowledge of HTML/CSS, JavaScript, PHP and WordPress to advance your skills in WordPress development. You will learn how to apply WordPress to complex web site designs, and how to develop complete custom themes and apply them to a WordPress web site.

This part-time, 90-hour course will be taught by experienced WordPress developers (see instructor bios) who utilize best practices in their WordPress projects. During the course, you will learn how to develop WordPress sites that handle inventory management, product management, and shipping for online stores. Additional topics include building an e-Commerce store, general WordPress security, and performance and installation best practices.

By the end of the WordPress Developer Statement of Completion, you will be able to:

  • Develop a custom WordPress theme from scratch using HTML/CSS/JS and PHP
  • Build a fully functional e-Commerce online store using WordPress
  • Create custom WordPress plugins
  • Apply existing WordPress plugins to a WordPress website
  • Use caching to improve WordPress website performance
  • Utilize industry best practices to create secure WordPress installations

Prospective students applying to the WordPress Developer course should have a strong foundation in HTML/CSS along with a basic knowledge of JavaScript/iQuery and PHP.

This is an intermediate level course and prospective students should already be familiar with the basics of WordPress. This includes installing WordPress and a good familiarity with the WordPress administrative area. Instructors will start the program with the assumption that students have an introductory knowledge of WordPress, build on this, and teach intermediate and advanced level WordPress techniques.

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Entrance Requirements

Prospective students applying to the WordPress Developer Statement of Completion should have a strong foundation in HTML/CSS along with a basic knowledge of JavaScript/jQuery, PHP and WordPress. This is an intermediate level course, prospective students should already be familiar with the basics of WordPress, this includes installing WordPress and a good familiarity with the WordPress administrative area.  Instructors will start the program with the assumption that students have an introductory knowledge of WordPress, and will build on this and teach intermediate and advanced level WordPress techniques.

Please contact the department if you have any questions regarding the level of knowledge required for this course.

Formal application to the Statement of Completion is not required. Upon successful completion of the course, email the department with your full name, student number, and mailing address to be issued a Statement of Completion.

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Instructor Bios

Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Morten Rand-Hendriksen is a staff author with lynda.com specializing in WordPress and front end web development with over 20 courses published to date. He has published four editions of a book and a video series on Expression Web through Pearson Publishing and has been published in numerous industry publications, both online and in print. Morten is a sought after public speaker with multiple keynotes and major conference talks under his belt including WordCamp Seattle, WordCamp Victoria, WordCamp Vancouver, Make Web Not War, MIX, TechDays and other conferences. In addition, he runs a boutique digital media company called Pink & Yellow Media Inc. that specializes in WordPress development and consulting.

Curtis McHale

Curtis McHale has been building websites with WordPress for six years and running his own business for five. He specializes in e-Commerce and Membership sites.

Administration
Uwe Helm
Program Head
604.412.7649
Uwe_Helm@bcit.ca
Yoonie Cho
Program Coordinator
604.412.7727
Yoonie_Cho@bcit.ca

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For admission and program inquiries: Mailing address:
Phone: 604.412.7788
Fax: 604.408.0921
Email: TPP@bcit.ca
TPP Programs
BCIT Downtown Campus
350 – 555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6B 3H6

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