“WordPress is a complex tool; it’s like the back of a digital SLR… but that doesn’t work on phone – Matt Mullenweg”
WordPress has opened up new doors and challenges to designers and developers. It’s really great and awesome to stay connected, learn and adapt new things from it. The role of a WordPress Developer is quite huge.
The developer has to do the following things:
- Write blogs
- Create themes and manages the front end
- Writes plugins to create custom website/page.
Now, if you are a designer and you haven’t dived into the WordPress wagon wheel, you have missed a lot. But, don’t worry; here are a few tips for the designers who are new to WordPress.
Can you handle PHP code?
Well, I don’t think there is any problem with the designers to handle the PHP code. But, for a designer who just understands HTML and CSS, would freak out seeing the PHP code. Don’t panic. If you really want to become a WordPress Designer, you should learn PHP. A designer must have some basic knowledge of the language. Thus, if you are really passionate about it then just go ahead.
Get familiar with the PHP functions and themes
If you are really sure that you can handle the code, the next step is to get familiar with the functions and themes. As far as designers are concerned, the themes will give you a proper idea about the layout and design of the website. A designer is well prepared for every odd on his / her way, just being cautious about the same, the designer needs to get familiar with the PHP functions and code.
Get familiar with the Internal Themes
If you really want to master PHP, the best way is to examine the internal themes provided by the WordPress. Go through them, analyze them, and understand the pattern and code and use them in your project. Begin as a learner and end as a professional.
Check for WordPress specific CSS
CSS is a must have for any designer. The good news is that most of the knowledge is reusable. However, we have WordPress specific CSS that you can’t let go.
Gain knowledge about WordPress
WordPress is an ever changing technology and has lots more to come in. And thus, if you want to stay on top, you need to stay updated and read more. You need to stay aware and keep your eyes open to the latest WordPress version releases. In addition to this, you should also read blogs and forums for WordPress development.
WordPress is the most popular CMS platform for web development. So, if you are a WordPress Developer, and want to have a career in this field, then what are you waiting for? You have a bright future in designing and developing. You just need to follow the tips and success is on your way!
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