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The WordPress Template Hierarchy

Course Summary

In this course we look at each of the files that make up the WordPress theme template hierarchy. This collection of files let you edit or customize any page on a WordPress site. This course is useful for WordPress Developers building sites from scratch as well as those looking to just customize existing themes.


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    Course Syllabus

    How WordPress Templates Work

    WordPress templates control how pages on the front-end of a WordPress site look. In this introduction stage we go over how templates work in WordPress. We also take a big picture look at the WordPress template hierarchy. 5 steps
    • How WordPress Templates Work 2:44
    • The Template Hierarchy 4:27
    • Common WordPress Template Code 4:19
    • Walkthrough of Example Site 3:46
    • The How WordPress Templates Work Quiz 4 questions

    Core WordPress Theme Files

    In this stage we go over the style.css, index.php and functions.php files and how they operate as the core files for a WordPress theme. We also look at the other core files for the header, footer and sidebars. 6 steps

    Homepage Templates in WordPress

    In this stage we look at the different templates involved in controlling the homepage on a WordPress site. We address both static page front pages as well as blog listing homepages. The different fallback templates used for the homepage are also addressed. 4 steps

    Page and Post Templates in WordPress

    In this stage we examine the templates used to control static pages as well as dynamic posts in WordPress. 5 steps

    Archive Templates in WordPress

    In this stage we examine the templates used to control archive pages in WordPress. We look at date, category and author based archive templates. 5 steps

    Custom Post Type Templates in WordPress

    In this stage we examine the templates used to control custom post type pages in WordPress. 3 steps

    Miscellaneous Templates in WordPress

    In this stage we examine the templates used to control media and search pages in WordPress. 4 steps

    A Review of the WordPress Template Hierarchy

    In this final stage we review what we have covered in the course and prepare you for continuing with your WordPress development. 2 steps


Course Fee:
USD 25

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Open Source and Development & Implementations Community

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