I'm super excited to head out to Austin on April 6-8 this year for my 2nd WooConf. This year I will be doing a workshop based on a WooCommerce Theme Development Course I did at Treehouse. Thanks to the folks at WooCommerce, I have an unlimited coupon code "WOOCONFZAC" for $100 off for anyone who wants to attend the conference … Continue reading $100 Off My WooCommerce Development Workshop at WooConf 2016
This last week has been quite a week for me. Treehouse, The online learning company where I have been teaching WordPress for the last 3+ years told me that they had decided to stop teaching WordPress and that I had been fired. That was Monday. On Friday the same week, WordCamp US started. Between Monday and … Continue reading The Sustaining Heart of the WordPress Community
https://twitter.com/professorjosh/status/665957144940924929/photo/1 Today I had the chance to speak on a panel at WordCamp Orlando on Technology Education with the following rock stars: Susanna Miller, Iron Yard Gregg Pollack, Code School Josh Murdock, Valencia College Zac Gordon, Treehouse We had a great moderator, Orrett Davis, who brought some great questions as well as fielded some superb questions from … Continue reading Technology Education Panel at WordCamp Orlando 2015
Thanks to some encouragement from one of our Treehouse students, Anthony Hind as well as our awesome video team at Treehouse, I was able to do a live workshop this week on how to build a basic WordPress theme with the Foundation Framework from ZURB. You can find the workshop here on Treehouse. If you're … Continue reading Check Out My Live Workshop on Making a WordPress Theme with the ZURB Foundation CSS Framework!
I'm excited to announce the release of our latest Treehouse WordPress course: How to Make Websites with WordPress. We cover all the basics you need to get up and running with WordPress: How to Install WordPress Working with WordPress Themes Customizing WordPress Themes Working with Custom Post Types and Fields Adding Widget Areas Adding Custom … Continue reading Trailer for New Treehouse Course: How to Build Websites with WordPress
Today I had the honor to do a 1hr 45min talk on How to Learn Web Design and Development via WordPress. Here are the slides: https://speakerdeck.com/zgordon/learn-web-design-and-development-via-wordpress-wordcamp-phoenix-2014 And the example site I used is here: wptreehouse.com/treehouse-tours
Thanks to Tom for posting up this article in response to questions about how to go about mastering WordPress and how long is should take. Short answer, he applauds the effort and warns it will take years. He also gives some tips on where to learn and what to look out for. PS - If … Continue reading Tom McFarlin on Mastering WordPress.. He Would Know
As someone who worked for Blackboard for a year and has used a number of different LMS at the middle, high school, college, and University level, I liked watching this video from Maria Erb on the topic. In my opinion, using WordPress and Sensei from WooThemes, you can create a a pretty great LMS replacement.
As someone who teaches WordPress online, I have a lot of interest in this topic of how online learning for web design. Check out this article on the topic at ManageWP.org and then if you vote for learning online, sign up at Treehouse to Learn WordPress!!!