Design & Code a WordPress Theme

A WordPress theme lets you customize the look of your website with a little bit of code. In this hands-on workshop students will create a WordPress theme from scratch. We start with some art direction: you develop a simple style guide and learn how to customize page layouts, colors and fonts to match it. Don’t worry, we teach you the code you need to know and where to use it. Along the way we share handy tips and shortcuts too.

During the workshop, you’ll be developing and testing your theme on an isolated WordPress environment. When the theme is ready, you can install it on an existing or future WordPress website. Once you start to customize WordPress, you’ll see the sky is the limit.

Instructors Leeann and Laura specialize in WordPress web development at ellell & co, where they roll up their sleeves and craft beautiful websites for small businesses every day.

Space is limited.

Special discount available to AIGA members.

  • $115 for AIGA member
  • $140 for non-AIGA member
  • $Cost includes full-day workshop and lunch.

Class Prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of WordPress (ie. published posts, pages and media)
  • Familiar with basic HTML & CSS
  • Bonus: We recommend that you study the Bootstrap grid ahead of this workshop, since we'll be using it in class.

Event will be held at TechTown Detroit



When & Where
Sat, Apr 8, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
440 Burroughs St
Detroit, MI 48202