I did some in depth research between the books I have, “Web Designers guide to WordPress” and “Smashing WordPress”. The first one looks to be more of a basic beginners kind of book where Smashing is more geared towards the advanced developer that wants to know more about WordPress. So I’ve decided that rather than choose, I’ll ready both! I’ve gotten into the first one and I can now PHP!
Ok, so maybe I can’t talk php, but so far I’ve learned to insert a title and attach my spreadsheet using php. This is a pretty cool thing to me as I’ve never done it before and I’m excited about the possibilities of what I’ll learn in this book.
A bit of history with me and WordPress. I started out with a blog on wordpress.com and wrote random things like I am now. Years later, I was introduced to WordPress as a tool to build complete website from a teacher, now friend. Since then I’ve been excited to use it and modify it with my HTML/CSS knowledge. I would consider myself a power user so to speak. However, in order to maximize it’s potential I’ve always wanted to develop it from scratch. Therefore, my current journey includes being able to create WordPress themes from scratch!
I got to do my first Pull Request today! It seemed confusing this entire time, but when I was walked through it I was like “That’s it?”. It was a pretty cool feeling. It feels like a part of the cool kids now with git.
I want another hackathon! I was totally excited from my last 2 previous hackathons from Code Michigan 2013 and Startup Weekend Detroit 2013. Unfortunately I’m down a laptop so I wouldn’t be able to be of any use. Code Michigan 2014 is coming in October so I may have to scrap some stuff together and do some freelance gigs in order to get me a working laptop to compete!
What I learned today:
What a Pull Request was and how to actually do it.