WordPress Theme Development from Scratch 2.0


Learn WordPress theme development from scratch using HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript and several native WordPress APIs.

What you’ll learn

  • Create custom responsive WordPress themes from scratch and become a top-level WordPress theme developer
  • Learn how to use APIs like Theme Customizer, the new Gutenberg editor, security, theme translation, and more
  • Learn how to transition from classic themes to block themes using the json file
  • Learn how to migrate any site to a live server


  • You’ll need at least basic HTML, CSS and PHP knowledge


Do you want to create a WordPress theme that really works? Would you like to learn how to edit a WordPress theme without suffering?

I know that searching the Internet for articles and tutorials is quite frustrating. But if you really want to learn everything about creating WordPress themes, you’ve found the right course! This course will pave the way for you to become an official WordPress theme developer.

Imagine yourself doing what you love most, whether at home or in your own company, being your own boss, and even earning top dollar! Good developers can earn from $3,000 to $15,000 creating a custom WordPress theme. So knowing how to create WordPress themes is synonymous with being able to earn very well, as this is currently one of the most sought-after skills on the market. WordPress is behind 30% of websites worldwide. In other words, it is a growing market!

If you are looking to earn extra money, or even want to work as a full-time freelancer, this course will prove to be perfect for you. It brings what I call a ‘simplified approach’ to the subject, because that’s the way I tried to structure the course for you. I didn’t have chances to learn in an easy way in the past, which is why I decided to make it as easy as possible for my students.

You won’t have to go through all the tiresome and often useless research that I had to go through. Everything I learned is summarized in this course. It covers all the fundamental aspects of learning how to create a WordPress theme from scratch. You will be catapulted to a new professional level.

By the end of this course, you will have a solid foundation to become a skilled theme developer. You will be able to master a complete set of skills such as creating a theme independently, or editing a third-party WordPress theme. Take a look at what my student Walton Jones has to say:

“Three weeks ago, I knew very little about WordPress. Today I am laying the finishing touches on a WordPress site for a client that they are very pleased with. This is all thanks to this course. Marcelo is an awesome, responsive teacher who was always quick to answer my questions.”

Here are some of the things you no longer need, because all the necessary knowledge will already be at your fingertips:

  • You no longer need to read pages and more pages of documentation to understand how to create WordPress themes;
  • You no longer need to waste time reading long tutorials on the web;
  • You no longer have to be bored looking for or watching useless content on YouTube.

What exactly will I learn?

The course will be divided into two moments.

Moment 1:

This first part will have 6 sections, in which we will create the WordPress theme from start to finish. We will talk about topics such as:

  • WordPress installation using Local and/or Docker. Yes, we stopped using Xampp for everyone’s sake and included Local (the favorite installation tool for WordPress devs at the moment) and Docker;
  • template hierarchy, enqueueing of scripts and stylesheets;
  • menu creation, including responsive menus just using CSS, HTML and Javascript. Yes, at last, now the theme course will no longer depend on any plugin to work;
  • the WordPress loop, both the default loop and the custom loop (using the WP_Query class);
  • inclusion of several types of theme_support;
  • widget areas, permalinks, the main template files, the various types of pagination;
  • template parts and conditional tags (another new subject);
  • the powerful Theme Customizer;
  • theme translation and security. Yes, I’ve included lessons about security in WordPress themes (!);
  • site migration from the local server to a remote server.

Moment 2:

In a second moment, there will be a bonus section with some complementary subjects, which will help you understand a little bit more about the theme creation universe, as well as introduce some trends regarding this subject.

We’ll talk about page builders. We will introduce you to child themes, talk about Docker, and especially about Gutenberg (the block editor and new features brought by WordPress in versions 5.8 and 5.9, such as block-based themes, the theme.json file, etc.).

This is meant to get you started transitioning from what they are now calling “classic themes” to brand-new block-based themes. The course will not teach you how to create block themes yet, but it will be a good start.

How can you tell if this course is really different?

What makes this course unique is the versatility and benefits it delivers. This course brings you 69 highly comprehensive lessons, all carefully organized in sections, leaving no important subject behind.

But the best thing about the course is my willingness to help you. My biggest priority is to make sure that you get to the end of the course with no doubts. That’s why the absolute majority of questions are answered within 24 hours, allowing you to study at your own pace with nothing to get in your way.

I am sure that other courses cannot afford to have students saying things like this:


“I’m almost done with my own theme, ran in to an issue, and Marcelo has responded back with very detailed, quick help. I don’t know how he does it! (…) Marcelo has laid this course out well, when you come up to a snag do everything you can to research and fix it on your own, but if you can’t he’s there for you. That’s huge for me and may be for you, too.” (Ryan Johnson)


Ok… Does this course really work?

Yes. Many students who have been through this course have already got jobs, or are self-employed earning a good income. Again, I will let students who have been through the course answer this question:


“Excellent course! It teaches in a practical and simple way, easy to understand. Teacher Marcelo is great, and answers questions quickly too! Thanks to the course I even got a job as a WordPress Theme Developer! (Robson Henrique Rodrigues)

“One of the best courses I’ve done in my life! (…) Because of this course, I got an opportunity in my job that earned me a raise! I’m very happy and fulfilled working with something I’m passionate about, which is WordPress programming. I recommend this course and Marcelo’s others to everyone!” (Rebeca M.)

“Today I can consider myself a WordPress theme developer. Sometimes I can’t believe it! I recommend the course to anyone who wants to start or deepen in the creation of themes for WordPress.” (Clodoaldo Rodrigues de Sousa)

“It was an extremely good and pleasant surprise to have taken this course. It exceeded my expectations thanks to the teacher and his teaching methodology. This course has, without a doubt, changed my career as a developer.” (Bruno Chirelli)

“I came to this course when I needed to update a client’s front end and I didn’t know anything about WordPress. I got a great result on the gig, learned how to create well organized, interactive themes and significant updates to existing themes. Marcelo is a very conscientious instructor, explains in a simple way and is always willing to solve students’ doubts.” (Daniel Brenner Moura)

“Thank you! It was a great course, it has never been cheaper to learn so much relevant content.” (Ricardo Rodrigues de Lima)


So, are you ready? You can always watch the free lessons from the course before you make your decision. Remember, this is a Udemy course, so you have nothing to lose. You can count on our 100% money back guarantee within 30 days if you don’t like it. So there’s no reason for you not to enroll right now.

I know this is everything you’ve been looking for for a long time. So enroll right now and let’s start this fantastic journey together.

Who this course is for:

  • Web designers, programmers, students, or IT professionals who want to learn how WordPress works and make money from it
  • People who want to create themes for themselves, for their customers, or for sale and distribution in theme sales markets. You decide how you want to turn the knowledge you acquire here into money.
  • Professionals who want to build responsive themes with WordPress
  • I don’t recommend this course if you have never written a line of code before

Created by Marcelo Xavier Vieira
Last updated 4/2023

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  1. akdutaone says

    Links do not work, please fix. Thanks 🙂

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