Would you like a job that pays better?
Make a living as a WordPress developer!
For years I’ve been privately training close friends to become web developers. I’ve taught them the same skills that I’ve used to build my own career and I’ve watched their careers flourish. Now I’m recording that same hands-on style training just for you.
Clients Want WordPress Websites
More than 4,000* WordPress jobs are going unfilled every month. These jobs are going unfilled simply because there are not enough people to complete them. Agencies are struggling to find new talent. Clients are struggling to find truly qualified developers.
There is an extreme shortage of competent and qualified WordPress developers. We need you to ramp up your skills to help fill this service gap.
There are over 4,000* jobs waiting for you!
*And this is just from one single source, too! Looking exclusively at ODesk, in the past 30 days, there are over 4,000 open and unfilled jobs. If you take into account all the other work resources that number is even bigger!
By The Numbers…
sites powered by WP
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“Everyone should have a career they love that makes them want to get up in the morning.”
WordPress Website Mastery
The long-term focus at WPSessions is to provide the most complete, most comprehensive collection of training materials for anyone who is looking to level up their career. We are building the only complete WordPress Training Curriculum that exists, and we’re beginning right here with this WordPress Website Mastery collection.
Everything I wish existed when I started developing websites (and benefit from now, even with 17 years experience as a developer) all rolled into one complete package. Now you have the opportunity to immerse in our brilliant community. You have the opportunity to take deep dives into different WordPress topics and learn them better than ever before. You have the opportunity to hone your skills and stay ahead of the curve.
If you’re serious about breaking into a new and freeing career, or even if you’re just looking to earn additional income on the side, you can signup today at a special discounted rate available only to people who have found this page.
What You’ll Learn
Part I: Common WordPress Structure & Setup
WordPress has a famous “5-minute install”, but what else is involved in the setup process? This introductory set of lessons walks you through common WordPress configurations, simple recipes you can follow to get a site off the ground quickly. We’ll talk about best practices for organizing and grouping content, building user-friendly site navigation, and more.
- Setup Essentials
- Administrative Roles
- Post Types
- Themes & Plugins
Part II: Theme Basics
With a firm grasp on how a site should be structured, the next most obvious component is how a website looks. An entire industry has boomed from the very concept of “Premium WordPress Themes” and by the end of this course you’ll understand why. In this section I’ll walk you through the components of a theme, basic templating concepts, common template tags, and overall file structure.
- Comparing Theme Shops
- Exploring theme structure
- Common Template Tags
- Understanding Template Hierarchy
- Parent & Child Themes
Part III: Creating a Custom Look
Now that we understand what makes a theme tick it’s time to dive a little further under the hood. Here’s where we take a client-provided design and turn it into a real, working WordPress Theme. I’ll teach you the very techniques I use whenever I’m creating a custom WordPress Theme, along with some time-saving tips to get you moving faster.
- Unpacking the _s Starter Theme
- Convert a PSD to WordPress Theme
- Create a custom Page Template
- Bring your designs to life
Part IV: Essential Plugins
I use almost the same 5 or 6 plugins on every single site I create. I often use many more than that (including custom plugins that I’ll create just for one project), but there are a handful that come with me on every project.
In this section I’ll cover each of these plugins in detail: why you need them, what they do, how they work, and how to use them. We’ll also explore which commercial plugins are worth the money, and which ones are worth skipping.
- Contact Forms
- Plugin Buying Guide
Part V: Launching the Project
Now that we know how to build a complete custom WordPress site it’s time to put it out for the world to see. But where do we put it, and how do we get it there?
In this section I’ll take you through a comparative analysis of various web hosting companies (many are more similar than you might realize!) and give you invaluable insight on how I choose the right host for each project. I have my favorites, sure, but what I will teach you here is how to identify your own favorites (rather than just take my suggestions at face-value). Moreover, I’ll show you how I guide my clients towards the host that is best for them.
- Comparing Web Hosts
- Domain & Hosting Setup
- Deploying the Site
Part VI: Landing the Job
How will you get paid? With a completely new and powerful skill-set at your disposal it’s high time we talk business. Just because you can build WordPress sites does not mean you’ll see an immediate avalanche of clients – but it does mean you are now able to serve an enormous client base. Let’s talk about where to find those clients, how to vet them (to weed out the bad eggs), and how to get the right paperwork signed so you can get paid.
- Finding clients
- Interviewing the client
- Writing a Proposal
- Writing a contract
- Getting Paid
Bonus: Building Your First WordPress Plugin Course, featuring Pippin Williamson
This 2 hour course is a VIP Member exclusive, normally. When you buy WordPress Website Mastery you’ll get it as a free bonus gift.
Pippin Williamson, author of more than 100 WordPress plugins, will walk you through every step of plugin development. He shares his expert perspective on what makes plugins tick and teach you how to develop your very own like a pro.
- Common Plugin Structure
- How to create a Widget
- Writing a Shortcode
- Creating a Settings Page
Bonuses & Additional Resources
In addition to the easy-to-follow video-based lessons, you will also have access to a number of useful resources. Building websites may be a simple process, but we know it’s not easy. These additional resources are available to help you along the way.
- Unrestricted download access to all videos
- PDF Resource Gudes & Cheat Sheets
- Detailed Code Samples
- Working Project Files
- A beautiful and functional Starter Theme
- Quizzes to assess your growth and ensure you understand the material
Get Started Today!
Hiring me privately to provide the same amount of training that will be included in WordPress Website Mastery could easily exceed $3,000 (15 hours at $200/hr). Instead, I’m giving you an opportunity to invest in yourself for $197. I can offer this generous 95% discount because I’m able to teach many other people simultaneously this way.
You can lock-in a special discount and save another $100 if you register today!
Don’t spend even one more day trying to go it alone. Join this helpful, supportive community and become truly empowered by WordPress.
Double Your Earning Potential
The average reported income increase – the average – from people who have learned web development is double what they were earning before.
I can personally attest to this, as this same doubling effect happened to me, and I can teach you the skills that I have earned over my career. What’s more, I can teach you how to learn and adapt so that the training you receive now doesn’t leave you with a dated skill-set down the road.
No Shortage of Work…
Right now I’m turning away jobs every month. I can’t even send them away with a referral because all (literally 100%) of the developers I know and trust are overbooked, too!
I’ve put this curriculum together so I can train you (and many others) to know what I know and do what I do: produce high-quality WordPress powered websites.
There’s never been a better time for you to learn the fundamentals (and some incredible time-saving tips) than right now.
Learn & Earn in 12 Weeks!
You don’t need to spend hours per day reading dry tutorials in order to become a WordPress developer. Our curriculum is broken into easy-to-follow, bite-sized pieces so that you can learn at your own pace.
In fact, if you spend just 15 minutes per day on our lessons you’ll be through all the material in under 12 weeks.
Video Training and then some!
In addition to the video training we provide, you will also have access to PDF guides, code resources, articles, and quizzes. Everything is finely crafted to help you understand the finer points of building a WordPress website from scratch.
We’re not just giving you all of the information, we’re teaching you the right information.
Techniques + Practical Application
I have been honing my skills in design, development, and business for 17 years now. I have personally helped produce sites for Microsoft, Disney, YMCA, HP, and numerous others. I also have a passion for training and that’s why I’ve spent the past several years both privately and publicly sharing my knowledge and sharpening the skills of others.
But here’s why WPSessions is unique:
I’m not just feeding you basic how-tos and tips and tricks – I’m here to show you how to earn a living building WordPress sites as a career. We will leverage real-world examples and experience in order to best shape your understanding of the entire site-building process.
All of the lessons in this collection will help you understand the how and the why of web development. You’ll learn the skills you need and how to put them into practice with clients while gaining insight into my professional process and workflow.
Pursue Your Dream Lifestyle
With these skills you’ll find and conquer jobs that didn’t even exist to you yesterday. By the time the course is over your eyes will be open to opportunities missed by many.
Several people have had an advance preview of the material we will cover in our lessons. They have experienced first-hand precisely how empowering and life-changing these resources can be.
Here’s what some previous students have to say:
Left an unfulfilling job for a life-changing experience.
“At the risk of sounding cliche, learning to build websites with WordPress changed my life. Faster than I thought possible, I went from a part time job I was unhappy with to freelancing full time and earning enough to allow my wife to leave her full time job and be a stay at home mom. Aside from being able to work flexible hours from any location, my favorite part of the job is providing useful solutions for real people and businesses, knowing I’ve had a hand in their success. There’s no faster or better way to learn than from someone who has ‘been there, done that’ and can light the path for you.”
— Jarrod Pyper
Quit the commute to work from home
“I was working at a relatively boring job in the healthcare industry and wasting nearly two hours behind the wheel every day due to my long commute. After receiving this invaluable mentoring and building sites for clients on a freelance basis to refine my new skill set, I was able to quit my day job and land a great career working at a well known web development agency with no commute at all! I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone interested in web development who wants to spend their days doing something they love.”
– Kellen Mace
Get Started Now!
You can lock-in an immediate $100 discount if you register right now. Instead of $197, you can get all of this content for only $97 (just one of the downloadable resources alone is worth that much!).
Let’s get you started on a bigger, better, and brighter career.
Limited-time Special, save $100!
Yes, you really can do this!
It is not too technical for you.
This is an intermediate course, so I’ve made the assumption that you’re at least familiar with what WordPress is and how to use it (if you’re not, I recommend visiting WP101.com). Beyond that, I assume you’ve never opened a code editor and don’t know even the first thing about what goes into the actual development side of web development.
We will be covering development topics and we will cover them sufficiently enough that you’ll be able to create your very own custom WordPress theme from scratch, but we will approach everything (the development, the client vetting, the contract writing) from the perspective that you’re doing it all for the very first time ever. No one should feel out of place or behind when they enter into (and ultimately complete) this training.
You are definitely smart enough.
Dedication and perseverance win over inexperience every. single. time. If you’re worried that you don’t have the tech smarts well, guess what, neither did anyone else in this field before they started. If you commit to finishing your lessons and putting forth an effort you will complete this collection and jump-start your career with WordPress.
All of our training is intentionally designed to be easy-to-follow. Each step is thoughtfully explained and immediately useful.
You are not too old.
Do you know how old some of the smartest computer programmers in the world are? Well-beyond their 60s! Yes, there are many young people entering and driving the technology field, but this isn’t a playground built exclusively for them.
If you’re still breathing; if you have a passion for learning and a drive for success; if you can use a computer to navigate to this page, and you’re reading this right now: you can benefit from these lessons.
You do have time to learn new skills.
Yes, this collection provides multiple hours of video content, and it’s all broken into bite-size chunks so that you can spend as little as 5 minutes of your day picking up the next lesson. Given 30 minutes a day, you could complete the entire course and be ready to launch your first site after one month.
How much time did you spend reading this page to make it this far? You could have already advanced to the next lesson in that amount of time 🙂
You’re not going it alone.
WPSessions is here to encourage you, guide you, and help you succeed. Not only that, but WordPress is backed by a vibrant community of supporters and volunteers. Every quality WordPress-focused group and individual (from agencies, to service providers, to theme and plugin developers, and beyond) made it where they are with the help of this same amazing community. You’ll be surprised by how many people are ready to jump in and help!
You’re not just learning the newest technology stack or technique.
You’re getting a comprehensive education that equips you with both the skills and experience to succeed and profit.
Some more kind words from our fans…
No Wasted Effort
“WPSessions is perfect. I don’t want to learn something twice, I want to learn it right the first time.”
Simple focus…incredible talent
“WPSessions has a simple focus – to educate you by bringing incredible talent together to focus on specific topics you need to know. They could charge much, much more, but their focus isn’t on money as much as it is education. Check it out now!”
Money Back Guarantee
I believe strongly in the quality of WordPress Website Mastery to not only substantially increase your web development skills, but also earn you more than 20x your investment within the first few months alone. I’ve poured my heart and soul into condensing a lifetime of knowledge into a package that will enable you to make a substantial living as a WordPress developer.
I confidently back everything here with a 30-Day, Money Back Guarantee. I want you to dive in deep and experience the full wealth of this resource without fear.
If you’re not satisfied, for any reason, just contact me within 30 days of purchase and I’ll promptly refund your money.