100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

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Disclaimer that I may be under bias as I am a WordPress theme developer myself.

But anyways, let me share my 100 reasons to learn WordPress theme development, even if you’re not into WordPress yet.

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#1. Find out why Git is important especially for the biggest open-source CMS

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#2. You will experience the flow state of mind

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#3. You will learn how to be more productive in your work

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#4. You may learn how to use Google Analytics

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#5. Experience .htaccess file debugging

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#6. Learn how to create fast-loading websites

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#7. May be asked to resize images from colleagues

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#8. You may learn how to use Google Search Console

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#9. Understand how the web works — with an abundance of clients to practice with — each time honing your skills

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#10. Learn how to deal with a database

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#11. Learn new keyboard shortcuts from your text editor

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#12. Finally find theme development pros and cons between Windows and Mac (or Linux)

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#13. Easily integrated with other software (since it’s the most popular)

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#14. Develop with a very organised CMS — OCD heaven

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#15. Join a WordPress meetup

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#16. You get to see your website live and providing a good user experience

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#17. You will learn how to setup webhosting

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#18. Develop themes much faster, organised, and custom — feels good!

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#19. Use the phrase ‘there is a plugin for that’

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#20. Improve someone’s current theme development build

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#21. You get lots of business working for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMB) as they will most likely use WordPress

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#22. Learn to contribute to the world’s biggest open-source CMS

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#23. There’s always something new to learn about WordPress everyday

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#24. Activate your Default-Mode Network (DMN)

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#25. Learn that there are keyboard shortcuts to using the WordPress back-end

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#26. Become good at reading documentation

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#27. Fuss around with new starter themes

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#28. Realise there are heroes on WordPress

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#29. Find the need for useful conversations only

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#30. Learn valuable teamwork skills — even if you just develop themes

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#31. All your learning can be free and online

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#32. Confidence on how to develop themes on the most common CMS in the world

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#33. Learn how to use Adobe Experience Design

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#34. Learn why the WordPress Loop is fantastic

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#35. Find out new wordpress functions that make theme development more manageable

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#36. Learn how to build a Woocommerce website

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#37. Find out the different response codes

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#38. Create a WordPress Web App… because WordPress plugins

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#39. May have a late lunch in favour of theme development

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#40. Have a list of your own programming language heroes

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#41. Create your own library of reusable snippets (or regularly get them from a website)

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#42. Because Google is getting into WordPress

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#43. Start teaching others what you know

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#44. You may find how to improve the workflow of your current business

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#45. Lots of practice on small websites by still doing your best at all times

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#46. Learn PHP

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#47. Learn to let go of old tools in favour of a technically better one!

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#48. Learn how to improve clients’ website speeds

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#49. You will learn web design skills

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#50. Refine your music tastes at work and out of work

 

 

Wow! We’ve reached 50 items already!

Let’s keep going on why it’s a great time to learn WordPress theme development!

Let’s get to 100!

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#51. Create your own Custom Post types

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#52. You will learn how to use build tools in your theme development

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#53. You’ve got nearly more than 50,000 plugins, of which more than 2,000 of these plugins have been installed to at least 10,000 websites each

 

Related:  7 Ways a Custom Wordpress Theme May Be Better

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#54. Build a theme that is truly bespoke — meaning custom

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#55. Start cheating on design sometimes

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#56. Understand why Code is Poetry

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#57. Practice new keyboard shortcuts for your favourite text editor / IDE

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#58. Find your favourite browser for theme development

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#59. You sit between the web designer and the client

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#60. Create your own fun and cool websites

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#61. Learn how to get around the most common premium themes with millions of installs

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#62. Finally know how an IP address works

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#63. Finally understand how the WP Query works

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#64. Join a web developer meetup as the WordPress guy

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#65. Practice how to migrate an entire website — many times over since you have an abundance of clients

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#66. Not just develop WordPress themes all day

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#67. Understand the importance of the WordPress news

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#68. Learn from a great templating system — the WordPress Template Hierarchy

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#69. Learn how to use Sketch

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#70. You will learn how to migrate a website properly

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#71. Make a commitment to learn a new keyboard shortcut weekly

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#72. Express awe for well-built websites, like on awwwards.com

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#73. Practice how to setup HTTPS — many times over since you have an abundance of clients

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#74. Easily migrate a WordPress website

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#75. Heck, there’s an entire official article about the benefits of using WordPress

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#76. Find the difference between different web servers

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#77. Step up the learning curve and immediately get out of the ‘average’ WordPress developer

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#78. Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#79. You may learn valuable business skills from clients whose businesses may vary greatly

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#80. You will learn best practices for SEO, and join in on the conversations on what that Google search update yesterday is all about

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#81. Adjust your theme development to different times of the day

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#82. You join a large community of web developers

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#83. Share a common goal with the WordPress community

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#84. Use the term Posts instead of Pages for most instances

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#85. Freedom to implement something new you’ve learned on a new project

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#86. Discover the power of the WP Query

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#87. You will learn to prioritise work based on their completion dates

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#88. Have your collection of WordPress plugins for every theme build

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#89. Give confident support to your clients for the custom theme you built

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#90. Become a master pros-cons person for software

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#91. Learn how to add new CSS code properly, after theme development

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#92. Know the pros and cons between relative and absolute URLs

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#93. Your skills are highly transferrable

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#94. Manage your energy levels (and go over power level 9000 during theme development)

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#95. Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#96. Lots of business for your portfolio, therefore more practice

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#97. Learn to learn fast

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#98. Create a plugin to use for your theme, but not only for your theme

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#99. Create custom shortcodes for your theme

 

 

100 Reasons to Learn WordPress Theme Development

#100. Find out what to name that CSS class…

 

 


We reached 100 reasons to develop themes on WordPress as a web developer!

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