Are you a Beans theme developer? Then this roadmap is for you. It systematically guides you on your journey to build and grow your proficiencies, expertise, and career. It covers all aspects of WordPress theme development and is geared for those who specialize in the Beans framework.
Wait? What is Beans?
Beans is an incredibly powerful and flexible WordPress theme, yet light weight and unbelievably fast. The magic is under the hood! It’s 100% FREE and maintained by Thierry Muller and Tonya Mork (me).
Follow this Roadmap – Start Here
Do it from Top
This roadmap is your guide to systematically walk through the content here on Know the Code. Do the content in the suggested order from the top to the bottom.
Disclaimer – New Content Published Frequently: We release new content all the time. This roadmap will change and grow. Therefore, keep checking it and its order.
Getting You Ready to Start
It’s important to make sure you are ready to dive in without having to struggle with your computer, workflow, or even HTML and CSS.
Are you new to web development or programming? Or is your local web development machine not setup yet? If yes, then click here.
You will want to do the Absolute Beginner series first.
And make sure that your machine is setup and ready to go. Check out this article to setup your Sandbox, Kint, Whoops, etc.
Make sure you setup Kint on your machine as you'll use it here.
Check out this article to setup your Sandbox, Kint, Whoops, etc.
Do you need to build your CSS and/or HTML technical chops? Then click here
Every web developer needs to know HTML and CSS. As a theme developer, you need to have a high proficiency in both in order to quickly build amazing themes. Here are some resources for you:
- HTML & CSS – Codecademy
- HTML Essential Training – Lynda.com
- HTML / CSS Path – Code School
- Become a front-end developer – Thinkful
- HTML Fundamentals – Pluralsight
Before you dive into Beans, first you need to grow your fundamentals. These are your foundation to programming and web development.
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Let’s dive into the basic fundamentals of the Beans framework.
Let’s ease you into building and customizing Beans themes.
Growing Your Fundamentals
Every developer needs a basic understanding of databases and jQuery.
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Doing More with Your Projects
Want to do more in your projects? Want to build more complex projects?
These testing labs are using the Beans framework.
These labs teach you how to build custom plugins. Custom content does not belong in a theme. That includes custom post types, taxonomies, shortcodes, meta boxes, custom fields, etc.
Now you are ready to pick what you want to learn next. Learn more and Grow