Matthew’s WordPress Skill Development

Recently, I have developed my skills on WordPress through my own personal project of creating a portfolio website, and applying these skills to other websites.

This is a part of my homepage on my portfolio website. This makes use of the navigation bar, which provides links to the corresponding pages, and the get in touch button.

My website uses the plugins: Ninja Forms, Wordfence Security, and WPvivid Backup. The contact page for my website was created using the Ninja Forms plugin.

This contact page is fully functional. The user is required to fill every field, and when the user submits the message, it gets sent to the submissions page on the admin dashboard for Ninja Forms, and it also gets sent to my email address inbox. The user also gets confirmation of the message being sent through their email inbox.

How have I applied this skill?

Understanding Ninja Forms has allowed me to apply this skill to a clients website to help build their contact page.

This contact page does not have the requirements for the email field and the phone field being filled, so the user can choose which information they want to give.

Zains Post: Starting Out In The Village Web Company

My placement at Village Web Company is all about diving deep into the world of web development, and my first major task is learning WordPress. WordPress, as many of you might know, is one of the most popular content management systems out there, powering millions of websites globally. It’s versatile, user-friendly, and incredibly powerful, making it an essential tool for anyone interested in web development.

In these first few days, I’ve been getting to grips with the basics of WordPress. This includes:

  • Setting Up and Configuring WordPress: From installing WordPress to configuring the settings, I’m learning how to get a site up and running from scratch.
  • Exploring Themes and Plugins: One of WordPress’s strengths is its extensive library of themes and plugins. I’ve been exploring how these can be used to customize websites and add functionality without having to code everything from the ground up.
  • Content Management: Understanding how to create, manage, and organize content efficiently is crucial. I’m learning the ins and outs of posts, pages, categories, and tags.
  • Basic Customization: While themes are great, knowing a bit of CSS and HTML allows for more precise customization. I’m starting to dabble in these to tweak themes to better fit the needs of our projects.

The team at Village Web Company has been incredibly supportive, offering guidance and answering all my newbie questions. The hands-on experience is invaluable, and I’m learning so much more than I ever could from just reading a textbook or sitting in a classroom.

I’m looking forward to sharing more about my journey as I delve deeper into web development and WordPress. Stay tuned for updates on the projects I’ll be working on and the skills I’ll be picking up along the way!