Course name WordPress Web Development
Course date 11.10.2022 - 31.12.2025
Institution Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 10 ECTS credit

Field Technology HUB
Available for open UAS No
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 11.10.2022 - 31.12.2024
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WordPress Web Development

11.10.2022 - 31.12.2025

Course description

The goal of this course is for the student to be familiar with WordPress as a web development environment. After passing this course, the student will have sufficient skills to implement simple WordPress themes and plugins.

  • Installing and using WordPress.
  • The basics of themes, plugins and widgets.
  • The most common WordPress functions.
  • Creating own functions and attaching them to hooks.
  • Displaying posts and pages in a theme.
  • Adding menus and sidebars to a theme.
  • Creating custom queries for posts / pages and categories.
  • Basics of responsiveness with CSS media queries and jQuery.
  • Creating a custom plugin.
  • Adding a custom post type and taxonomy.
  • Implementing shortcodes.
  • Creating a widget.


The basics of HTML/CSS and PHP programming.

Assessment criteria

The student understands how WordPress works as a web development environment and puts everything they have learned to practice in the course projects. Both projects and exams have been completed successfully.

Course way of working and time table

Course is 100% online (self-study) course and it can be done in own pace.

Course enrolment info

  • You can enrol into this course whenever it’s suitable for you
  • You can start course as soon as we have received your enrolment form
  • The course does not have a course quota