Web Development VS WordPress Theme Development. The two are the same thing or there is a difference? Let’s discuss? Differences between web development and WordPress theme development
Web development is about creating a website that has situational intelligence to make decisions. In simple words, when we use ID and password to register on a website, it stores that ID and password in the database, if we forget the ID or password during the next login, it does not allow us to login. When a user logs in to a website, he can only do what he is allowed to do. In this case, programming is done on the website by saving the user’s ID and password. To limit him to what permissions are given to him while logging in. clear? Let’s go to the next part.
It has been said many times that PHP (PHP Hypertext Preprocessor) programming language is required for website development. PHP is a server side programming language that never comes in front of the user/client, it just runs on the server and makes decisions and provides data to the user/client in HTML format. Let’s not know the difference.
Differences between web development and WordPress theme development:
To do web development, you need to know the PHP programming language well, you really need to know it well. Roughly know not. Because developing a website requires many types of security maintenance, data processing, condition creation etc.
WordPress theme development is a part of web development. Through which the website can be developed without knowing PHP very well and without maintaining so much security. Because WordPress is a package of PHP, called CMS. There are many built-in PHP functions. A WordPress theme developer’s job is to create WordPress themes by calling those functions. As the difficult and important tasks are done by WordPress itself, the work of a WordPress theme developer becomes much less and easier. And so learning WordPress theme development is much easier than learning complete PHP. Today almost 95% of websites are developed locally and freelancing using WordPress themes.
Now let me remind you some things, although WordPress theme development can be done by just copying and pasting the code without much knowledge about PHP, but if you want to develop a premium advanced theme, then you must know the following things about PHP.
PHP data types: String, Integer, Boolean, Array, Object, NULL, Resource must have a clear understanding of the rest except Object and Resource. But if you understand the rest well, you will understand these two easily later.
If you understand local and global, you will understand static.
While, for and foreach should be well known.
Even if you know less about other operators, Assignment Operators, Comparison Operators, Increment / Decrement Operator, PHP Logical Operator, PHP String Operators should be well known.
If, if…else, if…elseif….else these three should be understood well and switch.
while , for , and foreach these three must be well known. Keep in mind about do…while.
PHP’s builtin function and user defined function should be understood well and what the different PHP builtin functions do should be kept in mind so that it can be remembered at any time in the future.
Argument and parameter related to function must be understood well.
What the return thing actually does in the function should be well drilled into the head if it hasn’t been inserted before.
Array is a very important thing, so it is mandatory to have a good idea about this thing. Also same rule for foreach loop.
Whatever you learn above var_dump() / print_r() if you don’t know about this function and can’t use it properly, your PHP or WordPress learning life is wasted -_- So learn well when, where and how to use these two functions. took
Basic PHP does not mean that only the above topics are included! When you learn PHP, you must follow a course outline to emphasize the above topics from that course outline, so I made the above list. It is best to learn all subjects well without choosing too much.
Many people have the question: How much is the area of Basic PHP?
Answer I will say: If you have already learned Basic PHP, then read each point above and ask yourself whether you know it well or not? If you feel like you’re in butt confusion, then learn the subject again and practice.