Advanced Wordpress with PHP (2-Day Workshop)

Grand Circus - 1570 Woodward Avenue Detroit - View Map Girl Develop It Detroit
Mar 5 - 6, 2016, 1:00 PM (EST)

About this event

Snacks and drinks will be provided on both days.

Session #1: Saturday, March 5 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

Session #2: Sunday, March 6 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

You can get really far in WordPress without knowing much programming, but what happens when you run into a problem that you *gasp* can’t solve with a plugin? You’re going to have to use PHP (dun dun dunnnn).

Yes PHP, the much maligned yet popular programming language powers 80% of the world’s websites. It has a steep learning curve and frightens many aspiring developers. But what if PHP didn’t have to be so terrifying? 

The truth is you can get very far working in WordPress without knowing a lot of PHP. With the right attitude, an understanding of the fundamentals, and a little Googling you can can get a lot done. 

This class will teach you the following:

• (very) Basic PHP coding skills

• How to use the WordPress Codex

• Understanding how a WordPress function works

• Most importantly of all: how to learn new development skills on the fly

No programming experience is necessary, but requires proficiency with:

• Wordpress fundamentals (pages, posts, the dashboard, etc.)

• HTML and CSS basics (if you took our Intro to HTML/CSS or Intermediate HTML/CSS you should be fine!)

This class will be taught by RJ Mey.

Snacks and drinks will be provided on both days.


Grand Circus 
1570 Woodward Avenue, Level 3  
Detroit, MI 48226 

NOTE: We are offering scholarships on a limited basis for students with financial need. Please complete our scholarship application if you are interested. Applications must be received no later than February 19. Scholarship recipients will be notified via email by February 21.

MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: If fewer than 12 students register for this workshop, GDI Detroit may postpone or cancel it.  In that event a refund or class credit will be available to any students who have paid to attend. 


Please bring your laptop and charger to all class sessions. Power strips & Wi-Fi will be provided. If you don't have a laptop, we may be able to lend you one thanks to our friends at Bizdom! Email us by Friday 2/26 at to reserve. 

Also, have your favorite code editor. Jeseekia loves AtomSublime Text is good as well. 


We're here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for a class, please contact Erika Carlson ( 



March 5 - 6
1:00 PM (EST)


Grand Circus
1570 Woodward Avenue Detroit