Esther Velez

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Create a WordPress Theme #4: Set Up Theme in WP

Welcome to my latest Programming Adventure!
I’m creating a WordPress Theme, and we’re finally ready to start working in WP!
Can you tell I’m super excited and ready for this?! Keep reading to see how I’m doing it!

Why WordPress?

My first idea was to just hard code everything. And I knew it was a bad idea because it popped in and out of my head in less than a second.

But now, it was time to think about it. I had designed the entire Knowledge Base. I knew exactly how I wanted it to look, how I wanted it to work. Now, it was time to make it real.

The only other thing I could think of was to use WordPress. But then I’d have to learn how to make my own theme, something that I’d never done before. I mean, I’ve pasted in some modifications in a child theme, but never created one outright.

Like I always do when I’m learning something new, I scoured the Internet for information, trusting only the first ten links, even if they are probably more viable ones further down the line.

Ah, Google, you’ve taught me so well.

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Udemy Review: The Professional Ruby on Rails Developer Course

rubyonrails-01The Professional Ruby on Rails Developer Course is a Udemy Course by Mashrur Hossain that aims to teach you everything you need to know about Ruby on Rails.

Ruby on Rails is a framework for the language Ruby. I started learning Ruby through CodeCademy, but I must admit that I didn’t have much of a clue as to what I was doing.

Ruby on Rails was supposed to take the simplicity of Ruby and make it better.

I started this course because it looked interesting, and I was tired of messing around with PHP.

So was it The Professional Ruby on Rails Developer Course any good? Did it teach you everything you needed to know about Ruby on Rails?

Let’s find out in this review.

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Udemy Review: Learn Bootstrap By Building 10 Projects

[fusion_text]udemy-logo“Learn Bootstrap By Building 10 Projects” is a course by Eduonix Learning Solutions, The Knowledge Edge.

Of all the courses I’ve taken on Udemy, this course by Eduonix has been my favorite.

Here’s why.

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CodeCademy Review: HTML & CSS

codecademy-logoIt was summer of 2015.

I was just starting to learn how to code. My father pointed me to CodeCademy to get started learning HTML & CSS.

I thought I would just “try it out”.

Little did I know, I would actually end up liking it a whole lot and started making a career out of it.

But what about the course? Was it any good? Did it do anything more than just whet my appetite for learning coding?

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Udemy Review: The Complete Web Developer Course

udemy-logoThe Complete Web Developer Course is a Udemy Course that aims to teach you everything you need to know about web development. The course follows an ebook written by Rob Percival, purporting to help you earn $10,000 while learning to code.

During the summer of 2015, I spent about three hours a day working on this course. I made the decision to move into the web development / coding / whatever you call it, and this was the first course my father purchased. When I decided to do reviews on Udemy Courses, this was the best choice to start with.


There are a lot of reasons why I didn’t like this course, but there were also a few good things that I’d like to point out in this review.

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