Mastering WordPress

My Journey into Web Development

Hello, everyone!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m embarking on an exciting new journey: learning how to create web pages and mastering the art of WordPress. Whether you’re a complete beginner like me or someone with a bit of experience, I hope my journey and the insights I share along the way will inspire and assist you in your own web development endeavors.

Why WordPress?

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) in the world, powering over 40% of all websites on the internet. Its flexibility, user-friendly interface, and vast community support make it an excellent choice for both beginners and experienced developers. Here are a few reasons why I chose WordPress:

  1. Ease of Use: WordPress’s intuitive interface makes it easy to create and manage content without any coding knowledge.
  2. Customization: With thousands of themes and plugins available, you can customize your site to look and function exactly how you want.
  3. Community Support: The WordPress community is vast and incredibly supportive. There are countless tutorials, forums, and resources available to help you along the way.

Getting Started

Starting out can feel overwhelming, but breaking the process down into manageable steps can make it much more approachable. Here’s how I began my journey:

  1. Setting Up WordPress:
    • I started by choosing a hosting provider that offers easy WordPress installation. I chossed Funio that is here in Quebec
    • Once I had my hosting set up, I installed WordPress with just a few clicks through my hosting provider’s control panel.
  2. Exploring the Dashboard:
    • The WordPress dashboard is the control center for your site. Here, you can manage your posts, pages, themes, plugins, and more.
    • I spent some time familiarizing myself with the different sections of the dashboard, understanding what each one does.
  3. Choosing a Theme:
    • A theme determines the overall look and feel of your website. WordPress offers a variety of free and premium themes to choose from.
    • I explored the theme repository and installed a theme that suited the vision I had for my site.
  4. Installing Essential Plugins:
    • Plugins add extra functionality to your WordPress site. There are plugins for SEO, security, performance optimization, and much more.
    • Some essential plugins I installed include Yoast SEO, Akismet Anti-Spam, and Jetpack.

Learning Resources

As I dive deeper into WordPress, I’m leveraging a variety of learning resources to enhance my skills. Here are some that I’ve found particularly helpful:

  • WordPress Codex: The official WordPress documentation is a treasure trove of information.
  • LinkedInLearning: A great site for tutorials, tips, and tricks tailored for WordPress beginners. I started with this course “WordPress Essential Training” of Allie Nimmons
  • YouTube: Channels like WPCrafter and WPBeginner offer comprehensive video tutorials.

Challenges and Triumphs

Learning something new always comes with its challenges. For me, the biggest hurdle so far has been understanding the more technical aspects, like customizing themes with CSS and PHP. However, each small victory—like successfully installing a plugin or customizing my site’s layout—makes the effort worthwhile.

Looking Ahead

I’m just at the beginning of my WordPress journey, but I’m excited about where this path will lead. I plan to dive deeper into web development, learning HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to further enhance my WordPress skills. Eventually, I hope to create fully customized websites and maybe even develop my own themes and plugins.

Thank you for joining me on this journey. I look forward to sharing more updates, tips, and tutorials as I continue to learn and grow. If you’re also learning WordPress or have any tips and resources to share, please leave a comment below. Let’s learn and grow together!

Happy coding!

Fitness Tracket

I just finish my Lab about the framework of java Spring MVC, i like that particular framework cause is very powerful when we want to create web applications, it involve java code programming, html, javascript, server configuration, etc.

I created my personal server at home, it’s a tomcat server v9.0, and I’ve configure my router to make it public, so you can see my application running on live, click FitnessTracker, please visit my portfolio to see more java projects or other labs involving other technologies.

If you watch my code, you could see how the architecture of this MVC technology is well implemented, i mean, there are the files that represent models (my files that makes identify the entitys,, and, the views (my JSP pages) and the controllers (files that handle the mapping request,,

There is also other configurations, like my POM file, where i identify my dependencies, so my maven project help me automatically download some jars that are necessary to run the application. My web.xml file,  where i set what is the servlet configuration file to use and what kind of URL extentions should handle my FitnessTracker application.

There is also my servlet-config.xml file, where i put some beans, with those beans i identify where are my JSP files located, or my messages properties files , or interceptors (the one that help me change the language on any single jsp page),  or where are my packages located (my java files), etc.

In this tutorial, i’m not using a database, but i’m planning to use it on other labs that are coming soon.




working on JQUERY

Hello everyone!

Today and as every week, i keep working on différents themes. my actual job is JQUERY, please check the section tab called “JQUERY”, very interested for those who are already familliar with javascript.

Please click on the tab called JQUERY at the top to see some applications with that technology.


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