Celebrate WordCamp Europe 2018 with free training from LinkedIn Learning!

To celebrate WordCamp Europe 2018 and the release of WP Rig, LinkedIn Learning has released the course WordPress: Building Progressive Themes with WP Rig for free and unlocked five of its most popular WordPress courses for a month. Watch training from expert WordPress instructors for free until July 10th!

WordPress: Building Progressive Themes with WP Rig with instructor Morten Rand-Hendriksen.

WP Rig, a new toolkit, makes building progressive themes in WordPress easy. It ships with a fully styled starter theme that can be easily customized, and it lints, optimizes, and minifies your changes as you code, making your themes as fast and performant as possible. In this course, instructor Morten Rand-Henriksen shows how to install and configure WP Rig and build a new progressive theme right out of the box. Plus, learn how to edit the underlying CSS, PHP, and JavaScript code and add advanced features such as widgets, AMP integration, and custom menus, backgrounds, and logos.

Watch WordPress: Building Progressive Themes with WP Rig for free.

WordPress: Developing Secure Sites with instructor Jeff Starr.

Leaving your WordPress site unsecured leaves you, your users, and your data vulnerable to attack. Luckily, with some basic site configuration, code updates, and free plugins, you can make an existing or brand-new WordPress site much more secure. Beginning with the basics (your backup/restore and password settings), author Jeff Starr explains how to harden WordPress by setting up user roles, configuring authentication keys, and setting proper file permissions. Plus, discover advanced WordPress security techniques to monitor user activity, implement a firewall, prevent spam, and block bots, and learn best practices for reporting vulnerabilities to WordPress and auditing your site.

Watch WordPress: Developing Secure Sites for free until July 10th, 2018.

WordPress: Plugin Development with instructor Jeff Starr.

Is your WordPress website missing something special? Almost any feature you can imagine can be built with WordPress plugins. Learn how to build, extend, and distribute your own plugins with these development techniques, featuring the WordPress API and PHP. Learn how to create menus and a settings page, add custom functionality with JavaScript, and style your plugin with CSS. Discover how to customize the WordPress loop, add custom fields and metaboxes, and work with transients, HTTP, WP Cron, AJAX, and the REST API. Plus, learn how to adjust roles and permissions to keep your plugins secure.

Watch WordPress: Developing Secure Sites for free until July 10th, 2018.

Advanced WordPress: Action and Filter Hooks with instructor Carrie Dils.

Hooks are key components of WordPress plugin development. There are two types: filters modify data and actions perform tasks. Gain a fundamental understanding of how these features work, and learn how to use the built-in action and filter hooks in WordPress to build your own plugins. In the first half of the course, instructor Carrie Dils reviews the plugin API and demonstrates the basics of actions and filters. Already familiar with these core concepts? Skip to chapter three, where she covers what you need to make your own hooks. Learn about load order and writing callback functions, and using third-party hooks. Last but not least, Carrie builds a demo plugin that shows practical real-world uses for actions and filters.

Watch Advanced WordPress: Action and Filter Hooks for free until July 10th, 2018.

WordPress: REST API with instructor Morten Rand-Hendriksen.

Developers can interact remotely with a WordPress site from a client-side or external application by using the WordPress REST API. Using JSON objects, this API allows you to create and send content to a site, request information from a site, update existing content, and even create single page applications on top of WordPress. This course takes a detailed look at putting the WordPress REST API to use, demonstrating the use of routes, endpoints, arguments, requests, responses, and more. Technologies covered include RESTful APIs, JSON, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and AJAX.

Watch WordPress: REST API for free until July 10th, 2018.

WordPress Ecommerce: WooCommerce with instructor Patrick Rauland.

Learn how to build an online store using one of the most popular and trusted ecommerce solutions for WordPress. WooCommerce provides advanced store management for physical and digital products in a clean and easy-to-understand package. Simply put, WordPress + WooCommerce = your online shopping portal on your terms. Join WooCommerce expert Patrick Rauland as he shows how to use the plugin in conjunction with WordPress and also how to combine it with external services for payment processing and shipping. Learn how to navigate the inventory, tax, and shipping settings; add products; manage sales; and customize your store’s layout. Plus, learn how to integrate external services like Google Analytics and MailChimp for customer analytics and email.

Watch WordPress Ecommerce: WooCommerce for free until July 10th, 2018.