Brad, I can’t believe you put so much time and energy into developing this course. Thanks to you, I was able to get a job at a marketing company that focuses on SEO as a full time web developer, and am getting ready to start freelancing on the side for clients. I have 0 years of experience, and an extremely limited portfolio(like pretty much no portfolio), but in the interview I was able to confidently discuss the concepts you covered in this course and snagged the job. I can’t thank you enough for giving me the skills I need to take control of my career and future, you are the man.
For those looking into this course, I can’t say enough to recommend it. It can definitely be fast paced at times, but even though the pausing and rewinding can at times seem frustrating, it’s the only way to pack as much information as Brad does into a single course. It’s honestly like cramming 2 college semesters worth of information and skills into one course so it’s going to seem overwhelming at first, but focus and persist! It’s beyond worth it to feel independent and confident in modern skills and best practices. Having worked a bit at my new job, I can vouch and say that everything Brad covers is still used today in WordPress website developments/edits to sites. So don’t worry about this course being outdated, the information and skills covered are still essential and being practiced as of today December 6, 2016. Plus Brad is super engaging! This is A LOT of information to take in, but Brad’s CONSTANT upbeat, positive attitude and comic relief (lots of dad jokes haha) help carry you through the frustrating parts of the course.
This course uses an older version of WP, I went ahead and used the most recent version of WP so at some points I ran into conflict where I couldn’t follow along with Brad’s instruction (around lecture 60 is where some page-templates had different default code/wp functions). But thanks to the student Q&A’s and the ever reliable StackOverflow I was able to figure things out. Even so, you’ll definitely still be able to finish the course and final site. Overall the conflicts forced me to understand some concepts and think about things on my own rather than just copying what Brad was doing, so I take it as a positive, but some people might find it discouraging. There’s only so much Brad can do to hold your hand through this process, you have to be willing and driven to make the most you can out of this course. If you do, and really commit to learning what Brad teaches, you’ll definitely be prepared to interview and at minimum get a starter job doing web development, or start freelancing, whatever path you plan on taking.
Thanks again Brad for taking so much time to put this course together, and making it so cohesive, easy to follow, and fun/engaging, I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for your other courses!
Student of Bootstrap to WordPress
December 19, 2016