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Skills to become Wordpress developer

Hi people I’m not quite sure where this belongs so thought I’d try here, My names Ben.

im wanting to start creating my own wordpress themes and plugin etc and in the future to become a full wordpress developer as a career.

My question is what are the skills/programming languages that I’d need to start making themes?

my current skills:

-HTML , CSS, Basic JavaScript, Bootstrap

Any help and guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks people

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Sarah Siqueira

Besides the current skills you mentioned: HTML, CSS, Basic JavaScript, and Bootstrap, you also will need a lot of PHP.

I would add some knowledge on APIs (REST or GraphQL), and about the headless CMS approach too, so you can couple WordPress with almost anything you can imagine (like React for example) to build a frontend :)