Earlier this summer, I talked about Start Here for WordPress which is a closed and limited membership site for those who are interested in becoming WordPress developers but aren’t sure where to, you know, start.

Start Here for the aspiring WordPress developer.

The site is going to open officially on Friday for registration, and though the mailing list has been active for a few months, I’ll be sending out two more emails before registration.

To that end, I thought it would be worth sharing some information about those who have been helpful in sponsoring the mailing list as well as the site, and highlighting what to expect if you opt to sign up for membership.

Start Here for WordPress

For those who are just hearing about this particular site, you can read a little bit more about it on the homepage.

The idea behind the site is this:

For those who are interested in becoming professional WordPress developers, there’s a lot to learn. But before diving into PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and SQL, there are other topics to sort through.

Some of this includes:

  • Environments
  • Build Tools
  • Source Control
  • Preprocessors
  • IDEs
  • Debuggers
  • Recommended WordPress Resources and Podcasts
  • And much more.

And that’s where Start Here comes into play. Specifically, the site aims to explain many of the topics that aspiring WordPress developers struggle with understanding. The site seeks to present the information in a way that allows you to form a foundation on which you can focus on learning the languages that go into building solutions on WordPress.

A Heads Up on Sponsors and Benefits

Start Here for WordPress

Those who signed up for the mailing list earlier this summer have already been given access to these benefits (though there are still two more emails going out before the site launches).

First, the mailing list has been sponsored both by Reaktiv Studios and WP Pusher. Specifically…

And for those who sign up for the site, you’ll receive discounts for the following:

Aside from all of the content that will be shared during membership, these benefits are also made available to all members.

Membership

Start Here for WordPress: Membership

There are two tiers of membership available for the site, both of which are of limited capacity.

  1. $149, limited to 70 members, includes everything discussed thus far,
  2. $399, limited to 5 members, includes everything above along with a code review during which I’ll look at your plugin, theme, or project (or a segment thereof), and then we’ll have a two-hour Google Hangout or Skype session during which we’ll talk through the results and chat about options for improving the project’s quality.

The registration will all be available on the homepage starting Friday, and will be announced via an email sent when the site has officially launched. For those who have signed up for the mailing list, there’s likely going to be limited, early bird discounts.

When the site launches, you’ll also be able to review the comment policy, privacy policy, and refund policies; however, the most important thing to note at this point is that once you’ve purchased a space for membership, there are no refunds.

Here Comes Friday

Start Here for WordPress: Here Comes Friday

Based on the feedback I’ve received on the first iteration of this site and based on what others have mentioned regarding the nature of the future site, I’m really eager to launch the site and to begin sharing the content with you.

I also want to thank all of those who have sponsored the mailing list and the site to make sure this is not only successful but also to make sure you have plenty of resources available to help you get the most out of what you learn while participating in the site.

With that said, check out Start Here, sign up for the mailing list, and look for the upcoming emails that will be going out later today and the day of launch for the project.

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