WordPress’ Training Team is launching its first Learn WordPress Course Cohort, which is a social learning method where a group of people go through the learning process together with some synchronous group activities. One of the benefits of cohorts is the sense of community and connection that can develop between the participants, fostering more support and collaboration.
The first course cohort topic is “Developing your first WordPress Block,” aimed at first-time block developers who have never built a block before. It lasts six weeks and covers the following topics:
- Week 1: Introduction, preparing your environment for block development.
- Week 2: Using create-block to scaffold your first block, Internationalisation.
- Week 3: Block styling, block supports, block controls
- Week 4: Block attributes, block components
- Week 5: Interacting with WordPress data
- Week 6: Dynamic blocks
The cohort is limited to 14 participants who will be selected at random if they meet the requirements. These include a WordPress.org profile, a Make Slack account, and availability every Wednesday at 8:00 UTC for the duration of the course.
A course on beginning block development is likely to be very popular, so the Training team has committed to maintaining a waiting list for any applications that are not selected in the first round. This is a remarkable opportunity for any developer who has not yet experimented with building blocks but thrives in a more social learning environment. Future cohort courses on the same topic will be scheduled after this one is complete.
The deadline to apply to the very first Learn WordPress course cohort is August 20, 2023, and the course will run from September 4th to October 9th, 2023.