- WordPress Playground Experience
We will access the WordPress Playground from https://playground.wordpress.net/ and once we access the link we will find a ready to use WordPress site as well a logged in user to use the Dashboard.
Make sure within the next steps not to refresh the screen containing the WP playground, to avoid restoring the session and losing your changes.
We will check later the need of PHP version on the upper right section with the WP version.
But the main concern for now is to learn as much as possible WP without having many troubles needed locally.
To access the Dashboard, we will hover over “My WordPress Website” then click “Dashboard”.
Once accessing the dashboard we will see the below interface.
This is the same interface we will get if we install WordPress locally!
From here we can mess around the interface as we want, adding new posts, new menu items, changing the design and the view of the default page generated within the default theme “Twenty Twenty-Four” now.
But as our concern is to get more with coding, we will cover all the sections while coding and how to create programmatically new ones and what is the area that we need to use in each one of them.
2.Add new theme to the playground
2.1.Generating a custom theme
To be able to know really what is going on behind the screens, we need to get access to the files that make all this work.
As the current theme doesn’t have this possibility, we will create our demo theme, upload it and use it within our course to explain the structure of the WordPress architecture.
So the easiest way to achieve this task is to generate the theme from https://underscores.me/
Just fill the theme name for example “tutorial_theme” and click on generate, after that a zipped folder with the name of “tutorial_theme.zip” will be downloaded in your downloads folder.