If you want to be an expert WordPress developer, you need to learn JS appropriately and make smart decisions right from the beginning of the learning process. Here are some tips that you must use to make your work easier:
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If you gain a better command over the basics of JS, it will help you to deal with several issues such as duplication of JS codes, translation issue, etc. It also helps you to choose the right framework.
In general, if you are well acquainted with the MVC structure, you should use AngularJS without any hesitation. It supports the MVC structure and helps you a lot in web development projects in the initial stage.
In case, if you are unfamiliar with the MVC structure, React may be a right option for you as it just uses the view component. A good number of other options are available too. But, initially, you should choose React or AngularJS to perform web development works without any hassle or fuss.
3. Determine Your Requirements
It's a fact that your needs drive you to learn new programming skills and languages. The same holds true when you try to learn JS. You have to choose frameworks and libraries (in web development projects) based on your requirements. For instance-
Node.js – is for web developers who have to take care of server-side programming.
React– is ideal for those developers who deal in the creation of web applications. But, it is not useful for mobile app development.
When it comes to WordPress developers, your needs can be divided into two main categories- backend or frontend. If you deal with frontend development, you have several options to choose from. If you are a backend developer, you can choose Node.js without any difficulty.
Note- Always remember that you should have sound knowledge of PHP to use Node.js.
If you want to learn JS easily and quickly, there are various resources available on the internet. If you are a beginner, you should get started using some of these free online resources.
Although you can start WordPress development works even with a little knowledge of JS, you should increase it sooner or later. As an expert WordPress developer, you would like to learn JS deeply to have a good command over the following:
- JQuery development and design patterns
- Modern / modular patterns
- Language patterns,
- Application architecture
All these help you to develop user-friendly web applications and easily understand the use of complex technicalities behind them.
From time-to-time, you should try to solve quizzes and JS assessments, prepared by puzzle websites and evaluate your score candidly.
WordPress developers need to focus learning JS and strive to gain proficiency over time. I hope the above-mentioned tips will help you gain proficiency in this language in an easy way.
About the author:
Tracey Jones is a proficient WordPress developer who has vitals skills to develop awesome websites for businesses. She is also a passionate blogger and something of a geek who shares her in-depth knowledge with others. You can follow her on Twitter here.