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Toronto Custom Theme Development Courses

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This course will give you the power to customize and control the world’s most popular content management systems.


Our part-time Custom Theme Development course is designed to help talented developers unlock the potential of WordPress and Shopify. Together these two content management systems power a huge portion of the world’s websites, including giants like The New Yorker, BBC, and Glossier. Understanding how to adapt and work in these platforms is now crucial to working in many agency environments or as a freelancer.


This course brings together a diverse group of developers, all ready to level up their skills by learning in-demand content management systems. Whether you’re looking to land an agency position or diversify the services you offer your clients, the ability to create customized web experiences will help you succeed and make more money.

  • In-person classroom training
  • 10:1 student to instructor ratio
  • Two portfolio-ready projects

Supercharge your learning and save.

Custom Theme Development alumni receive a $1,000 Scholarship off Bootcamp tuition if accepted.


Continuing Education

Custom Theme Development

This course is the only one of its kind in Toronto, giving students the opportunity to learn WordPress and Shopify theme development led by experts. You’ll explore these powerful content management systems through a blend of exercises and projects proven to help you solidify your learnings. You’ll leave the course with two impressive portfolio-ready projects in the form of a WordPress blog and a Shopify store.

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48 hours over 8 weeks

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$2,000 + HST

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What You'll Learn

This course gives you the skills you need to build custom WordPress and Shopify themes, and truly understand the capabilities of these powerful content management systems. Below are a few topics covered in class.

  • WordPress and Shopify Theme Structure
  • Wordpress Page Templates and Tags
  • The Gutenberg Block System
  • WordPress Custom Fields, Post Types, Taxonomies, and Queries
  • WordPress Deployment and Hosting
  • Shopify Liquid Basics
  • Shopify Products and Collections
  • Shopify Checkout, Payments and Marketing
  • Shopify Deployment and Shopify Apps
  • Tips for Working at Agencies

    Custom Theme Development Course Syllabus

    Download our Custom Theme Development course syllabus for a detailed look at everything you’ll learn and what you'll build throughout this course.

    Example Projects


    Meet your Custom Theme Development Instructors!

    Tom Haxell

    Tom Haxell

    Lead Instructor, Web Development

    Tom is a Toronto based Freelancer who develops custom sites for a wide variety of companies. A few of the companies Tom has worked with include Bell Media, TechTO, BlackHart Construction, The Anne Boleyn Bar, Tapmango, and Calibrex Inc. Before becoming a web developer Tom was an event coordinator for Humber College and an actor. Tom is thrilled to share his knowledge of web development with people looking to break into the industry.

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    Sarah Lesh

    Sarah Lesh

    Freelance Developer

    Sarah is a Toronto-based freelance front-end developer who loves building easy-to-use, responsive websites using industry best practices and writing clean and efficient code. When she's not writing code, you can find her writing comedy, practicing her downward dog, or wandering the world with a backpack.

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    Custom Theme Development FAQs

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