Roots Discourse

Where to find video tutorials or courses to learn



Where are the best instructors for learning a proper workflow using all of the tools… I want to master Trellis, Bedrock, and Sage.

My skillset feels like it’s behind the “modern developer” curve… and I’ve only just begun to dabble with the terminal, repositories, version control, and tools like Ansible, Vagrant, Gulp… etc.

I’m plenty used to WordPress, installing themes, cowboy coding with FTP… basically everything that was keeping me relevant 5 years ago. I need to up my game.

As far as resources go on the site, I’m seeing 1 book (specifically about theme development, I need to start further back than that), 4 screencasts (some from 2013), and a handful of guides that seem to be application specific (I need more generalized instruction from the beginning.)

I’m looking for a well put together course or video tutorial series that covers the very basics of making the leap from Cowboy Coding to proficient. Has anyone created such a resource?

Some guys have been making a few videos, but none cover the full scope of setting up local, dev, and production environments. These are good but I need more!

I’ve been through the written documentation for Trellis many times, following instructions… but continue to get hung up time after time.

Is there a Udemy, CodeAcademy, or Skillshare style course our there I haven’t found yet?
Send me your best resources, please and thank you!


In my experience, the best way to learn Roots is to dive in.

I would invest in a couple of DO droplets and a copy of wp migrate dB pro.

Clone the example project and away you go.

It’s a pretty steep curve but not insurmountable.