I’ve done a bit of WordPress work in the past: Design, updates & small maintenance, Saving a Website that had totally crashed and gone down (I literally had to transfer & reconstruct the whole Database on that one!!). It’s something I very much enjoy doing (even when it’s stressful) and I always learn something from it.
Recently, I had to design a Custom Template for a Website, so that they could have a 2nd Blog on their page that pooled from a Specific Category of Posts. While the solution wasn’t terribly complex, I had to read up on a lot of the documentation & learn about how the WordPress Engine works.
On top of that, it was really the first time I had worked in PHP & I had to spend some time reading PDFs and tutorials to pick up the syntax & feel of PHP.
And hey – if it helps bring in some Freelance Web Design work in the meantime, that can’t hurt either!! Maybe after I write a Theme or two, I can make a Premium Theme & get some Residual Income for myself … can’t hurt to try!