Yes indeed. I've teaching about this for years. Knowing the foundations of coding will make you much better with Wordpress because at some point you will be working with code. And knowing code will give you a deep understanding you would have otherwise.
The IWD course will kickstart your career either way.
I have more of a general question and thought that it maybe might suit this area of the forum best:
I have started to study computerscience and it will be beneficial to know some html, css, js, php in the future semesters plus I find it obviously interesting myself. So I have got your IWD course and am convinced it will help me. On the side, I plan to do some online freelancing work, once Im good enough in Web dev.
On the major online freelancing sites, indeed a ton of gig offers are nowadays in using wordpress and no more in using traditional web dev fundamental languages, which might be Intuitively viewn lil sad, but it is what it is.^^
I just wonder therefore, how or is it even beneficial to be competent in the traditional language to do online sidejobs, in terms of building simple pages for people, when regards to this field all/so much seems to be only wordpress nowadays, when we talk "for real"?
Also I really love the course so far a lot and I do like the structure. With your loooong experience, I would think that you also have a deeper solid theoretical knowledge. I wonder if you ever thought about doing some courses which are tailored and targeted towards people who study comp science, in order to help them out in pushing their leaning curves?
Maybe a course in something regards to theoretical informatics or data structures & algorithms or general software engineering courses, would come into my mind...also a java course would be great. I am living in Germany and here Java is and many experts think will stay for a very long time number 1 programming-language when it comes to popularity amongst enterprises and companies. I have no clue as what the situation regards to this context is in the USA, but at least in Europe Java still seems to be very up, so that it is even the second programming language which you must take on on my university. So yeah, a java course would be also fantastic^^
Anyways, again - great course and YT-channel so far, thus keep the great work up!:)