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Customizing layout (3 posts)

  1. Babube
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello everybody,

    I am a webdesigner for few years, while working on frontend in Html / CSS, javscript, flash, recently i started some basic concepts of PHP, but still being a true beginner in programming.
    Recently a client asked me for a site in wordpress, and the layout would be completely personalized and fairly simple, but he doesn´t want to give an image of being just another blog.
    I attached here some pictures of the layout approved and wonder if with my knowledge i can edit the layout and follow a similar form, either by getting through an existing theme or editing CSS.

    This site would have a home button that would combine the latest posts in the various areas of the same site, as much as separate areas as photos, videos or blog. Would i have to use the multisite function for this structure ?

    What would more advanced users recommend?

    Grateful for your attention

    http://www.dscdesign.org/wptests/layout_paginas-1.jpg

    http://www.dscdesign.org/wptests/layout_paginas-2.jpg

    http://www.dscdesign.org/wptests/layout_paginas-3.jpg

    http://www.dscdesign.org/wptests/layout_paginas-4.jpg

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Probably the best way to do that is to find a theme that has close to what you want in terms of layout and/or functionality. You can then create custom templates to add additional page layouts.

    You'll definitely want to use a Child Theme for customizing an existing theme: http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes That way your changes won't be lost when the theme is updated.

    You could also consider a bare-bones theme such as:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/toolbox
    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/blankslate

    This might also be helpful:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development

    No, multisite is totally different - it creates a network of separate sites - which are run off one installation of WordPress core.

  3. Babube
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Really appreciate your help!
    I´ll start exploring custom templates and themes then, to find one that fits my needs.

    thank you

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