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Designing Your Own WordPress Template: The Complete Guide (11 posts)

  1. cavemonkey50
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have just recently completed by very own theme, and thought it would be a good idea to share what I've learned with everyone else.

    I'm going to be writing a series of articles on my blog that will cover exactly how to create a theme, and what tags you'll need to know. The articles are being written with the assumption that you know HTML; you just don't know where to put it.

    I posted the first of those articles last night. Last nights article was about how to get started. It covers the style.css, header.php, and footer.php files.

    You can read the article right here: Designing a WordPress Template: The Basics

    I hope you enjoy the articles.

  2. emacle
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I like the articles, but have just one suggestion. Can you make the code samples NOT full-justified and maybe use a different colour?

  3. cavemonkey50
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well they aren't justified, but the color does kind of blend in. I will change the styling, but I won't be a able to do that for a few hours until I can get some FTP access. As soon as I get some FTP access I will change up the styling.

  4. cavemonkey50
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Oops, double post.

  5. cavemonkey50
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    emacle, I changed the styling for the code. Is that better?

  6. meatcake
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    wordPress is a blogging system for coders, right? I mean people who have experience in deconstructing code.

  7. WordPress is a blogging platform for everyone, novices and "coders" alike.

  8. cavemonkey50
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have just posted part two of this ongoing article. Part two covers creating a sidebar and has some nice tips for adding plugins and limiting content to specific pages.

    You can read part two here: Designing a WordPress Template: Sidebar and More

  9. cavemonkey50
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have just completed part three, which covers The Loop, and putting all you've made up unto this point together.

    You can read part three here: Designing a WordPress Template: The Content

  10. estjohn
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I like your theme :)

  11. cavemonkey50
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thank you.

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