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I'm new to web design, looking to learn WordPress & Joomla (5 posts)

  1. flashingpeople
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Guys,

    I'm Louis. Looking to design a website for my new cell phone business. I'm not looking to hire someone to build it, because I want to learn! But I am feeling slightly overwhelmed here. Any good tutorials or video sessions with WordPress step-by step for newbies?

    I'm a tech savvy person, but not when it comes to web design. I would greatly appreciate any ideas and input from the community. I've already installed WordPress 3.5 on my host at BlueHost, so the back end is configured., now for the design side of things. Please help me if you can.

    Cheers,

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  3. flashingpeople
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    >esmi Thank you for the referring me to wordpress.tv site. I checked that site out a little before I installed WP onto my host. Only issue is alot of the content is in other language. But I did learn a little from some of the presentations for the basics at least. Now I need to learn how to have a nice theme / layout for my new site. Something that looks personalized, rather than an out of the box site.

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you know nothing about web design and coding, it's probably unrealistic to start by trying to create your own theme from scratch. There are MANY great themes that can be highly customized so they look quite personalized -- doing this is still much, much easier than trying to build a theme. But here's a good resource on building themes:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development

  5. Gabe Young
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I believe the OP is looking to apply and configure a theme, not develop a theme.

    flashingpeople, the look and feel of your site has more to do with your niche and personal taste. Finding a theme (and as WPyogi stated, there are many good ones, including free ones) shouldn't be hard and most configurations can be done without touching any code. You also do not need to limit your search here since there are also many resources just by doing a quick search.

    What I tell folks who consider themselves somewhat tech savvy or self-starters is to just jump right in. Pick a theme and start dabbling with it. You'll learn a lot through trial and error.

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