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Making a theme in wordpress (3 posts)

  1. LukeWatson
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi guys, really sorry if this is a stupid question but how do I go about designing a theme in wordpress, I understand the php part and css (Well I dont understand it but I understand I will need to understand it)
    What I dont understand is how to make the design for it like the canvas of the website, is making a site in dreamweaver and then converting it to a wordpress theme a good idea or is it more efficient to build the theme using a local host and editing the php files?

    If it is better to make it on a local host can someone explain to me how i would make the site graphical rather than just being a unattractive organised mess?

    I'm sure you can tell I'm quite new to this, I can use WP easy but I feel I am very limited as I dont understand themes or plugins very well

    Any help will be appreciated

    Thanks

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is a good place to start:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development

    There are also tons of other resources out there on how to use WP and building themes...
    http://wordpress.tv/
    You tube
    many books

    How you go about it depends on what you want to do or are comfortable doing...

    In making it look nice, CSS is your answer -- this is a good reference site -- but again, tons of other resources out there

    http://www.w3schools.com/css/

  3. Jay Hoffmann
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Also, the Automattic Theme Team are in the process of unveiling a theme development guide on their blog. It's got sixteen steps that takes you through the whole process with semantically-sound HTML-5 and CSS3. Worth checking out.

    http://themeshaper.com/2012/10/22/the-themeshaper-wordpress-theme-tutorial-2nd-edition/

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