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[resolved] Plugin or program for rapid theme creation/modification (11 posts)

  1. iondion
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi! I want to create a rather simple site but I don't have too much experience in WP theme creation nor time. I want to create a WP theme or modify a free preexisting theme but I did not find any plugin for this task. In fact these are the first days I am using or searching for a WP plugin. Also a free program would be good for theme creation of customization.
    It surprises me that for all the popularity WP has a solid auto system for theme creation is hard to find. I might do it the old fashion by programming manually but this takes too much time....

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There are a few online (Artisteer for example), but from what I have seen they create crappy code - and they are not supported here at all. This isn't a likely place to find recommendations for those kinds of approaches to WP. It's much preferable to use a good, basic theme and customize it to your liking/needs using the standard WP functionality.

  3. iondion
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    After what I saw the WP theme modifying options are unfortunately even weaker than those that Blogger has... I can't even modify the position of HTML blocks...

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's not true at all -- anything is modifiable in self-hosted WP sites. You may need to make some changes in code, however. Or are you, by chance, looking at WordPress.COM sites?

  5. iondion
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    How can you modify a layout just using the WP panel...?? I am curious...

  6. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It depends on the theme - a few have "drag and drop" functionality - for example: http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/pagelines

    Other things like headers, widgets and page layouts depend on the theme.

  7. iondion
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So if a theme support layout modification then I will see an option on WP panel?? They appear only are supported by the theme code?

  8. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    For some things, yes, it would be in theme options. Other things, like widgets, are partly standard WP - but the choices and appearance are theme specific.

    I'd suggest setting up a WP site and playing around with it - it will be much easier than asking theoretical questions. Have you used WordPress at all?

  9. iondion
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, this is my first day I installed it and saw the options...

  10. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, so this will give you lots of good info:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Getting_Started_with_WordPress

    http://wordpress.tv/

    Most layout, styling and functionality is theme-specific or/or can be added via plugins.

  11. iondion
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Many thanks for the info!!!

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