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Skin/Theme Development Help (3 posts)

  1. katisme92
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am trying to create two different "skins" for a site I am working on and it has to be user friendly for the client to go in and edit everything. I mocked the site in XHTML and have that working properly and now I am trying to put it in PHP to make the "skins" for my client. She wants the front page to have one look and feel and all the other interior pages to have a totally different look to them.

    I am lost on what to do. Can anyone help me? Any suggestions would help.

  2. Jay Hoffmann
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    A good resource to start is http://themeshaper.com/2012/10/22/the-themeshaper-wordpress-theme-tutorial-2nd-edition/ from the Automattic theme team.

    Theme development is kind of a beast of it's own. You also might want to explore creating a child theme, which should simplify development quite a bit.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes
    http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2011/12/creating-your-first-wordpress-child-theme/

  3. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You could also consider starting with a bare bones theme like one of these:

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

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

    That way, you're not having to start from scratch but you can use your HTML and CSS pretty easily with less existing code to change.

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