Making a theme in wordpress (3 posts)

  1. LukeWatson
    Posted 3 years 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


  2. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This is a good place to start:


    There are also tons of other resources out there on how to use WP and building themes...
    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


  3. Jay Hoffmann
    Posted 3 years 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.


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