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[Resolved] Plugin or program for rapid theme creation/modification

  • 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….

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  • WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    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.

    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…

    WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    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?

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

    WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    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.

    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?

    WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    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?

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

    WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    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.

    Many thanks for the info!!!

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