template design, can it be simpler? (3 posts)

  1. sfethan
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi, I just installed wordpress to my website, so glad that it worked out, now I want to design my own template and theme, after went through tutorials on wordpress, I found that this is really complicated, and if I don't know any CSS, there is no way for me to design a theme for myself.....

    so I just wondering if it's possible for me to design a theme in photoshop, and turn it into html by dreamweaver...will it work? are those themes must be in CSS format? are there any easier ways to do this? thank you for your time and help.

  2. Grif
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Just going through this process myself.
    Easiest way I have found is to duplicate the default theme directory and select the copy in wordpress. You can then edit "page.php". for example. I threw in all the code from my initial design leaving in the "pgpe.php" code nested into a <div> You can then comment out any of the php calls for headers and sidebars like so:
    <?php get_sidebar(); ?>
    <?php //get_sidebar(); ?>

    I'm not sure if this is the 'correct' way but it works (most of the time).

    I think you can also do pretty much the same to header.php to get a similar result.

    I'm a bit of a noob so sorry if this is misleading :-)

  3. stermercox
    Posted 7 years ago #

    There's a theme generating web site (http://www.yvoschaap.com/wpthemegen/) that might be a good place to start. I've played around with it a little but not enough to say whether it's worth the time...

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