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WordPress has become the most popular blogging platform for a while now, and you’re probably using it if you write on a self-hosted blog. One of the key reasons of WordPress success is its templating system. In fact, thousands of free WordPress themes are available on the Internet. However, if you want a truly unique theme, you’ll need to create your own. This article will give you a basic understanding of a WordPress theme’s structure.
I’ll go out on a limb and say WordPress is one of the finest software applications to come out this millennium. Its put the power of the press and the ability to reach thousands (or millions) of people in the hands of the people live never before. People from every walks of life can create powerful websites without needing to know a shred of code and it’s all open source. That said, for people who want to dig deeper and learn a little bit more about how to create their own themes, the process can be incredibly daunting. In took me ten posts just to cover the subject a few months back on this post robbie williams the ego has landed .
Picture your finished custom wordpress theme live on your server, completely unique and fresh. By the time you have finished reading the resources in this post that scenario will be a reality. People love custom themes, they make a blog come to life with a personality of its own. It’s no secret that they’ll reward it you for it through links, subscriptions and bookmarks. Theme Design Lessons How To Create A WordPress Theme From Scratch
Imagine it’s 2am and you just hit “activate” on your most anticipated WordPress theme to date. Finally, after weeks of hard work you now get to showoff that friggin’ sweet WordPress theme you designed and coded from scratch. In this kickass WordPress article there are 24 total resources that will show you how to design and code WordPress themes from scratch. This includes 9 design and coding tutorials, 12 Photoshop mockups, 2 WordPress e-books, and even a developers “Cheat Sheet”. WordPress Design and Theme Coding: 9 In-depth Tutorials
Making a premium WordPress theme from scratch is an essential skill for designers to learn and will become increasingly important as WordPress continues to become the web publishing tool of choice. In this two part tutorial will we cover how to make premium WordPress themes happen. Part 1, covered below, shows how the photoshop mock up is created, and in Part 2 we’ll outline how to turn the psd into HTML/CSS and wordpress theme files. I’m Alvaro Guzman and in part 1 I’ll show you how to design a modern web interface from scratch using Photoshop and stock pictures.
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