Building a WordPress theme takes a strategic approach. Unfortunately, so may different components play a role in the process that many individuals are intimidated. Let’s eliminate that fear.
WordPress Theme Building Course!
Building a WordPress theme is not as complicated as it seems. In this course, we’ll walk through the basic structure of a WordPress theme and have you putting themes together in no time. Get started below! But first, tweet this course to your Twitter followers.
In part 1, we introduce the Underscores Starter Theme to get familiar with basic WordPress theme file structure as well as the WordPress Template Hierarchy.
WordPress themes are responsible for displaying the data saved in a databased by a WordPress install. Here, we learn how HTML and PHP work together to make this happen.
Websites built with WordPress are no different than static HTML websites once they hit the user’s browser. Here, we’ll talk about what files and code come together to create that basic HTML structure.
With the HTML structure in place, it’s time to get down to the finer details of your template files. WordPress has a host of conditional tags that will help you fine-tune your template functionality.
Theme display is not enough in most cases. We also need functionality. Using the famous functions.php file, we’ll go over how make a WordPress theme behave the way you want with PHP.
Theme design is not just about aesthetics. “Design,” in this context, also refers to HTML layout. In this last lesson, we need to structure your HTML and finally start on the design.
With the course completed, learn what you should do next to make sure this information doesn’t go to waste. Also familiarize yourself with tools to help you become an awesome theme developer.