WordPress Theme Development - Beginner's Guide
Publisher: P a c k t | 2013 | EPUB + PDF | ISBN: 1849514224 | 252 pages | 32.3 Mb
Learn how to design and build great WordPress themes
Learn how to design WordPress themes and build them from scratchli>
Learn how to create a WordPress theme design using HTML5 and CSS3
With clear and easy to follow worked examples to help you build your first WordPress theme if you've never done it before
If you've been using WordPress to build websites for yourself or clients, you've probably reached a point where you need to build your own theme.
Being able to build your own themes means you can build beautiful, bespoke websites using WordPress and means you’re not limited to the
themes you can download.
WordPress Theme Development Beginner’s Guide will take you through the process of building your first WordPress theme. It will show you how to
write the HTML and CSS your theme will be based on, then convert that code to PHP for use in WordPress. Once you’ve done that you'll learn how
to add more features to your theme and make it responsive, accessible and SEO-friendly.
Start by designing your theme using HTML and CSS, then work through the steps to turn this into a fully functioning WordPress theme, including
creating template files, adding template tags and PHP to display content, and giving your theme extra goodies like menus, widget areas and more.
Create a gorgeous, responsive and standards-compliant design for your theme using HTML5 and CSS3. Take your HTML and use it to create
PHP template files using the WordPress template hierarchy, then add in template tags and the loop to display pages and posts in your theme. Add
widget areas, menus and featured images. Learn how to debug your theme and validate it, ensuring it's standards-compliant and accessible. Find
out what steps you need to take to release your theme to the public, and finally learn some extra tips and tricks such as how to enhance your theme
for SEO and how to add support for the WordPress theme customizer.
At the end of WordPress Theme Development Beginner's Guide you'll have the skills you need to build quality WordPress themes using your own
designs. Working through a straightforward worked example, you’ll learn the steps you need to follow to create a theme from scratch.
What you will learn from this book
Design a responsive mock-up for your theme using HTML and CSS
Convert your HTML to PHP files to create a WordPress theme
Add extra theme files making use of the template hierarchy
Add template tags and the loop to display content in your theme
Give your theme extra features like menus, widgets and featured images
Make your theme SEO-friendly, responsive and accessible
Debug and validate your theme to ensure it’s of high quality
Learn how to release your theme to the public
A Beginner's Guide packed with clear step-by-step instructions to create powerful and professional themes for your WordPress website
Who this book is written for
If you've used WordPress to create self-hosted websites using themes you've downloaded but want to start building your own, this book is for you.
You will need an understanding of how to use WordPress and some understanding of HTML and CSS. Simple PHP will be included in the book but
you don’t need any prior PHP knowledge or experience – it will all be explained for you.