Building WordPress Themes from Scratch by Joe Casabona

By Joe Casabona

stroll throughout the steps you must construct your personal WordPress topic! integrated with the booklet is a WordPress topic and different precious records, so roll up your sleeves and permit Joe take you thru the method explaining what you must do - and why you’re doing it - each step of ways. hello, I’m Joe, the writer of creating WordPress issues From Scratch, and what began as an easy, open resource running a blog platform has now turn into a super-powerful content material administration method (CMS) which may boast that it’s the main widely-used CMS on the net. From the instant I first began utilizing WordPress approximately 8 years in the past, I fell in love with it instantly and instantly begun hacking away at it, studying the platform, making my very own alterations, and looking at it develop through the years. during this e-book, I plan to coach you the way to take advantage of WordPress, in addition to how you can leverage the API to create your individual customized subject matters, plugins, and content material forms. In different phrases, i'm going to allow you to make WordPress your personal. I’d wish to say that this booklet is for someone drawn to WordPress, despite history. even if, to maintain it streamlined, I do suppose that you've an exceptional knowing of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Hypertext Preprocessor and MySQL. i'll be look­ing at changing HTML to a WordPress subject, development plugins, and extra, all from scratch. So, if you’d prefer to easy methods to do all of this, then this e-book might be correct up your alley! Packaged with this booklet, you can find: 1) an absolutely functioning WordPress topic referred to as ‘Director’. 2) a collection of PSD records for the Homepage, listing web page, web publication, and unmarried enterprise web page. three) a suite of HTML documents produced from the PSDs. they are going to be used to create the ‘Director’ WordPress subject matter. four) On most sensible of the 4 pages produced from the PSDs, the HTML folder additionally features a /css/ folder for 4 CSS records: style.css, reset.css, master.css, and ie.css. APlus, al photos utilized in the HTML template also are integrated. WHAT THIS booklet COVERS: This booklet reads very similar to a protracted, multi-part instructional, the place I take you thru my layout approach, explaining what I do (and why I do it) each step of ways. even supposing it’s a reasonably linear advisor, my wish is so you might stopover at any major portion of the publication for fast reference. So, here’s what I’ll be doing: 1. changing HTML/CSS to a Dynamic WordPress topic incorporated with the booklet is a PSD that I’ve reworked into HTML. the 1st a part of this e-book might be taking the ensuing HTML/CSS and changing it to a WordPress subject matter. alongside the way in which, I’ll speak about a number of the subject pages we’re operating with, the WordPress subject matter hierarchy, and naturally, the WordPress Loop. 2. making a customized put up kind This, in my humble opinion, is without doubt one of the top additions to WordPress in contemporary releases. being able to make your personal content material varieties — every one with its personal subject template — you could take WordPress from being a CMS in basic terms constrained to weblog posts and pages, to a CMS that could deal with any type of content material you could think. during this e-book, we’ll be making a enterprise directory sort, as a way to let us create a enterprise listing. three. subject strategies and Widgets With WordPress, you may make a subject matter your individual by means of including a ‘theme strategies’ web page and customized widgets. during this part, we’ll make it really easy for those that use our issues so as to add their very own cus­tomizations with no delving into the code or making a baby subject. four. making a Plugin probably the most strong points of WordPress is the truth that it’s pluggable. we will upload func­tionality to our set up of WordPress with no altering the center WordPress documents. There are great directories of either loose and top class plugins to be had that enormously extend the services of WordPress. during this ultimate portion of this e-book, we are going to construct our personal plugin.

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