Create a gorgeous, responsive, and standards-compliant WordPress theme with HTML5 and CSS3 using Packt's new book and eBook

May 2013 | Beginner's Guides, Open Source, WordPress

Packt is pleased to announce the publication of WordPress Theme Development – Beginner's Guide, a comprehensive guide with clear and easy-to-follow examples to help readers build their first WordPress theme. This book is available in print, eBook, Kindle, and selected library formats. The print book comes in at over 252 pages and is competitively priced at $39.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $20.39.

About the author:

Rachel McCollin: Rachel is a web designer and developer specializing in WordPress development. Since 2010, she has run the the web design agency Compass Design, which specializes in building WordPress themes and sites with a slant towards responsive themes.

Tessa Blakeley Silver: Tessa was the VP of Interactive Technologies at eHigherEducation, an online learning and technology company developing compelling multimedia simulations, interactions, and games, before she started her own consulting and development company, hyper3media. Tessa also authors several design and web technology blogs.

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress is currently the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, powering over 60 million websites worldwide.

WordPress Theme Development – Beginner's Guide is an essential manual packed with clear, step-by-step instructions that help the reader to create powerful and professional themes for their WordPress website. This book also provides the information required to add more features to a theme to make it more responsive, accessible, and SEO-friendly.

WordPress Theme Development – Beginner's Guide introduces the reader to the process of building their first WordPress theme. It teaches them how to write the HTML and CSS code that their theme will be based on, and then how to convert that code to PHP for use in WordPress.

The chapters covered in this book are:

Chapter 1: Getting Started as a WordPress Theme Designer

Chapter 2: Preparing a Design for Our WordPress Theme

Chapter 3: Coding It Up

Chapter 4: Advanced Theme Features

Chapter 5: Debugging and Validation

Chapter 6: Your Theme in Action

Chapter 7: Tips and Tricks

Packt Publishing has also published the following other WordPress theme-related books:

WordPress Theme Design (May 2008)

WordPress 2.8 Theme Design (November 2009)

About Packt: Packt is one of the most prolific and fastest-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books now focus on practicality, recognizing that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows them to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.

WordPress Theme Development – Beginner's Guide
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