Learn to Create WordPress Themes by Building 5 Projects

This book will help you take your first steps in the WordPress theme development process, with 5 different projects centered around creating unique and responsive WordPress themes
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Learn to Create WordPress Themes by Building 5 Projects

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ISBN 139781787286641
Paperback458 pages

Book Description

WordPress has emerged as a powerful, easy-to-use tool to design attractive, engaging websites. Themes play a big role in making WordPress as popular as it is today, and having an eye-catching, fully-functional theme could separate your website from the rest!

This book will help you take your first steps in the WordPress theme development process, with 5 different projects centered around creating unique and responsive WordPress themes. Start with creating a simple WordPress theme using HTML5, CSS, and PHP. Then, you will move on to incorporate different APIs, widgets, and tools such as Bootstrap and jQuery to create more dynamic and highly-functional themes. Whether you want to create a photo gallery theme, a highly customizable e-commerce theme, or a theme designed to suit a particular business, this book will teach you everything you need to know.

By the end of this highly interactive book, you will have the required mastery to develop WordPress themes from scratch.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Creating a Simple Theme with WordPress
Installing and setting up WordPress
Single posts and thumbnails
Pages and menus
Widget locations and comments
Summary
Chapter 2: Building a WordPress Theme
Post formats
Creating a design using HTML and CSS
Creating a WordPress theme
Displaying blog post
Creating a single post and adding an image
Creating custom archive pages
Different post formats
Pages, custom templates, and sub navigation
Working with Theme Widgets
Custom home page
Comment Functionality
Summary
Chapter 3: Building a WordPress Theme for Photo Gallery
Creating the layout of the home page in HTML and CSS
Implementing the animation and single.html page
Adding the theme header and footer
The post loop
Displaying the post content
Adding the category widget and search option
Working on the single post theme
Summary
Chapter 4: Building a Twitter Bootstrap WordPress Theme
Building a Bootstrap theme
The post loop
Implementing Navbar
Adding a search bar and single post page
The comment functionality
Summary
Chapter 5: The Foundation E-Commerce Theme
E-commerce HTML template – Part A
E-commerce HTML template – Part B
Theme setup, logo, and navigation
The custom showcase widget plugin
The sidebar widget setup
The main product post page
Single product and single page
Summary
Conclusion

What You Will Learn

  • Simple and advanced themes – covers basic syntax and files along with archives and search pages
  • Photo Gallery – add simple animation and use the W3.CSS framework to design a photo gallery theme
  • Wordstrap – incorporate Twitter Bootstrap into the theme and use the WP_NavWalker Class
  • E-commerce Theme – build an e-commerce theme using the Foundation framework

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Creating a Simple Theme with WordPress
Installing and setting up WordPress
Single posts and thumbnails
Pages and menus
Widget locations and comments
Summary
Chapter 2: Building a WordPress Theme
Post formats
Creating a design using HTML and CSS
Creating a WordPress theme
Displaying blog post
Creating a single post and adding an image
Creating custom archive pages
Different post formats
Pages, custom templates, and sub navigation
Working with Theme Widgets
Custom home page
Comment Functionality
Summary
Chapter 3: Building a WordPress Theme for Photo Gallery
Creating the layout of the home page in HTML and CSS
Implementing the animation and single.html page
Adding the theme header and footer
The post loop
Displaying the post content
Adding the category widget and search option
Working on the single post theme
Summary
Chapter 4: Building a Twitter Bootstrap WordPress Theme
Building a Bootstrap theme
The post loop
Implementing Navbar
Adding a search bar and single post page
The comment functionality
Summary
Chapter 5: The Foundation E-Commerce Theme
E-commerce HTML template – Part A
E-commerce HTML template – Part B
Theme setup, logo, and navigation
The custom showcase widget plugin
The sidebar widget setup
The main product post page
Single product and single page
Summary
Conclusion

Book Details

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Paperback458 pages
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