WordPress Theme Development : Beginner's Guide - Third Edition

Learn how to design and build great WordPress themes

WordPress Theme Development : Beginner's Guide - Third Edition

Rachel McCollin, Tessa Blakeley Silver

Learn how to design and build great WordPress themes
Mapt Subscription
FREE
$30.00/m after trial
eBook
$16.80
RRP $23.99
Save 29%
Print + eBook
$39.99
RRP $39.99
What do I get with a Mapt subscription?
  • Unlimited access to all Packt’s 6,000+ eBooks and Videos
  • 100+ new titles a month, learning paths, assessments & code files
  • 1 Free eBook or Video to download and keep every month after trial
What do I get with an eBook?
  • Download this book in EPUB, PDF, MOBI formats
  • DRM FREE - read and interact with your content when you want, where you want, and how you want
  • Access this title in the subscription reader
What do I get with Print & eBook?
  • Get a paperback copy of the book delivered to you
  • Download this book in EPUB, PDF, MOBI formats
  • DRM FREE - read and interact with your content when you want, where you want, and how you want
  • Access this title in the subscription reader
What do I get with a Video?
  • Download this Video course in MP4 format
  • DRM FREE - read and interact with your content when you want, where you want, and how you want
  • Access this title in the subscription reader
$0.00
$16.80
$39.99
$29.99 p/m after trial
RRP $23.99
RRP $39.99
Subscription
eBook
Print + eBook
Start 14 Day Trial

Frequently bought together


WordPress Theme Development : Beginner's Guide - Third Edition Book Cover
WordPress Theme Development : Beginner's Guide - Third Edition
$ 23.99
$ 16.80
WordPress 3 Cookbook Book Cover
WordPress 3 Cookbook
$ 23.99
$ 16.80
Buy 2 for $33.60
Save $14.38
Add to Cart

Book Details

ISBN 139781849514224
Paperback252 pages

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 2: Preparing a Design for Our WordPress Theme

What You Will Learn

  • 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

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 2: Preparing a Design for Our WordPress Theme

Book Details

ISBN 139781849514224
Paperback252 pages
Read More

Read More Reviews

Recommended for You

WordPress 3 Cookbook Book Cover
WordPress 3 Cookbook
$ 23.99
$ 16.80
WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook Book Cover
WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook
$ 26.99
$ 18.90
Facebook Application Development with Graph API Cookbook Book Cover
Facebook Application Development with Graph API Cookbook
$ 26.99
$ 18.90
Creating your MySQL Database: Practical Design Tips and Techniques  Book Cover
Creating your MySQL Database: Practical Design Tips and Techniques
$ 11.99
$ 8.40
WordPress 3 Cookbook Book Cover
WordPress 3 Cookbook
$ 23.99
$ 16.80
Designing Next Generation Web Projects with CSS3 Book Cover
Designing Next Generation Web Projects with CSS3
$ 26.99
$ 18.90