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OSTraining - WordPress Theme Design
English | June 27, 2012 | mp4 | H264 1440x810 | AAC 2 ch | 2 hrs 57 min | 497 MB
eLearning | Level: Intermediate

This class will take you step-by-step from your initial design in Photoshop to a finished WordPress theme.

You'll start with a Photoshop PSD file & by the end of the class will have a WordPress theme that is ready to use.
In the first part of the class, we'll introduce our class project for the class & show you the tools you'll need to build WordPress themes:
- Introducing the WordPress Theming Course
- Resources You'll Need (Mac)
- Resources You'll Need for WordPress Themes on ShiChuang

In the second part of the class, we show you how WordPress themes work & how to plan your project:
- Theme Template Tour
- Starter Theme: Startbox Feature Tour
- Planning: Sidebars, Widgets & More
- Examining Startbox Div Structure
- Create Some Content, Widgets & Main Navigation

In the third part of the class, we take your design image & use Photoshop to make it ready for WordPress:
- Photoshop Slicing - Part 1
- Photoshop Slicing - Part 2

In the fourth part of the class, you'll learn how CSS is used to implement your design:
- Styling the Header & Logo
- Styling & Placing the Main Navigation
- Hooks & Sidebars
- Styling the Homepage Top Widgets - Part 1
- Styling the Homepage Top Widgets - Part 2
- Styling the General Widgets
- Styling Internal Pages Part 1
- Styling Internal Pages Part 2
- Styling Internal Pages Part 3
- Styling the Author Page
- Styling the Search Results

In the fifth part of the class, you'll learn how to design for custom content types:
- Overview of Custom Content Types
- Styling Custom Archive Page & Custom Loop
- Create & Style a Custom Single Page

In the sixth part of the class, we cover some useful tips on how to properly build your themes:
- Filtering Content with PHP
- Properly Including javascript & CSS Files

In the final part of the class, you'll learn how to build your theme using the parent / child theme structure:
- Start from Scratch or Use a Starter Theme?
- Hacking the Header Template
- Hacking the Footer
- Creating a Sidebar Widget Area
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