New WordPress Themes Video Tutorial
November 26, 2008
I just released a new video course on how to create a WordPress theme/template from scratch.
About the video:
Video Synopsis – Building a Simple WordPress Theme
In these 12 videos, we will take someone with some beginner HTML and CSS skills through the steps needed to build a WordPress template from scratch. The videos use only a collection of freely downloadable tools that are available on Windows and Mac.
The goal of this set is to focus on the different files used in a functional WordPress template and how they all work together to build a unified design that is extensible and driven as much as possible from the WordPress blogging framework.
Included in this set is the construction of a dynamic top-level navigation, a widget-friendly sidebar, a customized search form and a specially-designed home page.
It is assumed that the viewer understands HTML and a bit of CSS. A basic understanding of PHP is helpful, but not required.
While its best to follow along, the project files are included in this video.
Those who know me, know that I am a big believer that both PHP programmers and web designers, should learn at least one CMS or blog software package. I jumped into the WordPress camp a while back for a bunch of reasons:
– It’s popular.
– It’s easy to use.
– It’s easy to customize.
… And it is built with PHP.
Regardless, learning to create templates for WordPress will help you with your PHP skills because you will learn about how PHP can be used to build a templating system.
Thanks for reading,