WordPress Theme Design

A Complete Guide to Creating Professional WordPress Themes

Author: Tessa Blakeley Silver

Publisher: Packt Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 211

View: 202

Theme design can be approached from two angles. The first is simplicity; sometimes it suits the client and/or the site to go as bare-bones as possible. In that case, it's quick and easy to take a very basic, pre-made theme and modify it. The second is "Unique and Beautiful". Occasionally, the site's theme needs to be created from scratch so that everything displayed caters to the specific kind of content the site offers. This book is going to take you through the Unique and Beautiful route with the idea that once you know how to create a theme from scratch, you'll be more apt at understanding what to look for in other WordPress themes. This book can be used by WordPress users or visual designers (with no server-side scripting or programming experience) who are used to working with the common industry-standard tools like PhotoShop and Dreamweaver or other popular graphic, HTML, and text editors. Regardless of your web development skill-set or level, you'll be walked through the clear, step-by-step instructions, but familiarity with a broad range of web development skills and WordPress know-how will allow you to gain maximum benefit from this book.

Web Designer's Guide to WordPress

Plan, Theme, Build, Launch

Author: Jesse Friedman

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 385

Legions of web designers and developers are choosing WordPress for building sites. That's because it's powerful, reliable, flexible, scalable—and more. This book is your complete guide to mastering WordPress theme development, covering everything from installation to leveraging the community and resources to improve your WordPress skills for years to come. You'll learn how to: Install WordPress and work on a development server Create site plans and content architecture Develop basic through advanced WordPress themes Maintain responsive design integrity Implement the right plugins Convert an already-built website to a WordPress-powered theme Get involved with the WordPress community With detailed explanations, real-life examples, and step-by-step tutorials, you'll find everything you need to build and deploy WordPress-powered websites with no prior server-side or WordPress development experience.

WordPress Web Design For Dummies

Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 885

Your full-color guide to creating dynamic websites with WordPress Are you familiar with the fundamentals of WordPress, but want to take your skills to the next level? From bestselling author and WordPress expert Lisa Sabin-Wilson, this new edition of WordPress Web Design For Dummies quickly gets you up to speed on the latest release of the software and shows you how to use it as a tool to create a customized, compelling, and cost-effective website—without losing your cool. WordPress can be used to create a custom design for your website using complimentary technologies such as graphic design, CSS, HTML coding, PHP programming, and MySQL administration. With the help of this hands-on, friendly guide, you'll discover how to create an effective navigation system, choose the right color palette and fonts, and select different layouts. Plus, you'll find out how to tweak existing website designs with available themes, both free and premium, and gain the confidence to translate your design skills into paid work. Create dynamic, custom websites with the self-hosted version of WordPress Use free themes and enhance them with CSS and HTML Create a responsive design for mobile devices and tablet users Get to grips with the newest release of WordPress Whether you want to use WordPress to spruce up your existing website or create a brand-new one from scratch, this do-it-yourself guide has you covered.

WordPress 2.8 Theme Design

Create Flexible, Powerful, and Professional Themes for Your WordPress Blogs and Websites

Author: Tessa Blakeley Silver

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 292

View: 459

"It's easy to create powerful and professional themes for your WordPress web site when you've got this book to hand. It provides clear, step-by-step instructions to create a robust and flexible WordPress theme, along with best practices for theme development. It will take you through the ins and outs of creating sophisticated professional themes for the WordPress personal publishing platform. It reviews the best practices from development tools and setting up your WordPress sandbox, through design tips and suggestions, to setting up your theme's template structure, coding markup, testing and debugging, to taking it live. The last three chapters are dedicated to additional tips, tricks, and various cookbook recipes for adding popular site enhancements to your WordPress theme designs using third-party plugins"--Resource description p.

WordPress Theme Development with Bootstrap: the Beginner's Guide to Building Your Own Mobile-First Theme from Scratch

Author: Ibas Majid

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 334

View: 164

Do you want to build WordPress themes that help increase sales? Do you want to save some money while you fix or add functionalities to your WordPress website instead of hiring a developer? Or maybe you want to step up from building a Responsive website design to a Responsive Mobile-First design? Well, as a developer, you should know that optimizing a website for both users and search engines (Google and others) start from the theme design/ development. And with Google considering the mobile version of a site as the real version, you should be mindful of the approach to follow while developing your theme. In this beginner's guide, the author explains through easy-to-follow tasks and visuals how you can deploy the proper tools to building your own WordPress theme.And with a little knowledge of HTML and CSS, you are good to go.Note: To develop a WordPress theme, basic PHP knowledge is required. Also, some simple JavaScript is included in this book. But if you don't know PHP and/or JavaScript, it's fine. The author explains these languages as the code is being applied to the theme. In this book, you'll learn the following: Setting up a working environment (setting up a good text editor, MAMP server and WordPress installation). Understanding the browser inspector. Adding folders to workspaces and set up disk persistence (this will commit your CSS rules to external file automatically through the browser DevTools). Mobile first design and Bootstrap overview Mobile viewport simulation Coding the custom WordPress theme Properly including external script and stylesheet files (Bootstrap, Google fonts, CSS and JavaScript) to your project. Using font icons in your project Translating a WordPress theme from the primary language to another language. Validating WordPress theme The above list can be divided into two parts. The first part is called "pre-WordPress theme development" topics because they explain what you should know before developing a WordPress theme. The second part is the main WordPress theme development.So if you like detailed writing guides, plenty of tasks to be executed, then you'll love this book.Final Note: This book is well formatted for code listings. Buy The Beginner's Guide to Building Your Own Mobile-First Theme to kick start your Theme development journey!

WordPress Theme Development Beginner's Guide

Author: Rachel McCollin

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 252

View: 640

A Beginner's Guide packed with clear step-by-step instructions to create powerful and professional themes for your WordPress website This book targets WordPress users and visual designers who are used to working with the common industry-standard tools like PhotoShop and Dreamweaver or other popular graphic, HTML, and text editors. No server-side scripting or programming experience is required.

Responsive Design with WordPress

How to make great responsive WordPress themes, and plugins

Author: Joe Casabona

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 473

With the ever-increasing need to view websites on mobile devices, websites have to be adaptable to thousands of different screen resolutions. In Responsive Design with WordPress, expert web developer Joe Casabona teaches you how to leverage WordPress to get the most out of responsive design, implement best practices, automate important processes, and make your life easier overall. You’ll start with a refresher on the core functionality of WordPress, then dive into developing responsive themes and plugins. Find out what to consider at the outset of the design process to save hours of work during redesigns. Learn up-to-date best practices for determining breakpoints, accessibility, and preventing website bloat for better user experience no matter the user’s connection speed. Finally, you’ll apply the principles you learn to specific tutorials, such as building a photo gallery, map page, and products page. • Learn when to rely on themes and when it’s best to use plugins. • Apply your responsive CSS to a WordPress theme. • Learn various navigation techniques, such as Jump to with • smooth scrolling or Select box. • Use popular responsive techniques, like picturefill.js, to make images respond to different screen resolutions and connection speeds. • Explore frameworks, including Bootstrap and Foundation. • Download dozens of code samples to help implement responsive design techniques, and test yourself with end-of-chapter quizzes.

Professional WordPress

Design and Development

Author: Brad Williams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 512

View: 233

The highest rated WordPress development and design book on the market is back with an all new third edition. Professional WordPress is the only WordPress book targeted to developers, with advanced content that exploits the full functionality of the most popular CMS in the world. Fully updated to align with WordPress 4.1, this edition has updated examples with all new screenshots, and full exploration of additional tasks made possible by the latest tools and features. You will gain insight into real projects that currently use WordPress as an application framework, as well as the basic usage and functionality of the system from a developer's perspective. The book's key features include detailed information and real-world examples that illustrate the concepts and techniques at work, plus code downloads and examples accessible through the companion website. Written by practicing WordPress developers, the content of this edition focuses on real world application of WordPress concepts that extend beyond the current WordPress version. WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing, and has grown to be the largest self-hosted website platform in the world. This book helps you use WordPress efficiently, effectively, and professionally, with new ideas and expert perspectives on full system exploitation. Get up to speed on the new features in WordPress 4.1 Learn cutting edge uses of WordPress, including real-world projects Discover how to migrate existing websites to WordPress Understand current best practices and tools in WordPress development WordPress was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architected personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL, and has evolved to be used as a full content management system through thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes. Professional WordPress is the essential developer's guide to this multifunctional system.

Build Your Own Wicked Wordpress Themes

Create Versatile Wordpress Themes That Really Sell!

Author: Alan Cole

Publisher: SitePoint

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 250

View: 715

Wicked WordPress Themes is a step-by-step guide to creating beautiful themes for the world's most popular CMS, WordPress. By following the book's advice, readers can produce designs that are aesthetically stunning, consistent, and for-purpose -whether it's for their own use, or to drive a high price on the theme marketplace. All facets of theme design are covered: from design, coding, and deployment, to ensuring readers' designs are ready-to-go as soon as they're installed. Wicked WordPress Themes teaches readers how to leverage theme design frameworks to dramatically shorten development time, enabling them to enter the theme market faster.

WordPress Web Design For Dummies

Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 807

Your full-color guide to creating dynamic websites with WordPress Are you familiar with the fundamentals of WordPress, but want to take your skills to the next level? From bestselling author and WordPress expert Lisa Sabin-Wilson, this new edition of WordPress Web Design For Dummies quickly gets you up to speed on the latest release of the software and shows you how to use it as a tool to create a customized, compelling, and cost-effective website—without losing your cool. WordPress can be used to create a custom design for your website using complimentary technologies such as graphic design, CSS, HTML coding, PHP programming, and MySQL administration. With the help of this hands-on, friendly guide, you'll discover how to create an effective navigation system, choose the right color palette and fonts, and select different layouts. Plus, you'll find out how to tweak existing website designs with available themes, both free and premium, and gain the confidence to translate your design skills into paid work. Create dynamic, custom websites with the self-hosted version of WordPress Use free themes and enhance them with CSS and HTML Create a responsive design for mobile devices and tablet users Get to grips with the newest release of WordPress Whether you want to use WordPress to spruce up your existing website or create a brand-new one from scratch, this do-it-yourself guide has you covered.

The Wordpress Anthology

Author: Mick Olinik

Publisher: SitePoint

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 303

View: 105

A guide to WordPress offers practice techniques and examples, covering such topics as the loop, post types, plug-ins, themes, taxonomies, images, AP, multisite, and SEO.

Pro WordPress Theme Development

Author: Adam Onishi

Publisher: Apress

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 500

View: 470

Pro WordPress Theme Development is your comprehensive guide to creating advanced WordPress themes. Designed for for professional web designers and developers who are comfortable with PHP and WordPress, this book teaches you every aspect of professional theme development. You will learn how to build themes from scratch, how to monetize the themes you create, and how to capitalize on this by creating advanced themes for your clients or selling premium themes. This book builds on your current knowledge of PHP and web development to create a WordPress theme from scratch. It uses a real-world theme example that you can build, to demonstrate each feature in a practical way. It shows you how to take control of WordPress with custom posts types and taxonomies, and covers anatomy and hierarchy, use of the loop, hooks, short codes, plug-ins and much more. WordPress is one of the most successful open-source blogging and content management systems available, and theme development has become a major part of the WordPress ecosystem. Start working with WordPress themes like a pro today with Pro WordPress Theme Development.

How I Made $1million Selling WordPress Themes

A Practical Guide to Sell WordPress Themes on ThemeForest

Author: Igor Ligay

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 169

View: 516

How I Made $1million Selling WordPress Themes: A Practical Guide to Selling WordPress Themes on ThemeForestIt takes more than just amazing graphic elements and compelling layouts to make money selling WordPress themes. It takes passion. Commitment. And mistakes. Yes, mistakes . . . Igor Ligay is proof of that.But you don't have to go through a long, difficult process to get to the top. You just need to spend a few days, or maybe a few hours, reading this book to learn the ins and outs of the WordPress theme business and become an Envato best seller.Whether you're just starting out -- or you're having trouble getting your web design business to the next level -- this guide is for you. The book provides an in-depth, step-by-step guide to creating WordPress themes and explains how to go about promoting your business. Who this Book is For? How I Made $1million Selling WordPress Themes is not a WordPress-for-dummies book. It's a guide for every aspiring entrepreneur and passionate web developer who is determined to create their own success story and build a million-dollar business. A must-read for both beginners and experienced web designers. What You'll Learn This book has everything you need to not only launch your WordPress theme business but to make it work and earn up to a million dollars -- and even more! Each chapter includes a summary of the most important lessons, in order to reinforce what you've learned. Here's what this book will enable you to do:- Master and internalize the techniques that Igor used in establishing a successful WordPress business.- Learn the trade secrets for selling your designs on ThemeForest.- Become recognized on the online marketplaces like Envato with your theme collections.- Discover the key strategies for promoting your themes, including how to use marketing and publicity to maximize successful sales.- Recognize the importance of choosing the right niche for creating WordPress themes.- Understand what company culture is and how it contributes to and affects your theme development.- Learn how to create and manage the technical support department.- Gain valuable insights about how to become a successful developer on ThemeForest.- Compete strongly on the Envato and present your products worldwide.It wasn't an easy journey for Igor. His path to success was filled with challenges, trial and error, mistakes, and failures. He had to learn the hard way, but you don't have to -- because he's now willing to share his experience and hard-learned lessons with others. He knows what it takes for a WordPress Theme business to succeed -- and he can help you achieve that same success! So, what are you waiting for? If you're ready to build your own million-dollar WordPress theme business, get your copy of this valuable book now!

WordPress For Dummies

Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 541

Sams Teach Yourself WordPress Theme Development in 24 Hours

Author: Tris Hussey

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 496

View: 279

Customize your WordPress sites and blogs with ease! Now there's a step-by-step WordPress theming guide for everyone from beginning bloggers to experienced web designers, developers, and content specialists. WordPress experts Tris Hussey and Catherine Winters introduce essential WordPress theming skills using HTML, PHP, and CSS, techniques that can be applied to theme development for any CMS, including Drupal, Joomla, and Blogger. In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Tris and Catherine help you use the power of the WordPress theming engine to take control of the look, feel, and behavior of your website or blog. Each lesson builds upon the previous one, teaching simple to state-of-the-art skills and integrating them in three complete theming case studies: magazines, portfolios and mobile environments. You'll review WordPress basics and set up an efficient theme development environment; work with WordPress features like custom headers and backgrounds; customize your theme's headers and footers; and create and edit page templates and stylesheets. Tris and Catherine show how to enhance your themes with plugins and widgets; use child themes; update older existing themes; leverage advanced CSS techniques, custom taxonomies, and custom post types; preview emerging trends in theme design; and share themes with WordPress users around the world. Step-by-step instructions walk you through the most common questions, issues, and tasks. Quizzes and exercises build and test your knowledge, and "Did You Know?" tips offer insider advice you can't find anywhere else. Tris and Catherine also point out WordPress quirks and how to avoid theming pitfalls. By the time you're done, you'll be ready to build custom themes for any WordPress site or blog, no matter how large or complex!

WordPress All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 912

View: 888

A convenient how-to guide for maximizing your WordPress experience WordPress is a state-of-the-art blog publishing platform with nearly ten million active installations. Eight minibooks provide you with expanded coverage of the most important topics to the WordPress community, such as WordPress basics, theme designs, plug-in development, social media integration, SEO, customization, and running multiple sites. Veteran author Lisa Sabin-Wilson leads an authoritative team of authors who offer their unique knowledge and skillset while sharing invaluable advice for maximizing your site’s potential and visitor experience. Presents straightforward and easy-to-understand coverage of the basics of WordPress, the most popular blog software in use today Delves into the topics that matter most to the WordPress community, such as theme design, plug-in development, and social media integration Addresses ways to handle a variety of WordPress security issues Examines the WordPress network The word on the street is that WordPress All-in-One For Dummies presents everything you need to know about WordPress in one convenient book!

WordPress For Dummies

Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 731

Get to know WordPress with this simple and approachable reference WordPress For Dummies, 9th Edition helps readers discover the power of the WordPress web content building tool. Web builders have created 75 million websites using WordPress and this book will show you how to add your blogs and websites to that count. WordPress For Dummies, 9th Edition drops you right into the fast lane to publishing your first website or blog by teaching you to: · Customize a theme · Create your first post · Use WordPress as a content management system · Work with multimedia formats · Add plugins to your site · Establish a publishing routine Perfect for new bloggers, experienced bloggers converting to WordPress for the first time, and people accustomed to WordPress who want to learn more about the full potential of the technology, WordPress for Dummies, 9th Edition is an indispensable addition to the library of every blogger and webmaster.

Digital Design Essentials

100 Ways to Design Better Desktop, Web, and Mobile Interfaces

Author: Rajesh Lal

Publisher: Design Essentials

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 208

View: 773

A comprehensive guide to UI design, providing key features and functional requirements, best practices and design guidelines, and components of the user experience of the application, illustrated with "live" case study examples.

WordPress For Dummies eBook Set

Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 1313

View: 672

Two complete e-books on WordPress for one low price! This unique value-priced e-book set brings together two bestselling For Dummies books in a single e-book file. Including a comprehensive table of contents and the full text of each book, complete with cover, this e-book set gives you in-depth information on designing a website in WordPress as well as using WordPress for blogging. Best of all, you'll pay less than the cost of each book purchased separately. You'll get the complete text of: WordPress For Dummies, which shows you how to Plan and write your blog, manage comments, and handle other basics Decide whether to have your blog hosted or do it yourself Learn to use themes, widgets, and FTP Add images, photo galleries, video and audio files, and more WordPress Web Design For Dummies, which covers Designing a website with WordPress that can accommodate social media, e-commerce, and more Building an effective navigation menu to make your site user-friendly Using plugins to add galleries, social communities, and forums Creating a custom WordPress theme from scratch About the author Lisa Sabin-Wilson is founder and Creative Director of E.Webscapes Design Studio, a web design company specializing in blog design and development with WordPress.