Developing Themes For WordPress: Part 1

Since I finished the Drupal series a while ago, I’ve often receive requests to do similar coverage about WordPress. Only now do I feel in a position to do so because I have a real project (the redesign of my personal website) upon which to base it on. Over the next nine weeks, I’ll demonstrate the full process of designing a theme that spans more than eight hours of edited video. During that time, you’ll see me writing code, use online resources and troubleshoot through my own mistakes. In the first part, I set the scene as we create the basic files, talk about reference materials we will use as well as writing some WordPress specific code. Websites mentioned: – Subject of series (where final theme is live) – Details on key functions – Basic theme used for reference

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14 Responses to Developing Themes For WordPress: Part 1

  1. artemeeb August 9, 2011 at 12:03 am #

    this I need to watch it carefully. good luck with the next videos!

  2. Bcarreon2 August 9, 2011 at 5:58 am #

    Dude I wish I was as smart as u

  3. rockomoron August 9, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    you are the best always just keep up bro…

  4. noobtuber991 August 13, 2011 at 11:57 pm #

    omg and hour

  5. GallTheAbsurd August 17, 2011 at 12:01 am #

    Thanks for the tutorial. I’m a little confused by your implementation of the blog post loop at 52:50. Specifically, why does the while loop need to be encased in the if statement, and what role does the the_post() function play?

  6. tomrogers123 August 17, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    The idea of the loop if statement is to make sure there is content before even trying to run the functions (costly on performance). The the_post function gives us access to the individual parts of the given post (the_title, for example). As a sidenote, if you didn’t run if or while statements and just had the_post, you would see the same results because, as I said, that’s the bit that gives us access to the data.

  7. SnoopyReloaded August 18, 2011 at 1:55 am #

    I’ve seen the full video, I have so much doubts so I come back all the time, I also love the sound, it’s very relaxing

  8. ItsTripWire August 19, 2011 at 5:55 am #

    i just wasted 1hr of my time thanks

  9. chlorophylfactor September 26, 2011 at 10:09 pm #

    lol@ my silly comment on apple future interests in the Tablet market, boy was I wrong!

  10. JamesNewall79 October 5, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    Just what I’ve been looking for! Thanks Tom, great intro into building a WP site.

  11. madvk308 October 30, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

    thanks heaps for the video mate!

  12. jdmiller1992 February 1, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    Special shout out to Tom Rodgers thank you for your knowledge please continue to make these great video’s

  13. xHizukax March 26, 2012 at 6:21 am #

    you sounded like a special child…..

  14. strobemor April 28, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    Eres Asombroso!! buen video!! y saludos desde México!! 😀

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