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Tutorials About How to Build Custom WordPress Theme

We are going to share with you people some great and useful tutorials about how to build your custom wordpress theme from scratch. These tutorials will show you how to design and slice for wordpress in photoshop and then make pages and components to make your own theme for the wordpress. These free tutorials gonna help you alot.  Lets have a look.

How to Build a Custom WordPress Theme from Scratch

If you’re confident with your CSS and HTML, it’s not hard at all to step up to the challenge of building a custom WordPress theme. This overview shows the process of how my latest custom WordPress theme was built from design concept through to completed theme. See how the static design is split up into the various WordPress theme files, and discover how the simple PHP snippets can add that dynamic functionality of a blog.

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How To Create WordPress Themes From Scratch

I’m going to show you how to create a wordpress theme from scratch in these 3 parts of tutorial series. I will cover from Structuring, designing in Photoshop, slicing, coding into fully css based html, and finally wordpress implementation.

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Stop Tweaking! Create Your Own WordPress Theme

This tutorial goes out to anybody who has ever found a WordPress theme he thought he liked only to end up tweaking the stylesheet and template files until it looked nothing like the original. We ask you this; why not create a WordPress theme from scratch and learn how things work? Think it’s too much hassle? Get your copy/paste moves ready. We’ll show you how to create a theme in 10 steps.

In this tutorial we will show you how to create a classic WordPress theme. You will learn how to build valid XHTML template files, how to create them in PHP and define their stylesheet design. This is a beginner’s guide that will hopefully result in a theme of your own or the very least help you understand how a theme is built.

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Premium WordPress Theme Design Part 1 – The Photoshop Mock Up

Making a premium WordPress theme from scratch is an essential skill for designers to learn and will become increasingly important as WordPress continues to become the web publishing tool of choice. In this two part tutorial will we cover how to make premium WordPress themes happen. Part 1, covered below, shows how the photoshop mock up is created, and in Part 2 we’ll outline how to turn the psd into HTML/CSS and wordpress theme files.

I’m Alvaro Guzman and in part 1 I’ll show you how to design a modern web interface from scratch using Photoshop and stock pictures. You can download the finished psd file at the end of this tutorial. Firstly let’s have a look at the finished psd mock up:

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How to Create a WordPress Theme from Scratch


This tutorial will look at taking a HTML/CSS template and turning it into a functioning WordPress theme. There is so much you can do when creating your own theme we couldn’t nearly cover it all. So, we’re going to look at how themes are structured, creation of the core files and splitting up that index.html file.

The structure of a WordPress theme is fairly simple, I like to start with the CSS file. It details everything about the theme for WordPress to use. You then have index.php – it’s simply the template file you’re using with the PHP template
tags included. Included with that is header.php & footer.php, files that are used across the whole site. Now most themes don’t use just four files and that’s because WordPress allows you to use template files to layout different content. There are the defined layout files, such as archives.php and single.php. However you can also create your own, say, if you wanted
to make a page that had a totally different layout to the default.

Because this is such a large topic we’re splitting it into a two part series – this part making a simple but functioning theme from a standard HTML & CSS template, and the second part will look at adding more of the advanced features.

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Building Custom WordPress Theme

This is the Chapter II of the Complete WordPress Theme Guide series. This chapter will show you how to build a custom WordPress theme. Although the Codex site provides very good documentations on how to create a theme, but I find it too complicated for a beginner. In this tutorial, I will explain the basics of how WordPress theme works and show you how to convert a static HTML template into a theme. No PHP skill is required, but you need Photoshop and CSS skills to create your own design.

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Designing for WordPress

WordPress is a hugely popular CMS for blogging. The blog section of CSS-Tricks is run on WordPress and I am very happy with it. By popular request, we are going to walk through designing for WordPress. In part one, we will be downloading and installing WordPress. Then we will install the “Starkers” theme by Elliot Jay Stocks to start with a completely fresh slate for our new design. No sense starting with the default theme, it’s more trouble than it’s worth! In part two, we will go over the theory behind designing for WordPress and how it’s much like “working modularly” and actually get started designing. In part three, we will finish up the design and start in with some more advanced functionality.

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Developing a WordPress Theme

WordPress is one of the most successful blogging platform which we too are currently on. From the past few articles we have been giving out a few cool wordpress themes for download. Instead of coming up with some more themes, we decided to write a tutorial on how to develop a wordpress theme which we are sure will help a lot of you to design as you wish and bring them out into wordpress. We are not too advanced wordpress developers but still we are sure the below tutorial will help you successfully develop a wordpress theme. Below you will learn to convert your xHTML CSS site into a Compact WordPress Theme.

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How To Create A Custom WordPress Page Template

Neglecting the site for some time and running out of ambition to post new content, here is another more popular post from the past. Originally posted on July 9, 2007, this post is getting the most views on the site and should still be relevant today. Sorry but I will probably not answer your theme-specific questions so I suggest you read the comments section.

There may be times when you want to create a blog page or that looks different than a normal page. Or Perhaps you want to use WordPress to run your entire website but want the main page of your domain to look completely different than a typical blog. This is an easy way to customize WordPress that can be very easily accomplished by creating a custom WordPress page Template.

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How To Create a WordPress Theme: The Ultimate WordPress Theme Tutorial

In only 11 individual lessons this WordPress Theme Tutorial is going to show you how to build a powerful, up-to-date, WordPress Theme from scratch. As we go along I’ll explain what’s happening including (for better or worse) my thinking on certain techniques and why I’m choosing one path over another. Essentially, I’ll be teaching you everything  you need to know about WordPress Theme development.

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WordPress Theme from Scratch

This tutorial is in the series of “WordPress Theme from Scratch”  that help you build a WordPress theme by yourself from nothing. On 1st day, we will start working with Photoshop. In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a cool WordPress layout in Photoshop.

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How to create a WordPress Theme or Template


I’m going to tell you how I integrate website designs and WordPress into a happy co-existence. What I do isn’t exactly the same as what they tell you to do in the Codex on the subject, and I also tend to use a bit more “plain English”…but my problem sometimes is that I assume you have some knowledge of things. I’m usually wrong on that point. So, if I go over your head on anything, feel free to leave a comment asking me to clarify.

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