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WordPress Custom Themes

Skill Level 2

$295 • one day (6 hours)
meets 9:30am–4:30pm

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Class Description

Thank you. I appreciated your class very much. You kept it moving at just the right pace to challenge us with new information, but not so quick that I got lost. It was good to build the site today using all the functions we went over. I'm sure it would have taken far longer without your instruction. I hope to take another class there with you in the future.
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This class is for people who already have experience with WordPress and want to create a fully custom theme. We will start off with a Photoshop file and convert it into an HTML/CSS layout, which we will then convert into a functional WordPress site. You should have experience hand-coding HTML and CSS. After taking this class, you will be able to turn your own design files (built in Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, or similar) into fully custom WordPress sites.

who should take this class?

  • People who want to take their WordPress skills up to the next level
  • Web designers
  • Web developers
  • Content managers

what we cover—in detail

(always customized for the students in attendance)

Design
  • examining design file in Photoshop
  • using Slice tool to create slices
  • exporting slices
  • examining slices
Building Layout
  • building layout file using HTML and CSS
  • styling sidebar, navigation, headers, footer and main content areas
WordPress Setup
  • using Bitnami to create a local development environment
  • other options: MAMP, WAMP
WordPress Structure
  • Anatomy of a WordPress Site
  • Examining HTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL Database
Custom Theme
  • starting off with a blank theme
  • integrating the HTML code and content
  • integrating the CSS code
  • creating Pages
  • creating Posts
  • styling Pages and Posts
Expanding Theme
  • making menu dynamic so that it can be managed through Dashboard
  • widgetizing sidebar so that it can be managed through Dashboard
  • styling other pages such as: Search Results, 404 Page.
  • creating multiple templates with different layouts
Publishing Site
  • important settings
  • deploying site from local environment to web server
  • securing your WordPress site

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Are You Ready?

Level 2: For students comfortable with the basics, having spent some time with the subject, but in need of deepened insight into important or more challenging features

Required class(es) (or equivalent experience):

Not required, but may be useful before taking this course:

This and all of our classes require basic computer skills

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