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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

Navin was fantastic in answering everyone's questions. Really helpful in answering my personal business specific questions and relating it to the topic at hand.
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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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This (and all of our classes) requires basic computer skills

This is a "Level 2" class. That means:

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

Prerequites: Required class(es) or equivalent experience:

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

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