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Building Custom WordPress Sites from Scratch

Course Summary

Learn how to build customized WordPress Sites. Over 9 hours of training from an leading expert

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    Course Syllabus

    • Site Planning And Wireframing
      • Working Files - Download These First
      • What You Will Learn
      • How to obtain your Certificate of Completion for this Infinite Skills course.
      • The Workflow Process
      • Setting Up Illustrator For Web Layout
      • Getting Started With Wire Framing
      • Making The Layout Precise With Transform And Align
      • Setting Up Layout Guides
      • Wireframing Additional Layout Objects
      • Finishing Up The Wireframe - Part 1
      • Finishing Up The Wireframe - Part 2
    • From Wireframe To Design
      • Choosing Fonts
      • Choosing Colors
      • Creating The Site Logo
      • Scaling And Positioning The Logo
      • Creating A Brush Effect
      • Building Out The Design Further
      • Pushing The Design Further
      • Using Yahoo! Design Elements
    • Moving The Design To Photoshop
      • Getting The Design Into Photoshop
      • Adjusting The Canvas Size
      • Introducing Smart Objects
      • Breaking Apart The Layout - Part 1
      • Breaking Apart The Layout - Part 2
      • Breaking Apart The Rest Of The Layout
      • Organizing The Layers Panel
      • Building Out The Header
      • Inserting The Header Texture And A Clipping Group
      • Inserting Photographs - Part 1
      • Inserting Photographs - Part 2
      • Building The Center Section
      • Finalizing The Layout
    • Installing WordPress Locally On The PC And Mac
      • Downloading WordPress
      • Downloading XAMPP For PC
      • Starting Up XAMPP And Creating The MySQL Database
      • Installing WordPress On The PC
      • Downloading MAMP For Mac
      • Pointing MAMP To WordPress
      • Creating The Database And Installing WordPress On The Mac
    • Getting WordPress Set Up
      • Viewing And Touring The Admin Console
      • Viewing The WordPress Front And Backend
      • WordPress Main Areas
      • Permalink Option Settings
      • Changing The Sites Theme
    • Building A Custom WordPress Theme
      • Viewing The Template Files And A Note About Text Editors
      • Defining The Main Layout Components - Part 1
      • Defining The Main Layout Components - Part 2
      • Adjusting The Layout Width
      • Starting The Sites Header
      • Slicing The Layout's Header Graphic
      • Saving The Header Background
      • Correcting The File Structure
      • Inserting The Header Graphic Into The CSS
      • Extracting The Logo From The Photoshop Layout
      • Inserting The Logo And Making Code Adjustments
      • Resizing The Logo
      • Roughing In The Slidshow - Part 1
      • Roughing In The Slidshow - Part 2
    • Building The Site's News Feed
      • Understanding How Posts And The Loop Works
      • Writing And Publishing Posts
      • Setting A Featured Image Post Thumbnail - Part 1
      • Setting A Featured Image Post Thumbnail - Part 2
      • Inserting The More Tag
      • Creating Additional Test Posts
      • Setting The Blog Loop Background Graphic
      • Controlling Background Tiling
      • Adding The Blog Loop Title
      • Customizing How Posts Display - Part 1
      • Customizing How Posts Display - Part 2
      • Finalizing The Blog Loop
    • Building The Site Pages And Main Menu
      • Understanding Pages Versus Posts
      • Publishing Pages And Updating The Menu
      • Creating Additional Test Pages
      • Controlling The Order Of Menu Items
      • Finishing Up The Menu
    • Building The Layout's Center Section
      • Saving The Graphic For The Center Section
      • Coding The Center Section
      • Applying The Background Texture
      • Extracting The Center Section Graphics
      • Coding The Center Graphics
      • Final Center Box Adjustments
      • Setting Center Box Hyperlinks
    • Building An Automated Slideshow
      • Downloading And Installing The Gallery Plugin
      • Inserting The Gallery Code
      • Creating The Slideshow Graphics
      • Building The Slide Posts
      • Configuring The Slideshow
      • Removing The Gallery Posts From The Loop
    • Building The Sidebar And Footer
      • Saving Out The Sidebar Background
      • Adjusting The Sidebar CSS
      • Previewing The WordPress Default Calendar
      • Downloading And Installing An Events Calendar
      • Adding An Event To The Calendar
      • Customizing The Calendars CSS
      • Installing The Photo Gallery Widget
      • Configuring The Photo Gallery Widget
      • Adjusting The Thumbnail Size
      • Creating The Thumbnail Posts
      • Restricting The Gallery Posts
      • Adjusting The Blog Loop And Gallery CSS
      • Inserting The Newsletter Graphic
      • Building The Layout's Footer - Part 1
      • Building The Layout's Footer - Part 2
      • Setting The Graphics In The Footer
      • Finalizing The Footer Content
    • Uploading To A Live Web Server
      • Exporting The Local Database
      • Preparing The Database For Uploading
      • Creating The Live Database
      • Adding A Database User
      • Importing The Local Database
      • Updating the PHP and CSS Files
      • Updating The Configuration File
      • Uploading The Sites Files
      • Viewing The Live Site And Final Tweaks
      • Wrapping Up

Course Fee:
USD 99

Course Type:


Course Status:



1 - 4 hours / week

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