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Build Your Own Damn WordPress Theme!

Course Summary

Learn to build your first, basic WordPress theme.


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    Course Syllabus

    • Intro
      • Course Intro
    • Files & Resources
      • Course Info Resources
      • HTML5 Reset Project Files
      • HTML5 Reset Code Snippets
      • Final Theme Files
    • Prep Work
      • HTML5 Reset WordPress Theme Intro
      • Reviewing the Mockups
      • HTML5 Structural Tags
      • Building out the HTML Pages - Part I
      • Creating the CSS
      • Building out the HTML Pages - Part II
    • Getting to Know the Theme Files & Folders
      • Theme Files Overview
      • Template Files Overview
      • Overview of reset.css
    • Creating the WordPress Theme
      • Applying CSS to the Theme
      • Working with the header and footer Templates
      • Understanding the WordPress Loop
      • Adding Code to the index.php Template
      • Adding Code to 2-column Template Pages
      • Adding Code to the Full-width Template Pages
      • Building the Custom Home Page Template
      • A Look at the functions.php file
      • Customizing the Home Page with New Widget Areas - Part I
      • Customizing the Home Page with New Widget Areas - Part II
      • Refining the CSS - Part I
      • Refining the CSS - Part II
      • Refining the CSS - Part III
      • CSS Layout and Color Refinements
      • Modifying the single.php Template
      • Using the Contact Form 7 Plugin for the Contact Page
      • Adding Widgets via the Theme Customizer in WP 3.9.x
      • Reviewing the Theme Options Page in the Dashboard
      • Creating a Custom 404 Page
      • Modifying the search.php template
      • Demystifying the WordPress Loop
    • Additional Lessons
      • An Alternative Approach to the Home Page - Part I
      • An Alternative Approach to the Home Page - Part II
    • Making the Theme Responsive/Adaptive
      • Responsive Web Design Resources
      • Responsive Web Design & Adaptive Web Design Overview
      • Determining Breakpoints
      • Determining Which Elements Need to be Changed
      • Repositioning Elements - Part 1
      • Repositioning Elements - Part 2
      • Repositioning Elements - Part 3
      • Coding the Next Breakpoint
      • Approaches to Responsive Navigation
      • Responsive Text
      • Responsive Images
      • Responsive Video - Part 1
      • Responsive Video - Part 2
      • Adding a Screenshot to the Theme


Course Fee:
USD 100

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Open Source and Development & Implementations Community

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