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Design Your First WordPress Theme

Saul Baizman, Designer . Developer . Educator

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14 Videos (1h 21m)
    • Introduction

      1:35
    • Prerequisites

      1:22
    • Setting up a Local Development Environment

      4:49
    • Template Hierarchy

      2:25
    • Chopping up a Website

      1:29
    • Creating and Activating a Theme

      5:00
    • Adding a Stylesheet

      2:00
    • Adding a Page Template

      18:52
    • Adding the Post Thumbnail

      5:16
    • Adding Dynamic Navigation

      6:34
    • Adding the Gallery Page Template

      23:47
    • Refining the Navigation

      6:12
    • Finishing Touches

      1:21
    • Conclusion

      0:35

About This Class

In this class we'll learn the basics of WordPress themes and convert a static website into a dynamic WordPress-powered site. We'll demistify templates, template tags, and the WordPres template hierarchy to give you the power to implement any site in WordPress. 

9 of 10 students recommendSee All

Fantastic introduction to wordpress themes. Well paced, clearly explained & easy to understand. An hour 20 well spent. Thank you!
Ashley Lowry

Web Developer

If you already have a layout in HTML you are trying to turn into a WordPress theme, this course is perfect for you! Very detailed, well explained and smart.
Great way to learn how to make a basic theme. Saul teaches through example, but it's not so specific that you only get it if you want to do exactly what he is showing.

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Saul Baizman

Designer . Developer . Educator

I am a designer, developer, and educator based in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA. I hold a BA in English and American Literature from Brandeis University and an MFA in Design from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

For the past two years I have been teaching introductory and intermediate web design courses at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. I have also taught data visualization at MassArt and advised MFA thesis candidates at MassArt's Dynamic Media Institute.

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