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. 

11 of 12 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'm an interaction designer, software developer, and design educator based in Somerville, MA. I have a BA in English and American Literature from Brandeis University and an MFA in Design from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. 

I've taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Lesley University College of Art and Design and I'm an adjunct faculty at MassArt's&...

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