As the world becomes more and more digitally dependent, the technologies to create software is becoming easier. When the internet began, the power to harness the internet by creating websites was only in the hands of a few people.
However, all of that changed with the introduction of WordPress. WordPress allowed users to create websites or blogs using simply drag and drop methods, allowing users to select or de-select a function that they wanted on their web page.
And initially all the websites looked similar and had a simple layout, but this too changed with the introduction of themes. Themes allowed users to change their website as they saw fit; they could now change color, the layout, the design, the font and so much more.
Now that creating a website is no longer a challenge, there was a new problem – how to make your website unique. Using the given themes, you won’t be able to fully utilize the potential of your website, or even embolden the significance of your website.
This is where knowing how to create themes comes in handy. If you have a basic idea of how to code, but don’t yet understand the intricate design of WordPress, this course can help you combine your coding skills with that of WordPress ones to help you design some pretty nifty Themes.
This course will build on your knowledge of Basic PHP, HTML 5 and WordPress and will teach you fancy WordPress functions such as PostLoop, Hook/Actions, Widgets, WP_Query, Theme Customizer API, and WordPress Frameworks such as Bootstrap, Foundation, Ink, Gridism and W3.
You will learn all of this and so much more in this project-based course. Not only will we cover the theoretical aspect, but also get you hands-on with each project. We won’t just show you how to build the theme, but rather you will build each theme along with the instructor.
The course will cover 10 different projects that will range from basic to more complex principles:
- Simple Theme – An introductory them that will focus more on the syntax and files, rather than design.
- Advance Theme – This theme will go a little more in depth adding archives and search pages.
- Photo Gallery – You will learn how add simple animation and use the W3.CSS framework to design a photo gallery theme.
- Wordstrap – In this project, you will learn how to incorporate Twitter Bootstrap into the theme, as well as learn how to use the WP_NavWalker Class.
- Ecommerce Theme – You will build an e-commerce theme using the Foundation framework.
- Business Theme – In this project, you will learn how to work with the Customizer API and Font Awesome.
- Cleancut Theme – Another bootstrap based theme, that will show you how to use animate.css and customizer API.
- FourCorners – A simple, elegant theme based on the Foundation framework that will incorporate the hover.css library.
- Dynamo Theme – A complex theme that will include Gridism, UnSlider, jQuery Tabs, and Color Customization.
No more boring old textbook theory tutorials, you will learn how to build themes by actually building them! With these projects under your belt, there isn’t a theme that you won’t be able to build.