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How to select the best theme for today & the future. From Wordcamp Milwaukee 2014

How to select the best theme for today & the future. From Wordcamp Milwaukee 2014

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  • 1. SELECTING & INSTALLING THEMES Lisa Ghisolf
 Gizmo Creative Factory, Inc. ! slideshare.net/gizmodesign ! @gizmodesign
  • 2. WHAT IS A THEME?
  • 3. BUT WAIT… DIDN’T I HEAR SOMETHING ABOUT THEME FRAMEWORKS?
  • 4. DOES IT FIT ME? DO I NEED 27 SLIDERS?
  • 5. CREATE A CHILD THEME • codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes • premium.wpmudev.org/blog/create-wordpress- child-theme/
  • 6. RESPONSIVE, MOBILE READY (HOW CAN I TELL?!)
  • 7. OTHER BROWSERS (IE) BROWSERSHOTS.ORG, BROWSERSTACK.COM
  • 8. VALIDATION VALIDATOR.W3.ORG
  • 9. FREE ISN’T ALWAYS BETTER… BUT PAYING FOR IT DOESN’T MAKE IT GOOD.
  • 10. SEO
  • 11. GET AS CLOSE TO WHAT YOU WANT, OUT OF THE BOX?
  • 12. SUPPORT, DOCUMENTATION
  • 13. WHERE DO I LOOK? • Good old reliable: http://wordpress.org/themes/ • Theme shops: • http://www.elegantthemes.com • http://www.cssigniter.com/ • http://organicthemes.com • http://www.themelab.com/ • http://themify.me/themes • http://ithemes.com/find/themes/ • Marketplaces (with a lot of caveats): • http://themeforest.com • https://creativemarket.com/themes/wordpress • http://www.mojo-themes.com/categories/wordpress/
  • 14. ONCE YOU’VE GOT A THEME… • Keep it updated • Remove unused themes
  • 15. INSTALLATION
  • 16. REMOVAL
  • 17. THANKS! SLIDESHARE.NET/GIZMODESIGN ! @GIZMODESIGN