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  • 1. Customizing WordPress Themes Phelan Riessen @imagium [email_address] www.SDTechScene.org
  • 2. What is WordPress?
    • Blogging Platform
    • WordPress as a CMS
    • Pages vs Posts
    • Automation
    • SEO
  • 3. Free & purchased themes/2010 theme
    • Theme Forest, Template Monster
    • Tons of Free Templates http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/
    • 2010 Theme
  • 4. Where to Change a theme
    • Domain.com/wp-content/themes/name
    • Changing theme inside admin
    • 1,336 themes 29,517,887 downloads, and counting.
  • 5.  
  • 6. Website Examples
    • Planet Apparel
    • Pro Restaurant
    • SD Sport & Spine
    • Mindful Design
  • 7. Image Sliders
    • jQuery.com
    • MooTools.com
    • Script.aculo.us
    • Google:
      • jQuery Image Gallery
      • jQuery Image Slider
      • Carousel
  • 8. A Great How To Example
    • Formerly StickManLabs.com - Now http://www.p51labs.com/lightwindow/
  • 9.  
  • 10.  
  • 11. File Structure
    • index.php, page.php, single.php, 404.php, archive.php, search.php, sidebar.php
    • header.php, footer.php, style.css
    • functions.php, loop.php
  • 12. Standard index.php file
  • 13. Modified Index.php w/ CSS
  • 14. Other Pages
  • 15. Widgets
    • Current widget
    • Modified function.php
  • 16. Adding JavaScript
    • Direct to Theme Template or use plugins
    • Comment your code! <--! Start Slider Script --> <--! End Slider Script -->
  • 17. Use WordPress Plugins
    • HiFi (Head Injection, Foot Injection) http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/hifi/
    • Head Cleaner http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/head-cleaner/ (cleans up JS files)
    • Page.ly MultiEdit http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/pagely-multiedit/ (CMS - add more blocks of content)
    • More Fields http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/more-fields/
  • 18. Use FireBug!
    • F12 is your friend
  • 19. Hacking Free Themes
    • Getting ready of pesky copyright info
      • CSS: Display: None;
  • 20. Conclusion
    • Know CSS and WP scripts
    • Test, test, test
    • Search, archives, pages, posts, 404
    • Crossbrowser check
      • Firefox
      • Safari
      • IE versions
      • Mobile versions
  • 21. Shameless Promotion
    • www.MarchMingle.com
    • March 29 th , 2010
    • URBN North Park