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What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media
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What's in a Theme by Sé Reed Media

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A breakdown of the WordPress Theme, including basic theme structure, what to look for in a theme, and an overview of the vast theme landscape, from free to premium to custom.

A breakdown of the WordPress Theme, including basic theme structure, what to look for in a theme, and an overview of the vast theme landscape, from free to premium to custom.

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  • 1. What’s ina Theme? Sé Reed @sereedmedia
  • 2. 01.So what ISa theme,anyway? We know what we are, but know not what we may be. (Shakespeare)
  • 3. “A WordPress Theme is a collection of files that work together to produce a graphical interface with anunderlying unifying design for a weblog.” codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes
  • 4. “WordPress Themes arefiles that work together to create the design and functionality of a WordPress site.” codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development
  • 5. style.cssindex.php
  • 6. style.css index.php
  • 7. 02.ThemesTypes Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
  • 8. Custom!Frameworks! Premium! Free!
  • 9. Custom
  • 10. Custom
  • 11. Frameworks  Genesis  Thesis  Thematic  WooFramework
  • 12. Premium
  • 13. Free
  • 14. Free✗
  • 15. wpmu.org/why-you-should-never-search-for-free-wordpress-themes-in-google-or-anywhere-else
  • 16. 03.Security Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.
  • 17.   Theme Authenticity Checker  Theme-Check  Sucuri Sitecheck MalwareScanner
  • 18. 04.Updating The golden age is before us, not behind us.
  • 19. Keep up-to-date(But not too up-to-date)
  • 20. 05.ThemeBloat Such as we are made of, such we be.
  • 21. There is no UX standard.
  • 22. Plugins vs.Themes
  • 23. 06.Evaluatinga Theme Expectation is the root of all heartache.
  • 24. ▪  Active development?▪  Works with current version?▪  Documentation and support?▪  Customization options?▪  Feature-rich or feature bloat?▪  Custom Post Types?
  • 25. 07.GettinEducated Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
  • 26. READ THE DOCS
  • 27. codex.wordpress.org
  • 28.   wordpress.tv  wpbeginner.com  wordpress.stackexchange.com  wpmu.org ✓
  • 29. 08.Content Nothing can come of nothing.
  • 30. post_id
  • 31. WordPressONLY works if you do.
  • 32. Content is the ONLY reasonpeople visit a website.
  • 33. Questions! Sé Reed @sereedmedia

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