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WordPress
Theme Development
        &
     Starting
     Beyond
    WordPress
Theme Development
I’m Sakin Shrestha


      WordPress Theme Developer


              Business Consultant
What Makes a Theme
• PHP
• HTML
• CSS
• JS
• Images
Let’s look at some of the
       Awesome
  WordPress Themes
Approaches
       to
WordPress Themes
Approaches

1. Customizing Theme
•   Take any default theme from
    WordPress.org
•   Example: Twenty Twelve and
    Twenty Ten
•   Customize Layout, Functions and
Approaches

2. Parents/ Children

•   Building child theme

•   Ref:
    http://themeshaper.com/2009/04
    /17/wordpress-child-theme-
    basics/
Child Theme “Mazeld” style.css
/*
Theme Name: Mazeld
Theme URI: http://ma.tt
Description: Look-alike of theme from photomatt.net circa 2005.
Author: matt
Version: 1.0
License: GNU General Public License v2.0
License URI: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html
Tags: yellow, fixed-width, threaded-comments, translation-ready
Template: twentyten
*/
@import url('../twentyten/style.css');
Approaches

3. Theme Frameworks

•   Building child theme from Theme
    Framework

•   It’s a library

•   You can Define child theme
    through style.css
3. Theme Frameworks
Approaches
4. Starting from Scratch
• Required creating each individual
   theme files like style.css,
   header.php, index.php, footer.php,
   sidebar.php, function.php and so
   on.
• Ref:
   http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_D
Approaches
5. Starter Themes
•   Underscores
    http://underscores.me/
•   Bones
    http://themble.com/bones/
What After Theme Development?

• Contribute to WordPress
• Add your theme in WordPress.org
  Theme Repository
Sale Pro/Premium Theme

• On your Own Theme Shop
Sale Pro/Premium Theme

• On Theme Marketplace
Work Online in Freelance Marketplace




• Open Account
• Show the free theme portfolio in
  WordPress.org and gain clients
WordPress Plugin Development

• Beyond WordPress Theme Development
• Try Plugin Development
• Process is similar to Theme Development
Questions?
          Thanks
      Sakin Shrestha


Blog: http://sakinshrestha.com
Email: sakin@catchinternet.com
   Twitter: @sakinshrestha

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Starting WordPress Theme Development

  • 1. WordPress Theme Development & Starting Beyond WordPress Theme Development
  • 2. I’m Sakin Shrestha WordPress Theme Developer Business Consultant
  • 3.
  • 4.
  • 5. What Makes a Theme • PHP • HTML • CSS • JS • Images
  • 6. Let’s look at some of the Awesome WordPress Themes
  • 7.
  • 8.
  • 9.
  • 10. Approaches to WordPress Themes
  • 11. Approaches 1. Customizing Theme • Take any default theme from WordPress.org • Example: Twenty Twelve and Twenty Ten • Customize Layout, Functions and
  • 12.
  • 13. Approaches 2. Parents/ Children • Building child theme • Ref: http://themeshaper.com/2009/04 /17/wordpress-child-theme- basics/
  • 14. Child Theme “Mazeld” style.css /* Theme Name: Mazeld Theme URI: http://ma.tt Description: Look-alike of theme from photomatt.net circa 2005. Author: matt Version: 1.0 License: GNU General Public License v2.0 License URI: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html Tags: yellow, fixed-width, threaded-comments, translation-ready Template: twentyten */ @import url('../twentyten/style.css');
  • 15.
  • 16. Approaches 3. Theme Frameworks • Building child theme from Theme Framework • It’s a library • You can Define child theme through style.css
  • 18. Approaches 4. Starting from Scratch • Required creating each individual theme files like style.css, header.php, index.php, footer.php, sidebar.php, function.php and so on. • Ref: http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_D
  • 19.
  • 20. Approaches 5. Starter Themes • Underscores http://underscores.me/ • Bones http://themble.com/bones/
  • 21.
  • 22.
  • 23. What After Theme Development? • Contribute to WordPress • Add your theme in WordPress.org Theme Repository
  • 24.
  • 25. Sale Pro/Premium Theme • On your Own Theme Shop
  • 26.
  • 27. Sale Pro/Premium Theme • On Theme Marketplace
  • 28.
  • 29.
  • 30.
  • 31.
  • 32. Work Online in Freelance Marketplace • Open Account • Show the free theme portfolio in WordPress.org and gain clients
  • 33. WordPress Plugin Development • Beyond WordPress Theme Development • Try Plugin Development • Process is similar to Theme Development
  • 34.
  • 35.
  • 36.
  • 37. Questions? Thanks Sakin Shrestha Blog: http://sakinshrestha.com Email: sakin@catchinternet.com Twitter: @sakinshrestha