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Starting WordPress Theme Development

Starting WordPress Theme Development was presented in WordPress Meetup 2013 https://www.facebook.com/events/351785238261880 . This presentation is for people who want to start career in WordPress Theme Development.

It covers some of the awesome WordPress Themes, What Makes a Theme, 5 Different Approaches to WordPress Theme Development, WordPress Theme Marketplaces, WordPress Plugin Marketplaces

Starting WordPress Theme Development was presented in WordPress Meetup 2013 https://www.facebook.com/events/351785238261880 . This presentation is for people who want to start career in WordPress Theme Development.

It covers some of the awesome WordPress Themes, What Makes a Theme, 5 Different Approaches to WordPress Theme Development, WordPress Theme Marketplaces, WordPress Plugin Marketplaces

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Starting WordPress Theme Development

  1. 1. WordPress Theme Development & Starting Beyond WordPress Theme Development
  2. 2. I’m Sakin Shrestha WordPress Theme Developer Business Consultant
  3. 3. What Makes a Theme • PHP • HTML • CSS • JS • Images
  4. 4. Let’s look at some of the Awesome WordPress Themes
  5. 5. Approaches to WordPress Themes
  6. 6. Approaches 1. Customizing Theme • Take any default theme from WordPress.org • Example: Twenty Twelve and Twenty Ten • Customize Layout, Functions and
  7. 7. Approaches 2. Parents/ Children • Building child theme • Ref: http://themeshaper.com/2009/04 /17/wordpress-child-theme- basics/
  8. 8. 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');
  9. 9. Approaches 3. Theme Frameworks • Building child theme from Theme Framework • It’s a library • You can Define child theme through style.css
  10. 10. 3. Theme Frameworks
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Approaches 5. Starter Themes • Underscores http://underscores.me/ • Bones http://themble.com/bones/
  13. 13. What After Theme Development? • Contribute to WordPress • Add your theme in WordPress.org Theme Repository
  14. 14. Sale Pro/Premium Theme • On your Own Theme Shop
  15. 15. Sale Pro/Premium Theme • On Theme Marketplace
  16. 16. Work Online in Freelance Marketplace • Open Account • Show the free theme portfolio in WordPress.org and gain clients
  17. 17. WordPress Plugin Development • Beyond WordPress Theme Development • Try Plugin Development • Process is similar to Theme Development
  18. 18. Questions? Thanks Sakin Shrestha Blog: http://sakinshrestha.com Email: sakin@catchinternet.com Twitter: @sakinshrestha

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