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WordPress Themes Demystified was presented at the Melbourne WordPress Meetup in November 2014. It covers the very basics for newcomers and then digs a little deeper referencing some useful resources and tools for developers.

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WordPress Themes Demystified

  1. 1. WordPress Themes Demystified Melbourne WordPress User Meetup 12 November 2014 Chris Burgess -­‐ h,p://chrisburgess.com.au -­‐ @chrisburgess
  2. 2. Making Your Site Truly Unique - Themes & Customisation We will begin with a brief overview of what themes are and what they can do for your site. Then we will move on to cover: • Where to find a theme • How to determine the right theme for you (for now) • Some gotchas to watch out for • How to install your theme • How to make your theme look like the demo • Taking customisation to the next level Topics as per the Meetup.com agenda…
  3. 3. Dashboard > Themes
  4. 4. Where to find a theme • WordPress Theme Directory • Theme Developers/Vendors • Marketplaces • Developing Your Own
  5. 5. How to install your theme
  6. 6. Theme Details
  7. 7. How to determine the right theme for you (for now) • What type of website you have or need • Themes are often tailored to a specific type of site, keep this in mind • Reviews and feedback • Documentation • Support • Is it actively developed?
  8. 8. Some gotchas to watch out for • Functionality • Poorly Supported • Widgets (if switching themes) • Custom Post Types
  9. 9. Note on Custom Post Types
  10. 10. How to make your theme look like the demo • Documentation • XML Demo Data
  11. 11. Anatomy of the WordPress Theme
  12. 12. h,p://codex.wordpress.org/images/9/96/wp-­‐template-­‐hierarchy.jpg
  13. 13. Anatomy of the WordPress Theme • https://yoast.com/wordpress-theme-anatomy/
  14. 14. Theme Frameworks
  15. 15. WooFramework
  16. 16. Genesis
  17. 17. Gantry
  18. 18. Thesis
  19. 19. Thematic
  20. 20. Note: Some of these aren’t technically ‘frameworks’ – however they’re popular page builder style products
  21. 21. iThemes
  22. 22. Elegant Themes/Divi
  23. 23. Headway
  24. 24. Themify
  25. 25. PageLines
  26. 26. Starter Themes
  27. 27. _s (underscores)
  28. 28. Roots
  29. 29. Quark
  30. 30. Bones
  31. 31. Marketplaces
  32. 32. ThemeForest
  33. 33. MOJO Themes
  34. 34. Taking customisation to the next level • PHP • HTML/CSS • JavaScript • WordPress – codex.wordpress.org – make.wordpress.org
  35. 35. Customiser Example 1
  36. 36. Customiser Example 1
  37. 37. Handy Tools
  38. 38. wptest.io
  39. 39. Theme Test Drive
  40. 40. Theme Check (plugin)
  41. 41. Theme Authenticity Checker
  42. 42. ThemeCheck.org
  43. 43. Check for TimThumb • https://wordpress.org/plugins/timthumb-vulnerability-scanner/
  44. 44. WP-Compatibility
  45. 45. Where to next? • WordPress Codex – http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development – https://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/coding-standards/ – https://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/coding-standards/ css/ • The #wpmelb Developer Meetup – http://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Melbourne/
  46. 46. Thanks/Questions? Chris Burgess Twitter: @chrisburgess Web: http://chrisburgess.com.au LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisburgesscomau
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WordPress Themes Demystified was presented at the Melbourne WordPress Meetup in November 2014. It covers the very basics for newcomers and then digs a little deeper referencing some useful resources and tools for developers.

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