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Selecting & Installing WordPress Themes

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How to select the best theme for today & the future. From Wordcamp Milwaukee 2014

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Selecting & Installing WordPress Themes

  1. 1. SELECTING & INSTALLING THEMES Lisa Ghisolf
 Gizmo Creative Factory, Inc. ! slideshare.net/gizmodesign ! @gizmodesign
  2. 2. WHAT IS A THEME?
  3. 3. BUT WAIT… DIDN’T I HEAR SOMETHING ABOUT THEME FRAMEWORKS?
  4. 4. DOES IT FIT ME? DO I NEED 27 SLIDERS?
  5. 5. CREATE A CHILD THEME • codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes • premium.wpmudev.org/blog/create-wordpress- child-theme/
  6. 6. RESPONSIVE, MOBILE READY (HOW CAN I TELL?!)
  7. 7. OTHER BROWSERS (IE) BROWSERSHOTS.ORG, BROWSERSTACK.COM
  8. 8. VALIDATION VALIDATOR.W3.ORG
  9. 9. FREE ISN’T ALWAYS BETTER… BUT PAYING FOR IT DOESN’T MAKE IT GOOD.
  10. 10. SEO
  11. 11. GET AS CLOSE TO WHAT YOU WANT, OUT OF THE BOX?
  12. 12. SUPPORT, DOCUMENTATION
  13. 13. WHERE DO I LOOK? • Good old reliable: http://wordpress.org/themes/ • Theme shops: • http://www.elegantthemes.com • http://www.cssigniter.com/ • http://organicthemes.com • http://www.themelab.com/ • http://themify.me/themes • http://ithemes.com/find/themes/ • Marketplaces (with a lot of caveats): • http://themeforest.com • https://creativemarket.com/themes/wordpress • http://www.mojo-themes.com/categories/wordpress/
  14. 14. ONCE YOU’VE GOT A THEME… • Keep it updated • Remove unused themes
  15. 15. INSTALLATION
  16. 16. REMOVAL
  17. 17. THANKS! SLIDESHARE.NET/GIZMODESIGN ! @GIZMODESIGN

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