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

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