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CHOOSING
& CUSTOMIZING
YOUR THEME
WORDCAMP NYC 2014
INTRODUCTION TO WORDPRESS
Jamie Schmid
hello@jamieschmid.com
@jamieschmid
WHAT
IS A THEME? GROUP OF FILES
That control your site’s
colors, layout & user
interface.
IT DOES NOT
Store your content!
AKA..
Global Template
OFTEN DESIGNED FOR
Special purposes:
News, blogging, gallery,
portfolio, real estate
FREE VS
PREMIUM
• Can experiment as much as you like
• Downloadable across the internet
• Non-reputable sites could have unsafe code
• Not necessarily supported or documented
• Limited functionality/features
• Rarely updated
FREE
• Professionally designed & developed
• Advanced features: ecommerce, styling, custom
widgets, sliders, galleries etc
• Great support/documentation
• $30-$100
PREMIUM
WHERE TO FIND
THEMES
• WP Theme directory
www.wordpress.org/themes
• Or install directly through wp-admin
• WooCommerce, Themify, WPShower
• Do not just search Google & download
any theme!
FREE
• WooThemes, iThemes, ThemeForest,
Elegant Themes, Themify
PREMIUM
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
IN A THEME
KNOW WHAT YOURE LOOKING FOR!
• Create site goals
• Inventory content you currently
have or will have
• List desired functionality:
• Necessary vs nice to have
• Blog, or full website/CMS
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
IN A THEME
DESIGN
• Relates to your industry
• Get as close to your final layout as
you can!
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
IN A THEME
FUNCTIONALITY
• Strive for simplicity
• Load time?
• Complex code?
• Usable?
• SEO friendly?
• Plugins
• Never pick a theme that
handles your content
• Once you deactivate the theme
that functionality is gone
• Ex: SEO functionality
• Menus: 1 or 2
• Footer nav or widgets?
• Ecommerce?
• Sliders?
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
IN A THEME
CHECK FOR MALICIOUS CODE
• Theme Authenticity Checker
http://wordpress.org/plugins/tac/
BROWSER & DEVICE SUPPORT
• What browsers/versions?
• Responsive?
• Check the demo!
REGULAR UPDATES
• Works with your version of WP
INSTALLATION/
SETUP
• Download & install .zip file
• Install directly through admin
• Unzip & FTP files to wp-content/themes
folder
CUSTOMIZING
YOUR THEME
• Customizer
• Child Themes
• http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes
• Individual theme functionalities
• Frameworks
THANK
YOU!
WORDCAMP NYC 2014
INTRODUCTION TO WORDPRESS
Jamie Schmid
hello@jamieschmid.com
@jamieschmid

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WordPress Beginner: Choosing & Customizing Your Theme

  • 1. CHOOSING & CUSTOMIZING YOUR THEME WORDCAMP NYC 2014 INTRODUCTION TO WORDPRESS Jamie Schmid hello@jamieschmid.com @jamieschmid
  • 2. WHAT IS A THEME? GROUP OF FILES That control your site’s colors, layout & user interface. IT DOES NOT Store your content! AKA.. Global Template OFTEN DESIGNED FOR Special purposes: News, blogging, gallery, portfolio, real estate
  • 3. FREE VS PREMIUM • Can experiment as much as you like • Downloadable across the internet • Non-reputable sites could have unsafe code • Not necessarily supported or documented • Limited functionality/features • Rarely updated FREE • Professionally designed & developed • Advanced features: ecommerce, styling, custom widgets, sliders, galleries etc • Great support/documentation • $30-$100 PREMIUM
  • 4. WHERE TO FIND THEMES • WP Theme directory www.wordpress.org/themes • Or install directly through wp-admin • WooCommerce, Themify, WPShower • Do not just search Google & download any theme! FREE • WooThemes, iThemes, ThemeForest, Elegant Themes, Themify PREMIUM
  • 5. WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A THEME KNOW WHAT YOURE LOOKING FOR! • Create site goals • Inventory content you currently have or will have • List desired functionality: • Necessary vs nice to have • Blog, or full website/CMS
  • 6. WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A THEME DESIGN • Relates to your industry • Get as close to your final layout as you can!
  • 7. WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A THEME FUNCTIONALITY • Strive for simplicity • Load time? • Complex code? • Usable? • SEO friendly? • Plugins • Never pick a theme that handles your content • Once you deactivate the theme that functionality is gone • Ex: SEO functionality • Menus: 1 or 2 • Footer nav or widgets? • Ecommerce? • Sliders?
  • 8. WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A THEME CHECK FOR MALICIOUS CODE • Theme Authenticity Checker http://wordpress.org/plugins/tac/ BROWSER & DEVICE SUPPORT • What browsers/versions? • Responsive? • Check the demo! REGULAR UPDATES • Works with your version of WP
  • 9. INSTALLATION/ SETUP • Download & install .zip file • Install directly through admin • Unzip & FTP files to wp-content/themes folder
  • 10. CUSTOMIZING YOUR THEME • Customizer • Child Themes • http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes • Individual theme functionalities • Frameworks
  • 11. THANK YOU! WORDCAMP NYC 2014 INTRODUCTION TO WORDPRESS Jamie Schmid hello@jamieschmid.com @jamieschmid