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Help: First WordPress Theme

  • # June 8, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Hi there!

    I am very familiar with WordPress and I have decided to make my first WordPress theme. I made a mockup of it in Photoshop and I am getting ready to code it. The problem is, I have no idea how to actually code this theme from scratch. I tried stalkers, but I still get stuck everywhere. I even tried doing a simple HTML/CSS, but there is way to much to do.

    Is there someone that could please help me?

    * The theme is very similar to CSS-Tricks
    * I am good at customizing WordPress themes.

    # June 8, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    What I do is create the HTML version, then PHP it. I learnt how t do this here:
    http://www.webdesignerwall.com/tutorial … ess-theme/

    # June 8, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    I will give it a try and let you know how it goes.

    Thanks for advice :)

    # June 8, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Matt,

    I did the HTML/CSS and I came pretty far. Now I am complete noob at PHP. Is it possible for you to convert my HTML/CSS (and PSD) to a WordPress Theme. I will provide you with my HTML/CSS and my PSD.

    I would greatly appreciate it. This will be an opportunity for me to look at how something I have designed is coded.

    spate1y

    # June 8, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    go on then, :) Normally i’d charge, but I’m bored…

    # June 8, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Thank you… I will send you PM.

    By the way… my e-mail is spate1y@gmail.com
    If you need to contact me, please use PM… I would prefer that.

    # June 8, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Did you get my message?

    # June 9, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    mattvott can’t help me… is there anyone else that can help me by converting my PSD and HTML/CSS into a WordPress Theme?

    # June 9, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Chris has made a three part screencast on this subject. It guides you through all the processes involved and actually making a theme from scratch.

    I would watch those screencasts and have a go at copying the process with your own theme. If you hit a problem at any time you can come back to the forums, with some specific information on the problem, and people on here will try and answer your questions as best they can.

    I hope that helps you, and good luck with your theme.

    Dave

    # June 9, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    I have seen all 3 of those videos like 10 times.

    I’m going to go to through it one more time and let’s see how far I get.

    Wish me luck.

    Side Note: The theme looks very similar to CSS-Tricks.com. Would making a theme that looks like this site be hard for a intermediate CSS/PHP coder?

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