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  • # May 9, 2012 at 10:54 am

    I’ve been interested in learning WordPress, but the amount of files needed for one site, and all that PHP kinda scares me. :-P

    I was just wondering how you started, or what the easiest way is. Thanks for you responses. :-)

    # May 9, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Start with this title from Lynda.com – http://www.lynda.com/WordPress-3-tutorials/creating-and-editing-custom-themes/67160-2.html

    It’s a great title and will take you through, step by step, the design and build of a custom wordpress theme by creating .psd mock ups, then a static HTML build out, and finally the conversion to wordpress by using a blank, bare bones theme for starters.

    I can’t say enough good things about that title. Once you’ve wrapped your head around it a bit start digging into the Codex ( http://codex.wordpress.org/ ) and maybe consider purchasing a book like Digging Into WordPress. ( http://digwp.com/book/ )

    # May 9, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    There’s definitely no easy way. It simply takes a lot of time and reading. Check out lots of tutorials (hopefully ones that are up to date). Go through them from start to finish, don’t be lazy!

    Once you start tinkering with it on local test projects you’ll start to understand it better. The PHP isn’t that difficult to begin with since you’re mostly dealing with WordPress’ own template tags.

    # May 11, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Thanks guys. I already have knowledge of HTML and CSS, but a dynamic site seems very appealing as well.

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