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  • # November 6, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Hi Everyone,

    I am pretty new to WordPress and php. I am trying to build a theme to figure out how this whole thing works. I am looking for information that would help me create the functionality of this example. http://woothemes.com/demo/?t=44

    I want to have a main homepage with some thumbnails of photos. When you click the thumbnails it brings you to a single page and inserts numerous images related to that thumbnail into a slider. I would also like to upload the images from the back end of wordpress. I am wondering if it is possible to do this and if so how its done.

    I am looking for the bare bones functionality of this, so if the images don’t go into a slider that’s ok, I just want to understand how you can add a new post with an image and it gets inserted into the front page, upon clicking, wordpress pulls the regular sized image related to that thumbnail from a folder and places it into a certain page. Sorry if this is confusing.

    I would appreciate any help, thanks.

    # November 6, 2009 at 4:46 am

    I know you are trying to create a very particular type of theme, but as you said you are fairly new to wordpress
    and php I would strongly suggest checking out Chris’ excellent 3 part video tutorial on designing for wordpresss
    which is located: http://css-tricks.com/designing-for-wordpress-complete-series-downloads/.
    The theme he teaches you to create is not quite what your after but it does an excellent job of introducing you
    to how wordpress works.

    # November 6, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Thanks for the reply sweetums66. I have watched all of Chris’s screencast’s on WordPress. Maybe I missed something, I will go back and take a look. Thanks.

    # November 6, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    This may be of some help http://blog.themeforest.net/screencasts/wordpress-for-designers-day-17/

    # November 6, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Thanks apostrophe I actually went through that entire tutorial set, that’s were I got the idea for the slider. I am not sure how it would work, but I am wondering if somehow you can design a template single.php page especially for the use of images for a portfolio. When you click a thumbnail on the homepage, the template single.php page gets certain images and information inserted into it. Still not sure if I am making sense. Thanks for the help.

    # November 10, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Hi I was looking for a way to explain this then stumbled upon this http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2005/09/22 … ategories/ – it’s a better explanation than I could give about creating multiple single.php for different categories.

    Dave

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