Unfortunately i can’t seem to find Elliot’s Starkers Theme. Although i have found one which have adapted stalkers theme such as the one created by viewportindustries, though this theme is greatly different to the tutorial i am following. For example, it doesn’t have the sidebar.php. Similarly i have the HTML5Blank theme, but it is quite difficult for me again as a lot of the coding is much different to that of the stalkers theme in the youtube video. It’s quite important that the theme is the same one, as Chris is taking snippets out of .php files of which i can not find in the two themes i’ve downloaded above.
So is it still possible to download the very same theme Chris is using in his tutorial video?
@deeve007 I agree, plus he will be using the latest version of WordPress ?
I think it would be easier in the long run to try and learn with the new stuff because otherwise you will have to learn that as well.
I found myself in the same situation when I was learning the template system but to be honest it isn’t that hard to pick up. You should really focus on his methods rather than copying his exact actions and if something is outdated find the latest and greatest alternative.
The theme is simple, going through it and the WordPress codex should give you all the guidance you need to get started. I’d also look at a few other well known “starter” themes, so you can compare the code across these different themes and understand what you might want to edit/change for yourself.