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    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.

    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.


    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:
    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.


    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.


    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.


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


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