WordPress for Designers: Day 7

Welcome to Wordpress for Designers Day 7! We’re moving right along with our custom Wordpress theme today and will be creating a few more files from scratch. We will also finish making our sidebar completely widget ready and have a look at what that means and how it works. Get your text editor and local server ready and let’s go!

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WordPress for Designers: Day 6

Happy Valetines Day everyone! We are back and ready for Wordpress for Designers Day 6 and moving right along with where we left off in Day 5. Today we will continue to split up our theme files in order to allow us more flexibilty when working with our theme. We will also have a look and discuss the Wordpress template hierarchy. In addition, we will be creating and managing our single.php files, which will help us format our individual posts. Let’s get going!

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WordPress for Designers: Day 5

Continuing with our WordPress theme development series, today we will learn how to split and call our seperate theme files and include them in our theme. Splitting theme code into different and organized files is a vital part of WordPress development. We will also look at some very helpful php functions and useful WordPress template tags to create our widgetized sidebar.

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WordPress for Designers: Day 4

Day 4 is here, and we’re jumping right back into creating our Wordpress theme from scratch! In this episode, we will have our first look at what is known as the Wordpress loop. We will be using the WordPress loop as well as some handy template tags to start pulling out and displaying content from our database. Lets get started!

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WordPress for Designers: Day 3

Moving right along into day three of our Wordpress for Designers series; today we will start creating our own theme from scratch. We will have a close look at how exactly to go about setting up your themes stylesheet and information, as well as creating the index.php page. In addition, we will examine wordpress template tags, what they are, and how to use them properly.

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WordPress for Designers: Day 2

Before diving straight in and developing a WordPress theme, it is vital that we understand the basics and have a solid foundation to begin our theme development. Today, we are going to examine the wordpress admin panel and explore some of the features.

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Options for Protecting Your Themes

Recently, it seems there has been some worry about file and theme piracy occurring at ThemeForest. On a positive note, this is a sign that ThemeForest continues to grow more successful each day, and the themes involved are in higher demand. On a very negative note, this unfortunately means some authors themes are being stolen and redistributed. Before I go any farther, I know what most of you are thinking, “There is absolute way to keep piracy from occurring on ThemeForest!”. I couldn’t agree with you more. However, while we cannot stop the piracy, we as authors can take certain steps to discourage theme piracy. Security and usability are two things that always must be balanced. Today, we will have a look at some options and steps you can take to deter file piracy.

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Inside the Minds of 7 Great ThemeForest Designers: kuimu

I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing a few very successful authors here on ThemeForest. Throughout a series of emails, I asked a selected set of authors a series of 6 questions, the same set to each author. The result was one of the most inspiring and helpful series of interviews I have read to date. One of the most interesting things to note, is the common answers and items that all the authors focus on, such as the user experience. This gives us great insight as to how the pros on ThemeForest develop and deliver a final product.

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Inside the Minds of 7 Great ThemeForest Authors: Reidknorr

Throughout a series of emails, I had the great pleasure of asking a selected set of authors six questions – the same set to each. The result was one of the most inspiring and helpful series of interviews I have read to date. One of the most interesting things to note is the common answers and features that all the authors focus on, such as the user experience. This gives us great insight as to how the pros on ThemeForest develop.

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12 Fantastic PSD to HTML Tutorials

As people become more interested in web development, the demand for quality tutorials arises. One of the most frequently requested tutorials is on the topic of slicing your PSD into quality HTML and CSS code. This is quite an intensive process and it can be hard to learn on your own. Today, we’ll have a look at 12 excellent tutorials for converting a PSD to HTML/CSS.

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