9780470669907

Smashing WordPress Themes : Making WordPress Beautiful

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470669907

  • ISBN10:

    047066990X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/31/2011
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

True to the Smashing Magazine's promise, Smashing WordPress Themes smashes readers with the WordPress information they need to make their life easier. Really. Inside, WordPress expert Thord Daniel Hedengren teaches readers how to get the look they want with WordPress themes.Along the way, readers will learn: The anatomy of the default theme Hacking the default theme to add features, graphics and colors Working with theme frameworks How to use child themes How to integrate theme options How to build a media theme How to build a newspaper or magazine style theme How to use themes to create a corporate site Ways to integrate advanced lop tricks into themesand so much more.

Author Biography

Thord Daniel Hedengren is a professional Web designer and developer who has created numerous WordPress themes, developed plugins, and put WordPress to good use powering both blogs and big editorial sites. He is the former editor of the Blog Herald, a popular Web site for bloggers and WordPress users.

Table of Contents

About the Author vi

Introduction 1

PART I: WHAT ARE WORDPRESS THEMES? 3

Chapter 1: Getting Started with WordPress 5

Chapter 2: Th is Is a Theme 25

Chapter 3: Digging into the Twenty Ten Theme 45

PART II: HACKING A THEME 101

Chapter 4: Using Child Th emes 103

Chapter 5: Choosing a Th eme 123

PART III: BUILDING YOUR OWN THEME 135

Chapter 6: Planning the Th eme 137

Chapter 7: A Semi-Static Theme 149

Chapter 8: A Media Theme 197

Chapter 9: A Magazine Theme 241

PART IV: TAKING THEMES FURTHER 295

Chapter 10: Th e BuddyPress Community 297

Chapter 11: Extending with Plugins 327

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