Tag: Theme Design
Course: WordPress Theme Development (Core Concepts)
Welcome! WordPress themes are one of the most important topics that one must understand to be good at WordPress development. Themes underlie the entire visual half of WordPress sites, but often grow to do even more. Because of the visual importance, they’re a great place to dive in if you’re interested in getting to the “code-side” of WordPress. I myself “cut my teeth” on WordPress themes back in 2007 and 2008. WordPress themes were where I started to come to grips with the power (and limits) of PHP, CSS, and HTML. So this course is great for newbies, and those just looking to confirm their understanding of the whole system.
Should You Use a Gutenberg-Optimized Theme?
The Gutenberg block editor has done more to turn the WordPress ecosystem on its head than anything in recent memory. And it has required both web designers and website owners to do some soul-searching.
Is WordPress a Good Website Builder?
WordPress isn’t as beginner-friendly as some alternatives, but it offers vastly more potential for customization. Is, and when is, WordPress a good website builder?
Using WordPress Custom Fields to Enhance a Plugin
The WordPress plugin ecosystem is amazing. It offers us an almost endless variety of functionalities that we can add to our websites with minimal effort.
WordPress’s get_template_part() function: What and Why
This article introduces an important concept in WordPress themes: the WordPress get_template_part function. It’s one of the many important concepts of WordPress theme development. Mastering WordPress theme development is an important milestone in understanding WordPress development more generally. (We have a full free course on the topic, check it out.)
Attractive Google Font and Web Font Pairings with fontpair.co
Typography is maybe the cornerstone of attractive web design, as I like to remind myself with the screenshots I took of highly reputable websites like the New England Journal of Medicine converted to Comic Sans.
WordPress Child Themes: A Complete Guide to the Core Concepts
Demystifying Theme “Frameworks”
I was browsing around yesterday looking for topics to write about in WordPress and I came across someone asking a question that is kind of common: What’s a theme framework? Is _s one? Is Genesis? What about X Theme?
An Introduction to Genesis for the Non-Genesis Developer
I have a confession to make: for a long time I’ve been scared of Genesis.
All You Need to Know About Making Widget Areas in WordPress Themes
Some of the best features of WordPress are the ways in which any user, once he or she learned the WordPress interface, can quickly change complex site features. Sidebar widgets are a great example — and one which is increasingly used and useful across many other areas of a WordPress site besides the sidebar. With a little dragging-and-dropping, you can quickly and easily change the appearance of your site.