Smashing WordPress Themes

The ultimate guide to WordPress Themes – one of the hottest topics on the web today

  • WordPress is so much more than a blogging platform, and Smashing WordPress Themes teaches readers how to make it look any way they like – from a corporate site, to a photography gallery and more
  • WordPress is one of the hottest tools on the web today and is used by sites including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, flickr, CNN, NASA and of course Smashing Magazine
  • Beautiful full colour throughout – web designers expect nothing less
  • Smashing Magazine will fully support this book by by promoting it through their website and on twitter feeds

From the Back Cover
Making WordPress BeautifulFrom the world’s most popular resource for Web designers and developers comes ultimate guide to WordPress themes. WordPress is so much more than a bogging platform, and Smashing WordPress Themes teaches you how to make it look any way like – from a corporate site, to a photo gallery, to an online magazine, and more.

WordPress expert, Thord Daniel Hedengren, author of Smahsing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, takes you through what really makes themes tick, what you can do with themes, and techniques for getting the best results. Starting with the WordPress Twenty Ten default theme, you’ll learn to work with template tags and create option pages for your themes. Next you’ll explore the child theme concept and create a variety of theme styles – fully customizing the look and feel of your WordPress-powered site.

You will Learn:

  • The Anatomy of the Default Twenty Ten Theme
  • Ways to Hack the Default Theme to Modify Features, Graphics, and Colors
  • How to Work with Theme Frameworks
  • The Best Way to Use Child Themes
  • How to Integrate Theme Options
  • How to Build a Media Theme
  • How to Build a Newspaper or Magazine Theme
  • Tips for Building a Semi-Static Corporate Theme
  • Ways to Integrate Advanced Loop Tricks and Themes

Smashing Magazine (smashingmagazine.con) is one of the world’s most popular Web-design online magazines. True to the Smashing mission, the Smashing Magazine book series delivers useful and innovative information to Web designers and developers.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Getting Started with WordPress
Chapter 2. This Is a Theme
Chapter 3. Digging into the Twenty Ten Theme

Chapter 4. Using Child Themes
Chapter 5. Choosing a Theme

Chapter 6. Planning the Theme
Chapter 7. A Semi-Static Theme
Chapter 8. A Media Theme
Chapter 9. A Magazine Theme

Chapter 10. The BuddyPress Community
Chapter 11. Extending with Plugins

Book Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley (February 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047066990X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470669907
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