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Smashing WordPress Themes: Making WordPress Beautiful (Smashing Magazine Books)

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Making WordPress Beautiful

From 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.

Synopsis:

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

About the Author

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470669907
Subtitle:
Making WordPress Beautiful
Author:
Hedengren, Thord Daniel
Author:
Hedengren Thord, Daniel
Publisher:
Wiley
Subject:
Internet - Web Site Design
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Web Development Software (Non-Microsoft)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL online Book (not BRO)
Series:
Smashing Magazine Book Series
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20110104
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
235 x 189 mm

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Business » Management
Computers and Internet » Internet » General
Computers and Internet » Internet » Information
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web » Blogs
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web » Site Design
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web Applications

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"Synopsis" by , 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
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