Week Six – WordPress Themes Part II
This is Part Two of WordPress Themes, when we dive deeper into the code and functions of a WordPress Theme. Be prepared to experience code and programming and learn how WordPress works with its modular system to generate all the various pageviews and customization features of a WordPress Theme. You will get the chance to customize your own WordPress Theme to make it your own with a Child Theme. We’ll also play with WordPress Plugins to add more functionality and features to your site.
- Review of WordPress Models: Blog, Static, Hybrid
- Introduction of the WordPress Loop
- Exploring the Twenty-Eleven (2011) WordPress Theme
- WordPress Child Themes
- WordPress Plugins
- WordPress Migration
NOTE: Instant WordPress or a portable version of WordPress must be available to you this week.
Homework Week Six
- Review all the articles in the links for the class lessons.
- Check off the tasks you’ve accomplished on the Blog Checklist.
- Export and import a copy or your class blog into your Portable WordPress.
- Explore the various WordPress Themes through the Appearance > Themes panel or through the WordPress Theme Directory and experiment with them on your Portable WordPress.
- Install a variety of WordPress Plugins and experiment with them.
On Your Blog
- Write an article about how you modified your Child Theme and publish it on your class blog.
- Write an article about a WordPress Plugin you recommend and describe why.
- WordPress Basics
- WordPress Themes
- HTML and CSS Basics Tutorial [Video]
- Web Design: Tools, Color Wheels, Charts, Theories, and More on Color
- How to Create Seamless Background or Tiled Patterns
- How to Work with WordPress Theme Frameworks
- How to Convert a Photoshop Wireframe to a WordPress Theme
- How WordPress Boots Up: A Step-by-step Examination of the WordPress Loop
- WordPress and PHP
- Developing WordPress Plugins and Themes for the Public | Learning from Lorelle