gorgoyle9 — 2013-08-18T16:21:03-04:00 — #1
I got experience from designing a websites with HTML, CSS, little js and PHP coding and I wanna run my own wordpress blog <snip/> so I'm asking you how to design whole wp theme?
I can do graphic designs in photoshop very good but I'm new to wordpress and don't know how it works, what possibilities I can have and what wp plugins I can use on wp site.
I would like to help me in process of making whole new wp blog site and I would like to see your advicess and some links-recommendations how to do it right. I don't wanna already designed wp theme. I wanna completely design it by myself with my unique-custom design.
I would like to use free, open source, whatever, software tools for that.
P.S. I don't wanna PHP coding much. I can only use copy-paste work for that cause I'm not PHP developer. I need some user friendly advices and tools.
I got Photoshop CS for graphic and Dreamweaver CS for web coding and know it pretty much how to use them.
gorgoyle9 — 2013-08-19T07:42:38-04:00 — #2
To be more clear... I need something to can look on design of wp in whole, to easier understand how to do it good from 1st try. Some tutorial I would like to see/download.
joegriffinxx — 2013-08-19T09:44:00-04:00 — #3
Why dont you see other themes how are coded and go from there
asp_funda — 2013-08-19T10:49:18-04:00 — #4
You'll need to use PHP, no matter whether you know it or not. If you don't want to learn it then you will be limited to just copy-pasting basic tags, if you learn it then you can create much much more advanced themes.
Firstly, you'll need to download WordPress from wordpress.org - its not same as wordpress.com blog you've mentioned above. After downloading WordPress, install it where you'll work on it (local or your dev server).
Then you can:
- go to http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development and read it all, understand what a theme is & how it works.
- watch a video ( like http://youtu.be/8qFVNXoz-Tw ) which guides you on how to make a theme from scratch.
- copy the Twenty Twelve theme that comes with WordPress and using that as base, change the design and layout.
gorgoyle9 — 2013-08-19T15:04:53-04:00 — #5
Thank you all for answers. I know now what to do. Thank you for help.
pullo — 2013-08-19T15:14:36-04:00 — #6
To expand on asp_funda's third point, I would recommend having a look at creating a child theme, using something like twentytwelve as a starting point: http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes
gorgoyle9 — 2013-08-19T15:28:13-04:00 — #7
asp_funda — 2013-08-19T15:49:50-04:00 — #8
That can come later once he's grasped the concept of doing themes!
pullo — 2013-08-19T16:05:13-04:00 — #9
Granted, but it considerably lowers the barrier to entry and you can pick up a lot of the concepts along the way.