Design/build: WordPress themes

from design prototype to theme : how to get started


WordPress 101

There are many many tutorials out there that will go through the various stages of building a theme. This is the one that Fabiana found useful in her MP journey and it might help you too ツ

post thumbnails

Additions like post thumbnails are not currently part of the tutorial itself and so the theme here does not include this feature. This post will outline the steps needed to add this feature to our theme by adding 2 code snippets.

MP tips

As you’re all in the midst of your WP theme builds, I thought it might be useful to summarise some important aspects for workflow and setup for WP. A few reminders of basics and some things to avoid. Content Out This goes without saying really ~ don’t even attempt to start on your theme build […]

Easy WP Guide

While there’s tons to learn to build a theme for WordPress, you’ll of course have to be familiar with using it for content publishing in the first place. This is an excellent manual, written for publishers and available to read for free online ~ well worth checking out before diving deeper into themes. A simple, […]

pretty permalinks

We can choose to install our WP site into the root directory of our server, or keep the files within a sub-folder. My usual approach is to place all WP files into a folder in root. This allows for the holding page in the main directory to remain in place while the theme is being […]

recommended plugin: ACF

Advanced Custom Fields is a WordPress plugin which allows you to add extra content fields to your WordPress edit screens. This is ideal for scenarios when you want to present quite specific details in a formatted way, e.g. a directory of people or places. Check out the plugin + documentation NOTE: There are 2 versions […]