WordPress Blog from Your Design Tutorials!
I recently went through a 16 part tutorial on ThemeForest.com and I was enlightened on the process of taking your Photoshop design and integrating it into WordPress. There are endless themes you can choose from to customize your own blog, but for a designer or someone who already has a site branded, it is important to be consistent and merge the two.
It is still continuing, but we are all waiting for author Drew Douglas to hurry up, I can't wait to finish this already!
Anyways, in reading my daily blogroll of incredible writers and informative designers, I came across this list from the site http://www.noupe.com. Many thanks for author Cameron Chapman. Cameron Chapman is a writer, blogger, copyeditor, and social media addict. She’s been designing for more than six years and writing her whole life. If you’d like to connect with her, you can follow her on Twitter or at her Personal Website.
WordPress is a free blogging platform that can be modified to be used as a CMS.
This is one of the most complete WP theme-building tutorials out there. It consists of 25 separate lessons and covers how the WP templating system works, The Loop, post meta data, search forms, calendars, comment templates and pretty much everything else about themes in WP. If you want to build a theme completely from scratch, this is the tutorial to show you how.
This tutorial gives instructions for creating a basic, simple WP theme that includes the header.php, index.php, sidebar.php and footer.php template files, in addition to the style sheet. It’s very simple and straight-forward, but a great place to start if you’re new to building WP themes. The basic steps can easily be adapted to building more complex themes.
Here’s another very complete tutorial, offering up 11 lessons on how to create a WP theme. It focuses on creating a theme with good SEO, valid and logical semantic markup, separated trackbacks and comments, two widget areas, and all the basics you’d expect from a WP theme. The lessons are ordered logically and include theme development tools and information about the WP template and directory structure.
Sometimes you don’t want to design a theme from scratch. Maybe you’ve found the perfect theme (or designed one), but it’s just a regular web template, not a WP theme. This tutorial will show you how to convert that web template into a WP theme without too much trouble. It also includes a link to a video tutorial showing how one template was converted.
This tutorial shows how to take a basic HTML/CSS template and convert it to a WP theme. It’s incredibly complete, covering every aspect of WP theming. It also explains how themes are structured and how to create the core theme files.