WordPress theme development
If you want to learn WP Theme Development, you need to start with the basics:
Step one in WP Theme Dev is learn template hierarchy
These cheatsheets will come in handy during your work
Step two is learn the “wordpress grammar”
If you want to work well with wordpress and live the “code is poetry” statement, you’ve got to learn the basic syntax, common terms like
and their functionality. Try to poke them a little, get inside the functions (on your local server) and try for example to edit the search bar. Be curious, exercise, try this, try that… until you get the desired design.
Step three in WP Theme Dev. is “practice, practice, practice”
This is how the human brain works, it won’t get into your system until you work more with it. Be curious, try and modify a twenty-eleven theme into a design you’ve just downloaded from the net. If it doesn’t work, don’t worry, create another child instance of that theme.
THE LAST BUT NOT LEAST STEP TO KEEP IN MIND IS ALWAYS MAKE YOUR MODIFICATIONS IN THE CHILD THEME
If you think your theme looks so good, you can then give it a unit test and see what’s working and what’s not.
That’s all for today, practice more and be curious! WordPress is a very good CMS if you learn how to harness its full power.