Building Custom WordPress Sites from Scratch

Learn how to build customized WordPress Sites. Over 9 hours of training from an leading expert
  • Lectures 115
  • Video 9 Hours
  • Skill level all level
  • Languages English
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WordPress offers more flexibility for creating personal and professional sites than any other content management system on the market. Now, in this multi-part WordPress training course from InfiniteSkills, you'll learn everything you need to know to create a completely custom site from the ground up, from design, to installation and everyday management.

This highly informative course goes starts with the planning stages, helping you make key decisions and establish a professional wireframe in Adobe Illustrator, before moving through Photoshop for graphic design and onto WordPress itself for installation, configuration and customization with plugins and content. In 114 lessons, you will learn how to design, build and manage a professional web presence, using the latest technologies at your disposal. No other WordPress tutorial series offers such an extensive guide to website creation!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 115 lectures and 9 hours of content!
  • How to install host, and configure a complete WordPress solution for a professional site.
  • How to design a custom WordPress theme using industry standard graphic design tools and creative techniques.
  • How to work with HTML, PHP, and CSS elements of WordPress to have precise control over page layout and site components.
  • How to extend the functionality of any WordPress site with plugins and free tools.

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone looking for an easy and affordable way to create their own custom website for a business or personal use.
  • Any current WordPress user wanting create a custom theme or learn how to manipulate components and settings for a comprehensive design.
  • Anyone who wants a comprehensive guide to web design that incorporates image manipulation and graphic design.

Curriculum

Section 1: Site Planning And Wireframing
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The Workflow Process
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Setting Up Illustrator For Web Layout
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Getting Started With Wire Framing
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Making The Layout Precise With Transform And Align
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Setting Up Layout Guides
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Wireframing Additional Layout Objects
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Finishing Up The Wireframe - Part 1
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Finishing Up The Wireframe - Part 2
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Section 2: From Wireframe To Design
Choosing Fonts
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Choosing Colors
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Creating The Site Logo
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Scaling And Positioning The Logo
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Creating A Brush Effect
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Building Out The Design Further
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Pushing The Design Further
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Using Yahoo! Design Elements
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Section 3: Moving The Design To Photoshop
Getting The Design Into Photoshop
06:55
Adjusting The Canvas Size
03:50
Introducing Smart Objects
05:43
Breaking Apart The Layout - Part 1
06:19
Breaking Apart The Layout - Part 2
05:57
Breaking Apart The Rest Of The Layout
04:35
Organizing The Layers Panel
05:31
Building Out The Header
04:15
Inserting The Header Texture And A Clipping Group
07:25
Inserting Photographs - Part 1
05:04
Inserting Photographs - Part 2
06:13
Building The Center Section
08:20
Finalizing The Layout
05:00
Section 4: Installing WordPress Locally On The PC And Mac
Downloading WordPress
02:49
Downloading XAMPP For PC
02:51
Starting Up XAMPP And Creating The MySQL Database
04:53
Installing WordPress On The PC
06:18
Downloading MAMP For Mac
02:13
Pointing MAMP To WordPress
03:46
Creating The Database And Installing WordPress On The Mac
07:21
Section 5: Getting WordPress Set Up
Viewing And Touring The Admin Console
04:01
Viewing The WordPress Front And Backend
03:17
WordPress Main Areas
04:59
Permalink Option Settings
04:00
Changing The Sites Theme
04:22
Section 6: Building A Custom WordPress Theme
Viewing The Template Files And A Note About Text Editors
05:31
Defining The Main Layout Components - Part 1
06:25
Defining The Main Layout Components - Part 2
05:00
Adjusting The Layout Width
04:52
Starting The Sites Header
06:01
Slicing The Layout's Header Graphic
07:07
Saving The Header Background
05:16
Correcting The File Structure
02:49
Inserting The Header Graphic Into The CSS
05:04
Extracting The Logo From The Photoshop Layout
05:21
Inserting The Logo And Making Code Adjustments
07:58
Resizing The Logo
03:12
Roughing In The Slidshow - Part 1
06:33
Roughing In The Slidshow - Part 2
05:45
Section 7: Building The Site's News Feed
Understanding How Posts And The Loop Works
06:20
Writing And Publishing Posts
05:04
Setting A Featured Image Post Thumbnail - Part 1
05:26
Setting A Featured Image Post Thumbnail - Part 2
06:51
Inserting The More Tag
02:48
Creating Additional Test Posts
02:55
Setting The Blog Loop Background Graphic
07:29
Controlling Background Tiling
04:12
Adding The Blog Loop Title
03:27
Customizing How Posts Display - Part 1
02:40
Customizing How Posts Display - Part 2
03:50
Finalizing The Blog Loop
02:33
Section 8: Building The Site Pages And Main Menu
Understanding Pages Versus Posts
03:13
Publishing Pages And Updating The Menu
04:11
Creating Additional Test Pages
03:21
Controlling The Order Of Menu Items
05:01
Finishing Up The Menu
02:04
Section 9: Building The Layout's Center Section
Saving The Graphic For The Center Section
05:25
Coding The Center Section
06:07
Applying The Background Texture
04:48
Extracting The Center Section Graphics
05:04
Coding The Center Graphics
03:51
Final Center Box Adjustments
05:52
Setting Center Box Hyperlinks
03:03
Section 10: Building An Automated Slideshow
Downloading And Installing The Gallery Plugin
04:01
Inserting The Gallery Code
02:31
Creating The Slideshow Graphics
05:22
Building The Slide Posts
06:04
Configuring The Slideshow
04:49
Removing The Gallery Posts From The Loop
04:06
Section 11: Building The Sidebar And Footer
Saving Out The Sidebar Background
03:01
Adjusting The Sidebar CSS
05:06
Previewing The WordPress Default Calendar
04:07
Downloading And Installing An Events Calendar
03:05
Adding An Event To The Calendar
03:12
Customizing The Calendars CSS
07:43
Installing The Photo Gallery Widget
03:18
Configuring The Photo Gallery Widget
03:17
Adjusting The Thumbnail Size
03:12
Creating The Thumbnail Posts
04:21
Restricting The Gallery Posts
03:30
Adjusting The Blog Loop And Gallery CSS
06:16

Instructor Biography

O'Reilly Media , High Quality Training

O'Reilly spreads the knowledge of innovators through its technology books, online services, magazines, research, and tech conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, O'Reilly has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

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    • Audiovisuales Unidos Producciones

    Works fine, but..

    somewhat outdated and you will need to see other tutorials (from youtube) to supplement the process of creation of the website. But this course works fine with some inconveniences

    • Cornelia Vroombout

    Very interesting!

    I followed everything and copied everything he did. Ran into trouble because I used a different photo editing program and didn't have the option of smart object. And in the very end I ended up not be able to see my website "live". I puzzled, read on forums and more....very frustrating, but all in all I learned a lot about designing and putting it together in Wordpress. Liked it a lot!

    • Carl Ford

    Wow!

    You learn a lot about Wordpress in this course, but as an extra added bonus you become more expert at using Illustrator and Photoshop. Each lesson is easy to follow and just about the right length. Try it you will definitely like it. To the author: Fantastic course from start to finish. You may want to consider updating the calendar widget portion. The latest WP won't even up load the files. I used another calendar, but without your excellent advice it got real complicated.

    • Patrick Ho

    Masterful course!

    Comprehensive, methodical, precise and crystal clear.

    • Anouska Rood

    This is not a theme from scratch

    This is just a customizing an old default theme (the Twenty Ten theme).

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