Customize WordPress Theme Like A Pro - A Complete Guide

Master WordPress theme customization using actual examples and successfully start web design business.
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2014 English

Course Description

Here is a sobering fact. According to a Forbes article more than half of SMB owners (52%) in the US do not have a website.

The main reason for that is…they find it difficult to absorb and use the readily available free technology like WordPress to make them work for their business.

This course seeks to end that.

I have modelled this course in such a way that anyone wanting to start a WordPress website right from scratch will find it easy to do.

It is a complete guide for you if you wish to customize a WordPress theme to create your own design. I have shown how you can customize the Twenty Thirteen theme to create different theme designs for your or your clients’ needs.

There is a lot more to gain from my course.

Specifically you will be able to:

  1. Redesign and customize any WordPress theme to create own unique theme
  2. Create child theme and add duplicate theme files without touching code
  3. Apply advanced CSS techniques to easily alter design parameters like colors, background, fonts, images, etc.
  4. Use highly relevant and useful free plugins for enhancing website performance
  5. Source great-looking images and fonts for free
  6. Create posts and pages, and design navigation menu, and so much more.

In short, my course is your first hand-held guide to start your own website with WordPress.

Step in now, and learn my course.

Boost your business online.

What are the requirements?

  • Some familiarity with HTML and CSS is desirable.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Redesign and customize any WordPress theme to create own unique theme
  • Create child theme and add duplicate theme files without touching code
  • Apply advanced CSS techniques to easily alter design parameters like colors, background, fonts, images, etc.
  • Use highly relevant and useful free plugins for enhancing website performance
  • Source great-looking images and fonts for free
  • Install and operate Disqus comment system for WordPress
  • Check if your website is truly responsive
  • Set up your WordPress installation for efficient use
  • Create posts and pages for adding website contents in the right way

Who is the target audience?

  • This WordPress course is meant for anyone who wants to create or design his/her own unique theme for website. It is also useful for students looking for quick refresher on starting a website with WordPress. No prior programming knowledge is needed.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Installing WordPress Step-by-Step
Introduction to This Course

In this video lesson I will take you through all the steps for selecting a domain name and hosting for your website. I'll explain how to find a domain name that is available in social media as well. And I'll also tell you the basic functioning of domain name server and the hosting server.


There are 3 popular installation scripts for easily installing WordPress in your website. In this lesson I discuss the use of 2 of them in details.


It is easy to change the theme or basic design of your website in WordPress. In this lesson you learn how to change themes in your WordPress dashboard.


Installing a child theme is the safe way to work with WordPress. In this lesson I explain what is child theme. I also introduce you to using WordPress plugins. As you will find out later in the course, plugins are a great tool to enhance the performance of your website.


You have learned what a child theme is and why it is needed. In this video lesson you'll actually install a child theme by just clicking a few buttons. This you'll do by using a WordPress plugin.

Section 2: Customizing a Theme to Create 3 Unique Themes

Cascading Style Sheets or CSS is the backbone of presenting web pages. It helps you to design the layout, colors, and fonts of a webpage. Here I'm explaining what CSS is, and how it is used to redesign the WordPress 2013 theme.


Images and fonts are part of web design. In this video I'll show you how to source free (and great looking) images and fonts for your web design, and how to use them for the purpose.


Changing just a few CSS elements can change the look and feel of your website. The way to do is explained in this lesson. I've also enclosed the changed CSS file for easy reference.


Taking a step further I explain some advanced CSS techniques in this video lesson. As a result a new unique theme design is created. The changed CSS file is enclosed so that you may use them for your needs.


I touch upon uploading external PHP file to the child theme using the FTP tool FileZilla. This will help you to upload any file which you cannot otherwise upload using WordPress's native facility. Later I'll explain how you can use a plugin that enables you to avoid using FTP program to a large extent. I'm enclosing the changed Footer PHP file for easy reference.


This is yet another new unique design created in the same theme. In this design, a logo image is used instead of text logo that comes in Twenty Thirteen theme by default. The body background image and the changed CSS styles are also enclosed for reference.

Section 3: More Theme Customization
Installing Disqus Comment System
Positioning Disqus Comment System
Unique Design 4 - Duplicating Header PHP File to Child Theme Without Using FTP
Unique Design 5 - Re-positioning Header & Top Menu Bar
Redesigning Login Page
Unique Design 6 - Ensuring Your Site Is Responsive
Section 4: Putting WordPress to Action - 1
You Must Know These Things for Effective Use of Your WordPress Website
Take This Tour of WordPress Dashboard
Setting Up WordPress Website the Proper Way
How to Create Page
Why & How to Add Post Categories Before Writing Posts
Section 5: Putting WordPress to Action - 2
How to Create Post
Why & How to Remove Category & Tag Bases in Your WordPress URLs
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Instructor Biography

Partha Bhattacharya, Coach & Consultant for Multi-Income Online Teaching

Hi! My name is Partha. I am the founder of, a top resource center for content development skills.

I train and advice clients on building successful multi-income online teaching business with top-class content development, lead generation and inbound marketing.

Be it graphics, video, presentation, e-book, articles, or WordPress website, I help my clients with highly effective content development for online teaching plans with a clear focus on top quality work.

I am a professional speaker. I give on-the-work live training to learners through workshops and online courses so that they can start doing on their own even before training ends.

I like traveling and meeting people. And when there is some time on hand I write in my lifestyle blog, Kolkata Musing.

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