WordPress Theme from scratch with Architect

Learn how to create amazing WordPress themes from HTML that are powered by the fantastic Architect plugin by PizazzWP
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  • Lectures 23
  • Length 4 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

Learn how to create amazing WordPress themes from HTML that are powered by the fantasting Architect plugin by PizazzWP

What Will We Learn?

In this course we will learn how to convert free static HTML sites into fully functional WordPress themes.

  • Convert Static HTML files into a valid WordPress Theme
  • Introduction into the WordPress Loop
  • How to find help through the WordPress Codex
  • Introduction to web scripting languages such as PHP, HTML and CSS

How Do We Make It Simple?

By using the Architect Plugin by PizazzWP, all the code for displaying our content is taken care of, so we can focus on what is important, making our site look GOOD!

What About Learning To Code?

Whilst this course will get you started on some basic PHP, HTML and CSS, we primarily focus on the design and showing you where to further grow your learning.

Content and Overview

Suitable for beginning web developers, through this course you'll learn establish a strong understanding of the concept behind WordPress Theme development.

Starting with the installation of the Local Development Kit, this course will take you through PHP Functions, and how to use them.

Students completing the course will have the knowledge to create functional and useful WordPress Themes.

Complete with working files and code samples, you'll be able to work alongside the author as you work through each concept, and will receive a verifiable certificate of completion upon finishing the course.

What are the requirements?

  • How to navigate WordPress
  • Purchase Architect. We cover this in Lecture 4
  • Download and install software
  • A basic knowledge of HTML and CSS is recommeded

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create a WordPress Theme
  • Work with Architect
  • Customize content layouts

Who is the target audience?

  • Intermediate WordPress users
  • Anyone looking to design their own WordPress themes the easy way
  • Architect users
  • This course is not for anyone looking to PHP
  • This course is not going to teach you how to create a complete theme without Architect

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: Setting Up The Development Environment

In this lecture, we will look at some of the tools and requirements needed to follow along in this course


In this lecture we will get WAMP downloaded and installed on our Windows environment


In this lecture we will get WordPress downloaded and installed on our localhost


In this lecture we will get Architect installed and configured ready to start designing our layout


Download our first HTML template, Linear by Templated

Download and Install Brackets
Section 2: Creating the Linear Theme

In this lecture we will configure our theme files so WordPress can see it, and end users have an idea of what it will look like as well as read a description about the theme

Creating the Header Pt 1
Creating the Header: Fixing an error
Creating the Header Pt 2: The Menu
Creating the Header Pt 3: The Background
Creating the Header pt 4: The Logo
3 questions

Lets recap on what we have covered so far in this course.

Creating the Homepage Content
Creating the About Section
Creating the Features Section Pt 1
Creating the Features Section Pt 2
Creating the Features Section Pt 3
Bonus: Handling Errors and The Loop
Creating the Posts
Creating the Posts Pt 2
Creating the Posts Pt 3
Creating the Testimonials Section
Creating the Testimonials Section Pt 2
Section 3: A WooCommerce Theme

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Instructor Biography

Jon Mather, Chief Developer at Simple Website In A Day

I started creating websites for myself as a Photographer in 2010 and then branched out into helping friends and colleagues put the finishing touches on their own sites.I loved the creativity and the freedom that came with designing and coding websites, and this fueled my passion to learn all the code and markup languages that go with designing sites. A passion that still stands today as I continue my learning and growth as a web developer.At Simple Website In A Day or belief that sites don't have to be complicated for users to keep their content fresh and up to date, nor do we believe that building sites should be time consuming nor costly.That is why we use the tools that are powerful, quick and deliver nothing but excellence.

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