How To Be a Rockstar WordPress Designer
Managing web content has always been tricky, but with WordPress, any web designer can have a flexible, free and powerful CMS to use not just on blogging projects, but on all sorts of websites. In How To Be a Rockstar WordPress Designer you will learn step by step how to take a straight HTML site and power it with WordPress.
During the course of the book you’ll build THREE WordPress themes, a blog, a portfolio site and a general site with menus and submenus. Each theme demonstrates different aspects of WordPress theming and all three are packaged in with the book so you’ll have Photoshop, HTML, CSS and WordPress PHP files to refer to.
You can take a look at the three sites online here:
Demo Blog Theme
Demo Portfolio Theme
Demo General Site Theme
Who is This Book For?
The book is aimed at anyone with a solid understanding of HTML/CSS. You don’t need to know PHP, you don’t need to have ever even touched WordPress before. The examples begin from scratch and build on each other, while basic PHP principles that are used are explained in an easy to understand manner.
If you’ve ever wanted to get started with WordPress theming, or you’re looking to take your skills to the next level with advanced theming concepts, this is the book for you!
About the Authors: Collis Ta’eed
Co-founder of Envato, Collis has been designing and building websites for many years for small sites and large, mom and pop businesses, multinational corporations and governmental organisations. His work has been featured on numerous design and CSS galleries including BestWebGallery, WebCreme, CSSRemix, CSSMania, TheBestDesigns, and many more.
Collis has an easy to read style of writing, and his tutorials at PSDTUTS and NETTUTS have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of Photoshop and Web Design enthusiasts. Collis is also co-author of How To Be a Rockstar Freelancer and is passionate about teaching and training others.
About the Authors: Harley Alexander
Harley Alexander is an up and coming WordPress designer and developer. Author of more than a dozen WordPress tutorials on the popular NETTUTS site, Harley pretty much speaks in WordPress! With experience in jQuery, PHP and of course WP, Harley’s technical skillset is impressive for anyone, but even more so for a young author still in his teens! You can find Harley over at his own blog – BaffleInc.
Rockstar WordPress Designer 2
Want to take your WordPress theme designs to the next level? Rockstar WordPress Designer 2 picks up where the original Rockstar WordPress Designer left off and teaches you the advanced tools for WordPress mastery!
Rohan Mehta translates his extensive experience as a WordPress developer into a straight-forward, practical guide to advanced WordPress features like custom post types, widgets, and more.
WordPress is arguably the biggest, most prevalent content management system on the market. Earlier this year, WordPress.org reported that the WordPress CMS has been downloaded over 32.5 million times.
Today, WordPress is no longer regarded as just a blogging tool. Its flexibility and ease of customization has helped WordPress become one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) used in the web design and development industry.
As a web designer or developer, WordPress is one of the most potent tools available at your disposal. In Rockstar WordPress Designer 2, Rohan Mehta teaches you to take advantage of WordPress 3.0's more advanced features, including:
Advanced image functions
Custom widgets and option pages
Using shortcodes and custom post types
Internationalization and translation issues
Crafting threaded comments, breadcrumb navigation, and more!
Project Files Included
Once you're done with this book, you will have a thorough grasp of exactly what is needed to make a WordPress theme usable, flexible and useful. What's more, you'll have access to all the project files used during the course of the book! The Rockstar WordPress Designer 2 book comes with a complimentary copy of the full theme and working project files. This includes Photoshop files of the original design, the basic framework which you'll build off of, and the completed theme!