Category: Blog,Wordpress

How to make a WordPress theme – Part 11

By default, WordPress displays the 10 latest posts on the front page, and if you want to style their look, chances are you want to be working with the index.php template. If you examine our design for the index.php template (our blog template) from the beginning of the course, you will see that we have a number of posts arranged vertically, with small featured images positioned on the left side of each post and excerpts of the … Read More

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Category: Blog,Wordpress

How to make a WordPress theme – Part 12

In part 1 of our index template tutorial, we created the necessary posts for our index template and formatted the meta content of our posts in a way that it matches the format of our design. The following screenshot illustrates the starting point of part 2: As you see, I’ve already set the number of posts to 3 via Settings -> Reading, as we only want to display 3 posts at one time on our blog index … Read More

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Category: Blog,Wordpress

How to make a WordPress theme – Part 13

The time has come for us to style the template for our single posts. Let’s use the post titled “Post Format: Standard” as our starting point. The starting point of this tutorial is a blog template that has a right sidebar but we would like to remove it and use a full width layout instead: The first thing I would like you to do is to copy the content.css stylesheet inside the layouts folder into content-blog.css. We … Read More

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Category: Blog,Wordpress

How to make a WordPress theme – Part 14

Comments are an integral part of any WordPress site and as such our theme should also make the most out of them and have them styled accordingly. Let us use the post we worked with previously to style the comments. First we need to allow them in the post itself. This is done by editing the post and placing a tick next to “Allow comments” just as you see it done on the following screenshot: Since we … Read More

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