So, you want to have a go at creating your own WordPress theme? No problem. Once you know the basics, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t think of designing your own WordPress theme before.
Yesterday I highlighted the importance of going custom and investing money in a new blog design. But if you are anything like me, the last thing you want to do is shell out money for a blog template. So, I have compiled a list of tutorials, guides and lessons that I have used myself to learn the basics of WordPress theme development. Go through each one of them, they are all unique and point you to even more useful resources.
Give that designer within you a nudge!
This is a downloadable, most comprehensive, step-by-step from basic to advanced, and an easy to follow eBook on how to design your own WordPress theme.
Keep an eye on Small Potato, this guy is a gem.
This extensive four part series on Urban Giraffe explains the internals of WordPress themes by dissecting the default WordPress theme Kubrick. Also available in PDF for offline reading.
A detailed tutorial on the creation of WordPress themes. You also get to download a minimalistic and clean theme in the end.
Lorelle is out on the mission to help out WordPress newbies, and this time she compiles a list of top resources to help us get started creating our own custom WordPress theme. A must read.
This is HUGE, and comes from an experienced WordPress theme designer. 16 step by step and easy to follow lessons show you even the tiniest details of WordPress theming process.
An overview of the tools used for WordPress theme development on OSX.
A guide for converting other great looking web templates into WordPress themes. Here is a video version of the same tutorial.
Another comprehensive step-by-step WordPress theme tutorial.
If you know of any other tutorials, please let me know in the comments.