8 WordPress Theme Tutorials You Don’t Want To Miss

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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!

  1. How to Design a WordPress Theme eBook

    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.

    Part 1: How to Design a WordPress Theme
    Part 2: How to Slice a WordPress Theme
    Part 3: How to Code a WordPress Theme

    Keep an eye on Small Potato, this guy is a gem.

  2. WordPress Theme Guide

    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.

  3. From XHTML/CSS to WordPress

    A detailed tutorial on the creation of WordPress themes. You also get to download a minimalistic and clean theme in the end.

  4. Designing a WordPress Theme From Scratch

    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.

  5. 16 lessons on WordPress theme creation

    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.

  6. WordPress Theme Development Workflow for OSX

    An overview of the tools used for WordPress theme development on OSX.

  7. How to convert any web template into a WordPress theme

    A guide for converting other great looking web templates into WordPress themes. Here is a video version of the same tutorial.

  8. WordPress Tutorial: How to Create a WordPress Theme

    Another comprehensive step-by-step WordPress theme tutorial.

If you know of any other tutorials, please let me know in the comments.

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