4 Useful Tips For WordPress Theme Development

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4 Useful Tips For WordPress Theme
I'm quite satisfied with the means my custom weblog theme design ended up.
There is still space for enhancement but for now points will stay such as this. I
really did not make huge changes from the base Thematic Theme, however it
dose look different as well as somewhat near to my character, as well as this was
basically my objective for this job.
It was fairly a great as well as simple road from installing the Thematic Theme to
personalizing my very own. So I've created a list with the important things I've
discovered during development as well as share them with you:

1) Use child themes.
This is exactly how factors truly remove! Child themes in my opinion are the
future. A Child Theme acquires all the layout documents of the Parent Theme--
other than style.css and functions.php, which take priority over the initial. From
exactly what I've head from WordPress version 2.7 it will be possible to overwrite
all the layout submits with your own, making the update of your blog site and
personalization a lot easier.
2) You don't need to write any type of XHTML.
Due to the fact that I used a kid style, I really did not need to develop my very
own XHTML based on the layout design of my blog site. Particular was developed
with this in thoughts. Do not need to compose XHTML, CSS will suffice. This
shortens the advancement of a blog motif by a couple of hrs ... Not bad at all.
3) Overwrite just the CSS you would like to modify.
A lot of the CSS styling of the Thematic theme is fairly good. It was initially
constructed making use of the 960 grid system, Blueprint and Tripoli. To obtain
your design where you wish it to be, open up the source code of your blog
("CTRL+u" in Firefox for Windows) and also view exactly what id's as well as
classes require styling to fit your needs.
4) Inheritance.
Considering that you will certainly be overwriting a bunch of css from the original
style, chances are you will mis something. Watch out for inherited css from the
initial style. Likewise certain widths for div's go to 100 %, and you could need to
overwrite that with a repaired pixels width.