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Screencast #4 – Creating a WordPress Theme – Part 2

In part two of this tutorial I show you how to finish off creating a basic WordPress theme, demonstrating the creation of a single post page as well as looking at how the commenting system works. Also in the video is how to create custom page templates and then apply them to different pages, as well as using theme options to enhance the user experience; and of course "widgetizing" the sidebar.

Here is the link to the Nettuts article.

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Screencast #3 – Creating a WordPress Theme – Part 1

In part one of this tutorial I show you how to get started creating a WordPress theme, explaining all about the core files and how WordPress works. I'll show you how to install WordPress and how to convert existing markup into a theme. In the tutorial I develop a theme named "Curiosity" - the markup for which can be found below the video. Part 2 is coming soon so stay tuned!

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General

What’s that, another theme?!

Ah yes, it is true, I have changed the theme on the site yet again! Why? Well because I quickly concluded that the previous theme, named "Elegancia" was rather sub-standard, and so I set about creating a more robust theme for the site. While working on this theme I've come up with plenty of idea for tutorials, that is, I encountered a multitude of problems and have overcome them. So you can soon look forward to even more WordPress-related bits and bobs, but don't worry I add a bit of something else in along the way!

It's name you ask? Well I call this one... SimpleAs.

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Free Stuff

Travel – a free WordPress theme

So I woke up this morning and felt like sharing the love! And so today I've got a free WordPress theme for you that I finished up only yesterday! Here is the link to download. This is a really simple theme that works in FF2/FF3/IE7/IE8/Chrome/Safari/Opera so you're pretty much covered in terms of compatibility. The sidebar is widget ready, and the options available stretch as far as entering things like your Twitter user name, Facebook profile ID, email address, and RSS freed address, for the social widget in the sidebar.

I designed the theme with those who travel in mind, so if you are taking a gap year to go traveling and you want to share the experience with all of your friends it is ideal. On the other hand you could use it for whatever, I like the light colour scheme and typography of the site, because it's really simple.

Any who I hope you enjoy it!