Templates Two

Templates Tutorial Part Two

This page is the home of the second series of tutorials on child themes, templates and template parts, the series will run from the start of September 2010 for two weeks, to take part you will need a local install of WordPress and the files from the first tutorial , this will enable quick recovery if you have a syntax error, as you can edit the local file.

By the end of the series you should have a fair knowledge of creating template pages, template parts, adding functions and styles to the twenty ten theme which you can transfer files and skills to your own themes later, and you would have worked with WordPress functions, custom functions, plugin calls, css and php.

If you are wondering about child themes, templates and template parts you are looking at them on this website, and we will be creating this theme in the tutorials, you will notice that the themes home page has the same name as the posts category, this is a template page for a single category, so we have mixed the page and post from the same category.

We are releasing the support files for this series at each stage, the starting theme from part one can now be downloaded from the downloads page

Getting Started Two

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For this series of tutorials we need to have a local WordPress setup. This will enable easy deployment of the theme files. This series will be added to over two weeks, rather than one big set of files since we … Continue reading

Menu Images

The first in this series of tutorials is adding images to the Main Menu, we looked about and found a menu that suited our theme, the stylesheets elements however do not match our theme, so we needed to rename some … Continue reading

Adding a Searchbox Image

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The second in this series of tutorials is adding a searchbox images to the Top Menu Bar, we created our own search box image that suited our theme, the stylesheets elements need to be added tp match our theme. If we follow the steps in this … Continue reading

Options Page

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The third in this series of tutorials is adding an options page to the admin section of WordPress, we created our options page from two different tutorials we found online. If we follow the steps in this tutorial we will be able … Continue reading

Social Media

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The fifth in this series of tutorials is adding a the social media panels to the theme, we created our social media panels with two different sizes for vertical and horizontal bars. If we follow the steps in this tutorial we will be able to … Continue reading

Image Rotator

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The sixth in this series of tutorials is adding a Image Rotator panel to the theme, we created our image rotator panel to fit the widest part of our theme. If we follow the steps in this tutorial we will be able to … Continue reading

Two Post Columns

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The seventh in this series of tutorials is adding a two column post content template part, this is one of the most asked for features. If we follow the steps in this tutorial we will be able to add a two column content template … Continue reading

Page and Category

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The eighth in this series of tutorials is adding a new template page that will display selected posts by category, using just the page and category slugs. If we follow the steps in this tutorial we will be able to add our new template page to … Continue reading