WordPress is a great platform for newbies and advanced developers and designers. For newbies, you can find hundreds of WordPress tutorials to help you out. WP is great because you can install WordPress and find a great theme to get started. For developers and designers, you can design a full fledged WordPress site from a vision. Whether you are a beginner interested in developing WordPress themes or you have a decade under your belt, these following tutorials will help you.
Each of these articles gives you a step by step tutorial so it’s easy to follow.
This tutorial will walk you through the 11 step process of building a WP theme from scratch. Ian Stewart will be teaching you what you need to know about theme development. The theme you will be creating is search engine optomized, incorporates smart default CSS layouts and everything else in a WP theme.
WordPress 3.0 was introduced about a year ago and incorporated some new features. This tutorial shows exactly how to code a WP theme with the newest version in mind.
With some HTML and CSS skills, you can create your WP template from scratch with this tutorial from Developer Drive. The tutorial walks you through each element of a WP theme.
How to Build a Basic Portfolio WordPress Theme
Line 25 and Chris Spooner shows us how to make an a very attractive, yet simple portfolio site from scratch. Not only does he walk us through the coding aspect of the theme but in the prior series, he shows us how to design the concept in Photoshop.
How to Create a WordPress Theme from Scratch
Another tutorial from the Envato network. This step by step tutorial was written in 2008 but still shows us the basics of a WordPress theme. Although it is slightly outdated, it will give you a good foundation to theme development.
Building a Custom WordPress Theme
This is another tutorial that has been hangin’ around since ’08. I like this tut because it explains the very basic theme development. Any newbie developer should start with a tutorial like this.