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BuddyPress Theme Development by Tammie Lister

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Chapter 5. Let's Get Building

In this chapter we're going to follow the process of building a theme as we create one. The aim is to gain an insight into the development process and some useful techniques along the way.

Some of the things we'll cover will be:

  • The process of creating a theme
  • Creating a custom front page
  • Creating a custom layout for your site

As you can follow along with code, it's recommended you use a text editor and browser for this chapter.

Building the site

The site we're going to create is called Run Chums, and is a community for runners that has grown from a running club.

When we start thinking about what our site will need, it's a good idea to think of the users and what paths they will follow through the site. What do people need ...

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