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Web Designer’s Guide to WordPress: Plan, Theme, Build, Launch by Jesse Friedman

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5. Our First WordPress Website

In the preceding four chapters we covered WordPress basics. From this point on, we’ll build on those skills while developing a theme. The J2 WordPress theme was designed specifically for this book to cover the most vital aspects of WordPress theming.

What you’re about to learn

• Our plan for theme development

• Theme design best practices

• How to differentiate between content and how it will be powered

• Basic template file and site architecture planning

Design Recognition

Before we jump in, I’d like to take a moment to thank Jeff Golenski. Jeff is an extremely talented web and user-experience designer who graciously volunteered his time to design this sample site for us. Let’s raise our glasses to Jeff and thank ...

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