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WordPress 3 Complete by April Hodge Silver

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New features covered in this chapter

This chapter will involve making a new theme from scratch. Many of the features this new theme needs have already been covered in previous chapters (enabling a sidebar, common template tags, adding a custom menu to a widget, and so on). We will gloss over these briefly here.

However, there are a number of new pieces of functionality we have not explored in previous chapters, and this is on what we will be focusing. These include:

  • Designating a template page to be the front page of the website
  • Creating multiple sidebars
  • Creating a custom post type with a custom taxonomy
  • Altering custom post type display in the WP Admin
  • Creating theme files for a custom post type

Before getting started, I strongly recommend that you ...

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