Chapter 6: Digging into Advanced Theme Development

In This Chapter

arrow.png Customizing themes

arrow.png Creating new templates

arrow.png Activating custom menus

arrow.png Exploring custom post types

arrow.png Understanding post formats

arrow.png Using post thumbnails for feature images

arrow.png Building a theme options page

The previous chapters of this minibook describe WordPress themes and using their structure to build your site. Delving into deeper topics can help you create flexible themes that offer users options to control the theme.

Whether you’re building a theme for a client, the WordPress.org theme directory, or yourself, adding advanced theme features can make theme development easier and faster with a high-quality result. With these advanced theme concepts and tools, you can build robust, dynamic themes that allow for easier design customization ...

Get WordPress All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.