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WordPress by Michael McCallister, Bud E. Smith

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15. Style Sheets for Building Themes

Creating Style Sheets

WordPress was designed to simplify the blogging process for people who want to focus on creating content without worrying about design or coding. Surprisingly for some, a lot of people choose to give back to the community by designing themes to enhance the looks of WordPress blogs and coding plug-ins to enhance the core functionality of WordPress, making it easier to use. If that sounds like something you’d like to do, this chapter and Chapter 16, “PHP Basics: Themes and Plug-Ins,” are for you.

In this chapter and Chapter 16, we cover the basics of tweaking and creating themes using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and then look into the guts of WordPress by playing with its underlying language, ...

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