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WordPress Web Design For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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11

Dissecting Themes and Templates

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding the basics of PHP and MySQL

arrow Exploring the WordPress database structure

arrow Understanding WordPress theme basics

arrow Understanding template parameters

arrow Creating a theme from scratch

When you start your journey in web design using the WordPress platform, your tasks often dip into the development and design sides of creating websites. Designing websites with WordPress is more than simply putting pretty graphics on display; it involves some knowledge of how to use WordPress templates and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to make the website function and look the way you want it to.

Before you take the big dive and dig in to the code and functions necessary to a WordPress theme for your website, you need at least a basic understanding of the programming languages in play. Many, if not all, of the function and template tags for WordPress use the Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) language. When combined with the WordPress core code, these tags ...

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