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#1 arriveonline

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 09:48 AM

Has anyone had success with this?

http://www.killersit...training-video/


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Posted 05 August 2011 - 09:57 AM

Do you have a specific question? Or is this just a general "is this course any good" sort of question?
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 10:18 AM

All the courses are good. Go buy it.
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:39 PM

Has anyone had success with this?

http://www.killersit...training-video/


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It taught me how to build Wordpress Templates from scratch.
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 01:05 AM

I've actually recently ordered this and waiting for the discs to come through the mail.

I notice of course that wordpress files are .php files. I don't have any prior experience with php - will I struggle with the wordpress tutorial videos?

I was wondering if I should have ordered the beginners php course first.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 01:19 AM

You don't HAVE to know PHP, but it is helpful to understand the basics. If you want to get serious about making customized Wordpress themes, though, with more advanced functionality, an understanding of PHP is pretty much required.
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 03:20 AM

Ben,
Thanks for your response. I put the code in the index.php file as instructed in the video. Should i have put it somewhere else?

All:
The courses are good. I am a complete newbie to web design and these videos have helped me out thus far...

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 04:59 AM

Thanks for your response. I put the code in the index.php file as instructed in the video. Should i have put it somewhere else?


"The code' is a bit generic, but if the video tells you to put it in the index file, then that's where it should go. If something isn't working, we need to see what you have.

Ben's right, having some understanding of PHP is clearly helpful, but I have none and that didn't hinder me in following this tutorial and doing my own themes. I just had to be more careful copying the php code, as I wouldn't be able to catch any typos by just looking at my lines.
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#9 arriveonline

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 03:27 AM

"The code' is a bit generic, but if the video tells you to put it in the index file, then that's where it should go. If something isn't working, we need to see what you have.

Ben's right, having some understanding of PHP is clearly helpful, but I have none and that didn't hinder me in following this tutorial and doing my own themes. I just had to be more careful copying the php code, as I wouldn't be able to catch any typos by just looking at my lines.


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Posted 08 August 2011 - 03:27 AM

Yay,
I figured it out...where it says get posts( plural) i had get post(singular) that was the issue.. I definitely do need to learn php but according to the tutor..it is not required to follow the tutorial successfully
.I will keep on going...I am determined to learn building wp themes despite my lack of PHP knowledge... Thanks for everyone's response. Much appreciated.
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Posted 08 August 2011 - 07:22 AM

I bought that set of videos two years ago. Back then, I use to think using a CMS was cheating and was basically doing static sites for clients. That tutorial changed everything for me. It's worth the money...
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 03:44 PM

"The code' is a bit generic, but if the video tells you to put it in the index file, then that's where it should go. If something isn't working, we need to see what you have.

Ben's right, having some understanding of PHP is clearly helpful, but I have none and that didn't hinder me in following this tutorial and doing my own themes. I just had to be more careful copying the php code, as I wouldn't be able to catch any typos by just looking at my lines.



Guys,
I just completed the how to build WordPress themes tutorial and i ended up with a homepage, blog page about us, a side bar footer amongst other things. My homepage has 2 pictures that were included in the tutorial...but my next challenges were not addressed in the video..
1. i need get these files from local host to my hosting company..host-gator...prior to that i would like to change the look of the theme with Photoshop..so that the theme looks unique...any guidance that you can share would be helpful...

2. After the above..how will i make this theme public for others to download once ready?

any links you can share on any of these issues would be greatly appreciated..Thanks.
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#13 arriveonline

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 03:57 PM

Guys,
I just completed the how to build WordPress themes tutorial and i ended up with a homepage, blog page about us, a side bar footer amongst other things. My homepage has 2 pictures that were included in the tutorial...but my next challenges were not addressed in the video..
1. i need get these files from local host to my hosting company..host-gator...prior to that i would like to change the look of the theme with Photoshop..so that the theme looks unique...any guidance that you can share would be helpful...

2. After the above..how will i make this theme public for others to download once ready?

any links you can share on any of these issues would be greatly appreciated..Thanks.
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 10:02 PM

I know very little about wordpress,
but I would assume it would have a built in FTP client.
If not there are some very good free ones.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:37 PM

I'm working on "Introducing the Wordpress API". I can't get index.php and style.css to link.
Where have I screwed up?

Here's my index.php

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "_//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR...nsitional.dtd">
<html>

<head>

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="<?php bloginfo('name'); ?> RSS Feed"
href="<?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?>" />

<link rel="pingback" href="<?php bloginfo('pingback_url'); ?>" />

<link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_url'); ?>" type="text/css" />

<?php wp_head(); ?>
</head>
<body>
<h1><?php bloginfo('name');?> </h1>
<h2><?php bloginfo('description');?> </h2>



</body>
</html>

And here's my style.css

/*
Theme Name: My Template
Theme URI: http://localhost/wordpress
Description: Simple Wordpress Theme
Version: 1.0
Author: Gerry Senker

/*

*

{
padding:0 0;
margin:0 0;
}
body
{

}
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