12 Great Tutorials on Creating a New WordPress Theme

July 16th, 2009 Posted in Tutorials

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There are countless designers developers using wordpress for blogging and as a CMS for their website. Some of them use to go for paid themes, some like to customize free themes according to their need and some love to create a new wordpress theme from scratch. To help desingers entering into the wordpress world I would like to share some tutorials which can help creating a new worpdress theme from scratch. The list includes some great theme tutorials, tutorials to understand the wordpress files structure and wordpress codex for stepping into templates.

So here is a list of 12 great tutorials on creating a new WordPress Theme. Hope you like them all.

How To Create WordPress Themes From Scratch

So you want to create WordPress themes huh?

How to Create a WordPress Theme from Scratch

The Ultimate WordPress Theme Tutorial

Create Your Own WordPress Theme

WordPress Theme Layout

Make sure to check Part2 and Part3.

Building Custom WordPress Theme

Stepping into Templates

WordPress theming for beginners, an introduction

Build a Newspaper Theme With WordPress

Developing a WordPress Theme

Designing for WordPress: Complete Series & Downloads

Do you have any good tutorial you think should be there in the list. Please mention in comments.

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39 Responses to “12 Great Tutorials on Creating a New WordPress Theme”

  1. vincent Says:

    cool collection,tweet it

  2. Edgar Leijs Says:

    I have been waiting for a long time, but next weeks i am going down the drain with WP!!! I’m looking forward to it and this round up will help me a lot. Thank you

  3. web2000 Says:

    Hey nice list of 12 great tutorials on creating a new wordpress theme you posted here. Thanks, these will come in handy for a some projects I am working on!

  4. Elyot Says:

    Great Collection. This made me to create wordpress themes easy

  5. Stephen Chua Says:

    I’ve been hearing alot about this lately but have always wondered if it was possible…

    Finally, doubts aside, it does work!

  6. TheFamilyMan Says:

    The basics of wordpress theme hides inside the functions and hooks.
    All the greatest themes based on the above two factors !
    Thanks for the Tut !

  7. Gary Says:

    Great tutorials. I think I am going to give it a go. Thanks for the heads up.

  8. Abu Farhan Says:

    Great collection, thanks

  9. CSS Brigit | 12 great tutorials on creating a new Wordpress Theme Says:

    12 great tutorials on creating a new WordPress Theme…

    So here is a list of 12 great tutorials on creating a new WordPress Theme. Hope you like them all.

  10. Cricut Cartridges Online Says:

    Nice work – I’ve always got by on other wordpress designs and never bit the bullet to design my own – you’ve definitely given me confidence. I’m definitely not a PHP guru – but I think I could handle that code!



  11. Zach Says:

    Also, I noticed you have chris coyier’s blog on your list. He also has an awesome site where I’ve learned a lot of information called css-tricks.com. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who’s a noobie in programming.

  12. paul Says:

    I second the comment about CSS tricks. If you’re a beginner, follow the screencasts on creating a wordpress theme
    after that , read the themeshaper tutorial, it’s a bit more advanced, but very very good information

  13. Expert Blog Design Says:

    This is a great collection and very helpful to beginners. After finding this articles I remembered my old days when I was learning developing wordpress themes.

  14. Susan Says:

    Wow, this is an amazing list!

  15. Pariuri Says:

    Last days i searched lots of articles about creating wordpress themes because i can’t find to much themes for gambling and i just buyed 200 domains for wich i need to make some nice themes.

    What i wanna do is a 3 collumns content in left and 2 columns in right for sidebar, something like the green theme. I don’t need comments and other stuff like that.

    If someone is a good theme designer i will pay him to help me to make some good themes.

    In mean time i will try to make something by myself the tutorials seems to be simple and welll explained.

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    I am very much influenced with wordpress Great tutorials!

  20. Bani Online Says:

    Great Collection.I think I could handle that code and I ll do great job!

  21. K. Makan Says:

  22. Pariuri Online Says:

    Thanks for help! Keep up the good work.

  23. Michael Howlett Says:

    This is a great collection. Chris Coyier and WP Designer basically taught me how to use and work with WordPress.

    Can thoroughly recommend them to beginners.

  24. TheDietMafiaHitman Says:

    This is a great collection of tutorials on making a great wordpress theme. I was able to find great codes here. I am glad you came up with this collection

  25. jan Says:

    This is a better than average collection of tutorials on making a great wordpress theme. Keep them coming please. I already copied 2 of them.

  26. Aten Says:

    Wow this is what I am looking for, been around using wordpress on my blog sometimes need to tweak my WP theme but don’t know how. now I know how thanks

  27. Filmulete haioase Says:

    Wow this is really a great tutorial.I will try to make a theme right now

  28. Remi Online Says:

    i got to say verry interesting article, thank you for sharing

  29. Mickey Says:

    I do not create WP themes, but i modify existing themes (change top bar icons in theme, redesign the existing theme …). Anyway, great tutorial.

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    Nice tutorial… I cant create WP themes, but i usually modify existing ones.. this is a great tutorial. I think i’m gonna try creating one on my own… see how it turns out

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