Join Carrie Dils for an in-depth discussion in this video Import demo content, part of WordPress and Genesis: Building Child Themes from Scratch.
- When you're creating a Theme, it's infinitely easier…if you have some content to work with.…Working with actual content helps you visualize…how you should layout the site…and the features that need to be there.…In a perfect world, if you were working on a client's site,…they'd have already given you all the content…before you started the process of Theme creation.…In reality, I know this rarely happens,…so I'd like to show you how to import…some demo content to work with…during the theme creation process.…Demo content comes in the form…of an XML document and includes content posts,…pages, categories, basically all of your content.…
StudioPress themes come with their own…sample XML document and we're going…to use the one from the Genesis sample theme.…So let's go ahead and try it.…To start with, I'll go to the XML file I want,…and save it to my hard drive.…Next, we'll go to our WordPress install,…go to Tools, Import, and then select…the WordPress Importer.…You'll need to install that.…
Once that's done, you can select the XML file…
- Why build a theme from scratch?
- Creating a theme folder
- Creating the CSS and PHP files
- Adding a theme setup function
- Adding features and functionality to your child theme
- Styling the theme
- Adding content to widgets
- Making the theme responsive with media queries
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Building a Theme
2. Setting Up Your Basic Theme Structure
3. Generating Site Features and Functionality
4. Building Out Your CSS
5. Going Further with CSS
6. Putting It All Together
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