Join Chris Coyier for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a single blog entry page, part of WordPress 3: Creating and Editing Custom Themes.
So we have the homepage for our blog setup. Now let's get into styling what an…individual blog article looks like on our site.…So in this tab I have open here the blogsingle.html file.…This is from our HTML and CSS static template. This is what we want an individual…blog article to look like, as we've mocked up.…This is the first time we've broken out of the structure that we have going on…with this bold presentation of the post title in this cutout section with the light on dark.…
So let's take a look at our WordPress theme project in our right in TextMate and…our static HTML and CSS project on our left.…The blogsingle.html file is what we're working with. That looks how we want it to look.…In the file in a WordPress theme that has to do with displaying what an…individual blog article looks like is the single.php file.…So I'll open that up.…Now if we're comparing these two things, we can see that there is this…opening div id of main-content, which is on every one of our pages in our WordPress theme.…
- Building a design in Photoshop
- Converting Photoshop design to HTML and CSS
- Setting up MAMP on Mac and WAMP on Windows
- Moving HTML and CSS into a WordPress theme
- Building navigation
- Using custom fields
- Creating a commenting system
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: What prerequisite skill do I need to be successful in this course?
Q: The index.php file that the author is working with in Chapter 3 doesn't match mine after the "Building a sidebar" movie. It appears to change between the "Building a sidebar" and "Building the navigation" movies. What code am I missing?
A: The author makes some changes off screen between several movies in this title, simply because there is so much material to cover. These changes are provided in the exercise files.
However, if you are following along without the exercise files, you catch up to him by adding the following code to your index.php file, directly after the <?php get_header(); ?> line:
Near the end of the file, just before <?php get_sidebar(); ?>, add a closing div tag, </div>, to complete the div wrapper.
The resulting code will look like so. You may also copy and paste this into a new file and save it as index.php.
<?php get_header(); ?>
<?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
<div <?php post_class() ?> id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>">
<h2><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>
<?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . '/inc/meta.php' ); ?>
<?php the_content(); ?>
<?php the_tags('Tags: ', ', ', '<br />'); ?>
Posted in <?php the_category(', ') ?> |
<?php comments_popup_link('No Comments »', '1 Comment »', '% Comments »'); ?>
<?php endwhile; ?>
<?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . '/inc/nav.php' ); ?>
<?php else : ?>
<?php endif; ?>
<?php get_sidebar(); ?>
<?php get_footer(); ?>
Q: How do I load my custom theme once I have finished?
A: Copy the Custom theme folder to your new WordPress installation and put it in wp-content > themes. Then you can activate the new theme and work with it from there.