Join Chris Coyier for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up WordPress and MAMP on a Mac, part of WordPress 3: Creating and Editing Custom Themes.
So we have our HTML and CSS template done and we're ready to start moving that…into a WordPress theme.…In order to do that we need a WordPress environment to work in.…We could work live. We could use the client's domain name or we could use a…subdomain of the client's domain name, something like that.…That's absolutely fine.…You can work that way.…I like to work locally.…In order to do that we are going to use a tool on the Mac,…I am in the Mac environment, called MAMP.…MAMP is a little software program you can run.…
It's an acronym really.…It stands for Mac, Apache, MySQL, and PHP.…There is a pro version of it which has some cool features, but you don't…need that for this.…You can use the free version.…You can download it from here.…I already have it downloaded and then installed, and it's here in my dock.…I am going to click to open it.…As I do that it's going to pop open a Safari window, which is kind of proof…between this and here in the main MAMP window with this green lights, that…kind of prove that the Apache server is running and the local MySQL server is running.…
- 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.