WordPress theme development can be intimidating. Suddenly, lots of PHP files and functions are thrown in on top of HTML and CSS.
However, going from static HTML and CSS to WP theme development can be a huge confidence booster and take your skills and creativity to the next level.
To make things less intimidating, I made a 12-step guide to getting your tools set up for theme development.
This guide will help you get local environment set up and introduce you to Underscores, a WordPress starter theme.
Underscores is built to be customized, so you can add your own CSS styling and functionality without having to reinvent the WordPress theme wheel.
WordPress Theme Development Resources
- MAMP - A local hosting environment
- WordPress download
- Underscores - a WordPress starter theme
- Prepros - for compiling Sass