WordPress CMS » Lecture 7: Theme Customization

Update: November 9th, 2009

Assignment

Install the iPirateMinimal theme and play around with it

Lecture Notes

The Basic Theme

iPirateMinimal

Creating Page Templates

To create a page template, copy an existing template file, or start from scratch and add this to the top of your file:

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<?php
/*
Template Name: Company
*/
?>

The WordPress Codex on Pages has some great info on Page Templates

Sidebars

The iPirateMinimal theme contains 2 sidebars, you can create as many sidebars as you like and put them in any theme files you wish, just remember to register them in your functions.php (see lecture 5: Widgets)

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