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WordPress NYC Meetup Group Message Board Themes › newbie question

newbie question

New York, NY
Post #: 2
I'd like to be able to design and develop my own theme for wordpress. In addition to html and css, I will need to learn php, correct? Anything else?

Thank you for your input and suggestions.

A former member
Post #: 1
Hi Meryl, suggestion: There are two "uber themes" that allow you to customize them. Sort of an in-between solution between having to delve into the guts of programming and simply using someone else's theme. They are Headway ( and Thesis ( You may find one of these to be a good solution. Thesis requires some knowledge of PHP, Headway does not. Good luck.
Steve B.
Brooklyn, NY
Post #: 48
Hi Meryl-- I highly suggest you attend tomorrows Meetup on Parent/Child Themes (also known as "Theme Frameworks"). These frameworks will allow you to build themes quicker and faster than every before.

Linda S.
user 7927154
San Francisco, CA
Post #: 1
Hi Meryl,

Some great resources I have found for learning wordpress:


and other css sites like A List Apart have helpful tips for styling....

Hope this helps!

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