WordPress is the most popular blog software in use today. Also developers number is growing so every developer is interested with WordPress development to offer better products for his clients. One of the great things about working with WordPress and developing your own themes is the community and all of the resources that are available. If you’re not sure how to do something or looking to see what solutions other theme designers and developers are using, you can find plenty of information and tutorials to help.
Today, I prepared a good selection of the best resources to learn this wonderful blog and CMS covering every thing from books, tutorials, tricks and tips … Hope you will enjoy this collection !
WordPress Essentials and Basics:
This section includes some official resources for the WordPress community and some general articles that will help you to get more out of your development for WordPress.
- Installing WordPress – This is an official WordPress.org tutorial showing how to install WordPress. Also if you want to install it locally you can take a look at this Installing WordPress Locally.
- WordPress Support Forums – If you need anything or you have something going wrong with your WordPress blog you can always ask for information.
- WordPress Docs – This WordPress.org section contains everything you need about WordPress to get started.
WordPress Theme Roundups, Theme Templates, and Theme Frameworks:
Below you will find a wide variety of theme roundups, theme frameworks for building your own themes, and premium theme sites.
- WordPress PSD Framework – A free PSD template that includes all the common elements in a WP design for you to build on.
- WordPress Theme Generator – An online theme generator that doesn’t require any coding knowledge.
- Easier Theme Development with Sample WordPress Content – A downloadable bundle of sample WP content that includes posts, tags, categories, and pages to make theme development easier.
- Blank WordPress Themes Ready for 2.7 Up for Grabs – Offers up a couple of free, empty themes you can download.
- Blank WordPress Themes – A collection of two and three-column blank themes from Refueled.
- Thematic – This is one of the most advanced theme frameworks available.
- Carrington – A free WP CMS theme framework that includes two browser versions and a mobile version.
- Hybrid – Justin Tadlock’s framework that features 13 page templates, 15+ plugins supported within the framework, advanced breadcrumbs and much more.
Themes And Templates:
Now Let’s move to the best sites where you can find premium and free WordPress designs and templates:
- WordPress.org – The official theme repository from WordPress, with nearly 1,000 free themes available.
- Top WP Themes – A directory of free themes, many with a corporate or professional look.
- Themes2WP.com – A categorized directory with more than a thousand themes.
- Elegant Themes – Another great premium themes site that allows unlimited access for less than $20.
- WooThemes – Offers paid themes in a club format, though you can also purchase individual themes.
- Obox Theme Shop – A premium theme site with some really awesome themes available with single-site licenses or developer licenses.
- StudioPress – Premium WP theme site that lets you download themes individually or as a package.
- NattyWP – Another club-based premium themes site.
- ThemeForest – One of the best sites where you can buy premium WordPress themes.
Theme Development Tutorials:
The tutorials listed here will walk you step-by-step through the process of creating a WordPress theme.
Tutorials and Tips :
There are far too many tutorials and hacks for theme designers and developers to list here, and a number of excellent collections have already been put together by other bloggers. Above you will find some of the best tutorials and other collections.
WordPress Plugins :
Tricks and Hacks :
WordPress Books :
There is a good number of WordPress books but I recommend the books above :
Digging Into WordPress
A book by Chris Coyier and Jeff Starr. Digging into WordPress is the best book I have seen for WordPress designers and developers. I have the PDF version, but a print version is now available as well.
How to Be a Rockstar WordPress Designer
A great book from Envato written by Collis Ta’eed and Harley Alexander.
WordPress Cheat Sheets :