New Course: WordPress Theme Creation With Underscores

Underscores starter theme, by the makers of WordPress themselves, is designed to give you a “1,000 hour head start” on WordPress theme creation. Our new course, WordPress Theme Creation With Underscores, will take you the rest of the way to the finish line.

What You’ll Learn

Tuts+ instructor Kezz Bracey will teach you everything you need to know to go from “starter” to a fully-fledged WordPress theme.

There are many ways to approach any WordPress theme creation project, but in “WordPress Theme Creation With Underscores” you’ll take a crash course and soak up the most efficient method possible for pumping brand new themes out the door. 

Here’s a free preview of some of the lessons from this course:

Establish the Basic Overall Layout

In this video from section 3, you’ll start shaping your layout around the typography and content that’s already in place from the early lessons. You’ll implement one of the layouts provided as part of Underscores, fine-tune it to perfection, and add your own layout style in the process.

Better Custom Font Loading With wp_enqueue_style()

Using CSS @import for custom fonts might get the job done, but there’s a better way. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to load custom fonts with the most efficient and WordPress-friendly method.

Add Compatibility JavaScript

There is certain functionality native to all modern browsers that optimally functioning websites rely on. Yet unfortunately there are still some not so modern browsers hanging around that don’t natively support these critical components. Learn how to solve that problem by adding some JavaScript-powered cross-compatibility in this lesson.

Start Learning for Just $15

You can take our new course straight away by subscribing to Tuts+. For just $15 a month, you get access to this course and hundreds of others, with new ones added every week.