How to learn wordpress this way?

Question by daisyflower_x: How to learn wordpress this way?
Im looking to learn wordpress so I can ‘code’ websites similar to this;

I was wondering if there is anyway to learn this through a book or online tutorials? I’m not a fan of stealing people’s stylesheets and would like to make my own from scratch.

Any tips would be great, thanks 🙂

Best answer:

Answer by that pervy old man nicole
To get a website like that you could also attempt FanUpdate and then use normal HTML or CSS to code the rest and if you want a gallery use Coppermine.

But if you want to stick with wordpress, which is harder to get the hang of, you can find tutorials on these websites:

And just a comment, wordpress themes are extremely hard to code, and are completely different from normal layouts.

Good Luck 🙂

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3 Responses to “How to learn wordpress this way?”

  1. James Jones December 7, 2011 at 6:45 PM #

    WordPress have some “Premium” themes which are fully customizable and you don’t necessarily need to to know css to use them, however you can add your own css code if you want to. I personaly use “Headway themes” that cost around $ 87 (U.S) that come with lifetime updates for 2 WordPress sites but you could also use: iThemes (Builder) or Thesis/DIY themes as well. However iThemes and Thesis/DIY Themes cost a bit extra for yearly updates and multiple use etc. All the themes I’ve mentioned are built on WordPress and are well coded and complient. They have also been around for a few years, especialy Headway and Thesis/DIY Themes, they also have support forums and you will find a ton of tutorials for them on YouTube as well.
    Hope this helps 😉

  2. Bjorn Johansen December 7, 2011 at 6:56 PM #

    You could make a site like that, but it is not easy or the best way.
    The site is bulit mostly on javascripts, so you would have to learn that pluss xhtml and css.
    Javascript is not SEO friendly, witch means you will hav problems getting a good rank in Google..
    If you just want the slidshow on the to you could use the same as they do: Ultimate Fade In Slideshow v2.0- (c) Dynamic Drive DHTML code library (
    * Visit Dynamic Drive at for this script and 100s

    But I recomend as mentioned before, a premium wordpress theme.
    Elegant themes, studiopress and woo have great themes..

  3. ? December 7, 2011 at 7:12 PM #

    One of the great attractions of WordPress is that there are thousands of themes that are available for free or for relatively low cost tohat you can use as the basis for your own website design.

    It’s not so much a matter of “stealing” someone elses stylesheet, but using these as the inspiration or starting point for your own design is a lot smarter than starting out from scratch. It is often a lot morre efficient to learn by making updates to existing code than battling with developing from scratch.

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