WordPress Theme Selection & Customization

WordPress Theme Selection & Customization


Total Run Time: 1.85 hrs

This course covers four of the most popular commercial theme families on the web (StudioPress, WooThemes, ElegantThemes, and Thesis), as well as sales-letter theme, OptimizePress, and the excellent free Weaver theme. We work with each one as we build out real client websites.


  1. Discover all the places where theme customizations are stored in WordPress
  2. Ways of implementing sliders
  3. Sources for high-quality graphics that won't break the bank
  4. WordPress security basics
  5. Creating tables in WordPress

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Learn how to choose a theme and how to use the most popular themes available for WordPress to make your site look its best.

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Course Outline

Chapter 1: INTRO TO THEMES (6 min)

  1. Introduction
  2. How to Choose a Theme
Chapter 2: STUDIOPRESS BUILD (22 min)

  1. Outside Tour of Associate Theme
  2. Inside Tour of Associate & Genesis Themes
  3. Populating Home Page Widget Areas
  4. Adding a Slider
  5. Other StudioPress Examples
Chapter 3: ELEGANT THEMES BUILD (17 min)

  1. Outside Tour of Elegant Themes Feather Theme
  2. Inside Tour of Feather Theme
  3. Populating the Home Page
  4. Other Elegant Themes Examples
Chapter 4: WOOTHEMES BUILD (13 min)

  1. WooThemes Fresh News Build
  2. Other WooThemes Examples
Chapter 5: OPTIMIZEPRESS BUILD (15 min)

  1. Tour of OptimizePress
  2. Creating a Squeeze Page
  3. Creating a Sales Page
Chapter 6: THESIS BUILD (21 min)

  1. Thesis 1.8 or 2.0?
  2. Thesis 1.8 Installation & Quick Tour
  3. Adding Header & Navbar
  4. Adding Meteor Slider
  5. Adding Center-Page 4×2 Table
  6. Adding Footer Widgets in Thesis
Chapter 7: CSS STYLING (5 min)

  1. Firebug CSS Inspector Tool; Creating CSS Overrides
Chapter 8: WEAVER BUILD (9 min)

  1. Weaver Theme Tour
  2. Weaver Theme Options
Chapter 9: RESPONSIVE THEMES (4 min)

  1. What Is a Responsive Theme?

Presenter Info

Marc Beneteau is the founder of WP Academy. He is a trainer, software developer, internet entrepreneur, website developer, and internet marketer. Before he started teaching full-time he ran a web design business, and was CTO of an internet startup before that.