ClassiPress 3.2 is here! It’s time to update our ClassiPress child theme tutorials. This week, we’ll begin with the basics. We’ll continue to create more tutorials so you have all the instructions needed to create your own spectacular child theme for ClassiPress.
ClassiPress Child ThemesOur ClassiPress developer, Andrjez, kicks things off with the basics. His ClassiPress child themes tutorial shows you the fundamentals of folder structure, styling and functionality. With this tutorial, you should be able to create a basic child theme for ClassiPress. If you’re a whiz with CSS and WordPress functions, you’ll be able to do even more. He also provides some clear examples of how changes can affect the layout and functionality of the parent theme.
Today is a very exciting day! The brand new AppThemes Marketplace is officially open and ready for business. This online outlet of child themes and plugins is full of products meant to tap into the full potential of our already powerful application themes. Now’s your chance to blow away the barriers holding back your internet business. Get bigger features. Choose more designs. Make your site everything you always wanted it to be.
Dazzling Child Themes
Our application themes are made to look great and the default designs deliver attractive layouts. The only problem is that hundreds of other sites have exactly the same look. You want something unique but hiring a designer can be costly and beyond budget constraints. Well forget all that because the AppThemes Marketplace is chock full of child themes that will bring your site to life. Colorful and attractive, the latest designs and the hippest graphics are available to you. You’re site is going to look fantastic and stand out above the rest.
Using Actions and HooksYou know the AppThemes mantra when it comes to customizing code, “Child themes, child themes, child themes!” It’s so important to create child themes. Well, we’re making an effort to ensure you have the right tools and information to do just that.
Sometimes, creating a child theme is not as simple as adding template files to your child theme folder. It would be nice if our themes were that elementary. Instead, they are complex, robust applications that require more than templates.
When you’re creating a child theme that needs to work with the more complex features in our themes, you might need to take advantage of actions and hooks. Luckily for you, Tyler has created a tutorial on using actions and hooks to tell you all about it.
Vantage child theme tutorialWant to take control of your Vantage site? How about giving it a good ol’ remodeling with new backgrounds, colors, fonts – the whole deal? Well, if you have enough HTML/CSS knowledge, giving Vantage a completely new look is well within your hands.
In our first tutorial about creating child themes for Vantage, we will show you how to make a basic child theme. We’ll also show you how to make some simple CSS changes with your new child theme. These tools alone will be enough to totally overhaul the look and feel of Vantage. Make it your very own. Change it to fit your branding. The choice is yours.
Click to read tutorialThe new AppThemes framework uses a file called wrapper.php. Wrapper provides a nice tidy place where the html, head, and body tags live. Since these tags are no longer in header.php or footer.php, it reduces the need to make repeated calls for get_header() and get_footer().
About a month ago, we started an internal campaign to produce more tutorial content. Everyone at AppThemes is contributing to the effort. The result will not only include some great articles on how to use our themes but also some fantastic insights into WordPress from one of the best teams in the business.
To help get the word out, we’re introducing Tutorial Tuesdays to the blog. Tutorial Tuesdays will be run down of all instructional from the previous week. We will also highlight some important content from our archives and occasionally link to tutorials from other sites.