Video: Put Your Best Blog Foot Forward with WordPress Themes

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One of the best features of WordPress is the extensive customizations and themes available, but sometimes you just want to take the look of your site into your own hands.  In this video excerpt from Chris Reynolds' new course Introduction to WordPress Theme Development you'll learn how to customize existing templates to change the look and feel of your site.  In the full course Chris also covers page templates, testing your template, and the advanced functions.php scripts.


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Chris Reynolds has been a freelance web designer and developer specializing in WordPress since 2007. He is half of the Arcane Palette Creative Design team and launched Museum Themes - a premium WordPress theme shop - in 2010. He has spoken at WordCamp Salt Lake City and WordPress SLC meetups, and has submitted plugins and themes to the WordPress.org repository. In 2011, Chris joined Event Espresso - a premium event management plugin for WordPress - initially to handle customer support, but now contributes code and acts and its Project Manager.

You can watch the full HD version of this video along with the other 54 min of video found in this professional course by subscribing to Pluralsight. Visit Introduction to WordPress Theme Development to view the full course outline. Pluralsight subscribers also benefit from cool features like mobile appsfull library searchprogress trackingexercise files,assessments, and offline viewing. Happy learning!

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Paul Ballard

is a Chief Architect specializing in large scale distributed system development and enterprise software processes. Paul has more than twenty years of development experience including being a former Microsoft MVP, a speaker at technical conferences such as Microsoft Tech-Ed and VSLive, and a published author. Prior to working on the Windows platform, he built software using a vast array of technologies including Java, Unix, C, and even OS/2.