WordPress Theme Building: Like Riding a Bike?

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I met up with a potential employer yesterday. It would seem I would be working on a web design for a big project. If my design is good, I will probably get the job.

The requirement is that I will have to develop a website using wordpress.org. Therefore, there are two things I need to do – make a design and create a theme using the design.

From my past experience with building a theme, I started with a skeleton theme and created the custom theme based on my design.

I haven’t done this in years, so there are at least two things I need to refresh on – php coding, and css coding.

However, most important of all, I need to create a design. I better stop procrastinating and get this working.

So far, I managed to get an offline development server running and have installed a wordpress.org site on it. I finally managed to get it running after fifteen minutes of not being able to get the server to detect where I placed the wordpress folder… Then I realized I haven’t switched on the http server…


No wonder nothing was running.

Then I had to connect the database. That took a bit of time, mostly because I could not find the user settings…

Anyway, I really need to get this thing done. We got deadlines.