[wp-hackers] newbie question on custom page templates
robin.niemeyer at gmx.net
Mon Mar 12 14:11:48 UTC 2012
> so I don't know why people don't develop custom templates for sale
They do. Rumors say some actually make a living out of it...But: Every
site is different, different people, concepts, contents, approaches in
presenting them. If you want to do your very own thing, it's very likely
that a ready-made theme would only be a foundation to build upon. Plus,
though some themes are highly configurable, there won't be a backend
switch for all its possibilities.
> there's no way am I going to be able to learn the code below Wordpress
> so any thoughts / guidance much appreciated
Honestly, you either need to find/ask/hire someone, or learn the basics
Sorry for the poor advice, but with this being the wp-*hackers* list...
Am 12.03.2012 10:38, schrieb John Black:
> So I have a news site, but I want it to look less like a blog than it does. I thought about trying to create a custom page template for each category, so it looks like the site has real sections. Only returns from a given category would show up, but there would be many ways of handing them (a slider, a carousel, posts with thumbnails, posts without, etc).
> Two questions: I wonder how I'm going to be able to get category returns to show up but not be duplicated across different display elements (slider, carousel, etc).
> Second, there's no way am I going to be able to learn the code below Wordpress, so are there premium templates out there for such a purpose. I know my given theme will matter, but Wordpress is standard in a way, so I don't know why people don't develop custom templates for sale.
> I'm probably barking up the wrong flagpole, so any thoughts / guidance much appreciated.
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