37 Responses

  1. Al
    Al Published |

    Oh. I am ready! Looking forward to it!

  2. Ionut Sabo
    Ionut Sabo Published |

    I’m putting a lot of hope in this upcoming tutorials. Thank you DevPress!!!

  3. Glen Pridgen
    Glen Pridgen Published |

    I’m so excited..I think I just peed a little. Can’t wait to get started.

  4. Paul
    Paul Published |

    Keeping an eye on this one.

  5. Melson
    Melson Published |

    Excellent! One request: can you please devote a chapter to turning an existing design (either Photoshop or HTML) into a WordPress theme?

  6. Sami Keijonen
    Sami Keijonen Published |

    I’m ready too. I have learnt a lot looking the code of Hybrid and DevPress themes and now it’s time to make my own parent theme. And it does’nt hurt that you are writing tutorial about it. In DevPress we trust.

  7. Mokha
    Mokha Published |

    Nice, preparing my weapons ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Nicholas
    Nicholas Published |

    This is a great idea! I did not follow Tung’s series. But I did follow a series of videos elsewhere (I think it was one of the old Envato blogs?). But that was all pre-3.0. It will be good to get a solid grounding, and an education in best practice in the “WP Way” from the ground up.

    I look forward to the series, and in conjunction with the 32 day theme challenge, I think this will give some great insights into the theming process as a whole.

  9. Paul de Wouters
    Paul de Wouters Published |

    using hybrid core?

  10. torbjorn_s
    torbjorn_s Published |

    If this series are going to have the same high quality as those over at http://justintadlock.com/ well…. Then i will learn a lot! Looking forward to the first tutorial!

  11. judas
    judas Published |

    Justin, I don’t know why, but since I discovered you I feel I’ve been doing it all wrong. Now, when I finish cleaning one of my templates, taking extra functionality to /mu-plugins or adapting my functions.php to look like the one you clearly explained, I add a comment to my file that reads “Nice, clean… justintadlocked!”. When all of them are justintadlocked, my theme is finished and ready.

    I hope to learn even more from this series. Thank you. No, really.

  12. mikei
    mikei Published |

    Hi, my first port here. I’m a big fan of Tung’s tutorials. I’m so excited that Justin will be creating a new set. As it turned out, he used them too, and now they are members of the same team!

    I’ve been still using the themes built by following Small Potato’s tutorials. They still work, get updated automatically without any errors, and compatible with all plugins I ever used.

  13. Abaloo
    Abaloo Published |

    Ah I can’t wait to get going with these. I hate to be the one that asks the cheeky question but…when do we begin?

    Thanks Justin for your great work in the community ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Bronson Quick
    Bronson Quick Published |

    Oohhh! Totally awesome! I can’t wait for this series! You’ve just done an ‘init’ action in my pants! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s funny how we all tend to learn WordPress theming from from other people! I know when I started learning I watched a series of screencasts on one of the Envato blogs and I went from there. At the time I didn’t take the time out to comment on it to thank the author but ever since then I’ve made sure I always commenting on anything I see in terms of WordPress education and people giving back to the WordPress community.

    I’m looking forward to picking up some tips from you because Professional WordPress Plugin Development is pretty much my bible ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Steven Gliebe
    Steven Gliebe Published |

    I’m looking forward this. Started designing my first real theme but need to learn from the pros before I take it to WP. Lest it be a hack job!

  16. Matt
    Matt Published |

    Great news! Bring it.

  17. Nadeem
    Nadeem Published |

    I am excited right now.
    Waiting for it to start. I am sure it will be great as i have been reading your personal blog for about 2 years now ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Nirmal Shah
    Nirmal Shah Published |

    Hi Justin, I’ve been halfway through ‘Digging into Wordpress’ yet still am looking forward for this series to commence. PHP, essentially Wordpress is a vast topic to learn and enjoy simultaneously.

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  20. david
    david Published |

    Great news!
    i try to create one and failed.

  21. souzacampus
    souzacampus Published |

    thanks justin! counting the seconds … I am an illustrator, animator and I love design. My tools are always pencils, paper, vectors and frames. But increasingly I fall in love by the codes and wordpress. I have studied many tutorials, but there are still many gaps. now I’m following you and I hope to learn a lot. I share the same philosophy! good luck!

    ps: thanks to the link on this post, I read the amazing explanation of small-potato. I regret not having known this tutorial in his time. but I’m happy because now I’m at the right time!

  22. Adam Scott
    Adam Scott Published |

    I’m looking forward to this. I’m pretty well versed at creating custom themes for clients of mine but I need to brush up on how to make themes that are suited for wide distribution. Themes that are easy for non-technical persons to use. Hopefully this tutorial series will include some of that information.

  23. roman
    roman Published |

    Guys, thanks for being online! Here’s my question: Are different mobile devices an issue for this series? You know, floating styles to handle, what users should not worry about. Always a good buddy when it comes to creating responsive layouts.

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  25. Walt D
    Walt D Published |

    I like your idea using the basics approach to teach people how to be able to design their own themes using wordpress.By teaching how to make themes this way tends to keep interested people focused on the basic elements instead of on the available plugins.

  26. Rasika Sampath
    Rasika Sampath Published |

    I’m Ready and looking forward to learn template designing. i’m not familier with CSS but i think i’ll find the way by watching your arlicke forward. Thanks

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  28. Seth Moon
    Seth Moon Published |

    I am looking forward to this series. I have designed WordPress templates for all kinds of clients over the past year, but never really got into the true details of creating a theme (I usually convert my HTML to WordPress and add a few of the template pages). It’s going to be awesome to tap into your knowledge of theming. Keep it up!

  29. Victor
    Victor Published |

    Thank you for sharing… Taking some notes here..

  30. Victor
    Victor Published |

    You should consider to make a formal book for beginners, You teach things quite clear, not everybody have this virtue


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