End Notes and Future Tutorials
I really enjoy working with WordPress. The development team has done an excellent job of putting together a stable piece of software that provides an almost limitless flexibility. I’ve yet to take on a project that WordPress hasn’t been able to handle. Here are a few suggestions for taking your WordPress theme development and customization even further:
- Customize the backend - Whether for yourself, for your family and friends, or for a client project, there’s no reason to stop the customizing fun with what WordPress looks like on the outside, you can go inside too! From simply modifying the colors and adding in a logo to rewriting how everything is displayed, the possibilities are nearly endless.
- Integrate your WordPress blog with an existing website - Using the techniques that we’ve gone over, take the layout of your existing website and break it down, exactly as is, into a WordPress theme.
- Use WordPress as a CMS (Content Management System) – Why stop at a blog? Use WordPress to power your entire website! Using some of the same techniques we’ve covered today, assemble your theme and then use the WordPress “pages” feature to build pages for your site.
As time and projects permit, I’ll be covering some of the above ideas and more in future tutorials. Until then and after, I’d be happy to hear any comments or suggestions you have in regards to this particular tutorial. Once you’ve finished it up, show me your work! : )
Enjoy your time with WordPress!