I'm designing a theme for wordpress. I need advice on how I would construct it.

At the bottom of my Frontpage/Home I will put a snippets (a title and a short description of blog post) of what is new in my Blog .


What approach should I use? I can make the bottom page widget ready and will just use widget or will use PHP to pull details in my 'blog' page (I dunno how to do it php, a link would be useful)

what is the proper approach? I'm designing it for a client. My concern is If I would make it widget ready, client would have to install the widget. If I would do it on PHP, (I have no resource and idea in doing that )


2 answers

danwellman 5600

If you don't know how to create a new Wordpress theme and you're on a strict timescale, you're probably best using one of the many wordpress templates that have already been created...

You can create a custom template by installing wordpress, downloading the default template and tweaking it step-by-step until it looks and behaves like you want it to, but if it's your first template it's going to take time and if you don't know PHP it will be much harder...

You could try using a step-by-step guide to create a new template from scratch, which would be most beneficial, but you may find that if something doesn't work as expected and isn't mentioned in the guide you could be stuck...Still, here is a link to the first part in a great guide

Answered over 8 years ago by danwellman

Widgets are always the best way to go with Wordpress themes. You never know when you'll have to change the theme or that recent posts box for something else :).

There's already a widget for what you're trying to do (and more): the Query Posts widget. (check out the video)

Answered over 8 years ago by Diego Garcia Gangl