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graphic_dev says

I wanna learn how to turn my HTML /CSS templates into WordPress themes. I’ve never even used Wordpress.

So, what is the best way to start? Watch videos on training sites? Read e-books? Read online tutorials and articles? Just download WP and play with it with apache?

Everything mentioned above is obviously good, but again; what should I start with?

Thankful for tips, graphic_dev

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BroOf says

At first you should learn PHP if you’re not familiar with.

There was a huge series of video tutorials on the ThemeForest blog if I remember correct. I will search them.

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Pixelworkshop says

PHP and Wordpress from the old blog ;)

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graphic_dev says

Thanks, will check those out.

I know PHP (and MySQL if that makes any difference).

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ThemeProvince says

If you create custom options for example a nivo slider manager it would be good to know mysql.

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VisualSharing says

WordPress for designers with Drew Douglas. 8-)

I learn from that.

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graphic_dev says
WordPress for designers with Drew Douglas. 8-) I learn from that.
Yep, that link was in both Cepreus and Keliahs recommendations :)

Watched a couple of screencasts already and it seems great!

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Bebel says
If you create custom options for example a nivo slider manager it would be good to know mysql.

You should consider working with arrays :) Its possible to save all the data in one array and save it with the update_option() function. No need for custom mysql in this place.

I recommend the wordpress codex: http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page and you could use the search form in the upper right corner for extended documentation on different functions!

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duotive says

try figuring out how twenty ten works…. that is how i started…

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