Welcome… here is a list of resources and tutorials to help Thematic developers.
We’re still in Beta-launch, so this section is under development. Meanwhile, the Thematic main website is in transition, and as things stabilize we will build a more robust directory of tutorials, references, and articles on this page.
- Thematic Child Theme Tutorial — Getting Started – a great way to learn how easy it is to modify the child theme that comes with Thematic — on your way to creating your first child theme
- Beginner’s Guide to the Thematic Framework for WordPress (by Raena Jackson Armitage, one of the authors of the book, Wicked WordPress Themes)
- Build a Theme with Thematic (good visual overview to get you going from WP Tavern)
- How To Create Your Own WordPress Theme (using Thematic) – This gives a nice overview of creating and styling a child theme with some good tips on using “Firebug” (an extension for FireFox) to understand and visually locate CSS areas to design in your child theme.
- How to Easily Create a Thematic Child Theme – Another good overview with sections on Creating, Styling and “Super Charging” (with Functions & Hooks) Child Themes.
- How I used the Thematic framework on my blog - Still another great overview with screenshots, this one gives you a nice focus on hooks and filters and HTML5 and CSS.
- Watch Videos on Thematic, and Child Themes – A page of videos on Thematic, and some on Child Themes in general.
- Learn about Functions for Thematic - An overview of what Functions are with three sample Functions you can use.
- Newbie’s Guide to Thematic Hooks & Functions – An excellent overview with code you can use by Helga the Viking (you should learn who she is, if you don’t know)
Intermediate & Advanced
- Child Themes: Tutorial about Child Themes | Child themes covered in WordPress Codex |
- CSS: CSS Guide from Wiki (Moving soon… stay tuned)
- Filters, Functions & Hooks: Intro to Functions & Thematic | Dissecting Astatic – Thematic Child Theme Tutorial | Theme Hooks (from current Wiki… moving soon, stay tuned) | Theme Filters (from current Wiki… moving soon, stay tuned) | Visualization of Hook Areas | Useful Thematic Filters |
- Layouts: How to Use a Different Layout for a Certain Page | How to Remove a Sidebar from a Certain Page |
- Menu System: Thematic Menus DeMystified (Thematic Forum… moving soon, stay tuned) | Basic Overview of Menu CSS in Wiki
- VIDEOS: We’re compiling a page of them here <– watch for new ones in the next few months.
- Widgets: Tabbed Widgets for Thematic (Cozmo) | How to Display all Widgets for a Test |
- WordPress CMS with Thematic: Part I of a Tutorial by Cozmo Labs |