26 February 2015
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Customize any WordPress Theme (Part 2) Editing style.css, header.php, and footer.php

Customize any WordPress Theme (Part 2) Editing style.css, header.php, and footer.php

(Part 2 of 3) Learn how to customize any WordPress theme by understanding the files that control the themes appearance and structure starting with 3 of the most important files to understand: style.css, header.php, footer.php – Learning how these 3 files construct your WordPress site is the beginning of learning how to customize the appearance and structure of any WP theme into any website you can design.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

More videos like this at http://labzip.com – In this video, I’m going to work without a net! Watch as I convert an out of the box new WordPress site into a gorgeous Responsive layout and design right before your eyes!

Best of all, I only use an FTP client, a text editor, and Firebug. Whooop!

This is in real time, and will have a few parts, so get comfy!

Cheers,
spence
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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31 responses on “Customize any WordPress Theme (Part 2) Editing style.css, header.php, and footer.php

  1. Jon Rowell says:

    Thank you for this tutorial. Very helpful!

  2. Tu Atlas says:

    This is an excellent resource to begin to understand the wordpress frame
    work. That being said, if you follow these instructions exactly it will
    work. BUT at the moment there is a new wordpress version and you update to
    a new version YOUR DESIGN WILL BE
    OVERRIDDEN!. To ensure your hard work is NOT erased on the next update you
    need to DO ALL OF THESE CHANGES IN A CHILD THEME. There tuytorials on that
    here in youtube.

  3. Leigha Baer says:

    A great tutorial and a great series!

  4. André Niquet says:

    What an excellent tutorial … thank you so much

  5. Simon Beauchamp says:

    I have followed every step on this video for more than 3 hours. I just
    can’t make it work and I’m almost in tears with frustration. All I get is a
    tiny box in the top left corner with a broken link error. Nothing fixes it.
    Does Twenty-Thirteen theme not work with these steps or something??
    Please help. I really want to learn this.

  6. NbaLive4ever says:

    Good job on the video in explaining how to customize! Thanks a lot!

  7. Cheri Bell says:

    Very helpful and just what I needed. Do you have any advice on an
    alternate to DreamWeaver?

  8. Bill Cruse says:

    All in this series are simply the best there are. Step by step. Slow, clear
    dialog and instructions. By the book instructions, What we will do – How to
    do it – What we did. Outstanding in every respect.

  9. Gary H. Crowell says:

    Hello Mike, the video tutorial was excellent, and I learned a lot. Many
    thanks!

  10. syed musheer says:

    That’s a great job Lucky:) I appreciate your work…its clear my doubts of
    working in WordPress themes and website designing and developing…Thank
    you again. please keep uploading your good work to share with us:)

  11. Dan Roden says:

    What a great tutorial. This is exactly what I was looking for as a WP
    beginner. 

  12. martynbush says:

    Really helpful video. Excellent easy to follow style at just the right
    pace. Big thanks.

  13. Rob Spray says:

    Just one word “Fantastic”

  14. Saeed art portal says:

    Thanks Lucky, it is very helpful….

  15. MrPnew1 says:

    Thanks for the great videos Spence. You really know your stuff and your
    enthusiasm is infectious. I’m looking forward to watching more of them
    Pedro

  16. Ted Weddell says:

    At 1wd.tv it appears the only way to get the LabZip child theme is to spend
    at least $99, although it’s “Normally sold for $37 on its own”. I woudn’t
    mind paying the $37 but I don’t see any way to do so.

  17. Bob Traweek Originals says:

    Watch me build a Responsive WordPress site from scratch! – Video One –
    YouTube

  18. Jake St. Peter says:

    *How to Design a Custom Responsive WordPress Theme in 1 Hour*

    Great One Hour Video on How to Build A #responsivewebdesign on WordPress
    from Scratch. +LabSecrets +Dirigo Creative

    #WordPress #WebDesign #responsivedesign #childthemes 

  19. DDAlex07 says:

    a very hands-on tutorial. I enjoy it.

  20. Pedro Rivera says:

    At video, cant wait to start building my first responsive site!

  21. Karen Jones says:

    Thanks for demystifying CSS editing for a beginner:)

  22. Solara Sites says:

    Nice video! I have to agree firebug is a fantastic tool.

  23. Andre Jarboe says:

    Where can you download the child theme?

  24. darknessbluej says:

    where can i get responsive-labzip child theme?

  25. sohamsucks says:

    Hello Spencer! For some reason my wordpress is ignoring the header changes
    that you showed. I tried to repeat and see if there’s a change, but I can
    only see it working on my firebug, rather than on my actual site. Can you
    shed some light and explain what it is that i should do differently?

  26. LabSecrets says:

    not sure which one you mean? check our video library here, or at labzip dot
    com/videos

  27. LabSecrets says:

    Talking’s all I got bro’ … if you want silent movies, try Charlie Chaplin
    😉

  28. James Oakes says:

    how do I make the custom css file? I assume it has to be a php file? im
    using windows by the way

  29. LabSecrets says:

    Hi Jeremy, bundle is at labzip.com / pricing or you can get the theme when
    you join our freelance webdesigner bootcamp at 1wd.tv

  30. Johny Kurniawan says:

    Thank’s for the tutorial, where is the second video ?

  31. LabSecrets says:

    You and my ex-wife seem to have the same feelings… lol

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