When you’re just getting started with WordPress, you might wonder which theme to choose. If you have a design for a website that’s a snazzy Photoshop design file for some reason, you can easily import it into WordPress for a snazzy, responsive WordPress theme. All you need to do is check your PSD design and convert that into a responsive WordPress theme.
If you’re a web designer or web developer, you’ll know that designing a WordPress theme that looks good on all devices can be hard to maintain—the reason why is that you need to do a lot of tedious work to get everything right. Thankfully, there are some tools available that can help you. In fact, one of them is available for free right here. It’s called the PSD2HTML theme converter, and it can help you easily convert your Adobe Photoshop PSD design into a fully responsive theme for WordPress.
As a WordPress theme developer, I get asked a lot of questions about how to convert your PSD design into a WordPress theme. There are so many programs out there that promise to convert your PSD design into a WordPress theme, but there is only a handful of them that work well. In this article, I’m going to show you how to use one of those few programs to convert your PSD design into a WordPress theme that you’ll be proud to show your clients.
Install the necessary PSD design software
To install the software we need to follow a few steps. First, we need to open a terminal and type in “Sudo apt-get install” and press Enter. The terminal will ask for our password, which we have to type in. Now the terminal will start downloading and installing the software. It will take a few minutes. Once it is finished, we need to type in “Sudo service apache2 start” and press Enter. The terminal will ask us for our password again. We have to type it in. When we are done, we can close the terminal.
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Create a new MySQL database
There are many reasons to learn how to create a MySQL database. As a web developer, you might want to create a database to store information for an application you’re building. As a web administrator, you might want to create a database to store information for a web application. As a business owner, you might want to create a database to store information for your business. And even as a user, you may want to create your own database to store your own information.
MySQL is a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) that runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases. It is named after co-founder Michael Widenius’ daughter, My. The default distribution is free and open-source software. To create a new MySQL database, you will need a MySQL account and a MySQL database name. You can get a MySQL account, for free, by visiting the MySQL website and clicking on “Create an account”. You can then create a new MySQL database name by running the following command on the command line. Don’t forget that MySQL commands must be run in a shell.
Create a new Bootstrap based theme
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and that’s certainly true when designing a website. (If it weren’t, we’d never be able to find a decent WordPress theme for our business blogs.) But, in the absence of said flattery, it’s still nice to be able to give a site a quick facelift with a new look. That’s where you come in…
Import the remaining content of the PSD to the new theme
Importing the remaining content of the PSD to the new theme is the next step in the design process. Importing a complex PSD can have a few hiccups. There are two approaches to how to do this. The first method is to import the PSD and let the WordPress theme do its magic. The second way is to edit the source files and play around with the code a bit. This can be a bit tricky but is also a much more powerful way of doing things.
Embed the images
Embedding images into your web pages is important. When you embed images, people can have a richer experience with your blog, and you can better express yourself. In this blog post, you will learn how to embed images properly.
Use the HTML shortcodes
Shortcodes are a useful way of adding certain code to your WordPress blog or page. This can be for adding certain things like a search box or a comments box or even advertising space for Google Adsense. This is how to input this code into your blog post or page and how to use the shortcode for this.
Audit the design for mobile responsiveness
In this modern era of mobile phones, your web design must be mobile responsiveness is becoming increasingly more important as more and more users are accessing the internet through their mobile devices. You want to make sure that your website is user-friendly and that it can be viewed on all types of mobile devices. There are many ways to check the mobile responsiveness of a website. One way is to use software that checks for mobile responsiveness, such as W3C mobileOK checker.
Author bio: Usman Raza is a CEO and the co-founder of Christian Marketing Experts LLC and a content marketing specialist working with PSDtoWPService and Lynne Torgerson. He is devoted to helping small businesses bridge success gaps by providing in-depth, actionable advice on digital marketing, SEO, and small business growth.