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I’m a very experienced designer + front-end developer and am now looking to start coding my own WP themes!

I’m curious whats the best resource to begin my journey down that path, considering I have the knowledge stated above and a few months of dedicated time. Are there any top notch ebooks that teach how to install a theme into one of the best frameworks?

What is the most popular framework among the most popular selling themes? (Not counting the ones they made on their own)


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You can try some great courses here: https://tutsplus.com/?s=WordPress&post_type=course also some ebooks https://tutsplus.com/?s=WordPress&post_type=ebook also this site http://code.tutsplus.com/categories/wordpress and this one if you have any doubts http://codex.wordpress.org/

If you are not familiar with PHP you can use this course https://tutsplus.com/course/php-fundamentals/ and if you want OOP in your theme learn the basics here https://tutsplus.com/course/object-oriented-design-in-php/

I heard this is a nice framework http://notes.envato.com/industry-news/introducing-the-redux-framework/ also you have see some framework suggestions here in forum, try search.

Happy Coding :)

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Those are some really helpful suggestions by Laranz :)

Additionally you can checkout http://make.wordpress.org/docs/theme-developer-handbook/. Though they are still developing the content here. It’s a good starting point.

To explore wordpress more deeply chekout Professional WordPress: Design and Development book. :)

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