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egobuilders says

Need advice please… I’m taking the plunge into Wordpress themes, and I was wondering if there is a “checklist” of the features that should be included as a standard practice. I don’t want to build something and then later find out I should have included additional things. I have thorough experience with web design, html, css, javascript, php, and mysql. Just need a good foundation for my first theme. Thanks!!!

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iamthwee says

There is no checklist…

The only thing considered mandatory is follow wp_standards and Js/css standards.

Other than that you can more or less, do whatever you want as long as it is unique and has a strong design.

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egobuilders says

Cool, thanks. What is the max width I can go on an HTML page? Usually I go 1000 pixels wide, but can I go 1200 pixels wide? I’m not referring to pages that stretch to 100%.

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egobuilders says

Also, should I create the “standard” HTML pages (Home, About, Contact, etc.) outside the Blog, or use the Blog to create those pages so they can be more easily managed by the customers? Or should I just do whatever I want? LOL .

What about photos? Someone on here said Flickr allows certain pics to be used for the demo, is that only if I list the credits?

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Graphitizer says

Regarding the width of the Theme you are free to have any figure as the width. I use 960 grid system so I always have 960px wide pages.

And The regular HTML pages that you are referring to are actually PAGEs and BLOG is actually Posts. I think you got mixed up with them. I suggest to go through WordPress Codec.

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egobuilders says

@ZERGE… Dude, THANK YOU ! YOU RULE ! I looked for this, but could not find!

@Graphitizer… thanks for the width! Also, been reading over WP Codec every time I get a chance.

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egobuilders says

About the photos, how can I know for sure where to get quality photos for the site template demo without freaking out about the license/copyright? I looked everywhere but I keep finding incomplete information.

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egobuilders says

http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development#Theme_Testing_Process

Thanks! Looks like I just really need to scan all of WP Codec.

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