In this tutorial series we are going to build a WordPress store that sells digital downloads. In our case it will be WordPress themes. To do this, we are going to integrate a plugin called Easy Digital Downloads into a WordPress theme.
This video goes over how to get our theme ready to be deployed to the public. I will go over how to rename the theme and clean it up a bit.
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If you like using Bootstrap and WordPress as much as I do, you should now have the perfect base WordPress theme to start any project moving forward. At this point, our WordPress theme has all the Bootstrap components and features, several custom page templates, styled comments, Font Awesome, custom functions, and much more.
Short video that goes over how to install your Underscores.me starter theme into your local wp-content/themes directory. We then go to WPTest.io and download an XML file that will upload all kinds of test content into your local development environment. You should now have your blank starter theme with all the WPTest.io filler content ready to go.
Our tutorials are going to use Underscores.me as the starter theme for our tutorials on building a premium WordPress theme. Couple reasons why we picked to use this theme:
- includes HTML5 markup
- very minimal, which is good since we will be learning, customizing, and adding features
- GPL license, so we can do whatever we want with it
- tons of smart people have contributed to it – so it’s a no brainer..