Write Customizer-Ready WordPress Themes (Web Design)

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  • Learn new skills from start to finish.
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Course Description

Themes let you customize every aspect of the design and functionality of a WordPress site. But what if you want to let your client customize some aspect of the theme? Perhaps you want to sell a theme on Envato Market and you want to let buyers adjust the color scheme and logo to match their brand. That’s where the WordPress theme Customizer comes in. By making your theme customizer-ready, you let site owners instantly change their website look and feel from within the WordPress admin UI.

In this course, Envato Tuts+ instructor Rachel McCollin will teach you how to harness the power of the Customizer in your themes. You’ll see how easy it is to let users of your theme customize the color scheme of their site and add elements like logos and text.

What You’ll Learn

  • The Customizer interface in WordPress, how to interact with it, and how to set up Customizer support in your theme.
  • How to create a control that lets users add text to their site.
  • How to enable image uploads in the Customizer.
  • How to create color picker controls to let users edit the color scheme.

About the Instructor

Rachel McCollin is a WordPress developer who writes books, articles and tutorials about web design and development, with a focus on WordPress and on responsive and mobile development. She runs a web design agency in Birmingham, UK and has published three books on WordPress. Find out more on her website, on Twitter, or on LinkedIn.

Understanding Persuasive Web Design (Web Design)

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  • Learn new skills from start to finish.
  • Downloadable Source Files also available on GitHub.

Course Description

You can create the most beautifully designed website in the world, but if it does not convert, it has failed. As designers, it is our job to solve problems, not to create beautiful works of art, and the biggest problem designers solve is how to encourage users to take action. It is precisely that problem that this course addresses.

In this short course, I’ll introduce you to the secrets of persuasive design. By the end of the course, you will have a firm grasp of user research techniques. You will understand the elements of human psychology that influence our behaviour online. You will also learn how to build trust with the user. But most importantly, you will discover how to create compelling calls to action.

What You’ll Learn

  • Use empathy maps, customer journey mapping, and other techniques to discover who your users are and how they think.
  • The six tools of persuasion that will make all the difference in your designs.
  • How to build a relationship with users and establish trust.
  • The components of an effective call to action, both in terms of design and content.

About the Instructor

Paul Boag is the founder of UK Web design agency Headscape, author of the Website Owners Manual and host of award-winning web design podcast and blog Boagworld.