Premium WordPress Theme

Ever since I got serious about being a web designer and developer, I’ve wanted to create my own premium WordPress theme to sell online.




WordPress Theme Development


  • WordPress
  • _s (Underscores) Starter Theme
  • Pantheon
  • Kalabox
  • Docker
I recently figured out what I wanted to build and have began work. I’m modeling the theme after a few different websites I love the look of and so far its going well! I’m learning a lot and feel like I’m picking it up pretty quickly.


July 15th, 2017 – And We’re Off!

  • Starting with the _s (or Underscores) base theme
  • Skipped using a framework because this design has a lot of customization, so setting up the general Sass styling

July 16th, 2017 – Going Back to Go Forwards

  • Decided to build the home page in HTML first because its easier to get things working together

July 17th, 2017 – Moving Forward Again

  • HTML template works great for the home page, time to go back to WordPress
  • Created custom content types, menus, and other functions.php contents that I know I need now

July 18th, 2017 – And We’re Off!

  • Home page is set! Moving to setting up other pages and posts

July 19th, 2017 – Searching…

  • Today I started working on the search pages and functionality for my theme

July 20th, 2017 – Found!

  • More work done to search. Added Typed JS for some cool design work, jQuery for design of category searches, and search result styling.
  • Added multiple featured image options for posts
  • Created and implemented a shortcode, more to shortcodes to come!

July 20th, 2017

  • Worked on adding shortcodes to the TinyMCE editor
  • Built a custom post type template
  • Learned how to use custom fields in a post

July 23-24th, 2017