So you want to know how to make a wordpress theme!
Firstly if you don’t already know, most of the really great WordPress themes that you see are actually what we call “premium wordpress themes” and yes they are so because they come at a premium price.
There are so many great Premium WordPress themes that i don’t have time to go through them but I’m sure if you do some Googling you’ll find that there are basically just a few major players with iThemes being the best in my opinion.
If you just want to read “how to make a wordpress theme” then follow that link otherwise I’ll go into a little more detail for the rest of you. First of all I would recommend you have a look around and get an idea of what style of theme you want. I have a bookmark folder that i use and every time I land on WordPress theme site that I like I bookmark it for later.
You can usually find out exactly what theme the site uses by scrolling to the bottom of the page and checking the “powered by” section i the footer.
Following this link will take you to the site where you could purchase if you want, which is the best place to start from. Can you see where this is leading? basically the quickest and easiest way to learn how to make a wordpress theme is by purchasing a good theme and using their support system at the back end.
This should one of the primary factors when deciding which theme to purchase, you need a good community forum who specialise in that theme because you can believe if the theme has been around for a while (a) they will have ironed out the bugs and (b) Someone has already asked the same question your about to ask so you will either find the thread which deals with your issue or someone will be happy to show you what to do.
I personally use Ithemes because I find their service second to none and I’ve tried a few themes. You will find that within their system you can drop and drag your pieces together which means you don’t need to know any html or php or anything really its all done with WYSIWYG or what you see is what you get.
If you haven’t checked it out already go here and read the itheme’s how to make a wordpress them section and chekc out the builder theme.