ishing application. Surprisingly, more sites are utilizing its ability to function as a Content Management System for controlling and generally managing their web content. It basically works on a template system, and also has the ability to use add-on functions more commonly referred to as widgets. These add-ons provide additional functionality without having to edit any of the PHP or HTML coding. There are also many themes, both free as well as commercial that are also available which can be installed allowing the site owner to change the look and feel of the site.
The question many people have asked is “What if I have a design, either created by myself or by someone I have hired, that I want to use on my site? How do I apply it?”
Most individuals who possess a basic knowledge of HTML and rudimentary skills in designing and coding web layouts believe a Responsive PSD to WordPress conversion is an easy task to do. This is not the case. Turning a design into a WordPress theme is not as easy as a conventional PSD to HTML conversion. It is a little more involved due to the fact that the layout is handled mostly by CSS and not tables. Also the header, main content and footer areas are not all contained in one file.
What does this mean to the individual with a unique design? It means your options are very limited. One is to learn how to code a WordPress theme yourself. Another option is to send your design to a friend or relative who has done conversions in the past. Last but certainly not least, is the hiring of a skilled coder or company that specializes in Responsive PSD to WordPress conversions. Most individuals opt for the last choice as these entities are experts at taking designs created in Photoshop, Gimp or Adobe Illustrator and converting them into a functional WordPress theme.