In this competitive world, the requirement of a feature rich and smoothly developed website cannot be ignored. An efficient website brings lots of benefits, including number of visitors, number of opportunities and that leads to growth. So what’s the solution for an efficient website? PSD to WordPress is the ideal way to have functional and visually best looking website. WordPress is the ultimate solution for easy functional website.
So, now the question arises – Why hire a WordPress conversion specialist?
If you select to convert Photoshop into WordPress theme, excellent coding is quite important. A company should hire a PSD to WordPress conversion specialist as –
- The Complex Process involves programming expertise.
- Website customization – skill in HTML and CSS coding is needed.
- User friendly features, a perfect set of themes and plugins are only added by specialists for easy access of customers.
Slicing of PSD Files :
Wondering how to start with the difficult part? Well the initial step of this conversion is ‘cutting down the PSD files’. Slicing actually refers to the procedure of slicing a single PSD file into various layers so that coding can be done with ease. For this purpose you can utilize Adobe Photoshop. If you are looking to cut your images that are pixel-perfect, Microsoft paint is the best preferred option. The files should be cut perfectly to ensure flawless web design.
Create HTML and CSS Files:
Now what? The further step is code the cut PSD files into HTML format and style it with the help of CSS. Such process needs good knowledge of CSS and HTML.
The fundamental objective is to code the layered images into HTML and CSS format, with whole rollover effects and pixel perfect placement. Here you can judge whether the site will be responsive or not by changing the CSS according to your need. For ease you can name your files as – CSS file known as Style.css and HTML file known as index.html.
Divide HTML Files Into WordPress Theme File Structure:
Wow! You are done with the coding. So now what’s the next step? Well, now in third step of PSD to WordPress theme conversion is to divide the HTML files according to WordPress theme file structure. The architecture of WordPress theme includes various files such as 404.php, Header.php, single.php, Footer.php, Index.php, search.php, comments.php, page.php, category.php, comments-popup.php and Sidebar.php. Among these files, style.css and Index.php are quite important. Hence, divide the index.html into these given files.
Yahoo! We are about to complete. Once we are done with dividing files into WordPress file structure, the further step would be to add WordPress tags. WordPress contains many inbuilt functionalities in WordPress theme. There’s no requirement to write that boring codes, all you need to do is add tags and avail feature-rich website with desired functionalities.
Remember this – to avoid confusion, create a folder with similar name that you use for your theme and later put it into /wp-content/themes folder. Every new created file is placed in this newly created folder, as you would need them at the time of WordPress installation. So, now you have your custom theme and all you need to do is turn on using WordPress dashboard.
Final Step! Increase The Website Functionality:
Uff..Finally, the custom theme is ready. In case, if you require to add functionality to your WordPress website either want to change the existing one, then you can install or configure a plugin with the help of WordPress dashboard. Just install the plugin, instead of writing the whole code. Only follow the embedding process to include advanced functionality in your website.