[Free Webinar] Parallels in Theming: Building Shopify Themes for WordPress Theme Developers

[Free Webinar] Parallels in Theming: Building Shopify Themes for WordPress Theme Developers
Building Shopify Themes for WordPress Theme Developers: 2017

If you build websites, there’s a good chance that you’ve worked with WordPress. After all, the content management system powers nearly 27 percent of the entire internet making WordPress the most popular CMS platform currently available to web designers and developers.

Its user-friendly interface, and nearly impossible-to-destroy content creation system, make it a an ideal choice for clients, too.

Yet, similar to how there’s a huge market for customized websites, there’s growing demand for ecommerce stores; whether it’s via desktop, mobile, or even through social media platforms, consumers want to shop online (just take a look at PwC’s 2016 Total Retail Survey). And those familiar with WordPress know that ecommerce is not a native feature of the system.

With online shopping acting as a disrupting force in commerce, there’s no better time to start learning how to work with an ecommerce platform like Shopify.

You may have already considered developing Shopify Themes as a solution to your clients’ custom ecommerce requirements, but fear you’ll have to learn an entirely new platform from scratch.

Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered! In fact, there are plenty of parallels in theme development between WordPress and Shopify.

In this free webinar hosted by Shopify Partners, Tiffany Tse — Partner Education and Front End Developer Advocate at Shopify — will help you get started with Shopify theming, by showing you how your existing skill set is transferable.

During this one-hour presentation, you’ll learn:

  • Basic theme features and Shopify equivalents.
  • Parallels in theme structure between WordPress and Shopify.
  • Theme templates and loading content on the frontend.
  • How to set up a local environment, and what tools are available to get you ramped up quickly with Shopify theming.

This webinar was hosted on Thursday, March 30 at 1:00PM EST (10:00AM PST/5:00PM UTC).

Looking for some amazing content to tide you over until the live event? Head over to our webinars page and check out our previous Partner Sessions.

About the Author

Kate is a recent marketing graduate and an intern on Shopify's Partner Growth & Community team. When she's not busy getting things done, you can find her in the kitchen testing new recipes or on some kind of hike.

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