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Convert PSD to WordPress in 5 steps: A Definitive Guide

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Creating a website needs two important things, first an attractive, user-friendly design, second, an efficient and functional website code. Both are incomplete without each other and excelling in both is utmost necessary to create a good website. Creating a good design is a test of creativity which not everyone is born with; coding the design on the other hand requires deep knowledge of PHP, HTML, JavaScript and CSS. Thus most people can create an image PSD of their design but coding it is often a challenge.

For non-programmers, the open source community has gifted WordPress, an open source website building tool and content management system that is highly user friendly and can be used efficiently to create a quality website. But in WordPress also, creating a custom website is not that easy. Therefore to alleviate this problem here we give you 5 concrete steps to convert PSD design to WordPress template.
 
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Step 1: Slicing PSD

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The first step in PSD to WordPress process is slicing. Slicing means to cut and divide an image design file into multiple design files each having the different design component of the overall design. This is important because the whole design is not coded in a single image. In a website, multiple images are sewn together seamlessly, in which each component and feature has its own functionality and use.

The slicing is usually done in image editing software and most designers usually prefer Adobe Photoshop or comparable. But in the end the point is to cut the pixel perfect images and this can be performed using any image editing software including Microsoft paint. But,  Adobe Photoshop only  makes the job easier to perform and easier to organize.

Now, most designers make a design using a graphic software that allows layered image creation, again like Photoshop, and create design files that are already divided into different components in its layers. This effectively makes the process of slicing obsolete but still it is important to know how to do it.

Another thing to note here is that even though some features like buttons and embedded images have to cut in entirety as they cannot be created dynamically, other features like solid color background, header and footer color, or solid design features, that can be created dynamically, are not required to be cut in full. It is up to the designer and coder what they want to create dynamically and what not.
AndrewH241 month ago

Its great tutorial, very well explained every step. If the person is not aware of these coding or designing they can outsource to experienced PSD to html template conversion experts Here is one i suggest: www.emailchopper.com

ketty bill1 month ago

Great post about psd to wordpress but there is not briefly describe how to integrate html file to wordpress.. but this is good beginning for convert psd to wordpress. i want to mention a same service about psd to wordpress service http://psdtowordpressservice.com/

TatianaP21 month ago

Useful info, thanks to author. I am not quite good in this but when have big work volume I used to use csslize, I like qulity of work and it gives me less head pain .. http://www.cssilize.com/ from all sites which I checked they have the most competitive rate and good quality. Also they have some PM tool for slicing - however I havent used it yes , and never used special Project management tools for slicing PSD to CSS or PSD to Wordpress or Psd to xhtml ... Maybe if future i will try and will share my experience. If someone already used PM tool from these guys - I will be appriciated , for slicing work they work good - but not sure if PM tool I need or no :) if you can share your experience using PM from csslize.com or maybe experienced other PM.

I really wanted to learn how to convert but I do not specialize on CSS and HTML. Thanks for a great tuts.

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adamparker0213 months ago

Amazing post! Each step of conversion is clearly defined here. I agree with the writer on the point that the embedded images and buttons need to be cut in entirety as they cannot be built dynamically as other features, footer, headers, etc.

PSDtoWordPressExpert.com also offers all types of WordPress development services.

hubmini3 months ago

WordPress, an amazing Content Management System, is advancing day by day in website developing industries (already 20% of the websites) WordPress comes with powerful plugins and templates that help in building wide varieties of sites such as blogging site, corporate or e-commerce site with faster delivery. This is the reason that most of the sites are being developed on WordPress sites. Now in every industry there is a trend for PSD to WordPress conversion. Converting PSD (Photoshop document) to WordPress will be an effective and efficient technique to deliver a highly graphic website.

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BeautyKiaraa3 months ago

great stuff share on instructables by ipraxa

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javad.farooq3 months ago

its good guide for beginners

Thanks for share

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clarajenkins4 months ago

I got this content from PSD to WordPress keyword search on Google search engine. It's ranking on the top position. The steps of converting PSD to WordPress is clearly defined here.

One of the website "PHPDevelopmentServices.com" provides complete Web design & development solutions including WordPress web development.

its really good, but now time is for HTML5

Thanks a lot

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AvinashD25 months ago

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_kimb916 months ago

Its great tutorial, very well explained every step. But this will help who had knowledge on photoshop, HTML and PHP coding. If the person is not aware of these coding or designing they can outsource to experienced PSD to wordpress conversion experts Here is one i suggest : dynamicdreamz.com