13 Helpful Cheat Sheets for Building WordPress Themes

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We’ve already shown you some beautiful sites built using WordPress. So now that you are inspired, you probably want to start building your own themes using this powerful and popular content management system. If you are just getting familiar with WordPress or even if you have been using it for a while, it’s a good idea to have some cheat sheets handy when building a theme. Here are 13 cheat sheets that I find to be very helpful.

WordPress Loop

WordPress Loop

WordPress Template Tag Reference

WordPress Template Tag Reference

The Advanced WordPress Help Sheet

The Advanced WordPress Help Sheet

WordPress Optimization/Cheat Sheet

WordPress Optimization/Cheat Sheet

The WordPress Help Sheet

The WordPress Help Sheet

WordPress Theme Development Checklist

WordPress Theme Development Checklist

WordPress CheatSheet

WordPress CheatSheet

WordPress Theme Cheat Sheet

WordPress Theme Cheat Sheet

WP Help Sheet

WP Help Sheet

My WordPress Cheat Sheet

My WordPress Cheat Sheet

WordPress SEO Cheat Sheet

Wordpress SEO Cheat Sheet

WordPress Template Tags

WordPress Template Tags

WordPress Theme Cheat Sheet

WordPress Theme Cheat Sheet

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

37 Comments

  1. Luke Jones
    July 23, 2009

    Niiiiiiiice

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  2. Abu Farhan
    July 23, 2009

    great collections, thanks for sharing

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  3. seeal
    July 23, 2009

    ooohh yea xD thx for sharign ¡¡ :D

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  4. Jay Philips
    July 23, 2009

    Thank you for the great collection. Bookmarked & digged.

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  5. web2000
    July 23, 2009

    Thanks for sharing 13 helpful cheat sheets for building wordpress themes. These will come in handy!

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  6. Laura McGuigan
    July 23, 2009

    Thanks! This will be quite helpful, especially to someone who’s just starting out with WordPress! :)

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  7. Laurent LaSalle
    July 23, 2009

    I think I’m in love…

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  8. Lisa Duhamel
    July 23, 2009

    Excellent collection of resources – Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Rahul
    July 23, 2009

    Very cool collection of power resources for WP theme development. Cheers.

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  10. Ersin HAN
    July 23, 2009

    Thanks for this great cheat sheets. That will be very useful for me later.

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  11. Jay
    July 23, 2009

    Great content. Thanks.

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  12. Nancy
    July 23, 2009

    Thanks for the treats! Wonderful information!

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  13. Vassilis Mastorostergios
    July 23, 2009

    Absolutely amazing list, time to stop using google every now and again with “wordpress” as the first keyword :)

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  14. tutorialslounge
    July 24, 2009

    i like your way for building WP themes. thanks

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  15. web themes
    July 24, 2009

    Wow thats cool dude….13 sheets come to think about it.

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  16. Omar
    July 24, 2009

    Great compilation! thanks for the list.

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  17. Sahus Pilwal
    July 24, 2009

    Have downloaded each and everyone one of them! thanks..!

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  18. Andy Gongea
    July 24, 2009

    Thanks for including My WordPress Cheat Sheet in this list. Cheers!

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  19. Geoserv
    July 24, 2009

    Wow, that’s a fantastic list.

    Thanks for the share.

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  20. Pablo Contreras
    July 25, 2009

    Brilliant! these are really handy. Thanks a million :)

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  21. jZine
    July 27, 2009

    Thanks!

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  22. Brad Magnus
    July 27, 2009

    This is just what I needed Henry! I’m working on my first wordpress theme for a nonprofit. We would usually build a custom CMS, but that’s not in the budget. This will help me get through it I’m sure.

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  23. Nassim Chemil
    July 30, 2009

    Thank you very much. This is complementary when you want to go beyond editing css.

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  24. Cristian
    July 30, 2009

    Thanks for the list! I’ll be sure to use it in my next WP project.

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  25. tmdesigner
    July 31, 2009

    ..a loto of useful sheets.. thanks 4 sharing! WP the Best

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  26. VectorsOnFire
    August 4, 2009

    That’s a lot of cheat sheets! It will make my life a lot easier.

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  27. Leandro
    August 10, 2009

    awsome list! thanks for sharing

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  28. IdealHut
    September 14, 2009

    Thanks for sharing great post!

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  29. velviapersky
    October 6, 2009

    Thanks for sharing…

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  30. George Susini
    November 13, 2009

    Great List of WordPress resources.
    George Susini

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  31. vivek bandebuche
    November 24, 2009

    this cheat sheets are very imp very nice post..keep writting

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  32. Chicago Web Design
    March 8, 2010

    Awesome! As a wordpress developer, I often use cheat sheets to streamline my workflow. Great roundup!!

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  33. Tim
    March 19, 2010

    More WordPress cheat sheets here – http://devcheatsheet.com/tag/wordpress/

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  34. quicklycode
    May 12, 2010

    http://www.quicklycode.com/wallpapers/wordpress-help-sheet-wallpaper

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  35. Denis Polishchuk
    May 17, 2010

    Thank you for your crib! You forgot a cheat sheet number 14 – Your site webdesignledger.сom

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  36. Dave Clements
    August 22, 2011

    These are some immensely useful cheat sheets. I particularly like the second one down from dbswebsite.com. Great collection, thank you

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  37. Paul
    January 21, 2012

    Awesome just what I was looking for. Thanks.

    Reply

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