13 Helpful Cheat Sheets for Building WordPress Themes

By / Jul 23, 2009 / Resources

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.

  • http://www.traxor-designs.com/ Luke Jones


  • http://www.abu-farhan.com Abu Farhan

    great collections, thanks for sharing

  • http://www.livecube.es seeal

    ooohh yea xD thx for sharign ¡¡ 😀

  • http://www.jayphilips.com Jay Philips

    Thank you for the great collection. Bookmarked & digged.

  • http://windoo.wordpress.com web2000

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

  • http://www.grafxnerd.net Laura McGuigan

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

  • http://mesparolessenvolent.com Laurent LaSalle

    I think I’m in love…

  • http://www.virtuallyready.com Lisa Duhamel

    Excellent collection of resources – Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.hamroawaaz.com Rahul

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

  • http://www.catycat.net Ersin HAN

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

  • http://www.generatemoneyathome.com Jay

    Great content. Thanks.

  • http://www.bitchaboutebay.com Nancy

    Thanks for the treats! Wonderful information!

  • http://www.gnomon-design.gr Vassilis Mastorostergios

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

  • http://www.tutoriallounge.com tutorialslounge

    i like your way for building WP themes. thanks

  • http://www.webtemplates.webfirstcreations.com/ web themes

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

  • http://dowarch.com Omar

    Great compilation! thanks for the list.

  • http://www.sweetpixels.co.uk Sahus Pilwal

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

  • http://www.graphicrating.com/ Andy Gongea

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

  • http://www.faqpal.com Geoserv

    Wow, that’s a fantastic list.

    Thanks for the share.

  • Pablo Contreras

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

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  • http://www.crashboxcreative.com Brad Magnus

    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.

  • http://influx-web.com Nassim Chemil

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

  • http://www.maquinastudio.com Cristian

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

  • http://www.tmdesigner.it/blog tmdesigner

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

  • http://www.vectorsonfire.com VectorsOnFire

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

  • http://www.wallpaperstoiphone.com Leandro

    awsome list! thanks for sharing

  • http://www.idealhut.com IdealHut

    Thanks for sharing great post!

  • http://www.velviapersky.com velviapersky

    Thanks for sharing…

  • http://georgesusini.wordpress.com/ George Susini

    Great List of WordPress resources.
    George Susini

  • http://www.snetdownloads.com vivek bandebuche

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

  • http://blueprintds.com Chicago Web Design

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

  • http://devcheatsheet.com Tim

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

  • http://www.quicklycode.com quicklycode
  • http://seodelo.com/ Denis Polishchuk

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

  • http://www.doitwithwp.com Dave Clements

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

  • http://www.paulund.co.uk Paul

    Awesome just what I was looking for. Thanks.