WordPress is already a household name for internet savvy users. Many websites and blogs now run on WordPress. Not surprisingly, different people like WordPress for different reasons – starting from the large number of themes to choose from plus the inexhaustible number of plug-ins available to the many several other possibilities with the platform. Interestingly, Lubith currently provides a web-based editor for creating WordPress themes and tweaking various features.
Lubith Editor has a really intuitive interface that lets you create your own theme with no coding skills and thus save time and money. It lets you move and resize the elements on the theme with two small knobs. You can also delete some of the elements in the theme layout and add others. When you are done, you can test your new theme before downloading the new theme design and finally uploading to a self-hosted WordPress install.
Getting Started With Lubith
Lubith’s click, drag and drop features makes the app extremely easy and quick to use. You’ll get comfortable using the app in no time. To get started, visit their website.
Creating Your Lubith Account
Lubith offers both free and premium accounts. You can create and edit your theme within 7 days with the free membership account. To start a free account, click on the red button labeled “Start Here” on Lubith homepage.
On the next page, select “Sign Up”.
Next, enter your details and click the blue button below the form labeled “Register”.
On the following page, you will be notified that you have completed the process of registration. Log in with the details you registered with to get access to Lubith Editor.
Starting and Using the Lubith Editor
Click on “Start Here” button on the homepage of Lubith to start the editor.
Here’s what Lubith Editor looks like:
The left hand side pane is your tools section. With the tools you can change background colors and text font, remove and edit page elements and also upload your logo. The central large area works both for previewing your site and also clicking, dragging and resizing elements during the design process.
Dragging and Dropping Items on Your WordPress Page
To drag an item, click directly on the item. Two knobs will appear – an orange and a green knob. The orange knob is used for dragging the item, and the green knob is used for reducing or increasing the size of an item.
Entering Your Theme Details
You can name your new theme and add other details. Click “File” in the menu on the left hand pane to reveal the possibilities under the “File” tab.
Note that you can save, reset or add new themes to your site depending on the package you are using. Start by entering the details about your theme. Enter your details and click “Save”.
Changing Background Color or Image of selected Items
For any item you select, click on ‘Background” on the left hand pane of the editor, and click “Background Color” to change the background color of that item.
For example, to change the background color of the widgets at the right hand side, click directly on a widget to select it.
Then click on “Background Color” at the left hand side of the editor.
The color of the selected item will change when you select a color from the color pane.
Changing Font Properties
To change the font type and opacity or size, select “Type” from the menu in the left hand side.
Note the changes on the selected item in the preview when you click to change a property of the item. For example, by clicking “Center” under “Type” menu, the texts in the selected item becomes centralized.
Changing the size of Borders
You can also change the border size of any selected item. Select “Border” from the menu on the left hand side, and click and drag the control buttons to increase or decrease the border size.
Note that you can change the border color, transparency and also the corner radius.
Changing Other Properties
You can add or remove the layout elements on your site. However, users of the free version cannot remove the footer description. To add or remove elements, click on Tools at the left hand pane, and click “Add/Remove”. Uncheck the items you want to remove and check the items you’d like to add to your site.
Note that you can also change the dimensions and padding of items here.
Testing Your Site and Downloading the Theme
When you are done designing your site, you should first test the new theme before downloading the theme for your site. Make sure you save your design first.
Save Your New Design
Click on “File” in the menu, and select save.
Test Your New Theme
Then, click “Test Theme” at the top left hand side of the editor.
A preview of the newly designed site will open in a new page.
Click “Back to Editor” at the top left hand side of the preview page to return to Lubith Editor and download your new design or continue editing.
When you are thoroughly satisfied, you can download your theme. Click Download at the top left hand side of the Lubith Editor. The theme will immediately download as a zip file.
Creating and downloading your own theme with Lubith is as easy as that. If your web hosting account and domain name are ready, you are ready to install your new WordPress theme. Just ensure you take your time to come up with a theme you’d really love.
The entire process of creating your own WordPress theme with Lubith requires no coding skills at all. So, carefully create a theme that perfectly matches your need.
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