Back in June 2009, Ian Stewart wrote a fantastic tutorial called How To Create a WordPress Theme: The Ultimate WordPress Theme Tutorial. This tutorial proved very popular and useful for so many developers. So popular in fact, that a second edition has now just been launched. This tutorial consists on one lesson each day and uses Automattic’s Underscores (_s) as the starter theme.

If you’ve ever wanted to develop themes like an Automattician, now is your chance. Today’s first lesson entitled¬†Develop Theme Sense¬†covers what you need to know about WordPress themes and it’s file structure. It’s easier than you think and with the Automattic team behind you, it’s the perfect tutorial for anyone wanting to learn about theme building.