New WordPress Design Course


May 7, 2021

We just published a brand new training course on designing sites in WordPress. It covers essential design theory and how to apply it to your own projects built with Toolset.

You can find the new WordPress Design Course in our documentation. Here’s what you’ll find in the course.

Introduction to site designing with Toolset

A great looking website design is made up of different parts, and these all work together to create your final look. 

You can control some of these in the Customizer’s Site Identity tab and add:

  • Site Title
  • Tagline
  • Logo
  • Favicon (Site Icon)

Last but not least, there’s also plenty of helpful tips about how you can create and design a custom Logo or Favicon yourself.

The Toolset website opens with the favicon present on the browser

Website typography and colors

Design your site colors using a color palette, and style your textual content using proper typography to get your users’ attention and improve readability. 

The Dog Walkers website with an artsy font

The Dog Walkers website with a simple font

Learn how to pick a color palette and apply it to your site.

Using the Customizer to apply a website color scheme

Responsive Design

Learn how colors and typography apply to your mobile users too, and what you can do about it. 

The Dog Walkers website on a mobile screen

Using images and illustrations in WordPress

Enhance your content with visuals and media such as graphics and videos, and learn how you can make your photos look better and be optimized for your site.

A set of mismatching images

A set of matching images

Making sure your images look good throughout your site requires attention and preplanning. 

Styling different parts of a site

Learn how to create various, custom designs that make your site look professional and clean. This chapter covers what goes into styling:

  • Single-post Templates
  • Views
  • Archives
  • Site’s Header and Footer

And even more with step-by-step instructions and visual guides.

A form that is difficult to read

A form that is readable and neat

Learning all this will help you create your own custom designs, and teach you the steps necessary for using Toolset to customize your site.

Share Your Feedback

We’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences of designing websites:

  • What are your biggest challenges when it comes to designing?
  • How much time does it usually take for designing a site compared to developing it?
  • Do you design graphics and images yourself or work with a designer?
  • Any special tips or solutions (even plugins) you’d like to share?

It doesn’t matter if it’s a specific block you have trouble with or a general problem about site design, we want to know how we can help. 

Leave us a comment and we’ll reply!


Comments 3 Responses

  1. Hi,

    Glad to see that new articles about how to build WordPress websites with Toolset are being added.

    Recently, I took help from support on building my own custom LMS and the support personal very much helped me display the table of contents of the current course using Toolset Views.

    Since there is virtually no limit on what can be achieved using the Toolset, my suggestion is to add the custom LMS project in your list as more and more people are now considering starting their own LMS websites.

    Although I don’t say that Toolset can’t 100% match all the features of popular LMS plugins, but to a certain extent, Toolset can very much help in building a basic LMS for the average users.

    I started with creating three custom post types viz Courses, Chapters & Lessons. After that, I created Course – Chapters & Chapters – Lessons one-to-many relationships.

    Now my only requirement was to display a hierarchical table of contents along with the course name in the sidebar so that people find it easy to browse & navigate the course chapters & lessons.

    The successful implementation of a basic LMS is worth considering to be added as a case study.

    • Hi, Alok! Actually, our Training Courses here on were done in a very similar way: Courses > Chapters > Lessons. They are connected through post relationships.

      Thank you for the comment, I will pass your suggestion about us preparing such a course or a tutorial.

  2. Hi Dario,

    Actually, the courses on is what inspired me to go with my own custom LMS using Toolset.

    I must confess that I copied the Courses> Chapters > Lessons concept from Toolset website.

    My bad that I forgot to mention all this in my original reply.