Step 1: slicing
In order to integrate an image from Photoshop into a website, you first need to slice/divide it into multiple files that correspond with various components that make up a website design such as header, separator, background and footer. You cannot code the design as a whole. In fact, websites are made from multiple imaged sewn together through coding. This way, each component can have its own functionality and purpose. Before you convert PSD to WordPress, you need to make sure that you have all components of the website separated. Keep in mind that some features such as embedded images need to be cut exactly as they are, while others such as the background and colors can be created dynamically, so you do not need to cut the m in entirety.
Step 2: index.html and style.css
After slicing the design, you need to code the resulted images into HTML or XHTML format and style them using CSS. You cannot complete this step without a good understanding of coding, because the purpose of this step is to give functionality to each component of the design. This is also when programmers need to modify the CSS to make the website responsive, if that is what the customer desires. The need for a PSD to WordPress expert is clearly felt at this point. You can also try learning CSS and HTML, but that will take some time and learning just the basics will not help you with this task.
Step 3: breaking index.html
The purpose of converting PSD to WP is to create a theme that will be uploaded into WordPress. This means that you need to design the HTML file according to the file structure of a WordPress theme. This is why you will be required to break the HTML file into multiple files just as you did with the PSD depending on the structure of the theme.
Step 4: adding WordPress tags
The beauty of WordPress is the fact that you can use inbuilt function tags to give functionality to a website without lifting a finger. The numerous inbuilt functions are the main reason why WordPress is so popular, because it gives your website functionality without requiring HTML knowledge. Everyone can use these tags to create a complex website with functions that meet their requirements and needs. You will not need to write complex HTML codes in order to make the website work, add the inbuilt tags on the theme files you just made and that is all. After you complete this step, you can finally activate your custom theme through your WP dashboard.
Step 6: adding functionality
You can also add other functionalities to your custom WordPress theme by installing plugins. Again, this is something everyone can do with a simple search at the Plugin section while in their dashboard. Installing also takes only a hit of a button and the function you want to add will start doing its job immediately. You can also modify a functionality that you already have with the help of the intuitive dashboard. You can have a new slider without having to learn coding and instead of embedding the functionality; you can simply install a plugin accessible to everyone using this content management system.