WordPress Cheatsheet: What You Need To Know In One Sheet

WordPress Cheatsheet: What You Need To Know In One Sheet

Today, we are glad to provide free a WordPress Cheat Sheet for WordPress theme designers or developers. It’s created by Paul Maloney a UK based web designer or developer exclusively for Onextrapixel’s readers. He particularly enjoys using and working with WordPress and has a keen interest in typography.

WordPress Cheatsheet: What You Need To Know In One Sheet

WordPress Cheat Sheet

WordPress is one of the very best content management systems available, it has won numerous awards, has a huge community and following with a number of high profile users.

The Content Management System (CMS) has moved away from being a blogging CMS to being a pretty compete solution to nearly every niche you can imagine, with plugins such as Buddypress you can even build a social network on WordPress.

So given its obvious success and attraction, designers and developers are getting up to speed with WordPress theme development, and producing themes for personal use, themes to sell and for their clients projects.

With that in mind, Paul Maloney has created a WordPress Cheat Sheet with pretty much everything you would want to know whilst designing and developing a WordPress theme. The theme is available in .JPG and .PDF formats.

WordPress Cheat Sheet

[tut download=”http://cdn.onextrapixel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/wordpress-cheat-sheet.pdf”]


We hope this cheat sheet can assist you to speed up your WordPress theme development. Like this WordPress Cheat Sheet? Share it with others!

If you’d like to release any of your freebies to others, feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to assist you with that.

Onextrapixel, or more commonly known as OXP is dedicated to delivering useful, comprehensive and innovative information for designers, developers and many others.


    • Natan Moraes,
    • September 30, 2010
    / Reply


    It will be very useful, thanks o/

    • My,
    • September 30, 2010
    / Reply

    Sweet! Thanks for this!

  1. / Reply

    Quite useful, thanks.

  2. / Reply

    Wow! It’s really useful (my memory is a “RAM”!) :D

    • Paul,
    • September 30, 2010
    / Reply

    Thanks for your kind comments folks! Hope you find the sheet useful :)

  3. / Reply

    Thanks for article :)

    • Ondra,
    • October 1, 2010
    / Reply

    Wow, great. But one little thing is missing – PDF cheat sheet with text to copy.
    Anyway…superb work, thank you!

  4. / Reply

    That looks useful especially for beginners and those who don’t work with WP themes as often.

  5. / Reply

    Perfect! Just what I needed! Thanks

    • Dantes,
    • October 1, 2010
    / Reply

    Cool, thanks for the cheat sheet, it’s really helpful for me.

    • Fred,
    • October 1, 2010
    / Reply

    Nice! This will come in handy.

    • Beau,
    • October 1, 2010
    / Reply

    You can get around using the “include TEMPLATEPATH” thing in your templates with the function get_template_part(). It works like the other include tags (get_header(), get_footer(), etc.).

      • Paul,
      • October 1, 2010
      / Reply

      I used “TEMPLATE PATH” as in my experience it is more commonly used in themes. But good shout your snippit works well too :)

  6. / Reply

    Excelente resumen, muy útil para desarrolladores que quieren comenzar en WordPress.

    • Sam,
    • October 1, 2010
    / Reply

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    • Pit,
    • October 1, 2010
    / Reply

    Nice cheat sheet,
    I would like also to collaborate in the cheat sheet area:
    It also includes CSS cheat sheets, WordPress 3.0 cheat sheets and more.
    This is the link:

    I hope this is helpful as well!

    Keep on sharing knowledge!

  7. / Reply

    Great! This is what I just need!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  8. / Reply

    Thank you, useful wp cheat sheet

    • Sam,
    • October 1, 2010
    / Reply

    I just release my first blog under WordPress http://www.samuelschmitt.net …. and I will use this cheatsheet for my next ones ;)

  9. / Reply

    thats the way, thx for the pdf

  10. / Reply

    This a really neat and handy one pager!
    Thank you so much for sharing it.

  11. / Reply

    WOW, this is really very, very useful

    Thanks, a lot for sharing cheat sheet, I´m going to print it right now :)

  12. / Reply

    Another valuable resource for WordPress users, developers and tinker’ers (?) Ha!
    Thanks for the PDF—it’s now hanging on the wall!


  13. / Reply

    It will really important to me as well……… Thanks for the pdf and jpeg both files…..

    • Paul,
    • October 2, 2010
    / Reply

    Thanks for all the kind comments, I’m delighted so many of you have found it useful! :)

  14. / Reply

    Thanks for sharing !!!
    it’s really useful !!! :D

  15. / Reply

    Possibly the best cheat sheet ever created! Really, really, really useful. Thank you!

  16. / Reply

    Wow very useful :-) thank you!

    • Bellisimo,
    • October 5, 2010
    / Reply

    Awesome!! Just a quick type on RSS2 (instead of “RRS2”) in the Header Tags

  17. / Reply

    Very useful thanks a lot. I’m really keen to try and create some of my own wordpress themes.

  18. / Reply

    I’m gonna print this out and stick on my fridge, cheers

  19. / Reply

    I just recently started building WordPress sites so I’m still quite clumsy with it. I’m sure this’ll come in handy. Thanks for seeing the trouble and sharing!

    • Tom,
    • October 14, 2010
    / Reply

    thx a lot for this

    • Gabi,
    • January 4, 2011
    / Reply

    This is sexual, thank you for this.!!

    Good stuff

    • shameed,
    • January 13, 2011
    / Reply

    Thanks a lot, i used to confuse my self and to search wp doc.
    thanks for sharing….

    • khan,
    • March 17, 2011
    / Reply

    Thanks for this , cheers

  20. / Reply

    Thanks for this! Printed it out, maybe I should get it tattooed on my hand!

  21. / Reply

    Wow, this cheat sheet is great for those of us who use WordPress frequently but aren’t programmers or technically inclined. The code can be complicated but this sheet really breaks it down.

  22. / Reply

    Thanks for the share, I am basically a drupal themer. Just started the wordpress theme, so insead of going through the large documentations, I found it easy to grab a cheat sheet & ….

  23. / Reply

    This is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing this!!

    • Paul,
    • December 15, 2011
    / Reply

    Thanks for the comments folks, glad so many have found it useful! :)

    • Amber,
    • January 31, 2018
    / Reply

    There isn’t a clickable link for me to download the cheat sheet. Is it located somewhere else now that I’m not seeing? Please help, I think this could be wonderful for me to have handy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Iconfinder Coupon Code and Review

Iconfinder offers over 1.5 million beautiful icons for creative professionals to use in websites, apps, and printed publications. Whatever your project, you’re sure to find an icon or icon…

WP Engine Coupon

Considered by many to be the best managed hosting for WordPress out there, WP Engine offers superior technology and customer support in order to keep your WordPress sites secure…

InMotion Hosting Coupon Code

InMotion Hosting has been a top rated CNET hosting company for over 14 years so you know you’ll be getting good service and won’t be risking your hosting company…

SiteGround Coupon: 60% OFF

SiteGround offers a number of hosting solutions and services for including shared hosting, cloud hosting, dedicated servers, reseller hosting, enterprise hosting, and WordPress and Joomla specific hosting.