In this chapter, you've learned all the essential steps to creating a complex theme. I've shown you how to modify the Loop and run multiple Loops per pageā€”the key to complicated "magazine" layouts such as Mimbo and Magazeen. I've shown you how to access post information outside the Loop, which is especially useful in your sidebars (and widgets, in the next chapter). I've also gone over some changes you can make to your theme's header file to improve search engine optimization. I've discussed the proper way to include scripts and extra stylesheets in your themes, including how to use the built-in jQuery library. I've also shown you how to create options pages for advanced themes.

In the next chapter, you'll learn how to create custom widgets that could be included with your theme.

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