You are visiting this post means you are interested to create your own theme, we will guide you how to create a custom WordPress Theme from Scratch.
Just don’t read it and walk away thinking that you have learnt it because you are going to gain nothing if you do so. Please implement what you read to make the read fruitful. Do let us know if you have an difficulty along the process.
WordPress Theme are the collection of files working together to create design and functionality of your website.You will Need few things to get ready before we begin to start developing a WP Theme:
1) Download WordPress CMS from wordpress.org
2) Ready Your Local Server ( Xamp, Wamp or what ever you are comfortable with)
3) Blank Underscore theme (Download Blankslate theme or create a new one from underscores.me)
4) Code Editor (Sublime, Notepad ++ or any you like )
Here’s a few steps to create custom WordPress theme.
When starting to create a custom WordPress theme, you need to go into wp-content/themes and create your theme folder. When you are done with that, you need to create two file named index.php and style.css inside your theme folder.
Inside style.css file, you need to write your Theme name so WordPress can find your theme and list it so you can also activate it.
Inside index.php file, you can include everything in the WordPress. We are going to divide index.php into four sections – header.php, footer.php, sidebar.php, content.php.
For displaying post, you will need to use The Loop. That is the most important thing when you are developing a custom WordPress theme.
Everything from <!DOCTYPE html> to the main blog will be in header file.The header usually contains all the necessary head styles and top navigation in the websites.
Footer contains elements as the header. It includes all JS links and <?php wp_footer(); ?> just before </body>.
Most blogs and websites have a side area for including contents like tags, categories, ads, archives called sidebar. All the secondary information goes here.
Content is the area where the main contents and all the articles of the website go.The index file should be sparse now. The code is simple and self explanatory. get_header();,get_sidebar(); and get_footer(); are all functions like .php files and insert code. All the functions go inside their own <?php?> tag so that server can easily separates as HTML. Finally, now reload your URL so that your site is loaded.
You can name your site title and tagline from dashboard setting i.e. Setting > General. You can dynamically insert content and in WordPress it is possible by using The Loop. It is the most important function of WordPress. It is quite easy to use Loop.
So, In this way we can create custom WordPress theme.
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