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How do I create a custom WordPress theme?

Last updated on September 25, 2022 @ 12:07 am

If you’re looking to create a custom WordPress theme, there are a few things you’ll need to do. First, you’ll need to find a theme or plugin that provides the functionality you’re looking for. Once you’ve found a theme or plugin that meets your needs, you’ll need to create a custom template or theme engine. This will allow you to create a completely custom WordPress theme without having to rely on a pre-made theme.

PRO TIP: When creating a custom WordPress theme, it is important to be aware of the following:

-Themes should be created using a child theme. This ensures that your customizations will not be lost if the parent theme is updated.

-Be sure to create a unique folder for your theme, and do not name it after an existing theme.

-Do not include any PHP code in your theme files. WordPress themes are expected to be made up of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript only. Adding PHP code will cause errors and could break your site.

Once you have a template or theme engine created, you’ll need to create a template or theme file. This will contain the code necessary to create your custom WordPress theme. Finally, you’ll need to add your template or theme file to your WordPress site.

Dale Leydon

Dale Leydon

Sysadmin turned Javascript developer. Owner of 20+ apps graveyard, and a couple of successful ones.