Tutorial for building your WordPress Themes

Make your HTML and CSS on tips to step up the challenge of building a WordPress theme. This article shows you an overview of the latest custom WordPress theme built form design concept of a completed theme.

The static design can be split into various WordPress theme files if you are quite good in HTML and CSS. You can easily discover simple PHP snippets to add dynamic functionality to a blog.

Why WordPress themes?

WordPress themes work together, to create design and functionality of a WordPress website. These themes offer the websites to change their look and they are different in their look and feel. After making a theme you can submit it into the web directory, to client project and for your won use as well.

WordPress themes are created for changing the look of the website.

You can change the template tags, WordPress loop, templates for generating different website results and looks.

You can create WordPress theme to provide alternative templates for specific site features like search result pages.

Create themes for switching between two site layouts to change the look and feel of the website.

WordPress Themes Development Standards:

The standards used for WordPress themes are WordPress Coding standards like by using well structured and valid HTML and error free PHP. CSS coding standards for WordPress themes are by using clean and valid CSS. For design and site layout, follow design guidelines always.

The design tutorial:

The Sticky design concept works well like if you scroll over the web page, your content will move but it has sticky sidebar and will remain at its place. Inset text appearance and shadow are other few fancy effects that help in building with the help of CSS3.

Style sheet Themes:

Style.css provides details about the theme in form of comments in additions to CSS style information. Change the information first if you are copying the theme from the existing one.

Style sheet Guidelines:

Authorize CSS by following the CSS coding standards.

Use vendor specific prefixes in exceptional case otherwise use valid CSS as far as possible.

Separate the CSS hacks into different sections except browser specific support like IE explorer.

Anatomy of WordPress Theme:

Know about the working of the WordPress themes before we go deep into building process. Consider the previously built theme with 12 core files. Some files may include default WordPress themes to allow extra customization. The main files included are

Header.php: It contains everything and appears on the top of your website.

Footer.php: It contains everything and appears in the bottom of every page.

Index.php: It acts as a homepage till you select your blog to display as a static page.

Sidebar.php: It contains the sidebar of your every page of blog.

comments.php – It enable the comments section.

page.php – It is similar to single.php, and the only difference Abacus franchise is it is used for WordPress pages.

search.php – Used to display search results.

Install a test when your theme files are complete to see how it all works.

Author Bio:  Jenni is a person with a passion for writing. She has written many articles on various topics , for more information you can check her other blogs.

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