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Creating A Wordpress Theme

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

This tutorial will show you how to build a custom WordPress theme. Although the Codex site provides very good documentations on how to create a theme, but I find it too complicated for a beginner. In this tutorial the basics of how WordPress theme works and show you how to convert a static HTML template into a theme will be explained. No PHP skill is required, but you need Photoshop and CSS skills to create your own design.

1. The Blog Frontend

Before you start, let’s take a look at the WordPress default theme and see how it is structured. Take note of the elements (header, post title, search form, navigation, footer, etc.).

default homepage

Default Frontpage (index.php)

default homepage

Default Single (single.php)

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