Create Your Own WordPress Theme from an HTML Template

Create Your Own WordPress Theme from an HTML Template

Create Your Own WordPress Theme from an HTML Template

WordPress has become the most widely used blogging platform in the world, estimated to be used on a quarter of a billion websites online today.

Create Your Own WordPress Theme from an HTML Template
Create Your Own WordPress Theme from an HTML Template

Create Your Own WordPress Theme from an HTML Template

WordPress works as a blog, but also as a straightforward content management system, ready to use with search-engine-friendly URLs and fully valid HTML and CSS.With so many sites using WordPress and only about 1,200 themes listed on WordPress.org, there are inevitably lots of sites looking exactly the same. You and your clients need to stand out, or end up being branded as “just another WordPress blog.”In this article, I’ll show you how to take an existing HTML and CSS site template and convert it into a theme for WordPress. Of course, WordPress theming is much too vast a topic to cover entirely in a single article, so I’ll provide you with some resources at the end to further your learning. It’s hoped, though, that this article will serve as a good introduction and give you a solid foundation to start learning about creating your own WordPress themes.I’m assuming you already know HTML and CSS, and already have a site design that you want to adapt to WordPress. Being familiar with PHP is unnecessary, as I’ll be explaining every function you need as we use it. Read more…