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Theme from Scratch (4 posts)

  1. koki.cf
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I know XHTML and a bit of CSS, but I am just starting to delve in PHP. Looking at the default template, it's a little daunting to see a bunch of PHP where I have no clue what it does (and despite all the information in wordpress CODEX, it's not like it's a step by step tutorial - I find it very confusing to follow).

    This is a really simple question because this is what I can tell with my limited knowledge.

    Basically all WordPress files are is HTML contents wrapped up in PHP telling the web page where to get and put information.

    So I can just build the front page for example completely in XHTML and CSS, then just wrap PHP code around it?

    I haven't found any tutorials online that really elaborate on this and I don't have the funds to hire a web designer.

  2. hippo1010
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Well, I'm no expert as I'm kind of new to Wp, but yes. A couple of books I read actually work that way. They develop a mockup page in XHTML/CSS and then add the standard PHP. I did study PHP, but there's not a lot of complicated PHP involved in themes, as all you have to add in a simple theme is just some standard PHP functions that have already been created in WP.

  3. jbbrwcky
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The best way is to get a simple theme and customise it, play around with it and see what goes where.

  4. ameygokarn
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I created my theme from almost basic knowledge of HTML and CSS with help of this link: http://www.tutoriallounge.com/2009/09/20-tutorials-for-create-your-own-wordpress-themes/

    Hope this helps.

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