In this article, we’ll build a WordPress theme using the PHP programming language.
You can learn how to create a theme from scratch by downloading and installing a theme editor.
We’ll cover the basics of theme development with WordPress and how to use WordPress themes in the future.
If you’re looking for more information about WordPress themes, check out our comprehensive guide to theme development.
To get started, head to our WordPress theme development tutorial.
If you’re just getting started with the WordPress theme community, start with the introductory WordPress theme tutorial.
Then, once you’re comfortable with the code, take a look at our WordPress themes and plugins tutorial.
To create a custom theme, first you need to download the latest version of WordPress.
Once you’ve downloaded it, head over to the Theme Installer page.
There, you’ll find a page for the latest theme installation package.
From here, click the “Download a theme” button to download and install a theme.
Once you’ve successfully installed a theme, you’re ready to start building your own.
The process of creating a new theme is similar to how you’d build an existing site, but the main difference is that you’ll need to create the files and folders needed for your site.
If the files you downloaded are already there, you can skip ahead to the next section.
To build a new WordPress theme, we recommend following the steps from the previous section.
To do so, you need a copy of WordPress installed on your computer.
You’ll want to grab a copy because you’ll want the files that make up your theme.
Next, open up a command prompt (cmd.exe) on your PC and type the following command:The command prompt is similar in functionality to how it looks when you type commands from a text editor.
The main difference between this command and other text editors is that cmd.exe opens up a shell window that displays a prompt.
In the shell window, you may type commands to open different commands or enter commands.
When you’re done typing commands, press Enter to close the command prompt window.
Next, open a new command prompt by typing cmd.
It should open up the command line prompt for the command you just typed.
Type the following:Now, type this command to create and name a new directory named themes.
You should see a list of all the files in your theme directory, as well as the name of the directory.
Next type this:Finally, type the command that opens up the Theme Creation Wizard, which is similar when you see a prompt like the one above.
When the Wizard opens up, you want to type the path to your theme folder, which should look something like:The path is a regular expression that matches your theme’s name.
Type this command, which will create a folder named themes named theme_name in the root of your theme installation folder.
Next up, type a new word in the command, this time using the letter A, to name the directory you just created.
Type this command again, this one using the letters U, T, and O to name each folder within your theme directories.
Type these commands to list the files within each folder, and then type the word Create a directory named theme.
You want to make sure that you’re not creating any new folders within themes directory, because the theme folder structure will only change once you create a new folder.
Now type the final command, named Install a theme:You should see your theme creation process complete.
If it didn’t work, open the WordPress admin by typing the following in the terminal window:Now type the commands below to install your theme:Now that you’ve installed your theme, it’s time to create your first post.
To create a post, type cmd.php in the same terminal window you opened when you created your theme files.
Now, open cmd.aspx, and type this in the console:Finally type the same command in the editor, but this time typing the word Save and close the page.
If your theme file is a PHP file, you should see something similar to the following when you’re finished:If you see the following, you’ve already created your first WordPress post.
In fact, you have created the very first post in the WordPress themes community.
To add a new post, click on the post title bar and choose the Create New button.
This will open up an editable text editor window, where you can type and edit the post.
You’re going to need to choose a title for the post, and enter the title of the post you want.
For example, if you want your post to be titled “Welcome to the WordPress world!”, you can click the Create button and choose Create Post.
Finally, click OK to save the post and close out of the editor.
Next step: Creating a WordPress admin siteOnce you have your theme created, you will need to get your admin site up and running. For this