The WordPress core offers a number of great tools that can be easily added to a theme to give the theme more customization options. WordPress provides you with several built-in features that give you the ability to enhance your site and theme. This section covers five of the most popular features, including:
Each of these features are part of the WordPress core; however, they aren't activated by default. When we say that you're “adding theme support,” what we mean is that you are activating a built-in feature in your theme. Therefore, when you're travelling around the WordPress community, whether it's in a support forum or at a WordCamp event, and you hear someone say the theme supports a certain feature, you can smile because you know exactly what he is talking about.
Activating support for these features in the theme you are using involves a few steps:
The following sections take you through each feature. You add the core function to your theme, add the function tags to your ...