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WordPress for Web Developers: An Introduction for Web Professionals by Stephanie Leary

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CHAPTER 12

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Creating a Theme

Now that you’ve configured your site and created some content, it’s time to make it look good! First, you’ll create a basic custom theme, starting with a standard HTML file. I’ll walk you through the various WordPress template files you can use to make parts of your site look different based on context.

Once you’ve learned the basics of themes, you’ll learn how to add options to your theme using the theme customizer. I’ll show you child themes—a powerful way to customize existing WordPress themes while keeping the original code intact. You’ll see how to create complete frameworks of your own. I’ll also show you a few ...

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